Faculty and Staff

  • Image of Raedeh Basiri

    Assistant Professor, Nutrition 

    Dr. Raedeh Basiri is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. Basiri’s research interests are assessing the effects of healthy eating on the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity. She is also interested in preventing pediatric obesity via the application of multi-faceted interventions.
  • Sapna Batheja

    Assistant Professor , CHHS

    Dr. Batheja is Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition Studies. Batheja’s research interests are how to leverage technology to create dietary behavior changes and impact overweight and obesity.
  • Lawrence Cheskin

    Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Nutrition

    Dr. Cheskin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Co-Principal Investigator of the Mason Cohort: Health Starts Here study, and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He received his medical degree from Dartmouth, and postdoctoral training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  
  • Lilian de Jonge

    Associate Professor, Nutrition

    Dr. Lilian de Jonge is an associate professor at the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. She obtained her PhD degree in nutrition from the Université de Montréal, in Montréal, Canada.
  • Constance Gewa

    Associate Professor, Nutrition

    Dr. Constance Gewa is an Associate Professor in the Department Nutrition and Food Studies. Gewa’s research focuses on nutritional status of mothers and children in low-income nations, especially those in Africa.
  • Kerri LaCharite

    Assistant Professor, Nutrition

    Dr. LaCharite is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. She writes and teaches about sustainable food systems, food and culture, urban agriculture, and the effects of agriculture-based learning on eating behaviors.
  • Associate Professor, Nutrition