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Grace Adegoye

Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Paul Wright Gym 221

Education

Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Nutrition, 2022
MEH, Mississippi Valley State University, Environmental Health, 2018 Dip. Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Tutors of Health Sciences 2014
HND, College of Health Science and Technology, Environmental Health 2007

Biography

What are some of the highlights of your career?

I received my Ph.D. in nutrition from Mississippi State University in 2022 and earned a Master of Science in Environmental Health from Mississippi Valley State University in 2018, Mississippi, USA. My research interests are climate, environment, health, and agricultural and improved nutrition (CHAIN). My research covers environmental plant physiology, crop productivity, food security, food safety, nutrition, and health education in low-income countries. I have taught various nutrition courses, including Global Nutrition and Community Nutrition, an immersive learning course incorporating High Impact Projects (HIP) with specific student learning objectives (SLOs). In addition, I’ve taught several sections of undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses in her teaching career and assisted freshman students with navigating the hurdles of starting college. My research has excellent prospects and several publications in reputable journals. Documented reports and media appearances revealed that I exceeded expectations in my research on improving nutrition and food safety knowledge of small-scale female fish processors in Delta State, Nigeria, a USAID-funded project (Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish, Nourishing Nations projects: focusing on improving the quality and safety of processed fish products in Nigeria). Another successful research study that investigated the effect of climate change and environmental factors on soybean productivity in Mississippi was sponsored by the USDA and the Mississippi Soybean Production Board (MSPB). I have persistently immersed myself in solving public health, community nutrition, and food safety problems.

What excites you most about your field?

The most exciting aspect of Nutrition Science is its dynamic nature and intriguing interdisciplinary relatedness to other fields, such as medicine, agriculture, social science, and the food manufacturing industry. It is more exciting that studying nutrition can prevent and treat various diseases through diet and lifestyle changes. Advancements in nutrition science have uncovered discoveries about the role of specific nutrients in promoting optimal health and chronic disease prevention. This field offers unlimited opportunities for research, innovation, networking, and making a laudable impact on people and communities.

What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?

My favorite thing about Gunnison Valley is the student success-centeredness, faculty support, and community-orientedness.

Publications

  • Adegoye, G. A., Olorunwa, O. J., Alsajri, F. A., Walne, C. H., Wijewandana, C., Kethireddy, S. R., … & Reddy, K. R. (2023). Waterlogging effects on soybean physiology and hyperspectral reflectance during the reproductive stage. Agriculture, 13(4), 844.
  • Adegoye, G. A., Tolar-Peterson, T., Ene-Obong, H. N., Nuntah, J. N., Pasqualino, M. M., Mathews, R., … & Pincus, L. (2023). Development and Validation of Nutrition and Food Safety Educational Material for Fish Processors in Nigeria. International journal of environmental research and public health, 20(6), 4891.
  • Adegoye, G., Reddy, R., Wijewardana, C., & Alsajri, F. (2021). Soybean Growth, Development and Productivity in Response to Flood Stress at Reproductive Stage. Current Developments in Nutrition, 5, 83.
  • Apalowo, O. E., Adegoye, G. A., Mbogori, T., Kandiah, J., & Obuotor, T. M. (2024). Nutritional Characteristics, Health Impact, and Applications of Kefir. Foods, 13(7), 1026.
  • Apalowo, O., Adegoye, G., & Obuotor, T. (2024). Exploring the functional roles of sustainable dietary patterns on gut microbiota composition and optimal health. Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease-Online ISSN: 2574-0334; Print ISSN: 2769-2426, 7(2), 110-130.
  • Reeder, N., Tolar-Peterson, T., Adegoye, G. A., Dickinson, E., & McFatter, E. (2022). The effect of daily peanut consumption on cognitive function and indicators of mental health among healthy young women. Functional Foods in Health and Disease, 12(12), 734-747.
  • Apalowo, O. E., Adegoye, G. A., & Obuotor, T. M. (2024). Microbial-Based Bioactive Compounds to Alleviate Inflammation in Obesity. Current Issues in Molecular Biology, 46(3), 1810-1831.
  • Aborode, A. T., Favour Obianuju, A., Onyeaka, H., Fasawe, A. S., Adegoye, G. A., Oko, C., & Uro-Chukwu, H. C. (2023). Obesity and nutrition in the most remote parts of Africa. Frontiers in public health, 11, 1197367.
  • Reeder, N., Tolar-Peterson, T., Adegoye, G. A., Dickinson, E., & McFatter, E. (2023). The effect of daily peanut consumption on indicators of metabolic health among healthy young women. Functional Foods in Health and Disease, 13(12), 664-675.
  • Chupeerach, C., Tapanee, P., On-Nom, N., Temviriyanukul, P., Chantong, B., Reeder, N., … & Tolar-Peterson, T. (2021). The influence of TAS2R38 bitter taste gene polymorphisms on obesity risk in three racially diverse groups. Biomedicine, 11(3), 43.
  • Adegoye, G., Reddy, R., Wijewardana, C., & Alsajri, F. (2021). Climate/Environment, Agriculture and Food Supply.
  • Kethireddy, S. R., Adegoye, G. A., Tchounwou, P. B., Tuluri, F., Ahmad, H. A., Young, J. H., & Zhang, L. (2018). The status of geo-environmental health in Mississippi: Application of spatiotemporal statistics to improve health and air quality. AIMS environmental science, 5(4), 273.
  • Sadiku, M. N., Adegoye, G. A., Ajayi-Majebi, A., & Musa, S. M. Agricultural Intelligence: An Introduction.

External Professional Affiliations

  • Researcher and Team Member, Nourishing Nations, Mississippi State University (MSU), USAID Feed the Future, Fish Innovation Lab. Nourishing Nations Team. Nigeria. July 2020-May 2022.
  • Formal Assistant Teaching Professor of Nutrition at Ball State University and the Department of Nutrition and Health Science. August 2022-May 2024
  • A certified Public Health (CPH) and Certified Food Protection Manager.
  • Active member of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN),
  • Outgoing Award Chair of the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (HEN), a Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) 2022-2024
  • Country Representative of Nigeria for the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND)
  • Country Representative Chair-Elect (2024-2026) of IAAND.

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