Foods for Health Directory

Leadership Team

Executive Director

Kamal N. Aboshamaa, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Research Scientist, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Morgan Cichon, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Interim Faculty Lead

Mark Failla, PhD

Program Coordinator

Laura VanArsdale, MS

Executive Committee

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics; Director, Targeted Metabolomics Facility (CAPS)

Ana Alonso, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor and Chair, Dept. of Food Science and Technology

Sheryl Barringer, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Richard Bruno, PhD, RD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine

Steven Clinton, MD, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Jeff Firkins, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine; Director, Diabetes Research Center

Willa Hsueh, MD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology; Director, Food Innovation Center

Ken Lee, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology; Director, Flavor Research Education Center

Devin Peterson, PhD

College of Public Health Associate Dean for Research and Professor

Christopher Weghorst, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Dept. of Microbiology

Daniel Wozniak, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Ohio Eminent Scholar, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Vicki Wysocki, PhD

Faculty & Affiliates

College of Education and Human Ecology Professor and Dean, Dept. of Human Sciences

Cheryl Achterberg, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbial Infection and Immunity

Brian Ahmer, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics

Ana Alonso, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Valente Alvarez, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Microbial Infection and Immunity

Amal Amer, PhD

College of Medicine Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psychiatry

Eugene Arnold, MD

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abraham Badu-Tawiah, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

Michael Bailey, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Bala Balasubramaniam, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor and Chair, Dept. of Food Science and Technology

Sheryl Barringer, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Martha Belury, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of OARDC Plant Pathology

Maria Benitez Ponce, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology

Alison Bennett, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Amanda Bird, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science

Josh Blakeslee, PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Biosciences

Prosper Boyaka, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div Endo, Diabetes & Metabolism

David Bradley, MD

College of Education and Human Ecology Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Richard Bruno, PhD, RD

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Ohio Research Scholar, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rafael Bruschweiler, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology

Colleen Cebulla, MD, PhD

College of Medicine Professor and Chair, Dept. of Radiation Oncology

Arnab Chakravarti, MD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry

Lisa Christian, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Daniel Clark, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine

Steven Clinton, MD, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science/Food Science & Technology

Jessica Cooperstone, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Gastro, Hepatology & Nutrition

Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, School of Environmental & Natural Resources

Konrad Dabrowski, D. Sc.

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science

Imed Dami

College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Biosciences

Ian Davis, DVM, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience

Courtney DeVries, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Eric England, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine; Div Pulmonary, Crit Care & Sleep

Joshua Englert, MD

College of Education and Human Ecology Interim Faculty Lead

Mark Failla, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Jeff Firkins, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science

David Francis, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Michael Freitas, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science

Jonathan Fresnedo Ramirez, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry

Mary Fristad, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor & Extension

Gary Gao, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology

Kalpana Ghoshal, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Monica Giusti, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience

Jonathan Godbout, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry

Barbara Gracious, MD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Microbial Infection and Immunity

John Gunn, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology

Deliang Guo, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics

Denis Guttridge, Phd

College of Education and Human Ecology Dean's Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Earl Harrison, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Irene Hatsu, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Food Science and Technology

Emmanuel Hatzakis

Max M. Fisher College of Business Associate Professor, Dept. of Marketing and Logistics

Curtis Haugtvedt, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Denny Heldman, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Entomology

Casey Hoy, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div Endo, Diabetes & Metabolism

Willa Hsueh, MD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor - Clinical, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div Gastro, Hepatology & Nutrition

Hisham Hussan, MD

College of Education and Human Ecology Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Sanja Ilic, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Sheila Jacobi, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor - Clinical, Dept. of Medical Oncology

Rishi Jain, MD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Rafael Jimenez-Flores, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div Endo, Diabetes & Metabolism

Joshua Joseph, MD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor - Clinical, Dept. of Neurology

Reversa Joseph, MD

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology

Kou-san Ju, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

Sarah Keim, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Julie Kennel, PhD, RD, CSSD, LD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

James Kinder, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Matthias Klein, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Lynn Knipe, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Rachel Kopec, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

Benjamin Kopp, MD

College of Education and Human Ecology Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

William Kraemer, PhD

College of Dentistry Associate Professor, Div. of Periodontology

Purnima Kumar, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Ken Lee, PhD

College of Public Health Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences

Jiyoung Lee

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Cancer Biology and Genetics; Molecular Genetics

Gustavo Leone, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor - Clinical, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div Gastro, Hepatology & Nutrition

Doug Levin, MD

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Design

Matthew Lewis, PhD

College of Medicine Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div Gastro, Hepatology & Nutrition

Thomas Mace, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Farnaz Maleky, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Chair, Dept. of Human Sciences

Carl Maresh, PhD

College of Public Health Dean, College of Public Health

William Martin II, MD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics

Ewy Mathe, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology

Kamal Mehta, PhD

College of Medicine Professor and Chair, Physiology and Cell Biology

Peter Mohler, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Herbert Ockerman, PhD

College of Public Health Assistant Professor, College of Public Health

Susan Olivo-Marston, PhD, MPH

College of Education and Human Ecology Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Tonya Orchard, PhD

College of Medicine Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology

Kamalakannan Palanichamy, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Anthony Parker

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Melvin Pascall, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science and Technology

Devin Peterson, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine Div Gastro, Hepatology & Nutrition

Sheryl Pfeil, MD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of OARDC Food Animal Health Research Program

Gireesh Rajashekara, DVM, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Luis Rodriguez-Saona, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

Lynette Rogers, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of OARDC Food Animal Health

Linda Saif, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science

Joe Scheerens, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology

Stephanie Seveau, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine

Peter Shields, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Christopher Simons, PhD

College of Nursing Associate Professor

Laureen Smith, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Colleen Spees, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Cell Biology

Kristin Stanford, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Dietetics

Chris A. Taylor

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Dermatology

Shannon Campbell Trotter, DO

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of OARDC Animal Sciences

Sandra Velleman, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of OARDC Food Animal Health

Anastasia Vlasova, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Yael Vodovotz, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Jeff Volek, PhD, RD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology

Guo-Liang Wang, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics

Ruoning Wang, PhD

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Hua Wang, PhD

College of Public Health Assoc Dean for Research, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Christopher Weghorst, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Macdonald Wick, PhD

College of Medicine Professor, Dept. of Microbial Infection and Immunity

Dan Wozniak, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology

Kelly Wrighton, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Zhengrong Wu, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Ohio Eminent Scholar, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Vicki Wysocki, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology

Ye Xia, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Ahmed Yousef, PhD

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences

Zhongtang Yu, PhD

College of Medicine Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine Div Hematology

Jianhua Yu, PhD

College of Medicine Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics

Lianbo Yu, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences

Ouliana Ziouzenkova, PhD