HERE Center

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Nelida Duran, PhD - Family & Consumer Sciences


Nelida Duran Profile

HERE Center, Co-Director

Telephone: 818-677-4830





Dr. Nellie Duran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and also the Co-Director of the Health Equity Research and Education (HERE) Center. She is a registered dietitian with extensive experience in maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS care. Her research interests include arctic indigenous food systems, global environment change and its impact on food and nutrition security, the role of nutrition in eliminating health disparities, and the translation of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, and epigenetics in clinical and public health nutrition.