Professor of Nutrition Science
Director of Graduate Nutrition Programs
Advanced Practice Dietitian Specialist

An enhanced understanding of the role of diet in health and disease is a compelling challenge of the 21st century

Through her research and clinical practice, Charlene W. Compher works to meet this challenge while enhancing the quality of nutrition care of vulnerable populations and training the next generation of nutrition scientists and nurses.

“Embedding nutrition science into investigations of diet-disease relationships is an essential step towards health promotion and disease prevention. Establishing the evidence to support nutrition care for health systems and clinicians will improve the quality of healthcare globally.”


  • PhD, Drexel University, 1999 
  • MS, Drexel University, 1982 
  • BS, University of Tennessee, 1970