Center provides focal
point for nutrition related research at USC
Dr. Angela Liese has been named director of the Center for Research
in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Arnold School Interim Dean Dr. Tom
Chandler has announced.
Liese has been serving as interim director of the center.
“Angela's scholarship, grantsmanship, teaching and service to the
community and university are exemplary. Please congratulate and wish her
well,” Chandler said.
Liese said the center provides a focal point for nutrition related
research at USC.
“We facilitate communication amongst faculty and staff with interest
in nutrition and health disparities research through monthly seminar
series and annual retreats. The center supports investigators with grant
application assistance and post award grants management services,” she
Liese, who also is an associate professor in the Department of
Epidemiology and Biostatistics, joined the Arnold School faculty in June
She earned a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of
Bonn, Germany; a master of public health from the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst and a doctorate from the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill.
In 2007, she was the recipient of the James A. Keith Excellence in
Teaching Award, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the
The Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities promotes
and conducts research on the role of nutrition in reduction of health
disparities across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
Currently, projects managed through the center include the topical
areas: childhood diabetes and overweight, nutrition and physical
activity, diabetes and weight loss in adults, the school food and the
built nutritional environment. Research types range from studies
focusing on determinants of diseases, to community based intervention
research, to policy research and methodological research.