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Brooks College of Health

Meet the Nutrition & Dietetics Faculty and Staff


Andrea Arikawa, PhD, MPH, RD, LD/N, FAND

Chair, Associate Professor
(904) 479-8995
Faculty Bio

Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD/N

Associate Professor, DCN Director, and Director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Security
(904) 620-1436
Faculty Bio

Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND

(904) 620-1202
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Casey Colin, DCN, RDN, LD/N, FAND

Assistant Professor, BS/DPD Director
(904) 620-5231
Faculty Bio

Andrea Altice, MS, RDN, LD/N

(904) 620-5044
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Melissa Baron, MS, RDN, LDN

Instructor, CNF Director, BS/DPD Coordinator
(904) 323-1259

Alireza Jahan-Mihan, PhD, RDN

Associate Professor
(904) 620-5359
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Corinne Labyak, PhD, RDN, LDN

Associate Professor
(904) 620-5725
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Jamisha Leftwich, DCN, RDN, LD/N, CLC, FAND

Instructor, ISPP Coordinator
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Judith Rodriguez, RDN, LD/N, PhD, FAND

Chairperson and Professor Emeritus
(904) 620-1289
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Jen Ross, DCN, RD, LD/N, FAND

Assistant Professor, MS/DI Online Program Director
(904) 620-2328
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Claudia Sealey-Potts, PhD, RDN, LD/N, FAND

Associate Professor
(904) 620-1429
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Jill Snyder, MS, RDN, LDN

Instructor | MS/DI & ISPP Director
(904) 620-1468
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Zhiping Yu, PhD, RDN, LD/N

Associate Professor
(904) 620-1442
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Jackie Mariano

Office Assistant
(904) 620-1700