See how the Moore Family Center's dedicated faculty are helping individuals and communities live healthier through healthy foods and good nutrition.

Siew Sun Wong | Featured Researcher | Moore Family CenterProfessor and Extension Nutrition Specialist Siew Sun Wong came to Oregon State in 2011 after previously working as a visiting scholar at the USDA NIFA Division of Family Consumer Science in Washington, D.C. and ARS National Nutrient Data Lab and Food Survey Research Group in Beltsville, Md. She’s also served as an assistant professor, Extension Nutrition Specialist and Utah State Director for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at Utah State University. Siew Sun currently is a researcher in the CPHHS’ Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health as well as the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. She earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Siew Sun's current research focuses on childhood obesity prevention. The five-year, multidisciplinary NIFA AFRI project called The WAVE~Ripples for Change integrates Extension, research and education to combine real-world and virtual-world learning experiences for 15- to 19-year-old teens engaged in soccer to prevent unhealthy weight gain.

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Jenny Jackson, Ph.D., MS, RDN

Clinical Assistant Professor and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Jenny Jackson, originally joined the college in 2005 and assumed her current role in September 2017. Prior to her current position, Jenny worked as a nutrition educator at the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and as an instructor in the OSU Dietetics Program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences, a master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Management, and her PhD in Public Health from Oregon State. Following her PhD, she was a post-doctoral research associate with a focus on nutritional epidemiology.

Jenny’s current work focuses on experiential teaching and learning to help students engage with food and nutrition concepts via hands-on and service-based activities. Her research interests include community-based and epidemiological investigations focused on food security and the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity behaviors across the lifespan.

Read Inside the mind of researcher Jenny Jackson to learn more about her current research.


Emily Ho, PhD | Featured Researcher | Moore Family CenterProfessor Emily Ho came to Oregon State in 2003. Before joining Oregon State, Emily completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and UC Berkeley and served as a graduate research and teaching associate at The Ohio State University’s Department of Human Nutrition, where she earned a Ph.D.

Emily's current research explores what we eat and how food has an impact in terms of healthy lifestyles and letting us live better. She is especially interested in cancer, but she's also interested in obesity, cardiovascular disease, how to age healthier and also how healthy eating affects children’s ability to be who they are. So overall, being better through what people eat.

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Nutrition Associate Professor Mary Cluskey serves as the director of the Healthy Diets and Food core in the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, the Dietetics internship director and undergraduate curriculum coordinator for Nutrition in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. From 1996-2010, she served as the OSU Dietetic program director at Oregon State. Throughout her career, Mary held various titles, including serving as a wellness program consultant for the Corvallis Fire Department, a food service director and registered dietitian at Capital Manor Retirement in Salem, nutrition instructor at several colleges, and a consultant dietitian for healthcare facilities. She completed her Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Management at Oregon State University and her master’s degree in Nutrition Education at Illinois State University.

Read Inside the mind of researcher Mary Cluskey to learn more about her current research.