Nutrition and Food Science

Kathryn Silliman, PhD, RD

Professor, Human Nutrition

Courses Taught

  • NFSC 100 Basic Nutrition 
  • NFSC 155 Introduction to Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • NFSC 440 Advanced Human Nutrition
  • NFSC 641 Topics in Macronutrients

Personal Interests

Hiking, Spinning, Yoga, Reading, and Cooking

Research Interests

Projects related to the assessment of nutritional status and diet and disease.

Recent Publications/Current Projects

  • Bundros J, Clifford D, Silliman K, Neyman Morris M. Prevalence of orthorexia nervosa among college based Bratman's Test and associated tendencies. Appetite 101: 86-94, 2016
  • Magalis R, M Giovanni, K Silliman. Whole grain foods: is sensory liking related to knowledge, attitude, or intake? Nutrition and Food Science 2016; 46:504-516.
  • Gunnare N, K Silliman, M Neyman Morris.  Accuracy of self-reported weight and role of gender, body mass index, weight satisfaction, weighing behavior, and physical activity among rural college students. Body Image 10 (3): 406-410, 2013
  • Sandra Anderson, S, K Silliman, J Schneider.  Awareness of the Red Dress Symbol and heart disease among college women. Californian Journal of Health Promotion 11 (1): 36-44, 2013.
  • Thompson J, Silliman, D Clifford.  Impact of an early education multimedia intervention in managing nutrition-related chemotherapy side effects: a pilot study. SpringerPlus 2: 179, 2013
  • Silliman K, J Mahoney, V Michaels, T Miles.  No apparent impact of meal glycemic index on postprandial lipid response in lean and abdominally obese women. The Open Nutrition Journal 6: 97-103, 2012.

Recent Graduate Theses/Professional Papers

  • Nutritional knowledge among California State University, Chico student athletes
  • Are students aware of the risk factors of type 2 diabetes?
  • Food Insecurity among student athletes at a rural university and the need for a fueling station
  • The effect of a standardized nutrition care protocol in growth outcomes of low birthweight infants in a neonatal intensive care unit: A pilot study.
  • The effect of a plant-based diabetes education program on short-term dietary changes.