We live in a time in which nutrition is a pivotal factor in changing the trajectory of public health around the globe. Critical public health issues—from food insecurity to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer—can be touched by nutrition research, from the cellular level to epidemiology, interventions and public policy. The UNC Nutrition Department is a global leader in moving from discovery to delivery. Our faculty train students in nutritional sciences, clinical nutrition, and public health to become global leaders in their fields. Our areas of focus are balanced by a commitment to research that improves the health of minority and underserved global populations. We continue to expand reach and challenge ourselves to uphold our mission to improve health through nutrition in North Carolina and around the globe by giving our students a unique and purposeful experience and education that will translate into successful careers in public health and beyond.
With Warmest Regards,
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.