Charles Stephensen, Ph.D.

Charles B. Stephensen

Position Title
Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition; Scientist, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center

GGNB Faculty

430 West Health Sciences Drive, Davis CA 95616


  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of California, Davis, 1978
  • M.S., Human Nutrition, Cornell University, 1980
  • Ph.D., Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1985

Research Interests

Dr. Stephensen’s research interests focus on the relation between nutritional status and immune function, focusing on vitamin A, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.  The effect of diet on the gut microbiome as a mediator of the impact of diet on immunity is also a current focus.