Francene Steinberg, Ph.D., R.D.

Francene M. Steinberg

Position Title
Professor, Chair, Department of Nutrition; Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics; Nutritionist, Agricultural Experiment Station

GGNB Faculty

3135B Meyer Hall


  • R.D., Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association
  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Research Interests

Dr. Steinberg’s research program focuses on the physiologic effects of bioactive food components to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular and obesity-related chronic diseases. Human trials and complementary research approaches are used to study metabolic markers of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, endothelial function, inflammation and metabolic homeostasis; with a goal to examine nutritional phenotypes of individuals responding to intakes of food phytochemicals and characterize metabolic responses which promote health and chronic disease risk reduction.