Nutritional Intervention and Policy

Faculty and students in the intervention and policy division create, implement, and evaluate nutrition programs and policies that impact the health and well being of those in greatest need. A commitment to cultural sensitivity, participatory research, and university-community partnerships builds lasting relationships and facilitates high quality educational opportunities.

The Nutrition Intervention and Policy division is designed for graduate students interested in the development and evaluation of nutrition intervention programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease among individuals and communities through dietary change. Through course work and faculty guidance, students will learn to integrate the theoretical background underlying dietary behavior and behavior change; gain an understanding of dietary assessment methodology; become proficient in developing health promotion programs and evaluating intervention strategies; and execute an original dissertation project to expand their knowledge base and solidify skills. Learn from an outstanding group of faculty with backgrounds in public health nutrition, epidemiology, nutritional science, and the social sciences in one of the fastest growing nutrition departments in the United States.

Linkages with the eminent departments of Health Behavior, Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management at the UNC-CH School of Public Health are integral components of this training program. Collaboration with the full range of research conducted in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Public Health is facilitated through the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at UNC-CH.


Last updated October 29, 2013