Archive for the ‘Experts’ Category


Corn has emerged in recent years as one of North Carolina‚Äôs more important crops. Twenty years ago, North Carolina grew around half a million acres of corn each year; today that number is around a million acres. While the value of the crop obviously varies with the market, corn is typically worth well over $300 […]

Well-Being Experts

In addition to our work related to health, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences also has varied research and extension programs designed to improve people’s well-being in North Carolina and beyond. Because agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations, we have a longstanding agromedicine partnership with East Carolina University. We also have specialists […]

Preparation of Health Leaders Experts

When it comes to the future of health care in North Carolina, nothing matters more than preparing the people who will lead the way. CALS’ efforts touch people even before they get to college: Our 4-H youth development program introduces children of all ages to the fourth H — health — through projects, workshops and […]

Plants for Health Experts

Plants can serve as a source not only of nutrients but also of compounds that protect and enhance human health. These so-called secondary compounds — phytochemicals that aren’t directly involved in a plant’s normal growth, development or reproduction — help the plants protect and defend themselves and attract pollinators. When eaten, they can yield health […]

Hunger, Obesity and Nutrition Education Experts

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is the go-to source for educational programs helping people make good choices about nutrition and physical activity. Our extension educators reach all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, in all 100 North Carolina counties. Their local foods initiatives help connect consumers who need fruits, vegetables and other foods with local farmers who […]

Food Safety Experts

An estimated 76 million cases of foodborne disease occur each year in the United States, and while most are mild, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths occur. At N.C. State, our researchers and extension educators work from farm to fork to reduce risk. Our programs reach the public, food servers, food preparers, food processors and farmers. […]

Food and Nutrition Research Experts

CALS is North Carolina’s leading provider of knowledge, education and technology related to food and nutrition. Our scientists breed crops for greater nutrition and create healthier food products such as sweet acidophilus milk and lower-fat cheeses. They also lead the way when it comes to research giving us a better understanding of human nutritional needs […]

Health and the Environment Experts

A sound environment is essential for human health. In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, most faculty members are, in some way, working to make the world a cleaner, healthier place. Here, we list just those faculty members who study human diseases related to the environment and those directly working to keep known human […]

Economic and Statistical Analysis Experts

Economists and statisticians deepen our understanding of some of the most important human health problems. At N.C. State, they build better disease models, find better ways to run clinical trials for cancer treatments and help us understand economic aspects of important public health issues. Read related articles: Economists find that tax could cut consumption of […]

Disease Prevention and Treatment Experts

When it comes to battling diseases that have vexed mankind for millennia, you won’t find any more committed scientists than the biochemists, biologists, microbiologists, geneticists, toxicologists and others in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are working together across disciplines and with partners in other agencies and universities on a range of human […]

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