About the Department of Health Sciences
Why do muscles enlarge from a workout and atrophy from certain diseases? Why do strokes occur? What happens inside your brain when you hear or walk or remember? How can eating disorders be treated? What are the latest findings on autism? The hottest topics in neuroscience?
Our Health Sciences department has answers to a dizzying range of questions. It’s the largest department at BU Sargent College, with the broadest range of programs and career possibilities. Where you’ll go with the strong scientific foundation you’ll build here—on to medical school or into nutrition, neuroscience, public health, or private industry, to name just a few—is up to you.
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Health Sciences Chair
Paula A. Quatromoni, DSc, RDView profile
Dustin Allen, PhD
Joan Salge Blake, EdD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Bria Dunham, PhD, MPH, CPH
Centers and Labs
Sargent Choice Nutrition CenterStacey A. Zawacki, DrPH, RDN
Eating Patterns & Metabolism LabMegan McCrory, PhD
Global Health Nutrition LabLindsey Locks, MPH, ScD
Human Systems Neuroscience LaboratoryVasileios Zikopoulos, Ph.D.
India Research & Outreach InitiativeEileen B. O’Keefe, MD, MPH
Neural Systems LaboratoryHelen Barbas, PhD
Nutritional Epidemiology LabPaula A. Quatromoni, DSc, RD
Social Justice in Health Care Professions LabShelly DeBiasse, PhD, RDN
Vascular Biology LabKathleen G. Morgan, PhD