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Melissa M. Reznar, PhD, MPH

Melissa Reznar
Title::  Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Office: 3102 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8668
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail: [email protected]

Educational Background: 
PhD; Human Nutrition; Michigan State University
MPH; General Epidemiology; University of Michigan
BS; Biomedical Science; Western Michigan University 

Teaching Interests: 
Human Nutrition and Health
Contemporary Topics in Nutrition 

Dr. Reznar’s research interest is to improve diet quality among populations at important transitional points in life – particularly college students, young children, and prenatal woman and infants - through plant-based food choice. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative research studies focused on exploring the intrapersonal (personal skills, attitudes, knowledge), interpersonal (role of significant others), and especially the food environment (campus, home, work) aspects of food choice to inform nutrition interventions. Dr. Reznar’s overall goal is to prevent overweight/obesity and other chronic diseases by making the healthy choice the easy (and fun, delicious) choice.

Professional Affiliations: 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Society for Nutrition
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Personal Interests: 
Vegan cooking, especially trying new recipes; grocery shopping; collecting vegan cookbooks; travelling near and far; Tigers baseball; Crossfit-like workouts, featuring vigorous cardiorespiratory activity and resistance training (including Olympic lifting); games and puzzles of all sorts; dining out with friends and family.

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
[email protected]