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Katie Holton Provost Associate Professor Health Studies

Degrees
PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Arizona

Bio
Dr. Kathleen Holton is a nutritional neuroscientist, co-appointed in the Departments of Health Studies and Neuroscience, whose research examines the negative effects
of dietary excitotoxins on neurological symptoms, as well as the positive protective effects of
certain micronutrients on the brain. The most common dietary excitotoxin exposures in the US are from food additives. Dr. Holton’s research is exploring the beneficial effects of removing these additives, while optimizing the nutrient composition of the diet in order to treat neurological conditions characterized by excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, and neuroinflammation. Her work aims to optimize the use of food as medicine in neurological treatment.
See Also
Nutritional Neuroscience Lab
Department of Health Studies
Department of Neuroscience
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Spring 2024

  • HLTH-210 Intro to Human Health/Disease

  • NEUR-898 Doctoral Continuing Enrollment

  • NEUR-899 Doctoral Dissertation

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Processed Food, Food Additives, Adverse Reactions to Food, General Nutrition, Optimizing Diet (kids and adults)

Additional Information

Holton is a nutritional neuroscientist in the Department of Health Studies and AU's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. Her research examines the negative effects of dietary excitotoxins on neurological symptoms, as well as the positive protective effects of certain micronutrients on the brain. 

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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