Congratulations to Julie Hasken, the Nutrition Research Institute’s newest PhD! Julie earned her doctorate from the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Nutrition in 2021 and is now a postdoctoral research associate with Dr. Philip May.

Julie joined the NRI in 2012 as a Project Manager for Dr. May focusing on the prevalence, child characteristics, and maternal risk factors of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in the United States and South Africa. Julie earned her BS in Health Science from Truman State University and a Masters in Public Health, with a concentration in Health Education and Health Behavior, from UNC-CH. Julie is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.

The NRI is home to outstanding graduate students preparing for careers in precision nutrition research. Consider supporting students like Julie through our Student Nutrition Scientist fund. This fund allows us to provide tuition assistance and associated fees for these excellent students as they develop into the next generation of explorers in precision nutrition.