Savaiano, Dennis

Dr Dennis Savaiano

Professor of Nutrition Policy; Virginia C Meredith Purdue University; Director, Purdue CTSI Clinical Research Center, IDOH Connections IN Health
Dennis Savaiano is Director of the Connections IN Health/Indiana Department of Health Coalition Development Program. He is also Associate Director for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Community Health Partnerships. Savaiano has worked to increase its Community Advisory Council membership and build community-engaged research approaches . He has published on school community interventions focused on improving the diets of young women, health coalition assessment, food policy, and has led/developed many of the successful Purdue Extension efforts focused around health as dean of Purdue’s School of Consumer and Family Sciences for 15 years. Professor Savaiano has also studied lactose digestion for the past four decades. His research group has studied factors which influence lactose digestion and tolerance including lactose load, gastric and intestinal transit, digestive aids, colon fermentation, fermented dairy foods and lactic acid bacteria.

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