Emory University

Rollins School of Public Health / Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Nutrition and Health Sciences


201 Dowman Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program in Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS) offers a Ph.D. degree through the School of Public Health. Nutritional Sciences has entered a renaissance with the increased recognition of the role of nutrition in disease prevention and health maintenance. The goal of the Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences is to provide students with the necessary skills to investigate the relationship between nutrition and human health, especially with respect to the prevention and control of nutritional problems and related diseases. At a basic level, this includes obtaining knowledge of how nutrients participate in biochemical processes and affect molecular events such as control of gene expression. At a population level, the goals are to obtain a better understanding of the causes and consequences of variations in nutritional intakes and status in order to improve dietary practices and to enhance health on a national and international level. The program integrates the fields of nutrition and public health sciences because many of the important questions of human health involve the interface between these disciplines.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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