Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center
Professor and Chief, Section of Developmental Nutrition
Arkansas Children’s Endowed Chair in Digestive Disease & Nutrition Research
Ph.D., Food Science and Nutrition, The Ohio State University
M.S., Food Science and Nutrition, The Ohio State University
B.S., Chemistry, Duke University
Dr. Ferruzzi joined the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center as the Director in 2021 having previously served on as a David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (2016-2021) and as a Professor of Food Science and Nutrition Science at Purdue University (2004-2016).
Dr. Ferruzzi’s research interests include the interface of agriculture, food, and nutrition sciences in the study of micronutrient and phytochemical bioavailability, metabolism, and impact to human health. He has a particular interest in strategies that can be leveraged to improve the nutritional and functional quality of food products for at risk populations.