Message from the PhD Graduate Chair
The PhD in Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is interdisciplinary, offering a wide range of emphases in the study of nutrition, such as in Human Nutrition, Animal Nutrition, Food Science, Medicine, Public Health and Cancer Research. The faculty conduct their research in diverse settings that include the laboratory, the clinic, the ocean, and in remote Pacific islands. Study in Hawai‘i offers an opportunity to be a part of emerging areas of research on global nutrition issues with some unique areas of study that include tropical foods, island populations, and their cultures and health conditions. The Pacific population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the world. The Nutrition PhD Program is based on the main campus in the green Mānoa valley on the island of Oahu, with several of our faculty based at the Kaka‘ako campus based next to the ocean. Please visit our faculty page to see current areas of research of the faculty and explore for topics that interest you.
Hawai‘i is warm and friendly year round! We invite you submit an application to study with us. Thank you for visiting!
Rachel Novotny, PhD, RDN, LD
Professor & PhD Graduate Chair