Research in the Division of Nutritional Sciences falls into several overlapping core areas: molecular nutrition, human nutrition and metabolism, systems approaches to nutrition, and nutrition and disease in populations.

The faculty, postdoctoral associates, technical staff, and graduate students have expertise in the physical, life and social sciences, and they are jointly committed to fundamental and multidisciplinary research and its translation to nutrition practice and policy.

Nutrition at Cornell is committed to knowledge generation, discovery and improving human health in the areas of: Precision Nutrition and Metabolism; Lifecycle Nutrition; Food and Nutrition Systems; and, Healthy and Thriving Communities.

Faculty Profiles


Tolunay Aydemir
Assistant Professor

Laura Barre
Assistant Clinical Professor

Joeva Barrow
Assistant Professor

Daniel Berry
Assistant Professor

Patricia Ann Cassano
Professor and Interim Division Director
Cassano Lab

Marie Caudill
Cholkids Cognition Study

Kate Dickin
Associate Research Professor; CENTIR Group

Jamie Dollahite
Professor and Director, NE Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence, Food and Nutrition Education in Communities

David Erickson
Joint Professor

Martha Field
Assistant Professor

Julia Finkelstein
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition | The Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Finkelstein Lab

Zhenglong Gu
The Gu Lab

John F. Hoddinott
Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy

Liz Johnson
Assistant Professor

Tashara Leak
Lois and Mel Tukman Assistant Professor
Leak Lab

David Levitsky

Marla Lujan
Lujan Lab

Charles McCormick
Associate Professor

Saurabh Mehta
Associate Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition
Mehta Research Group

Dennis Miller
Joint Professor

Kimberly O'Brien
O’Brien Lab

David Pelletier

Prabhu Pingali
Professor and Director, Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI)

Angela Poole
Assistant Professor
Poole Lab

Shu-Bing Qian
Associate Professor
Shu-Bing Qian Lab

Kathleen Rasmussen
The Nancy Schlegel Meinig Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition

David Sahn

Rebecca Seguin
Associate Professor

Jeffery Sobal
Food Choice Research Group

Barbara Strupp

Anna Thalacker-Mercer
Assistant Professor

Nate Vacanti
Assistant Professor