Kathleen Morgan, Rutgers University

Child and Family Learning Network July 18, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF


Kathleen Morgan has been with Rutgers Cooperative Extension since 1993; she is an associate professor and serves as chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences. She received her doctoral degree from Drew University, and her master's and bachelor's degrees from Rutgers University.

Kathleen has lectured at the national and state level on topics related to nutrition. Her main area of focus is women's health, particularly osteoporosis research and education, health disparities, obesity, and phytonutrients.

She has been the principal and co-investigator on grants related to osteoporosis in adults and youth, health disparities, nutrition, and physical activity.

Kathleen is currently participating on an Evidence Analysis Project with the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition and Health Across the Spectrum of Aging.

Her recent publications include, "Nutritional Determinants of Bone Health," "Osteoporosis Prevention Project," "A Community Intervention to Increase Physical Activity," and "Health Disparities."

Kathleen has served in leadership positions at the national and state level with various professional associations.

She has recently received the Abbot Pharmaceutical award for women's health.

Kathleen serves on the Families, Food, and Fitness Community of Practice.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.