Irene Hatsu, Ph.D.
College of Education and Human Ecology
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health, Food Security
Areas of Expertise: Consequences of food insecurity in various under served populations, nutrition intervention and education for chronic disease prevention and management, nutritional and health benefits from food assistance programs.
Food and food related issues (especially food insecurity) are related to chronic disease development and management. This is especially true among low-income and underserved populations. My research focuses on understanding the relationship between food insecurity, chronic diseases, and other health-related issues. My goal is to develop innovative and effective interventions targeted at minimizing food insecurity among individuals and in the community, while improving nutrition and health.
Irene Hatsu recently joined the faculty of the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University, teaching in the Department of Human Sciences Administration. Get to know Irene in our newest member spotlight. Read more