Nutrition Sciences Department
Three Parkway, Room 358
Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Nutrition Sciences. She is a community nutritionist whose research, professional experience and community work have focused on environmental and behavioral influences of poor nutrition and physical activity habits. Prior to beginning her appointment as Assistant Professor in September 2013 at Drexel University, Dr. Milliron was a postdoctoral fellow within the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest School of Medicine from 2010 to 2013. Her research and training efforts were funded by the National Cancer Institute’s R25T Training Grant in Cancer Prevention and Control. Her primary research as a postdoctoral fellow focused on community engagement to improve healthful food access, availability, and exposure in school and clinic-based settings. Intervention research addressing dietary intake and health behaviors among breast cancer survivors and cancer caregivers also guided her training.
Dr. Milliron is passionate about training the future generations of nutrition and public health professionals. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in active, problem-based learning where students practice what they learn through participation in the community, and reflect upon and discuss their experiences. She currently teaches Community Nutrition and World Nutrition in the Department of Nutrition Sciences.
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Dr. Milliron’s current research endeavors continue to focus on the development and evaluation of modifications in the natural environment to promote healthier living. Specifically, her food and nutrition research addresses (1) program evaluation of farm to table school initiatives and their impact on dietary behaviors of students, teachers, and families, and (2) the development of community-driven health promotion programs to improve dietary intake, wellness, and quality of life among difficult-to-reach populations, such as low income families and older adults.