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School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Melissa M. Reznar, PhD, MPH

Title::  Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Office: 3102 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8668
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail: reznar@oakland.edu

Educational Background: 
PhD; Human Nutrition; Michigan State University
MPH; General Epidemiology; University of Michigan
BS; Biomedical Science; Western Michigan University 

Teaching Interests: 
Human Nutrition and Health
Contemporary Topics in Nutrition 

Research/Scholarship: 
Dr. Reznar’s research interest is to improve diet quality among populations at important transitional points in life – particularly college students, young children, and prenatal woman and infants. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative research studies focused on exploring the intrapersonal (personal skills, attitudes, knowledge), interpersonal (role of significant others), and especially the food environment (campus, home, work) aspects of food choice to inform nutrition interventions. Dr. Reznar’s overall goal is to prevent overweight/obesity and other chronic diseases by making the healthy choice the easy (and fun, delicious) choice.

Professional Affiliations: 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Society for Nutrition
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Personal Interests: 
Vegan cooking, especially trying new recipes; grocery shopping; collecting vegan cookbooks; travelling near and far; Tigers baseball; Crossfit-like workouts, featuring vigorous cardiorespiratory activity and resistance training (including Olympic lifting); games and puzzles of all sorts; dining out with friends and family.