CMHC Faculty Members

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Kristina Petersen, PhD, APD, FAHA

Lubbock, TX

Kristina Petersen, PhD, APD, FAHA

Nutritional Sciences


Dr. Kristina Petersen PhD, APD, FAHA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University. She is Director of the Diet and Cardiometabolic Health Lab, which studies the efficacy and effectiveness of dietary interventions to delay and prevent the onset of cardiometabolic diseases. The laboratory conducts human clinical trials to examine the effect of individual foods, bioactives, and dietary patterns on risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases.

Education and Training

Dr. Kristina Petersen has a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honors) from Flinders University (Australia) and a PhD in Nutrition from the University of South Australia (Australia). She completed postdoctoral training in public health and epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health (Australia), and in clinical nutrition at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Petersen was an Assistant Research Professor at The Pennsylvania State University from 2018 to 2020. She joined the Department of Nutritional Sciences at TTU as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020.

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