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

Francene M. Steinberg

Professor, Chair, Department of Nutrition
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics

3135B Meyer Hall

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.