Rahel Mathews

Rahel Mathews

Assistant Professor

Office: 109 Herzer Hall

Mailing Address:

Box 9805
945 Stone Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • M.P.H., Tulane University
  • B.S., University of Michigan


  • Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration

Research/Extension Areas:

  • Food insecurity
  • Healthy eating
  • Child obesity
  • Aging
  • Global Nutrition
  • Health disparities

Courses Taught:

  • FNH/HS 2283 Child Nutrition
  • FNH 3723 Community Nutrition
  • FNH 4123 Chronic Diseases and Nutrition
  • FNH 4353/6253 Nutrition through the Life Cycle
  • FNH 4363 Research Methods in Nutrition


Mathews, R., D. Nadorff. 2022. Too many treats or not enough to eat? The impact of caregiving grandparents on child food security and nutrition. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(10):5796.  Download

Mathews, R., L. Downey, P. Gerard. 2020. Formative research to inform the development of a healthy eating social marketing campaign in Mississippi. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension 8(2):51-68. Download

Ragsdale, K., J. R. Portere, R. Mathews, A. White, C. Gore-Felton, E. L. McGarvey. 2012. "Liquor before beer, you're in the clear": Binge drinking and other risk behaviours among fraternity/sorority members and their non-Greek peers. Journal of Substance Use 17(4):323-339. Download

Hanna, H., R. Mathews, L. H. Southward, G. W. Cross, J. Kotch, T. Blanchard, A. G. Cosby. 2011. Use of paid child care health care consultants in early care and education settings: Results of a national study comparing provision of health screening services among Head Start and non-Head Start centers. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 26(6):427-435.  Download


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