Corrie Whisner

Assoc Professor
College of Health Solutions NT
BDI Associate Faculty
Biodesign FAM
BDI Associate Faculty
Biodesign HTM

Location: DTPHX

Contact Information
(602) 496-3348


  • Ph.D. Nutrition Science, Purdue University 2011
  • B.S. Nutrition Science, Purdue University 2007

Research Interests

Dr. Whisner's broad research interests encompass metabolic disturbances in nutrition-related diseases, lifestyle interventions to prevent or correct chronic disease, and the influence of both genetic and environmental factors on health outcomes. Her specific interests include:

  • interactions between dietary intake and gut microbiome
  • mineral metabolism
  • functional foods which improve metabolic health via the microbiome
  • nutrition for optimizing growth and development among pediatric populations (infants, children and adolescents)
  • maternal and child health outcomes in relation to prenatal nutrition

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Corrie Whisner joined the College of Health Solutions faculty in August 2014. Her research focuses on the effects of diet on human metabolism. Specifically, she is interested in studying the effects of dietary components on the gut microbiome and related metabolic diseases such as osteoporosis and obesity. Whisner received both her bachelor's degree and doctorate from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, she was a USDA NIFA postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she studied how maternal diet impacts in utero development among pregnant adolescents.