International & Community Nutrition

Designated Emphasis

Christine P. Stewart, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 3253 Meyer Hall; 530-752-1992;


Graduate Study. The Institute for Global Nutrition coordinates specialized course work and research leading to the Designated Emphasis in International & Community Nutrition for students in various graduate programs. The program focuses on both theoretical and practical issues concerning the identification, treatment, and prevention of human nutritional problems in low-income countries and in disadvantaged groups in the United States. Students enrolled in the Designated Emphasis are expected to (1) complete the course requirements already established by their respective graduate programs, (2) participate in a weekly advanced seminar in international and community nutrition, (3) complete additional core courses in international nutrition (NUT 219A, 219B, 258) and selected courses in the related disciplines of epidemiology, statistics, and social and behavioral sciences, and (4) conduct their dissertation research on a relevant topic under the supervision of a professor who is a member of the Program in International & Community Nutrition.

Students accepted into the following doctoral programs are automatically eligible to participate in the Designated Emphasis: Nutrition, Agricultural & Resource Economics, Epidemiology, Anthropology, and Human Development. Students from other programs may also be accepted by special request to the Program Director. Upon graduation, students receive a Ph.D. in their major field, with specific recognition for the Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition.

Graduate Advisor. Contact the Program office.