Faculty & Staff

Celia Batista Almeida, MS, PhD, LN

Assistant Professor & Interim Chair
celia.desouzabatista@howard.edu

Research Interests: 
Nutritional therapeutics for sickle cell disease and health disparities


Avis Graham, PhD, RD, LDN

Assistant Professor & Director Coordinated Program in Dietetics
apgraham@howard.edu

Research Interests:
Childhood and adult obesity, and National School Lunch Program


Oyonumo Ntekim, MD, MHSA, PhD

Assostant Professor
oyonumo.ntekim@howard.edu

Research Interests:
Molecular bases for Alzheimer’s disease dementia, and metabolic syndrome, new drug development, bioactive herbal constituents, and functional genomics


Allan Johnson, PhD, FASAHP

Professor & Graduate Program Director
ajohnson@howard.edu

Research Interests:
Risk factors for overweight/obesity and cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular health in faith-based populations


Thomas Fungwe, PhD, CFS

Associate Professor & CNAHS Director for Research, Institutional Assessment, and Operations
thomas.fungwe@howard.edu

Research Interests: 
Nutrigenomics: Role of diet in chronic disease prevention


Chimene Castor, EdD, MS, RD, LDN

Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator Dietetics program
chimeme.castor@howard.edu

Research Interests
Sleep disorders, global nutrition, use of technology for interventions, and health disparities


Linda Thompson, PhD, LN

Assistant Professor & Academic Coordinator
linda.thompson@howard.edu

Research Interests:
Chronic disease prevention and  nutrition/health disparities