Sharon Donovan, PhD

University of Illinois UCE
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
339 Bevier Hall, 905 S. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-2289
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 05, 2017

Sharon Donovan

Discipline Coordinators: Nutrition
Discipline(s): Nutrition
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Basic and translational research in the area of pediatric nutrition, optimizing intestinal and cognitive development of neonates, development of the gut microbiome, prevention of childhood obesity and picky eating in children, nutrition and the microbiome in ASD
Education: 1983 B.S. Nutrition Science, University of California, Davis
1988 PhD Nutrition, University of California, Davis
1988-1991 Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Endocrinology Stanford University School of Medicine
1989 RD


I am a Professor of Nutrition at UIUC.  My research focuses on pediatric nutrition and I teach courses in pediatric clinical nutrition, nutrition and the gut microbiome and grantwriting.  Our group has published over 175 manuscripts and book chapters and our research is currently funded by the NIH, USDA, foundations and the food and pharmaceutical industry.  I currently serve on the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences and the Food Advisory Committee of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.