Naiman A. Khan, Ph.D., RD

Education/Training

  • BS, Nutritional Sciences, Louisiana State University
  • MS, Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Registration in Dietetics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Assistant Professor, Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Naiman Khan's research interest is in the area of Nutritional Neuroscience. Our laboratory utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to integrate knowledge in the disciplines of dietetics, body composition, and cognitive neuroscience to understand the interactions between nutrition, obesity, and cognitive function and brain health in the pediatric and adult populations. The knowledge gained from this work is used to develop and test dietary interventions designed to mitigate the detrimental effects of obesity and metabolic risk on physical and mental health.

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