Diana Pacyga

Diana Pacyga

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PhD Student in Human Nutrition and Environmental Toxicology
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition


Degree Program

PhD in Human Nutrition and Human Toxicology

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Rita Strakovsky

Background and Research Interests

Diana received a BS in Molecular & Cellular Biology, along with a Chemistry minor and Neuroscience certificate, from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a MS in Epidemiology from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on pregnancy and midlife as vulnerable windows with the overall goal of understanding how exposure to environmental chemicals and cardiometabolic status are associated with women’s and child lifelong health.