Carol Cheatham

American Health Council Names Carol L. Cheatham, Ph.D. to Education Board

July 11, 2017

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NEW YORK, June 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Carol L. Cheatham of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council. She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise on the effects of nutrition on brain development and function.

Dr. Cheatham using Elicited Imitation to test declarative memory in children. Credit: Cheatham Lab/UNC NRI/Chad W. Mitchell

With over seventeen years of experience in the field of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dr. Cheatham offers valuable insight in her role as an Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and at the Nutrition Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recognized as the nation’s first public university, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research, and public service.

As an Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2008, Dr. Cheatham’s day-to-day responsibilities include research on the nutritional effects on brain development and cognitive abilities in infants, children, and older adults and lecturing to healthcare professionals.

In 2004, Dr. Cheatham earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She chose the field of Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience due to her fascination with the brain. Dr. Cheatham attributes her level of success to passion, diligence, and good mentoring.

Dr. Cheatham maintains affiliations with the following organizations: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD); American Society of Nutrition (ASN); International Society for Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics (ISNN); Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society (DOHaD); Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA); Fetal Alcohol Study Group (FASDSG); Cognitive Development Society (CDS); International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids (ISSFAL); Phi Beta Kappa; and Phi Kappa Phi.

Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Cheatham is proud to have published seven book chapters and twenty-seven peer reviewed publications. She has spoken by invitation at 60 conferences and meetings in 17 different countries. She is honored to receive funding from the NIH, USDA, industry, and the Gates Foundation.

Her commitment to research has led to the following recognitions: 2014 National Trio Achiever’s Award; 2010 Distinguished Alumna, Northwest College; International Life Sciences Institute 2011 Future Leader Nomination; Danone Nutrition Leadership Institute Inductee (2009); New Investigator Award – ISSFAL (2008); Young Investigator Award – ISSFAL (2006); University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2004); Eva O. Miller Fellowship; (2003-2004); National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2000-2003); and the Equal Education Opportunity Fellowship (1999-2000).

In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping. Dr. Cheatham is a proud single mother of two successful women.

Looking ahead, Dr. Cheatham hopes for continued personal and professional career growth in addition to designing and implementing new research on the gut-brain axis.

For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Moore American Health Council Hauppauge, NY United States Phone: 1-212-390-0214 Email:


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