About Us

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition’s focus is on human nutrition and the application of the science of nutrition to the maintenance and improvement of health. As one of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's basic sciences departments, one of our missions is to promote human health through education and research bridging the gap between medicine and public health. The department is backed by outstanding research facilities and more importantly by faculty members committed to providing students with holistic exposure to research, education, and development of critical thinking skills.

Undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs in Nutrition are offered by the Department of Nutrition along with two MS/Dietetic Internship programs, two dual degree programs (MS Nutrition/MPHMS Nutrition/MD), and several graduate certificates.

The Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics merged with the Department of Nutrition in 2013. The Center focuses on the modern application of proteomics techniques and bioinformatics analyses to answer complex biological questions derived from today’s large-scale datasets. Stemming from this goal, we offer graduate programs (both MS and PhD) in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, training the next generation of scientists to productively extract meaningful conclusions from “big data.” The center also houses the Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences, a research Resource Center funded by the NIBIB and NSF, which serve to provide synchrotron beam lines offering unique capabilities to the international community of biomedical scientists.

Collectively, faculty in the Department of Nutrition spend significant time advising and mentoring students in all of our programs during their educational experience. For this reason, strong relationships are nurtured and developed between students and our faculty.  In fact, faculty have been the recipients of numerous awards for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Students are well prepared for their future professional careers and many graduates retain communication with faculty well into their professional careers.