PhD in International Health - Human Nutrition

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Program description: 

PhD applicants are required to have a minimum of 1 year of post-baccalaureate experience that can take the form of a master's degree, a dietetic internship, medical training, or other relevant work experience. Through required and elective course work and with the guidance of their academic advisors, doctoral students are able to concentrate in the areas of international nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, nutritional epidemiology, nutritional anthropology, or clinical nutrition. Opportunities for thesis research include the study of maternal and child nutrition, obesity, relationships between diet and chronic diseases, micronutrient deficiencies (with emphasis on vitamin A, iron, calcium, zinc, selenium, and iodine) and nutrition interventions in developing countries, protein-energy metabolism in health and disease, and use of stable isotopes for metabolic research.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Food and nutrition