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Topic: Nutrition

Ken Resnicow Ken Resnicow, Ph.D., B.A.

Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 647-0212 E-mail: kresnic@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Focuses on motivational interviewing in health care settings and peer interventions, and application of chaos and complexity science to behavior change.
  • Designs and evaluates health promotion programs for special populations, particularly cardiovascular and cancer prevention interventions for African Americans.
  • Specializes in understanding the relationship between ethnicity and health behaviors; school-based health promotion programs; and substance use prevention, harm reduction, and chronic disease control and prevention.
  • Collaborates with the University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research, a National Cancer Institute Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research, on projects related to tailoring health messages, cultural sensitivity, motivational interviewing to reduce BMI, and more.

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Dana DolinoyDana Dolinoy, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 647-3155 E-mail: ddolinoy@umich.edu

  • Dana Dolinoy's lab investigates environmental epigenetics and gene-environment interactions. It is increasingly recognized that environmental exposure to chemical, nutritional, and behavioral factors alters gene expression and affects health and disease by not only mutating promoter and coding regions of genes, but also by modifying the epigenome.      MORE

Andrew JonesAndrew Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: 734-647-1881 E-mail: jonesand@umich.edu

  • Can discuss food safety, security, and policy as well as food systems.     MORE

Peter MancusoPeter Mancuso, PhD

Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: (734) 615-5158 E-mail: pmancuso@umich.edu

  • Brings expertise in physiology and immunology to study the effects of environmental factors (such as nutrition and airborne particulates) on the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory diseases and host defense against bacterial pneumonia.      MORE

Ken ResnicowKen Resnicow, Ph.D., B.A.

Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 647-0212 E-mail: kresnic@umich.edu

  • Focuses on motivational interviewing in health care settings and peer interventions, and application of chaos and complexity science to behavior change.      MORE

Julia WolfsonJulia Wolfson, PhD, MPP

Assistant Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: 734-764-6036 E-mail: jwolfson@umich.edu

  • Mixed-methods health policy researcher whose work focuses on health and social policies and programs related to food and beverage choices, diet quality, and obesity and diet-related disease prevention     MORE

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