Nutrition Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Mackenzie and Engle-Stone

In September 2016 the UC Davis Nutrition Department welcomes two new faculty members, Dr. Reina Engle-Stone (right) and Dr. Gerardo Mackenzie (left).

Dr. Reina Engle-Stone - New Assistant Professor of Community and Global Nutrition

Dr. Engle-Stone received her Ph.D. from the UC Davis Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology with a Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition. She previously held a researcher position in the Nutrition Department and will now be working in a new position as an Assistant Professor of Community and Global Nutrition.

Dr. Engle-Stone's research is in global public health nutrition, with a focus on micronutrient nutrition among women and young children in low-income settings. Research themes include planning, monitoring, and evaluation of food fortification programs; cost-effectiveness and coherence among micronutrient intervention programs, and nutritional assessment.

Dr. Gerardo Mackenzie - New Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science

Dr. Mackenzie received his Ph.D. from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and did postdoctoral work at the University of California, Davis prior to joining the Division of Cancer Prevention at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He comes to us from his previous position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University. He will be joining the department as a new Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science.

Dr. Mackenzie's research focuses on the role of diet and other lifestyle factors in cancer development and prevention. Current research projects include: 1) Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the link between obesity, inflammation and cancer; 2) Evaluating the role of zinc in pancreatic carcinogenesis; and 3) Investigating the use of select nutraceuticals as potential chemopreventive agents.