About Us

In the RENEW lab, we use research to help us better understand why we make the eating choices we do. Eating decisions are complicated and often influenced by a number of factors, including our environment, thoughts, feelings, family and cultural norms, and biology. What and how much we decide to eat is closely linked to our health and well-being. For these reasons, our goal is to take what we learn in our lab and develop new and interesting strategies for helping children, adults, families, and communities make healthier decisions.

Allow me to introduce you to our team…

  Nichole Kelly, PhD, Director


Claire Guidinger, Graduate Student

Gina Williamson, Graduate Student

Austin Folger, Graduate Student

Gabriella Luther, Graduate Student

Maggie Head, Graduate Student