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Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology (NUIP)

Our department houses an active group of researchers, educators, and trainees dedicated to understanding how maintenance of metabolic health combats the development and progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

We maintain active engagement with other programs within University of Utah Health and endeavor to translate new research findings into clinical procedures and community outreach programs that improve quality of life. We welcome you to peruse our website to get a sense of the breadth of our research interests, degree programs, and outreach initiatives.

nutrition research


Understand the metabolic underpinnings of chronic disease

Produce the next generation of exceptional registered dietitians and research scholars

Address systemic issues of health inequity to reduce health disparities

Apply rigorous evidence-based standards to improve interdisciplinary health care

Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Letter From the Chairs

Built thematically around the topic of “translational metabolic health,” our researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainees are dedicated to understanding how nutrient homeostasis influences the development and progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer...

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Scott A. Summers, PhD

Professor and Chair - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology / Co-Director - Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center

Julie Metos, PhD, MPH, RD

Associate Dean for Community Engagement - College of Health / Associate Chair - Nutrition and Integrative Physiology / Executive Director - University of Utah Center for Community Nutrition

Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Our Newsletter

Find out about recent department activities and what's happening with the NUIP Faculty, Staff and Students


Celebrating our first PhD graduates

Dr. Kristine Jordan awarded U's Distinguished Teaching Award

New partners join efforts to encourage healthful eating

Glucagon Be-Gone!

Counting Hours, Not Calories

Combating Racism in Our Profession

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Contact Us

Main Campus Office



250 South 1850 East

HPER North, Room 214

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Research Office



15 North 2030 East

EIHG, Rm 3110

Salt Lake City, UT 84112