FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Fatma G. Huffman, Ph.D., R.D.

  • Title: Professor and Chair
  • E-mail: huffmanf@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-3788
  • Office: AHC5 306

Dr. Fatma G. Huffman, Chair of the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition, has a long history of conducting human nutrition research with diverse ethnic groups. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East and West Africa, serving as a consultant to USAID. She has won three awards for “Excellence in Teaching”, and two for “Excellence in Research”. She is a professional member of the American Institute of Nutrition and the American Diabetes Association and volunteers for these associations.

Dr. Huffman’s research interests are type 2 diabetes and coronary artery diseases. Her research has been funded by NIH/NIDDK, the American Heart Association, and the FIU Foundation. Dr. Huffman strives to maintain the high quality of education the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition offers. Customer service with quality education and following accreditation requirements is the goal of the department.

Research Areas

  • Type 2 diabetes, risk factor associated with diet, ethnicity
  • Cardiovascular diseases, dietary risk factors
  • Nutrigenomics associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
  • Clinical trials with vitamin D supplementation