Relation between diet and chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis; Community-based dietary behavior change interventions; Health disparities; Impact of gut microbiome on bone health.
Sabrina Noel, Ph.D, R.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences and Associate Director for Community Engagement for the Center for Population Health at UMass Lowell. She is also Director of the Health Assessment Laboratory in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. Her research focuses on studying the role of diet on age-related chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis and on health disparities in disadvantaged populations. She partners with surrounding communities to understand the multiple factors that influence healthy aging and quality of life to inform local programs, policies and infrastructure.