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Aydin Nazmi, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellowship University of Michigan School of Public Health.
PhD Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. Epidemiology, 2007
MSc University of London. Public Health Nutrition, 2004
BS University of California, Davis. Nutrition Science, and Exercise Science, 1998
Recent year teaching assignments
Food and Nutrition: Customs and Culture (FSN 250)
Culinary Principles and Practices (FSN 321)
Community Nutrition (FSN 416)
Research and professional interests
Chronic disease etiology
Developmental origins of health and disease
Social determinants of health throughout the life course
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Epidemiology, social determinants of health, chronic disease etiology, developmental origins of disease. Interests also include the built environment and food security.
Cal Poly is home to one of the nation's largest prospective college cohort studies- the FLASH study (Following the Longitudinal Aspects of Student Health). Beginning in fall quarter 2009, we recruited thousands of Cal Poly students and followed them up twice every year gathering data on demographics, lifestyles, behaviors, diet, stress, and exercise. Several sub-studies further collected anthropometric data, blood lipid and glucose profiles, serum vitamin D levels, and resting energy expenditure. We also recently partnered with several community agencies including the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to conduct a food security assessment and food availability survey of the region. Most of the graduate students in my group are at least partially funded through scholarships, grants, positions as research assistants, and teaching assistantships.
The Nutrition Society (Honorary Editorial Board Member) American Public Health Association The Obesity Society Society for Epidemiologic Research International Epidemiological Association International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Current and Former Graduate Students