MEMBERS

Members
   

Fatma G. Huffman, PhD, RD
huffmanf@fiu.edu

   
Education
  • PhD in Nutrition and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • MS in Nutrition and Foods, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Post-graduate research in Agricultural Engineering, Mediterranean Agricultural Institute, Bari, Italy

Background

Dr. Huffman is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University. In addition to her research on nutrition, obesity and cardiovascular health among minority populations, Dr. Huffman is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Society of North America (USA), the American Dietetic Association and the Florida Dietetic Association and serves as a member of the Institutional Review Board of Florida International University.

Research

  • Risk factors of Coronary Heart Disease among Cuban Americans
  • Barriers to self-care management among Hispanic-women with type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Lifestyle and Biochemical correlates of type 2 diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease among Cuban-Americans ?
  • Comparison of CHD risk factors in Caribbean-Americans and African- Americans in South Florida
 
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