The Food and Nutrition Department will welcome a new professor this fall, Dr. Megan McCrory.
Assistant professor Dr. Megan McCrory received her BS in Physical Education and her MS in Exercise Science from University of California Davis and her PhD in Nutrition with minors in statistics and endocrinology from University of California, Davis. She completed postgraduate work at The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
Dr. McCrory’s current research interests include relative roles of dietary factors and physical activity in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of overweight/obesity and associated co-morbidity risk (e.g. heart disease, diabetes, cancer), the role of eating patterns in energy regulation, overweight/obesity and associated co-morbidity risk, the role of exercise in control of food intake, social and psychological aspects of eating and weight loss/gain, and improvement in dietary intake, physical activity, and body composition assessment methods.
Dr. McCrory will be a great asset to the department. She will be joining the Foods and Nutrition faculty in October. Dr. McCrory’s appointment is ¾ time in the department of Foods and Nutrition and ¼ time in the department of Psychology. She will join the graduate faculty in Ingestive Behavior Research Center.