Courses Taught by Suzanne Cole

NUTR540: Maternal and Child Nutrition

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Suzanne Cole (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the nutritional requirements of pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Main topics include: physiologic and metabolic adaptations of pregnancy and lactation, maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, composition of human milk and formula, feeding practices of infants and toddlers, and the nutrient requirements of infants, children, and adolescents. At the conclusion of this course, students will have gained a sufficient foundation in maternal and child nutrition to better understand the relevant scientific literature. Didactic lectures and guest presentations accompanied by class discussions will provide a breadth of maternal and child nutrition knowledge.
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Suzanne Cole

NUTR593: Food Security, Policy, and Programs

  • Graduate level
  • Both Residential and Online MPH
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for residential students; Fall term(s) for online MPH students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students; 3 credit hour(s) for online MPH students;
  • Instructor(s): Suzanne Cole (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH511
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course is a critical exploration of the health issues related to domestic food security, food policy, and food programs, with a focus on maternal and child health. We will examine the array of negative health outcomes associated with food insecurity, discuss potential mechanisms underlying these associations, how food policy is made, the intersection of food policy with public health nutrition, and the influence of federal food assistance programs on diet-related outcomes for children and families.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the terminology and measurement of food insecurity 2. Understand families’ lived experiences of food insecurity 3. Articulate the process for creating federal food policy and national dietary guidelines 4. Participate in the policy process through public comment 5. Identify the primary federal food assistance programs that serve the MCH population and their recent policy changes 6. Critically evaluate research on food security and food policy 7. Develop strong written and verbal communication skills
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Suzanne Cole

NUTR640: Nutritional Assessment

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Suzanne Cole (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: EHS 630, Nutrition Science
  • Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods and approaches for conducting nutrition assessment of individuals and populations throughout the lifecycle. The course is structured into three assessment components: dietary, biochemical, and body size and body composition. Main topics include in-depth overview of the assessment methods, strengths and limitations of methodology, evaluation and interpretation of assessment data, sources of measurement errors, validity of assessment methods, and basic analytical approaches used to interpret assessment data.
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Suzanne Cole
Concentration Competencies that NUTR640 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Apply the principles and methods of nutrition assessment to monitor nutritional status and trends, identify at-risk individuals & groups, and investigate diet and disease relationships NUTR640
NUTR MS Apply the principles and methods of nutrition assessment to monitor nutritional status and trends, identify at-risk individuals & groups, and investigate diet and disease relationships NUTR640
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Propose appriopriate nutritional assessment methodologies in a research context NUTR640
NUTR Nutritional Epidemiology PhD Apply the principles and methods of nutrition assessment to monitor nutritional status and trends, identify at-risk individuals, monitor progress of programs, and investigate diet/disease relationships NUTR640

NUTR642: Community Nutrition

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Suzanne Cole (Residential);
  • Last offered Fall 2022
  • Prerequisites: EHS 630
  • Description: This course is a discussion of the principles and programs developed to improve the dietary intake and the nutritional status of individuals and groups within a community. Primary topics covered include: government and nongovernment nutrition-related programs, groups at nutritional risk, nutritional issues/concerns across the lifecycle, and an introduction to developing community-based nutrition intervention programs (needs assessment, intervention, and evaluation). Didactic lectures and guest presentations accompanied with an in-depth needs assessment and intervention project and a community service-learning component will provide students the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge through a hands-on approach.
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Suzanne Cole
Concentration Competencies that NUTR642 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Apply public health theoretical frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions NUTR642, NUTR650, NUTR677, NUTR633
NUTR MPH Explain dietary influences on health outcomes, and identify population-based strategies to improve nutritional health NUTR642, NUTR650, NUTR677

NUTR796: Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences

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Dana Dolinoy
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Suzanne Cole
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Kendrin Sonneville
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Karen Peterson
MancusoPeter
Peter Mancuso
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Andrew Jones
BaylinAna
Ana Baylin
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Olivia Anderson
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Susan Aaronson