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Ashima Kant
Remsen, Room 306 E
Phone: 718-997-4156

Graduate Advisor for Nutrition and Exercise Sciences program; Research focuses on Food and nutrition and nutritional epidemiology.


 Deputy Chair


Ya Ching Hung
Fitzgerald Gym, Room 203 L
Phone: 718-997-2739

Research focuses on biomechanics, motor Learning and motor control.

Mihaela Robila
Fitzgerald Gym, Room 306 G
Phone: 718-997-4157

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Professor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS); HDFS Program Coordinator and Student Adviser; AAFCS (student chapter of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) Student club advisor.




Ann Azzollini
Fitzgerald Gym, Room 203 J
Phone: 718-997-2723

Advisor for the undergraduate Nutrition and Exercise Sciences program; Assistant Director of PATH (Physical Activity and Teenage Health) Program; Physical Education Club advisor. Areas of expertise include fitness assessment and exercise prescription with a focus on enhancing heart health, reducing obesity, and increasing lifetime physical activity.

Eve Bernstein
Associate Professor
Fitzgerald Gym , Room 203 E
Phone: 718-997-2716

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Advisor for Master program in Physical Education; Research focuses on curriculum and teaching; structuring and implementation of competition and competitive activities in physical education.

Allison Charny
Director of Dietetic Internship
Remsen, Room 306 A
Phone: 718-997-4138

Area of expertise includes development of interns’ ability to perform practice-based research; application of the nutrition care process and medical nutrition therapy; nutritional management of diabetes.

Sung Eun Choi
Associate Professor
Remsen, Room 305 A
Phone: 718-997-4169

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Research areas focus on food sensory science with nutritional science. Effects of taste perception on health; food preference and food intake; dietary patterns and body weight; optimization of food formulation using sensory evaluation.

Clare Consiglio
Remsen, Room 306 F
Phone: 718-997-4149

Advisor for the Food Management Studies specialization program; Faculty Advisor for Phi Upsilen Honor Society; Creator and caretaker of the FNES Vegetable and Herb Garden (a sustainable food system model) which supplies fresh produce to the FNES food laboratory.

Ariela Herman
Associate Professor
Fitzgerald Gym, Room 203 B
Phone: 718-997-2715

Physical Education Program Coordinator and Advisor; Research focuses on curriculum and teaching, action research, and movement science.

Sunitha Jasti
Assistant Professor
Remsen, Room 306 C
Phone: 718-997-4159

My research is on the nutritional behaviors of ethnic minority and immigrant populations in the U.S. I am interested in learning about the use of nutritional tools available such as food labels in these populations. I also look at the healthfulness of diets of immigrants. I study aspects of dietary changes that occur during their stay in the U.S and if and how those changes affect their health.

Patricia Miner
Remsen, Room 306 B
Phone: 718-997-4152

Director of ADA Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Jr. ADA (student chapter of the American Dietetic Association) student club advisor. Research focuses on health belief model and adherance to dietary prescription in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Andrea Mosenson
Assistant Professor
Remsen, Room 305 B
Phone: 718-997-4161

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education Coordinator and Advisor for Bachelor program, Post Baccalaureate program and Master program.

Norberto Quiles
Assistant Professor
Fitzgerald Gym, Room
Phone: 718-997-

Elizabeth Riina
Assistant Professor
Remsen, Room 306 D
Phone: 718-570-0466

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Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), AAFCS Student club advisor. Research focuses on family processes, family research methods, socio-cultural contexts for family and individual development.

Michael Toner
Associate Professor
Fitzgerald Gym, Room 203 D
Phone: 718-997-2717

Graduate advisor for the Nutrition and Exercise Sciences program. Research interests: Exercise physiology; temperature regulation during exercise.

Sandy Westfal
Remsen, Room
Phone: 718-997-


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