Dr. Abiodun Atoloye

Growing up in Nigeria with an aptitude for math and science, Abiodun Atoloye aspired to become a pharmacist or chemical engineer. However, a nutrition course during her third year at Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University changed everything.

“I became fascinated with food, diet, and their effects on health,” says Atoloye, now an assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences (NDFS) at Utah State University. “Moreover, I became more aware of global health issues, such as malnutrition, obesity, and chronic diseases, and I wanted to contribute solutions through public health initiatives.”

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