Kristie Lancaster

As a Professor of Nutrition and registered dietitian, Dr. Lancaster’s research centers on the role of nutrition in chronic diseases such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. Kristie works with African Americans and other vulnerable populations such as Latinos and older adults to understand barriers to healthy eating and to promote good nutrition. Her work includes community health promotion and examinations of the association of diet with ethnicity and country of birth among African Americans, the availability of healthy foods in low income minority neighborhoods, and other factors influencing obesity in African Americans. Dr. Lancaster was the founder of the Minority Affairs Committee for the American Society of Nutrition, and is a charter member of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network.