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Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences
Program Area: Human Nutrition
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
- Adolescent and At-Risk Youth
- Developing nutrition interventions to improve health and well-being among homeless youth
- Understanding food and nutrition security among homeless youth
- Dietetics and Nutrition
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
- Food and nutrition security in various under served populations including those with chronic diseases
- Human Nutrition
- Nutrition intervention and education for chronic disease prevention and management
- Nutritional Science
- Public Health Education and Promotion
- Johnstone J, Leung B, Srikanth P, Hatsu I, Perez L, Gracious B, Tost G, Aman MG, Gadow KD, Findling RL, Bukstein O, Arnold LE. Development of a composite primary outcome score for children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol, 2020: 30(3):166-172.
- Johnstone J, Leung B, Gracious B, Perez L, Tost G, Savoy A, Hatsu I, Hughes A, Bruton A, Arnold LE. Rationale and design of an international randomized placebo-controlled trial of a 36-ingredient micronutrient supplement for children with ADHD and irritable mood: the Micronutrients for ADHD in Youth (MADDY) Study. Contemp Clini Trials Commun, 16 (2019): 100478.
- Lu S, Perez L, Leslein A, Hatsu I. The Relationship between Food Insecurity and Symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children: A Summary of the Literature. Nutrients 2019: 11(3):659.
- Yarcusko E, Slesnick, N, Hatsu I. Food Sources for Homeless Youth: An Evaluation of Food Availability at a Homeless Youth Drop-In Center. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019;51(1)91-95.
- Hatsu I, Gunther C, Hade E, Vandergriff S, Slesnick N, William Rachel, Bruno R, Kennel J. Unaccompanied homeless youth have extremely poor diet quality and nutritional status. Int J Adolesc Youth. 2018; DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2018.1538885
- Kane K, Ilic S, Padden H, Lustberg M, Grenade C, Bhatt A, Diaz-Pardo D, Beery A, Hatsu I. An Evaluation of Factors Predicting Diet Quality among Cancer Patients. Nutrients. 2018;10(8):1019.
- Hatsu I, Hade E, Campa A. Food Security Status is related to Mental Health Quality of Life among Persons Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2017; 21(3):745-753.