Prospective PhD Students


From the Director

    Photo of Lynn Moore Nutrition scientists apply the tools of physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics, as well as epidemiology and social sciences, to questions that are important for understanding the impact of nutrition on human health.

    The doctoral program in Nutrition Sciences provides you with core knowledge of the nutritional sciences and then focuses on training you to conduct original, nutrition-related research. The integrative nature of nutrition science provides a superb background for independent research careers in academic medicine, industry, government, and even non-profit organizations. It will provide you with a solid foundation for career advancement in the basic sciences as well as clinical and epidemiologic nutrition research and medical writing. The recent emergence of the nutriceutical industries provides additional opportunities for doctoral level nutrition scientists.

    You can tailor your coursework and research experience to pursue your interests including taking full advantage of the myriad course offerings in the Graduate Medical Sciences division at BU School of Medicine.

    I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have about and I look forward to seeing your application to our program.


    Lynn L Moore, DSc, MPH
    Director, Graduate Program in Nutritional & Metabolism