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Heather Colleran

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Contact
Benbow Hall 205A
Education
Ph.D.Nutrition / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.S.Chemistry / University of North Carolina at Wilmington
B.S.Exercise Science / University of Massachusetts Boston

Bio

Dr. Heather L Colleran is an assistant professor in Food and Nutritional Sciences in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Colleran earned a PhD in Human Nutrition from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010. She earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1997 and in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of Massachusetts at Boston in 2003. During her undergraduate years, she competed nationally and internationally as a competitive lightweight rower.

Research Interests

Dr. Colleran's research interest is with nutrition and exercise interventions aimed at health and wellness promotion for children, students, athletes and families.

Recent Publications

  • Heather Colleran, A Hiatt, L Wideman, C Lovelady, Heather Colleran, A Hiatt (2019). (The Effect of an Exercise Intervention During Early Lactation on Bone Mineral Density During the First Year Postpartum.). pp. 1-8 ). Journal of physical activity & health.
  • Heather Colleran, Tiffany Fuller, Roberta Silva (2019). (Assessment of Nutrition Knowledge of Students Enrolled in Human Performance and Leisure Studies Courses at Historically Black Colleges University). (4) 2019, pp. 5 ). Advances in Nutrition and Food Science.
  • B. Epps, A. Sharkey, Heather Colleran, B. Epps, Heather Colleran (2018). ((ABSTRACT) Assessment of Nutrition Knowledge of Historically Black College and University Students in an Introductory Family and Consumer Science Course). (9) 118, pp. A24 ). Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • T Hamazaki, Heather Colleran, K Hamazaki, Y Matsuoka, M Itomura, J Hibbeln, T Hamazaki, Heather Colleran (2014). (The safety of fish oils for those whose risk of injury is high.). (11 Suppl) 179, pp. 134-7 ). Military medicine.
  • C Goertz, B Marriott, M Finch, R Bray, T Williams, L Hourani, L Hadden, Heather Colleran, W Jonas, C Goertz, Heather Colleran (2013). (Military report more complementary and alternative medicine use than civilians.). (6) 19, pp. 509-17 ). Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.).
  • Heather Colleran, L Wideman, C Lovelady, L Wideman, Heather Colleran (2012). (Effects of energy restriction and exercise on bone mineral density during lactation.). (8) 44, pp. 1570-9 ). Medicine and science in sports and exercise.
  • Heather Colleran, C Lovelady, C Lovelady, Heather Colleran (2012). (Use of MyPyramid Menu Planner for Moms in a weight-loss intervention during lactation.). (4) 112, pp. 553-8 ). Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • C Lovelady, M Bopp, Heather Colleran, H Mackie, L Wideman, Heather Colleran, C Lovelady (2009). (Effect of exercise training on loss of bone mineral density during lactation.). (10) 41, pp. 1902-7 ). Medicine and science in sports and exercise.