Heather Colleran

TitleAssistant Professor

DepartmentFamily and Consumer Sciences



OfficeBenbow Hall
Room: 205A

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Heather Colleran


Ph D: Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010

BS: Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2003

BS: Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1997

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

Colleran,  Heather  Hiatt,  A  Wideman,  L  Lovelady,  C  ( 2019).  The Effect of an Exercise Intervention During Early Lactation on Bone Mineral Density During the First Year Postpartum..    Journal of physical activity & health.

Epps,  B.  Sharkey,  A.  Colleran,  Heather  ( 2018).  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.

Hamazaki,  T  Colleran,  Heather  Hamazaki,  K  Matsuoka,  Y  Itomura,  M  Hibbeln,  J  ( 2014).  The safety of fish oils for those whose risk of injury is high..  ( 11 Suppl,  179,  pp. 134-7).   Military medicine.

Goertz,  C  Marriott,  B  Finch,  M  Bray,  R  Williams,  T  Hourani,  L  Hadden,  L  Colleran,  Heather  Jonas,  W  ( 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.).

Colleran,  Heather  Wideman,  L  Lovelady,  C  ( 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.

Colleran,  Heather  Lovelady,  C  ( 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.

Lovelady,  C  Bopp,  M  Colleran,  Heather  Mackie,  H  Wideman,  L  ( 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.