Nutrition and Food/Dietetics Faculty Advisors

Wendy Buchan

Wendy Buchan, Ph.D., Professor

B.S., Dietetics and Exercise Physiology, UC Davis
Ph.D., Nutrition, UC Davis

Other: Registered Dietitian, 1992

Areas of specialty: Effects of dietary carbohydrate on weight regulation, leptin secretion, lipoprotein levels, energy expenditures, and disease risk factors.

Office:  MRP 3027  Skype: wendy_buchan_csus   278-6732 
OFFICE HOURS: TR 10:20-11:50am

Dr. Nadine Braunstein

Nadine Braunstein, Ph.D., RD, LDN, CDE Assistant Professor

B.S., Drexel University (Clinical Dietetics) 1979
M.S., MGH Institute of Health Professions (Clinical Dietetics-Ambulatory Care) 1984
Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine 2008

Other: Registered Dietitian 1979, Certified Diabetes Educator 1998, Certified Lactation Counselor 1999

Areas of specialty: Diet, food security and dental caries prevalence and severity in children ages 2-11.

Office:   MRP 3037   278-6414 OFFICE HOURS: T 2-3:30pm, R 10-11:30am

Lynn Hanna

Lynn Hanna, Ph.D., Associate Professor

B.S., Nutrition Science UC Davis 1994
Ph.D., Developmental Nutrition UC Davis 1999

Areas of specialty: Maternal nutrition in embryo development, fetal growth, and lactation. I am interested in the role of nutrition in the promotion and prevention of birth defects and the role of breastfeeding and infant feeding on the development of obesity.

Office:   MRP 3013    278-6420    
OFFICE HOURS: TR 9-10am, W 3-4pm

Dr. Urvashi Mulasi

Urvashi Mulasi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

B.S., Nutrition (Nutrition and Dietetics Emphasis), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
M.S., Nutrition (Community Nutrition focus), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
Ph.D., Nutrition (Clinical Nutrition focus), Psychology Minor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN

Other: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 2011

Areas of specialty:
My research interests are nutrition assessment involving dietary intake methodology, anthropometry, and functional status evaluation; clinical implications of malnutrition and malnutrition assessment using the nutrition-focused physical examination. I am also interested in qualitative studies involving focus group methodology and research investigating the impact of acculturation on dietary behaviors and health attitudes.

Office:   MRP 3035  278-4287 OFFICE HOURS: TR 10-11:30am

Dr. Mical Shilts

Mical Shilts, Ph.D., Professor, Program Director

B.S. California State University, Sacramento
M.S. University of California, Davis
Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Areas of specialty: Development and quantitative and qualitative research of interventions using theories and models of behavior change to positively influence dietary and physical activity attitudes, intentions and behaviors of various target audiences.

Office:     MRP 3033  Skype:shiltsm   278-4288  
OFFICE HOURS: M 9-10am, 1:30-2:45pm, W 1:30-2:15pm

Dr. Kelly Thompson

Kelly R. Thompson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

B.A. Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition and Food, California State University, Sacramento
M.S. Food/Sensory Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Ph.D. Hospitality Administration, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Areas of specialty: Food Service Management, Beverage Management and Food Sensory Science. I have conducted sensory research in Florence Italy as well as participating in cultural study tours in Thailand and Korea.

Office:     MRP 3029     278-5724    OFFICE HOURS:  T 9-10:30am, W 10-11:30am

Dr. Seunghee Wie

Seunghee Wie, Ph.D., Professor, Department Chair

B.S., Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
M.S., Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Areas of specialty: Food safety and sanitation, environmental issues in
foodservice operations (specializing in solid waste management), food
recovery, cost control and financial management in different sectors
of foodservice operations and foodservice marketing.

OFFICE HOURS:     T 1-3pm, W 1-2pm, *by appointment only*-please call for available times.
MRP 3000-Main FACS Office- Skype: seunghee.wie 278-6393