Nutrition Doctoral Student Biographies
Jennifer is a first year doctoral candidate in the Nutrition Program. Jennifer comes to NYU from Orange County, California. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Arizona with a degree in Nutritional Science and a minor in Chemistry. She received her Masters Degree from Cal Poly Pomona University in Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition and is also a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian. Jennifer is actively involved in the ADA and is currently the chair of the nominating committee for the Greater New York Dietetic Association. She is interested in research on metabolic nutrition, sports nutrition and clinical nutrition.
Michelle Duong was born and raised in San Jose, California, also known as Silicon Valley, the birthplace of the computer industry. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, and the Boston University School of Medicine with an M.A. in Medical Sciences. She is a second year doctoral student in the nutrition program and her research interest is largely focused on preventive medicine through nutrition, and the understanding of physiologic mechanisms behind disease development in obesity.
Jamillah Hoy-Rosas is a Brooklyn native and fourth year doctoral candidate in the Nutrition program. She received her BA with a major in the Biological Basis of Behavior and a minor in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her MPH in Public Health Nutrition from New York University and RD training from New York Methodist Hospital. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Her primary research interest is the contribution of diet and lifestyle to health disparities among Blacks and Latinos. She is particularly interested in lifestyle management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension among these groups.
Maya is in her third year of the nutrition program. She grew up in Connecticut and did her undergraduate degree at Brown University in Human Biology and my Master's in Nutrition at Boston University. Maya is a registered dietitian and is broadly interested in eating behavior and body weight regulation. Specifically, she is interested in public health and behavioral strategies that can be used to combat obesity in adults.