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Phone: 765-494-6559


700 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Anita Panjwani

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Inflammatory and Metabolic Disorders
  • Phytochemicals
  • Cognitive Development
  • Food-related Sensory Sensitivities and Behaviors

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Nutrition Science Research Area(s)

  • Metabolism and Obesity
  • Food, Ingestive Behavior and Population Nutrition


Dr. Panjwani’s research goal is to improve the healthspan of individuals by addressing issues of access to and palatability of nutrient rich and therapeutic foods. She studies the efficacy of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders. Given the importance of the successful incorporation in the diet of these compounds, she is also interested in sensory-related ingestive behaviors that are particularly challenging for many individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Panjwani believes plant-based therapies are a “green” solution that are translatable in low-resource settings, reaching those in most need.


  • BA in Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 2009
  • MPH in Nutrition, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2012
  • PhD in Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2019

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Current Courses

  • NUTR 30300 - Essentials of Nutrition