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What Do Nutrition Scientists Do?
People in this field use interdisciplinary knowledge about diet and human nutrition to improve public health and advance our understanding of contemporary nutrition problems.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences Human Nutrition Program offers a curriculum to explore, teach, and communicate the most recent scientific discoveries in nutrition. From nutrigenomics and epigenetics to the clinical and community translation of nutrition, our faculty provide a breadth of knowledge, skills, and research opportunities to those students seeking a twenty-first-century curriculum in cellular, physiological, and community nutrition. This is a research-driven, interdisciplinary program with strengths in:
The University of Michigan supports interdisciplinary scholarship across the university. The Human Nutrition Program exemplifies this value by collaborating with many other schools and programs at the university, including: health behavior, epidemiology, metabolomics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, pediatrics, endocrinology, and kinesiology. These collaborations enrich didactic, research, and mentoring opportunities for students in the Human Nutrition Program.
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The Momentum Center at the University of Michigan recently launched its website. Through cross-disciplinary collaboration, the center will develop new research questions, creative approaches, and ambitious solutions to end childhood obesity.