Yasmin Neggers, Ph.D., professor of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management, has worked at the University of Alabama since 1978. She has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from India and a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee. She received a Doctorate in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
She teaches Nutritional Epidemiology at the graduate level and Nutritional Biochemistry at the graduate and undergraduate level in the Department of Human Nutrition.
Dr. Neggers research interests are in the area of Perinatal Epidemiology and more recently, risk factors associated with Autism. She has conducted extensive research on the factors associated with low birth weight, a major factor associated with infant mortality in Alabama and the U.S. She has published her research in many peer reviewed Journals such as the Journal of American Medical Association, the Journal of American Clinical Nutrition and The Journal of American Dietetic Association. Most of her research projects on low birth weight were funded by federal grants from the National Institutes of Health.