PhD in Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

The PhD program in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology trains students interested in conducting translational research on the metabolic basis of disease.

Our unique program, generally completed in four to five years, focuses on the primary literature and teaches students the latest technologies needed to be elite scientists and research scholars.

Students generally align their curriculum along either the:

  1. (a) Nutrition or
  2. (b) Integrated Physiology tracks.

But students also have the option to tailor coursework in consult with the thesis mentor and advisory committee.

The bulk of the time in this program revolves around the doctoral dissertation, generally culminating in the publication of two to four papers describing original research findings in the medical literature.

Costs & Funding

Most students in the program receive research stipends from the faculty mentor and a concomitant waiver of tuition.

How to Apply

Research Mentors

Before applying to the program, applicants should identify prospective mentors willing to provide guidance and financial support for the student’s research activities.

Possible mentors in the program include the following:

Primary NUIP Faculty

Adjunct NUIP Faculty

Contact Us

PhD Program in Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Sarah Elizabeth Levitt
Program Manager
Email: sarahelizabeth.levitt@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-6730

Thunder Jalili
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: thunder.jalili@health.utah.edu