James H. Swain, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
School of Medicine
Director
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Department of Nutrition
School of Medicine
Secondary Faculty Appointments in Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Center for Global Health and Disease
School of Medicine

Dr. Swain is Associate Professor and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). He is Past-President of the Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GCAND), Past-Chair of the Research Dietetics Practice Group (R-DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and Past-Chair of the Vitamin and Mineral Research Interest Section (VM-RIS) of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). He has served on the FDA's Food Advisory Committee and is the current Vice-Chair of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board. He also serves as advisor and mentor to students and colleagues.

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Food science/chemistry
  • Global food systems sustainability
  • Clinical nutrition/medical nutrition therapy
  • Advanced human nutrition
  • Research development

Courses Taught

NTRN 340. Global Food Systems: Environmental Issues, Sustainability, and Health
NTRN 341. Food as Medicine
NTRN 342. Food Science
NTRN 342L. Food Science Laboratory
NTRN 390. Independent Research
NTRN 433. Advanced Human Nutrition I

Office Hours

By appointment

Research Information

Research Interests

Clinical nutrition/diet therapy; MNT in oncology
Mineral absorption - hematology/anemia

Research Projects

  • Mineral nutrition and intestinal tumorigenesis
  • Bioavailability of minerals

Awards and Honors

Fellow
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Advisory Committee Service Award
US Food and Drug Administration
Outstanding Achievement in Dietetics Education
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Research Dietitian Award
Ohio Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
National Honor Society Fellow
Kappa Omicron Nu

Publications

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Iowa State University
2000
Master of Science
Nutrition/Dietetics
California State University
1996
Bachelor of Science
Biological Sciences
University of California
1993

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Post-doctoral Fellowship
United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service-Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
Dietetic Internship
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University