• Master's Project

    Apply science methodology to nutrition-based health

  • Indigenous Nutrition

    Explore Nutrition in Hawai'i and the Pacific Region

  • Community Outreach and Research

    Engage in community health and adolescent nutrition

Graduate Chair

Rachel Novotny, PhD, RDN, LD
Professor & Chair, Intercollege Nutrition PhD Program

Phone: (808) 956-3848

Fax: (808) 956-4024

Email: nutrphd@hawaii.edu 









Food Sciences & Human Nutrition Graduate Studies

Nutrition (PhD)


The Intercollege Nutrition PhD Program at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center (UHCC), John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and faculty in Nutrition, Animal Science, and Food Science and other faculty in the home Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences allows students to create a plan of study with several emphases.  Students can attain a PhD in Nutrition with an emphasis on human nutrition (related to biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, community/global, disease prevention, clinical nutrition, culture [indigenous nutrition], epidemiology, nutrition and cancer), animal nutrition (related to nutrient utilization, physiology, disorders, growth, and aquaculture), and food science (related to food chemistry, engineering and processing, micrbiology, safety, and functional foods).  Due to the breadth of degree programs available at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, students are encouraged to determine course plans that meet their desired program emphasis in consultation with their advisor and the graduate chairperson.

For more information please visit the Intercollegiate Program website.

HNFAS Department

1955 East West Road
AgSci 216

Honolulu, HI 96822

phone: 808-956-7095

fax: 808-956-4024



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