Qian Jia, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.


Title: Associate Professor

Office: FC 24

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3444

Ph.D., Nutrition, Texas A&M University
M.S., Cell Biology, Beijing Normal University


Dr. Jia serves as a Tenure-track Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Nutrition Programs since August 2017, and demonstrates a continuous dedication to advancing nutrition education and research and fostering academic growth. In addition to her academic endeavors, Dr. Jia has practical experience as a Clinical Dietitian and Consulting Dietitian to provide compassionate care and support to individuals in clinical settings.

Courses Taught

NED 647 – Applied Nutrition and Metabolism
NED 691 – Nutrition Capstone
FNU 305 – Advanced Nutrition I
FNU 322 – Advanced Nutrition II
FNU 208 – Normal Nutrition

Research Interests

Dr. Jia has a multifaceted research interest that encompasses various dimensions of nutrition and health. Their areas of focus include the intricate interplay between nutrition and health, community-based nutrition education, the interaction between nutrition and the environment, research data analysis methodologies, and the pedagogy of teaching health science research.


Book Publication

Robert R Weaver and Qian Jia, Reading and Understanding Health Sciences Research: A Critical Approach. In Preparation.

Journal Publications

Katherine Yang, Annie Wang , Matthew Fu, Aaron Wang, Kevin Chen, Qian Jia, Zuyi Huang. Investigation of Incidents and Trends of Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens in Eight Countries from Historical Sample Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020, 17(2), 472.

Robert R. Weaver, Nicole A. Vaughn, Sean P. Hendricks, Penny E. McPherson-Myers, Qian Jia, Shari L. Willis & Kevin P. Rescigno. University student food insecurity and academic performance, Journal of American College Health, 2020, 68(7), 727-733.

Xianhua Li, Yanhong Liu, Qian Jia, Virginia LaMacchia, Kathryn O’Donoghue, Zuyi Huang. A systems-biology approach to investigate the antimicrobial activity of Oleuropein. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 43(12), 1705-1717, 2016.

Qian Jia, Jennifer M. Monk, Evelyn S. Callaway, Brad R. Weeks, Robert C. Alaniz, David N. McMurray and Robert S. Chapkin. n-3 PUFA decrease Th17 cell accumulation in chronic dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis. J Nutr. 2012;142(1):117-24

Qian Jia, Ivan Ivanov, Zamir Z. Zlatev, Robert C. Alaniz, Brad R. Weeks, Evelyn S. Callaway, Jennifer S. Goldsby, Laurie A. Davidson, Yang-Yi Fan, Joanne R. Lupton, David N. McMurray and Robert S. Chapkin. Dietary fish oil and curcumin combine to modulate colonic cytokinetics and gene expression in dextran sodium sulphate-treated mice. Br J Nutr. 2011; 106(4):519-29

Qian Jia, Joanne R. Lupton, Roger Smith, Brad R. Weeks, Evelyn S. Callaway, Laurie A. Davidson, Wooki Kim, Yang-Yi Fan, Peiying Yang, Robert A. Newman, Jing X. Kang, David N. McMurray and Robert S. Chapkin. Reduced colitis-associated colon cancer in fat-1 (n-3 fatty acid desaturase) transgenic mice. Cancer Res. 2008; 68(10):3985-91

Yang-Yi Fan, Wooki Kim, Evelyn S. Callaway, Roger Smith, Qian Jia, Lan Zhou, David N. McMurray and Robert S. Chapkin. Fat-1 transgene expression prevents cell culture-induced loss of membrane n-3 fatty acids in activated CD4+ T-cells. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2008; 79(6):209-14

Professional Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
Nutrition and Dietetics Educator and Preceptor (NDEP)


  • Lux Frances R. Lax Fund for Faculty Development from Rowan University
  • Proctor & Gamble award and travel award from Experimental Biology Conference
  • Travel award from Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Summer Research Conference


Dissertation Title: n-3 PUFA and Curcumin Modulate the Resolution of Murine Intestinal Inflammation

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