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Janet Antwi

Janet Antwi is an assistant professor in the Human Nutrition and Food Area of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University. She is a Registered Dietitian professional. She has worked nationally and internationally for the past 9 years in practice and research with hard-to-reach populations and underprivileged communities and involves her students in community engagement activities. Janet also has expertise as a public health professional, pharmacist, and HIV/AIDS medicines adherence counselor. She has a passion for teaching and undertaking research in both community and clinical settings.

As a professor, Janet currently teaches undergraduate dietetics courses in Research Methods and Food Systems Management. She has previously taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Advanced Nutrition, Nutrition Across the Lifespan, Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition II (Metabolism), Advanced Nutrition Therapy, Current Issues in Dietetics, and Service Learning Project at the State University of New York at Oneonta. Her research areas are nutrition for intervention in chronic diseases prevention and management – nutrition and physical activity in obesity, type 2 diabetes, the impact of bioactive compounds (dietary supplements and antioxidants) on HIV/AIDS disease progression, and nutrition education. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi, Ghana), master’s degree in International Healthcare Management Economics and Policy from SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan, Italy) and Ph.D. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University (Miami, FL). Her hobbies are reading, writing, listening to music and singing, sightseeing and cooking.