About the Team

About the Contributors:

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator specializing in online nutrition curriculum development and nutrition communications. Katie teaches Nutrition at the University of California and University of San Diego Graduate Schools of Nursing and in the Nutrition Department at San Diego State University. She is the co-author of “Diet Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing” (McGraw Hill, 2014) and writes her own blog on dietary fiber at www.fiberisthefuture.com.

Owen Murphy has been teaching college nutrition for the past eleven years. He has a background in exercise science and endurance sports performance. He also has a strong interest in sustainable food issues, recognizing that what’s healthy for the planet is healthy for the body. He currently lives, teaches, and plays in Bend, Oregon with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

James F. Collins, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department at the University of Florida (UF).  Prof. Collins has comprehensive training in biology, physiology and nutrition. For the past 9 years he has taught undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses at the University at Buffalo and at UF (for the past 5 yrs). Dr. Collins currently teaches a broad undergraduate survey course, Fundamentals of Human Nutrition, which enrolls over 200 students per semester. In addition to teaching, Prof. Collins also directs a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research program and he is a standing member on grant review study sections for the NIH and the Veterans Administration. Dr. Collins’ research relates to mechanisms of intestinal nutrient absorption, with a focus on iron and the influence of copper on this process. He has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers in the scientific literature. Dr. Collins lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife and 2 children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking for his family and biking in the beautiful Florida sunshine. Go Gators!


The Wiley Team:

  • Ryan Flahive, Executive Editor
  • Clay Stone, Executive Marketing Manager
  • Lauren Elfers, Associate Product Designer
  • Mili Ali, Market Solutions Assistant, miali@wiley.com