April J. Stull, PhD, RDN, FAND
Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences
Department of Human Sciences and Design
Dr. Stull serves as an Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences in the Department of Human Sciences and Design. She earned a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in dietetics from Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA) where she also completed a dietetic internship. Dr. Stull then attained a PhD in nutrition science from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in botanicals, diabetes, and nutrition at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).
Prior to joining the Baylor faculty, Dr. Stull was the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics and an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, MD), and Researcher and Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge, LA). Currently, she serves on the Editorial Board of two nutrition journals (Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Nutrition Reviews) and the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) Board of Directors as the Treasurer.
Current Research Interests:
- Evaluation of polyphenol-rich foods and other functional foods and their effects on the risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome (i.e, pre-diabetes, obesity, and hypertension)
- Evaluation of dietary intake via different dietary assessment tools to help underserved populations improve their dietary intake
- Dietary interventions aimed at preventing chronic diseases in populations at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Current Courses Taught:
- NUTR 2351 Nutrition
- NUTR 4200 Seminar in Nutrition Sciences
- NUTR 5358 Emerging Issues in Food and Nutrition