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Irene Hatsu

Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences

Program Area: Human Nutrition

(614) 292-0960

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Irene Hatsu is an associate professor of human nutrition in the Department of Human Sciences. Her research interests are in food and nutrition security as it relates to health in vulnerable populations; nutrition and mental health in youth.


  • PhD, Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University
  • MS, Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia
  • BSc, Zoology, University of Ghana

Research Interests

Selected Publications

  • Hatsu I, Campa A, Johnson P, Huffman F, Thomlison B, Baum M. (2014) Nutrition Education Intervention for low-income HIV infected adults. J Behav Health 2014; 3(3): 161-168.
  • Hatsu, I., Johnson, P., Baum, MK., Huffman, F., Thomlison, B., Campa, A. (2014) Association of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with Health Related Quality of Life and Disease State of HIV Infected AIDS Behav, 2014: 18(11): 2198-2206
  • Hatsu, I., Campa, A., Baum, Johnson, P., MK., Thomlison, B., Huffman, F. (2014) Predictors and barriers to participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by HIV infected adults. Int J Health Nutr. 2014; 5(1):17-25
  • hatsu, I., McDougald D., & Anderson, A. (2008) Effect of Infant Feeding on Maternal Body Composition. Breastfeed J. 2008; 3:18