Norman Hord, PhD, MPH, RD

Celia Strickland and G. Kenneth Austin III Endowed Professor, and Co-Director School of Biological and Population Health Sciences


College of Public Health and Human Sciences
110 Milam Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

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School, program or other affiliation

  • School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health

Research Interests

I employ a broad background in nutrition, dietetics, public health and biology to address the role of dietary factors in cancer and cardiovascular disease risk. The goal of our research program is to investigate the interaction between colon epithelial cell genotype and dietary factors in cancer risk. Current projects include: 1. the identification of the transformation stage in colon carcinogenesis at which dietary nitrates and nitrites influence risk, and 2. Efficacy of dietary nitrates, nitrites and other plant-based food components to lower blood pressure in adults with hypertension. We participate with a large collaborative group of physicians, Registered Dietitians and scientists to assess the efficacy of an energy-restricted ketogenic diet on tumor metabolism in adults with glioblastoma multiforme, the most prevalent type of brain cancer in adults

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