Nutrition and Hospitality Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

David Henry Holben

Professor and Gillespie Distinguished Scholar, Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Director, Office of Food and Nutrition Security

  • +1 (662) 915-1359
  • 219 Lenoir Hall
  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Agriculture
    • Child Nutrition
    • Community-Based Research
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Degree Study School
MS Human Nutrition and Food Management The Ohio State University
PHD Human Nutrition and Food Management The Ohio State University

David H. Holben, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, is Professor and Gillespie Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. He is also Director of the Office of Food and Nutrition Security. Dr. Holben is a registered dietitian nutrition and former commissioned officer in the United States Army Medical Specialist Corps (Reserve Component, 65C IMA, MAJ).  He completed his doctoral studies at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  Building upon a clinical nutrition and basic science background, Dr. Holben’s research focuses on food insecurity and health outcomes of individuals in North America. Exploring the relationship of dietary patterns and diabetes, obesity, and other conditions to food and nutrition security across the lifespan and optimizing solutions for food and nutrition security to promote health and wellness are of particular interest.