Ivis T.  Forrester, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN

Director and Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences



Ph. D., Human Nutrition, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, 2012
MS, Food and Nutrition, Tuskegee University, 1986
RD, Winthrop University, 1993
BS, Tuskegee University, Animal and Poultry Science, 1983
Diploma, Agriculture, Jamaica School of Agriculture, 1979
Certificate, Teacher Training, Jamaica School of Agriculture, 1979

Biosketch, Academic, and Research Activities

Dr. Ivis Forrester is Associate Professor and serves as Director for the Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics) Program at Morgan State University.  Her research includes health disparities of diet-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, CVD, obesity and cancers; access to and availability of health care; and availability and access to quality foods.  She served as Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) Evidence-Analysis Library Health Disparities Work Group and has co-authored evidence analysis summaries and conclusion statements available on the Academy's website.  Her research and published work also includes sensory evaluation and physiochemical analysis of value-added foods.

Selected Publications

Brown, S., Hossain, M., Forrester, I.  Associations between cholesterol, colon cancer screening, behavior, and diet.  Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(3):360-368

Ivis Forrester, PhD, MPH, RD., Sherine Brown, PhD., Lily Lindsay, DHSc. Island Delectable Delights. Roots, Fruits, Veggies and Soups. 2012. Book in Print. Aug. 2012.

Ivis T. Forrester, (Work Group Chair, 2008-2011);  Bates, N; Greer, Y; Longstreet, D. A; Matthews, L. E; Parker, S. K; Thomas, J. M. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) Evidence Analysis Library Health Disparities Work Group: Summaries and Conclusion Statements published 2011; can be accessed at the following address on the Academy's website. 

What are effective nutrition education strategies that have been identified to improve food security among limited resource populations?
Evidence Summary

Forrester-Anderson, I.,  McNitt,  J., Way, R., Way, M.  2006. Fatty Acid Content of Pasture-reared Fryer Rabbit Meat, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 19 (5-7) 715-719.

Forrester-Anderson, I.,  Prostate Cancer Screening Perceptions, Knowledge and Behavior of African American Men : Focus Group Findings, Journal for the Poor and Underserved 16:22-30; 2005.

Blocker D, Forrester-Anderson I. Nutrition Concerns of Black Americans: in: Praeger Handbook of Black Americans Health: Policies and Issues Behind Disparities in Health, 2nd ed. Greenwood Publishing Group, N.Y, pp.711-726, 2004.

McNitt J, Way R, Way M, Forrester-Anderson I., Growth of Fryers Reared and Finished using Controlled Grazing in Movable Pens. World Rabbit Science, 11:189-198; 2003.

Bogle, M., Stuff, J., Davis, L., Forrester, I., Strickland, E., Casey, P. H., Ryan, D., Champagne, C., McGee, B., Mellad, K., Neal, E., Zaghloul, S., Yadrick, K., Horton, J.; Validity of a telephone administered 24-hour dietary recall in telephone and non-telephone households in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 101:216-222; 2001.

Yadrick, K., Horton, J., Stuff, J., Mc Gee, B., Bogle, M., Davis, L., Forrester, I., Strickland E., Casey, P., Ryan, D. Champagne, C., Mellard, K., Neal E., Zaghloul, S., and the lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative Consortium.   Perceptions of Community Nutrition and Health Needs in the Lower Mississippi Delta: Key Informant Approach, J. Nut. Education, 33(5):266-277; 2001.