Nutrition Doctoral Student Biographies
Jennifer Burris is a doctoral candidate in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in the department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health Department. Jennifer comes to New York University from Orange County, California. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, with a degree in Nutritional Science and Chemistry. She received her Masters Degree and from Cal Poly Pomona Polytechnic University in Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition. Jennifer also completed her Dietetic Internship at Cal Poly Pomona University. Jennifer has a background in nutrition support, inborn errors of genetic metabolism, nutrition for the active individual, and carbohydrate metabolism. She is currently a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Sports Specialist Clinician, and Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian. Jennifer’s dissertation research focuses on the relationship between nutrition and acne, particularly the impact of the quality and quantity of carbohydrate consumption on blood biochemical markers of acne.
Jamillah Hoy-Rosas is a Brooklyn native and doctoral candidate in the Nutrition Program. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, who has worked in the fields of nutrition and public health for over ten years. Jamillah received her B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her RD and Master's Degree in Public Health Nutrition at New York University. Jamillah specializes in health education and medical nutrition therapy for weight loss, diabetes and heart disease and has worked in the areas of clinical care coordination, medical case management, prenatal nutrition and work site wellness. Engaging communities in evidence-based efforts to achieve their best health is the focus of her professional path. Jamillah’s research interests include diabetes and women’s health. Along with other sources of support, Jamillah has received the following awards and stipends during her doctoral training:
- NYU Steinhardt Graduate Fellowship
- American Dietetic Association Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship
- NIH Dietary Supplement Research Practicum Travel Grant
- NYU Dean's Grant for Student Research
- African American Collaborative Obesity Network (AACORN) Travel Grant
- FASEB Leadership Development and Grant Writing Seminar Travel Award
- Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Scholarship
Nour is a third year doctoral candidate specializing in Nutritional Epidemiology. Nour is originally from Beirut, Lebanon. She completed a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and became a Registered Dietitian at the American University of Beirut. Prior to joining NYU, Nour attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada where she received a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition. She is actively involved in the American Society for Nutrition and currently serves on the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Group Steering Committee as doctoral student representative. She is also working as project coordinator of the Cancer, Insulin Resistance and Lifestyle (CIRCLE) study, funded by the American Cancer Society. Nour is broadly interested in the impact of diet on chronic diseases, particularly cancer. In her doctoral research, she hopes to investigate the role of diet in cancer risk using the Framingham Heart Study dataset.