Positions

Overview

  • Welcome to the Department of Nutrition Sciences.

    Hippocrates recognized the importance of nutrition and healthy living when he said

    “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have the safest way to health.”

    Faculty in the Department of Nutrition Sciences (DNS) conduct basic, clinical, and translational research to identify the optimum personalized lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, behavior modification) to promote good health and to prevent and manage chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Our clinical programs then put this information into practice in both the clinic and the community. Our clinical programs provide fantastic training experiences for our undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, and for those interested in becoming registered dietitians.

    Our outstanding faculty is committed to educating and training the next generation of nutrition scientists, educators, and practitioners. We offer an undergraduate minor, 5 different tracks for a master’s degree, and an outstanding Ph.D. program. UAB is a fantastic place to get a master degree or a Ph.D.

    Whether you are a prospective student, faculty member or just someone interested in living a healthy life, please visit us on the web or in person. UAB nutrition is leading the way to a healthier life for everyone.

    Jim Hill, Ph.D.
    Chair, Nutrition Sciences
  • Principal Investigator On

  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) - UAB NORC - Exploring Key Research Issues in Obesity and Nutrition  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center - ASN/NORC Symposium  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center - Administrative Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center - Chronic Disease and Health Disparities Revision Enrichment  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center - Diversity Supplement - Sarah Deemer  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center - Enrichment Program  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center - Why Is The Prevalence Of Obesity So High In U.S. Southern States? Regional Predictors Of BMI And Obesity Treatment Response.  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • Comparing High and Normal Protein Diets for the Dietary Remission of Type 2 Diabetes  awarded by National Cattlemen's Beef Association 2019 - 2021
  • Comparison of Weight Loss Induced by Intermittent Fasting Versus Daily Caloric Restriction in Individuals with Obesity: A 1-Year Randomized Trial  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER - NEW 2019 - 2020
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Psychology in Physiological Psychology / Psychobiology, University of New Hampshire 1981
  • Master of Psychology in Physiological Psychology / Psychobiology, University of New Hampshire 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 1976
  • Emory University Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1983
  • Full Name

  • James Hill