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Merrill Christensen

Dept Chair, Nutrition & Diet
Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, Dean's Office

S-221A ESC
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Married 40 years, 6 children, 19+ grandchildren
Full-time mission to Brazil Porto Alegre
Interests/Hobbies - keeping fit; fly fishing; children's and grandchildren's events (professional, school, sports, church, etc.); reading military history, other non-fiction

Research Interests

Selenium-regulation of gene expression in prostate cancer
Optimization of selenium and chemotherapeutic blends in prevention/treatment of prostate cancer

Teaching Interests

Diet and Cancer
NDFS 100 - Essentials of Human Nutrition (GE, no prerequisite, beginning human nutrition class)
Book of Mormon
Faith and Science (currently MMBIO551R)

Honors and Awards

  • Abraham O. Smoot Citizenship Award, BYU (2014 - 2014)

Administrative Assignments

  • Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science: Department Chair (2016 - Present)
  • BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research: Director (2014 - Present)

Memberships

  • Institute of Food Technology (2016 - Present)
  • American Society for Nutrition (1998 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Nutrition & Metabolism (2010 - 2010)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry (2010 - 2010)

Courses Taught

Publications

Merrill J Christernsen Trevor E Quiner Heather s Lindsay Brock A Mason Edwin D Lephart Merrill J Christensen Tory L Parker Dennis Lee Eggett Merrill J Christensen

Presentations

Xiuqi Li Eliza B Manwaring Tyler J Hopkins Joseph R Worden Colton R Schille Dennis L Eggett John S Lawson Merrill J Christensen
Brandon R Cardon Michael T Stallings Scott E Brunson Chris M Hart Maria D Swiss Squire D Hepworth Merrill J Christensen Chad R Hancock
Michael T. Stallings Jeremy M. Hardman Chris M. Hart Merrill J Christensen Chad R Hancock
Trevor E Quiner Heather S Lindsay Edwin D Lephart Merrill J Christensen
Merrill J Christensen
Trevor E Quiner Heather S Lindsay Brock A Mason Edwin D Lephart Merrill J Christensen
Merrill Christensen