amanda willig Amanda Willig, PhD
Assistant Professor

Professional training

Graduate Training: Virginia Tech University;
UAB, Department of Nutrition Sciences
Postgraduate Training: UAB, Division of Infectious Diseases and
Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education


Research interests

Dr. Willig is a registered dietitian who investigates chronic disease treatment and prevention in patients with HIV and TB. Her work focuses on outcomes of nutrition and exercise interventions on inflammation and obesity risk, and the comparative effectiveness of these interventions in preventing cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Willig also investigates the health effects of malnutrition and body fat changes in Zambian patients living with HIV/TB.

News on Dr. Willig:

  • Amanda Willig, PhD speaks on classes aim to hook U.S. blacks on African Foods. Read the story and watch the video at the Associated Press (AP) website.