Eric Calloway, PhD, RD

Research Scientist

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 Areas of Expertise

  • Relationship between food assistance, food security and hunger, and dietary outcomes
  • Factors that influence food purchasing behaviors
  • Dietary assessment
  • Obesity prevention and health promotion in low-income communities
  • Health policy advocacy and campaign readiness evaluation

Food Story

Calloway grew up in central Texas in a family that loved to cook fresh meals from scratch, mainly Mexican and Italian cuisine. He helped out in the kitchen from an early age and maintains a love of cooking today. He originally became interested in the sports performance side of nutrition in high school, but in college his focus shifted toward public health nutrition, particularly among low-income populations.


Academic History

Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences

University of Texas at Austin, 2014

  • Dissertation: “A Novel Measurement Method of, and Factors Associated with, the Healthfulness of Parent-Child Food Purchasing Interactions”
  • Focus: Behavorial nutrition

R.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2013

  • Focus: Clinical and community dietetics

B.S. Nutritional Sciences

University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Member, American Society of Nutrition