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Rachel Knight

Loxley, Alabama


  • BS, Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, 2016
  • MS, Nutrition Sciences, UAB, 2017
  • PhD UAB Nutrition Sciences, 2022

Dissertation: Exploring the Influence of Psychosocial Stress and Inflammatory Properties of the Diet on Cardiometabolic Risk and Gut Microbiome Health among Emerging and Young Adult Women of Birmingham, Alabama

Mentor: Dr. Douglas Moellering

First Position Post-graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, UAB Nutrition Sciences

Why did you choose UAB? I chose to continue my education at UAB because of the institutions continued excellence with research, service and innovation. As a masters level graduate student, I was able to meet some of the outstanding faculty and PhD students within the nutrition sciences department, gaining a glimpse of what my future could be as a researcher. What I loves most about UAB is that the environment inspires discovery, diversity, and collaboration.