IREACH’s Dr. Cassandra Nikolaus – WSU Researcher on the Rise

Published 07/23/2021

by Susan McLaughlin

A research assistant professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Dr. Nikolaus studies the relationship between food security and health.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, about 1 in 9 households in the US experience food insecurity, which can lead to poor physical and mental health, including increased risk of depression, diabetes, and obesity.

Click here to read an in-depth interview with Dr. Nikolaus and to learn more about how her personal experiences with food insecurity underlie her goal to make a difference for households and families undergoing some of the same challenges.