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Carol Connell

Dr. Carol Connell

Full Professor


Dr. Connell received BS and MS degrees in Nutrition and Foods from Auburn University. She completed her PhD in Nutrition and Food Systems at the University of Southern Mississippi. She currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences. She is also the USM principal investigator with the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR). MCCTR is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and is a partnership between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the University of Southern Mississippi and Tougaloo College. The focus of MCCTR is to build research capacity within the state of Mississippi to address obesity and its related chronic illnesses.

  • PHD - University of Southern Mississippi (2001)
  • MS - Auburn University (1991)
  • BS - Auburn University (1983)

Undergradute Courses
NFS 410 Macronutrient Metabolism
NFS 411 Micronutrient Metabolism
NFS 430/430 Lab Experimental Foods
NFS 485/485 Lab Medical Nutrition Therapy II
NFS 486/486 Lab Medical Nutrition Therapy III

Graduate Courses
NFS 640 Advanced Clinical Nutrition
NFS 703 Research Techniques for Nutrition & Food Systems
NFS 662 Community Nutrition (Re-designed to Global Nutrition & Health)
NFS 780 Advanced Practice in Nutrition & Food Systems

  • Barriers to healthcare seeking and provision among African American adults in the rural Mississippi Delta region: Community and provider perspectives, Journal of Community Health, 2019, 10.1007/s10900-019-00620-1
  • Money Expenditure, Coping and Academic Behaviors Among Food Insecure College Students at 10 Higher Education Institutes in the Appalachian and Southeastern Regions, Current Developments in Nutrition, 2019,
  • Mississippi Communities for Healthy Living: Results of a 6-Month Nutrition Education Comparative Effectiveness Trial, Health Education & Behavior, 2017, 10.1177/1090198116657807
  • Energy density, nutrient adequacy and cost per serving can provide insight into food choices in the Lower Mississippi Delta, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012, 10.1016/j.jneb.2011.02.003
  • Children's experiences of food insecurity can assist in understanding its effects on their well-being, Journal of Nutrition, 2005, 10.1093/jn/135.7.1683
  • Food security of older children can be assessed using a standardized survey instrument, Journal of Nutrition, 2004, 10.1093/jn/134.10.2566
  • Registered Dietitain
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Licensed Dietitian
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association)
  • Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly Mississippi Dietetic Association)
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Food Security, Food Access, Theory-based Nutrition Interventions