Ingestive Behavior Research Center


Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Osvaldo Campanella, Ph.D. Professor


Department of Agricultural Economics

James Binkley, Ph.D. Professor

James Eales, Ph.D. Professor


Department of Animal Sciences

Kolapo Ajuwon, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Shawn Donkin, Ph.D. Professor


Department of Anthropology

Bryce A. Carlson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Melissa Remis, Ph.D. Professor


Department of Biological Sciences

Ignacio Camarillo, Ph.D. Associate Professor


Department of Child Development and Family Studies

Melissa Franks, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D. Professor


Department of Food Science

Mario Ferruzzi, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Bruce Hamaker, Ph.D. Professor, Director of Whistler Center

Kee-Hong Kim, Ph.D. Assistant Professor


Department of Health and Kinesiology

Sean Newcomer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Philip Troped, Ph.D. Associate Professor


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ashlie Martini, Ph.D. Assistant Professor


Department of Nutrition Science

Kimberly Buhman, Ph.D. Associate Professor

John Burgess, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Wayne Campbell, Ph.D. Professor

James Daniel, Ph.D. Associate Professor

James Fleet, Ph.D. Professor

Elsa Janle, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor

Sibylle Kranz, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Richard Mattes, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Director of IBRC

Megan McCrory, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Charles Santerre, Ph.D. Professor

Dennis Savaiano, Ph.D. Professor, and Interim Dean of the Honors College

Silvia D. Stan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Jon Story, Ph.D. Professor

Dorothy Teegarden, Ph.D. Professor

Connie Weaver, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Head of Nutrition Science


Other Department of Nutrition Science Faculty/Staff

Rachel Clark, Professional Staff

Dinah Dalder, Administrative Professional

Marleen Troyer, Assistant to the Head

Donna Vandegraff, Extension Specialist

Elwood Walls, Continuing Lecturer

Donna Zoss, Continuing Lecturer


Department of Psychological Sciences

Julia Chester, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Kelsie T. Forbush, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Edward A. Fox, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Kimberly Kinzig, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Jim Nairne , Ph.D. Distinguished Professor

Robert Phillips, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor

Terry L. Powley, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor

Susie Swithers, Ph.D. Professor

Theodore Wachs, Ph.D. Professor


Office of the Vice President of Research

Perry Kirkham, Ph.D. Project Coordinator


School of Health Sciences 

Wei Zheng, Ph.D. Professor, Head of Health Sciences


School of Nursing

Nancy Edwards, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Laura Prouty Sands, Ph.D. Professor


School of Veterinary Medicine

Lynetta Freeman, Associate Professor


Indiana University School of Medicine:

Department of Medicine

Robert Considine, Ph.D. Professor

Department of Neurology

David Kareken, Ph.D. Professor

About the IBRC

The Ingestive Behavior Research Center at Purdue University is unique in providing an interdisciplinary research and training environment that promotes excellence in the analysis of ingestive behavior and its disorders.

Our Vision

Individual and population-based health practices will be optimized by advancing understanding of the controls of ingestive behavior.

IBRC Executive Committee

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Cresta Cates
Administrative Assistant
Purdue University
Stone Hall, Room 220
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059
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(765) 494-0674 fax