Nutrition and Cognition (2014-2015)

The goal of this project team was to develop effective strategies to address disordered eating on college campuses, behaviors that directly influence a student’s capacity to learn.

The team designed and implemented a series of laboratory studies to examine the impact of disordered eating behaviors (e.g., skipping meals, avoiding certain macronutrients) on cognition (e.g., attention, working memory). Using marketing strategies, team members investigated how to communicate these findings and/or how to alter the food environment in a way to reduce these dangerous behaviors.



See earlier related team, Interventions to Increase Healthy Eating on College Campuses (2013-2014).

Team Leaders

  • Gavan Fitzsimons, Fuqua School of Business
  • Nancy Zucker, School of Medicine-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

/graduate Team Members

  • Kristen Cooksey, Public Policy Studies-PHD

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Taela Dudley, Linguistics (AB)
  • Nicole Garcia Fischer, Public Policy Studies (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Madison Mumma, Psychology (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Hanna Wiegers, Art History (AB)
  • Emily Yang, Biology (BS)