Department: Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Young H. Ju

Young JuAssociate professor
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Expert in nutrition and how it affects breast cancer

hju@vt.edu
540-231-6168
http://hnfe.vt.edu/people/faculty/gpf/ju.html

Expertise

  • Breast cancer
  • Nutrition
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Alternative and complementary nutrition therapy
  • Bioactive food components

Vivica Kraak

Vivica KraakAssistant professor
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Fralin Life Science Institute 

Expert in nutrition education, behavior and population health; impact of food labeling and marketing practices on consumers; and community institutions, public health and public policies.

vivica51@vt.edu
540-231-9638
http://hnfe.vt.edu/people/faculty/gpf/kraak.html

Expertise

  • Food and nutrition policy
  • Obesity prevention
  • Food marketing
  • Diet-related chronic diseases
  • Food labeling

Dongmin Liu

Dongmin LiuAssociate professor
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Fralin Life Science Institute 

Expert in bioactive components and how they relate to human health

doliu@vt.edu
540-231-3402
http://hnfe.vt.edu/people/faculty/gpf/liu.html

Expertise

  • Anti-aging botanicals
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Chronic disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension

Janet Rankin

Janet RankinProfessor
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Fralin Life Science Institute 

Expert in nutrient requirements, food, and exercise

jrankin@vt.edu
540-231-6355
http://hnfe.vt.edu/people/faculty/gpf/rankin.html

Expertise

  • Exercise, physical activity, and health
  • Health, environment, and the economy
  • Weight loss in athletes and obese individuals
  • Promotion of walking and biking for transportation
  • Sports nutrition