Department of Nutritional Sciences Faculty & Staff

Oluwakemi Adeola, Ph.D., RD, LD (Howard University)

Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bioactive food components; the role of diet and lifestyle in reducing inflammation and preventing chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease

Chimene Castor, Ed.D., CHES, RD, LDN (Columbia University)

Associate Professor 

Research Interests: Health disparities: impact of sleep on dietary intake; metabolic syndrome; diabetes and cardiovascular disease in minority males; use of technology for tailored interventions 

Thomas V. Fungwe, Ph.D., CFS (Texas Tech University)

Associate Professor 

Research Interests: Nutrigenomics: Role of diet in chronic disease prevention (obesity, diabetes, cancer); cardiovascular disease and other metabolic conditions 

Allan A. Johnson, Ph.D., FASAHP (Cornell University)

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies 

Research Interests: Risk factors for overweight/obesity and cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular health in faith-based populations 

Katherine M. Manuel, Ph.D., RD, LD (Howard University)

Assistant Professor, Director of Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Research Interests: Obesity with a focus on nutrition education in the medical profession; nutrition education in patients with chronic diseases; the role of exercise in patients undergoing bariatric surgery 

Oyonumo E. Ntekim, Ph.D., MD, MHSA (Howard University)

Associate Professor 

Research Interests: Molecular Bases for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and metabolic syndrome; new drug development; bioactive herbal constituents and functional genomics

Linda L. Thompson, Ph.D., LN (Howard University)

Assistant Professor 

Research Interests: Chronic disease prevention; nutrition/health disparities