Daniel D. Gallaher
Daniel Gallaher received his graduate training at the University of California, Davis. After completing his doctoral degree, he joined the faculty in 1983 at North Dakota State University. In 1988 he joined the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, where he is now a professor. His research interests include dietary influences on colon cancer, particularly the effects of pre- and probiotics, whole grains, cruciferous and apiaceous vegetables, and dietary fat, as well as the effect of dietary fiber on cholesterol metabolism, diabetes, body composition, and satiety. He is a member of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, the Minnesota Obesity Center, and the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute. He has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Nutrition and is a reviewer for many journals. He has also served as Director of Graduate Studies in Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. Gallaher is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Obesity Society. He received the College of Human Ecology McFarland Creative Teaching Award in 1998, the Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2002-2003 by the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences Student Board, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award (Tenured category) in 2006. Gallaher served as Associate Dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Human Ecology from 2001 to 2006.