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Abdulaziz Al-Farhan

Aziz Alfarhan, MSc

Abdulaziz Al-Farhan, MSc, “Aziz” is an international graduate student from Kuwait in the Division of Sports Nutrition and Cardiovascular Nutrition in the Department of Radiology. Aziz is a teaching faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Science at the College of Nursing in Kuwait. He is pursuing a PhD in Human Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University. Joseph Carlson, PhD is his primary advisor and the chairperson of his dissertation committee. Aziz’s dissertation topic involves investigating nutrition behaviors, psychosocial factors and their relationship to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in children from Kuwait. His dissertation objectives include: 1) To assess nutritional behaviors and nutrient intakes among Kuwait children, and to determine the proportion (%) who are meeting World Health Organization and US nutrition guidelines; 2) To assess CVD risk factors and determine their prevalence among children from Kuwait; 3) To compare nutritional behaviors and CVD risk factors between children from Kuwait and the US. He is a team leader for (S)Partners for Heart Health and a teaching assistant for HNF 457 Sports Nutrition. Aziz earned his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Management/Dietetics from Oregon State University in 2007. He received a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science accompanied with a dietetic internship from Kent State University in 2011.

Memberships and Honors

2013-Present: Editorial Board Member, “Nursing Echo” magazine, College of Nursing Kuwait
2010 - Present: Member- Golden Key International Honor Society
2009 - Present: Member- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
2009 - Present: Affiliate- Ohio Dietetics Association
2004, 2009, 2014: Scientific Scholarship, Public Authority for Applied Education & Training (PAAET), Kuwait
2000: Scientific Scholarship, Ministry of Higher Education, Kuwait

Abstracts and Presentations

Al-Farhan A. Nutrition for Stroke Prevention. (Oral Presentation). Kuwait Liberation Expo, Mishref 2014.

Al-Farhan A. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment. (Oral Presentation). Kuwait Liberation Expo, Mishref 2013.

Al-Farhan A, Gordon K, Caine-Bish N, Burzminski N. Dietary Intake of International Arab Students in the United States. (Poster Presentation). Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Meeting 2012. Washington, DC.

Contact Information:

Nutrition Clinic


4660 S. Hagadorn Rd.
Suite 410 Eyde Building
East Lansing, MI 48823


Joe Carlson, Ph.D.

Joey Eisenmann, Ph.D.

Radiology Building
Michigan State University
846 Service Road
East Lansing, MI 48824