PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1992
MS, West Virginia University, 1987
Role of dietary, lifestyle and ecological factors in the risk, prevention and management of diet-related health disparities and chronic diseases. Special Interest in Type 2 diabetes, maternal and child nutrition, and nutrition in HIV/AIDS.
Serves as Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics . Instructional activities in food, nutrition and human development.
HNF 453 – Nutrition & Human Development
HNF 406 – Sociocultural Aspects of Food & Eating
Shipp, G. M., Weatherspoon, L. J., Comstock, S. S., Norman, G. S., Alexander, G. L., Gardiner, J. C., & Kerver, J. M. (2022). Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy as a Predictor of Breastfeeding Intensity Among African American Women in the Mama Bear Feasibility Trial. Breastfeeding Medicine.
Shipp, G. M., Weatherspoon, L. J., Norman, G. S., Alexander, G. L., Kelleher, D., & Kerver, J. M. (2021). Understanding Factors Influencing Breastfeeding Outcomes in a Sample of African American Women. Maternal and child health journal, 1-10.
Weatherspoon, D. D., Miller, S. R., Niyitanga, F., Weatherspoon, L. J., & Oehmke, J. F. (2021). Rwanda’s Commercialization of Smallholder Agriculture: Implications for Rural Food Production and Household Food Choices. Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, 19(1), 51-62.
Earnesty, D. S., Hourani, M., Kerver, J. M., & Weatherspoon, L. J. (2019). Dietary guidelines are not met by in-home child care providers in low-income areas. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(10), 1150-1158.
Weatherspoon, D. D., Miller, S., Ngabitsinze, J. C., Weatherspoon, L. J., & Oehmke, J. F. (2019). Stunting, food security, markets and food policy in Rwanda. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1-13.
Al-Farhan, A. K., Weatherspoon, L. J., Pfeiffer, K. A., Li, W., Bumaryoum, N. F., & Carlson, J. J. (2019). P150 A Comparison of Adherence to Pediatric Nutrition Requirements Among Kuwaiti Boys and Girls. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(7), S100.
Venkatesh, S., & Weatherspoon, L. J. (2018). Food Behaviors and dietary acculturation of Asian Indians in the US. Journal of nutrition education and behavior, 50(6), 529-535.
Venkatesh, S., & Weatherspoon, L. J. (2018). Reliability and validity of an Asian Indian dietary acculturation measure (AIDAM). Health Education & Behavior, 45(6), 908-917.
Venkatesh, S., Conner, T., Song, W. O., Olson, B. H., & Weatherspoon, L. J. (2017). The relationship between dietary acculturation and type 2 diabetes risk among Asian Indians in the US. Journal of immigrant and minority health, 19(2), 294-301.
MSU food researchers receive $100k grant to help improve diets, health of moms and babies in Uganda
Published on December 11, 2018
Our Table makes its community debut in Michigan
Published on January 10, 2018