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Current & Recent Student Profiles

Rebecca KanterRebecca Kanter, PhD Candidate
Student Blogger for American Society for Nutrition

Research Interests: The nutrition transition; Overweight / obesity

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Meg Qi, PhD Candidate, attends the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) course, “Dietary Supplement Research Practicum 2009," June 1-5, 2009. <<Read More>>

Jane Schmitz, PhD Graduate
Understanding Chronic Undernutrition

Jane Schmitz entered the Department of International Health's Human Nutrition program with an interest in the long-term impact of chronic undernutrition, and that focus has remained unabated in this, her fifth and final academic year towards her doctoral degree. Schmitz's thesis, "The Effects of Preschool Vitamin A Supplementation on Adolescent Hearing Loss," will focus on the lasting effects of childhood vitamin A supplementation and undernutrition on health and functional performance in young adulthood. <<Read More>>

Liwei Chen, PhD Student Chen

To evaluate the causes behind the high obesity rates in our country, Liwei Chen, MS, MD, is focusing not what's on people's plates, but what's in their glasses. "My focus is how beverage consumption and regulation relates to obesity," says Chen. "I am looking at how the consumption of caloric beverages (soda, alcohol, coffee, and tea) affects changes in weight, how this consumption is spread amongst population groups, and how we can get people to reduce their consumption. The topic has real implications for public health interventions and policy." <<Read More>>

Jee Rah, PhD StudentRah

Currently a fifth-year PhD student, Jee Rah has capitalized on the resources of the Human Nutrition program to come away with a unique international research experience in a developing country. Last September she returned to the states after spending 26 months in rural Bangladesh collecting data for her dissertation research. She investigated how pregnancy and lactation during adolescence affect linear and ponderal growth and body composition of adolescent mothers. <<Read More>>

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