Jennifer Lemacks, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor


PhD Florida State University (Human Nutrition, Public Health secondary emphasis)

BS Florida State Universtiy (Food, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences)


Professional Credentials

Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetics Registration
Licensed Dietitian, State of Mississippi Department of Health
ServSafe Certification


Other Professional Training

Certificate of Training in Level 2 Adult Weight Management, American Dietetic Association; Charlotte, NC
Certificate of Training in Adolescent and Child Weight Management, American Dietetic Association; Daytona Beach, FL
Molly Kellogg’s Counseling Intensive for Nutrition Professionals, Houston, TX

Teaching Interests

Nutrition, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Macro/Micro Nutrients, Nutrition Politics

Research Interest

Dr. Lemacks’ current research activities include implementing health behavior change and nutrition education interventions to decrease preventable chronic disease and health disparities in underserved populations in the South. Her work includes utilizing mobile technology and community-based (i.e. churches) and primary care health clinic settings to facilitate program delivery.

Other areas of research interest include community-based participatory research, health disparities, obesity, RD Counseling, micronutrient (Calcium), dairy food (including conventional versus grass-fed)


Awards and Honors


2015 Center for Community and Civic Engagement Community Service-Learning Faculty Innovation Award; 2014-2016 Loan Repayment Program Awardee, National Institutes of Health; 2014 College of Health Emerging Scholar Award


For a complete profile and publications view Dr. Jennifer Lemacks Vitae