Joyce A O'Connor

Director of Public Health Nutrition
Director of Advanced Certificate in Public Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Dr. Joyce O'Connor has developed and implemented community based programs aimed at eliminating health disparities and providing access to preventive services for populations with limited access.

Niyati Parekh

Professor of Public Health Nutrition
Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Initiatives for the Office of the Provost

Dr. Niyati Parekh studies and teaches nutrition epidemiology and chronic diseases, specifically she researches the correlations between diet, physical activity, obesity, and cancer.

Andrea L Deierlein

Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Dr. Andrea Deierlein examines how dietary, behavioral, and environmental factors contribute to reproductive health outcomes and chronic-disease development throughout the lifespan.

Marie Bragg

Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Dr. Marie Bragg’s work focuses on identifying and affecting environmental and social factors associated with obesity, food marketing, and health disparities.

Visiting Faculty

Rachel Ryan
Visiting Assistant Professor


Supriya Lal

Supriya Lal

Program Administrator