Sudha is a Senior Part-time Instructor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition in the David B Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University. She obtained her BS and MS degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Madras and Bombay University in India. Subsequently she completed her PhD in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University in 1991. She currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Nutrition.
Her current research interests are in the area of dietary acculturation, organic foods, and vegetarianism as well as integrative and functional nutrition. She has served as the Senior Editor for Vegetarian Nutrition Update as well as the Chair for the Vegetarian Nutrition DPG. Currently she is the Chair for the Evidence Based Analysis Work Group on Vegetarian Diets. The Evidence Analysis portion of the Library on Vegetarian diets was published in 2011. Sudha continues to be involved in the development of the toolkit for the Vegetarian Diets Evidence Analysis Protocol. More recently she has served as the Co-Chair for the SOP-SOPP Workgroup for Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. (The SOP-SOPPs for the Integrative and Functional Medicine practice were published in the June issue of JADA in 2011.) She is also involved in the Certiﬁcation Task Force for DIFM.