• Assistant Professor
  • Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, University of Mississippi
  • University, MS USA


Nadeeja N. Wijayatunga M.D. (MBBS), M.Phil., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Mississippi. She is a physician and a nutrition scientist by training with experience in clinical, behavioral and basic science research in obesity. She obtained her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Texas Tech University and completed her postdoctoral training at the Department of Kineisology and Sport Management at Texas Tech University. Her current research interests include dietary, physical activity and psychosocial associations/ interventions in obesity and interventions to reduce weight bias in healthcare professionals.