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Kelebogile (Lebo) Setiloane

Kelebogile Setiloane

Associate Professor
Behavioral Health & Nutrition
034 Carpenter Sports Bldg.




Research Interests

  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Global Health/Nutrition
  • Immigrant Health/Nutrition
  • Cultural Competency/Health Disparities


  • PhD. Tufts University, School of Nutrition Science and Policy - 1996
    International Nutrition: Malnutrition & Socioeconomic Development
  • MSc. Tufts University School of Nutrition Science & Policy - 1990
    Human Nutrition: Maternal & Infant Nutrition
  • MSc. Human Nutrition, Louisiana State University - 1987
  • BSc Biology, University of Botswana - 1981

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, July 2010 – present Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition
    University of Delaware, Newark DE
  • Director, African Studies Program –2006 -2009 University of Delaware, Newark DE
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts (MWHPE) July 2006 - present
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, 2005-2006 Post Graduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Wildlife Research Biologist, Okavango Delta, Botswana, 1981-84


  • NTDT 200, Nutrition Concepts
  • NTDT 255, Multicultural Food Habits
  • HLPR/UAPP233 Introduction to Global Health
  • NTDT 305, Nutrition in the Life-Span
  • NTDT 445, Teaching Methods: Nutrition/Foods
  • NTDT 455/655, Issues in International Nutrition
  • NTDT4/620, Maternal and Infant Nutrition

Recent Publications/Books & Publications


  • Tade Akin Aina, Ibinabo Agiobu-Kemmer, F. Ebam Etta, Marian F. Zeitlin and Kelebogile Setiloane, Beyond Benign Neglect: Early Childhood Care, Development & Nutrition in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria Malthouse Press Ltd. Lagos, Nigeria, 2008


  • Babatunde E. and Setiloane K. (2003) Yoruba Families, International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, Edited by C. Ponzetti 2(4) 1731-1739


  • Emmanuel Babatunde and Kelebogile Setiloane, Mother is Gold: A Traditional Mother-Centered Community Based Approach to Food Security and Poverty Reduction As the Foundation For Public Health Among Rural Poor Women Of South Western Nigeria, International Journal of Social & Management Sciences. 2010; 3(1) 70-97
  • E.O. Ojofeitimi, A.O. Adeyeye, A.O Fadiora, A.O. Kuteyi, T.G. Faborode, C.A. Adegbenro, O.E. Bakare, K. Setiloane, and K.S. Towobola, Awareness of Obesity and its Health Hazard Among Women in a University Community. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 2007; 6(5): 502-505,
  • Setiloane, K. Being Overweight: Negative Outcomes for African American Adolescents. Nutrition and Health. 2004; 18 61-66
  • Zeitlin, MF; Aina, TA; Agiobu-Kemmer, I; Setiloane, K; (2000) Family Food Intake, Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status of Infants in Rural and Urban Nigeria, IFE PsychologIA, 8(1) 133-144.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Setiloane K, African American College Students Breastfeeding Knowledge Beliefs & Intentions. Breastfeeding Summit: Reclaiming an African American Tradition, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta GA, July 2012
  • Setiloane, K, Intrahousehold Meat Allocation as an Instrument of Child Rearing, Fifth International Federation of Home Economics Regional Conference, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Africa, Sept 2011
  • Babatunde ED and Setiloane K, When Hunger Enters the Body: Employing Social Capital to Mobilize Rural Poor Nigerian Communities For Food Security and Poverty Reduction Across Ethnic and Religious Lines. Presented by E.Babatunde at the 10th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Dublin Ireland July 2010
  • Setiloane, K. A Community Focused Approach to Poverty Reduction and Food Security For Resource Poor Rural Families in Nigeria, Through Smallholder Family Poultry. Synergy in Development 2004 Higher Education Partnerships: Building Communities of Knowledge and Practice; Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development (ALO), Washington D.C. August 11th 2004.


  • University of Delaware Institute of Global Studies Research Award - $5,000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ‘Agriculture Nutrition and Health Linkage in Abeokuta Nigeria’
    Project Period: 06/01/2012 – 05/31/2013
  • University of Delaware Center for International Studies Research Award – 7,000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ‘Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Project in Mamelodi, A Low Income Area of Pretoria South Africa.’
    Project Period: 06/01/2009 – 06/012010
  • Association Liaison Office For International Development (ALO) $125,000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ‘A Community Focused Approach to Poverty Reduction and Food Security for Resource Poor Rural Families in Nigeria Through Smallholder Family Poultry’.
    Project Period: August 2003 – September 2004

Professional Membership

  • Society for Nutrition Education
  • International Federation for Home Economics
  • American Public Health Association
  • African Studies Association

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