Kelebogile T. Setiloane

Kelebogile Setiloane

Kelebogile T. Setiloane

Director, African Studies Program

Office Location:
029 Carpenter Sports Bldg.

Research Interests

  • Maternal & Infant & Child Health
  • Global Health/Nutrition
  • Immigrant Health/Nutrition
  • Cultural Competency/Social Justice and Health Disparities
  • Nutrition & Health in Subsaharan Africa


  • 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


  • 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


  • Setiloane, Kelebogile, T. & Abdul Karim Bangura (eds). (2020) Africa and Globalization: Novel Multidisciplinary Perspectives.(Eds) Palgrave Macmillan Press, New York, NY.
  • Tade Akin Aina, Ibinabo Agiobu-Kemmer, F. Ebam Etta, Marian F. Zeitlin and Kelebogile Setiloane , (2008) Beyond Benign Neglect: Early Childhood Care, Development & Nutrition in Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria Malthouse Press Ltd. Lagos, Nigeria,

Book Chapters

  • Setiloane, K. (2020) Re-Africanizing breast-feeding as Africa’s gift to Global Health in the era of Globalization. In: K. Setiloane & A.K. Bangura (eds) Africa and Globalization: Novel Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan Press
  • Takeda W., Banwell C., Setiloane, K., and Melby MK, (2018) Beyond Nutrition: Case Studies of sugar and meat from Australia, Japan, Thailand and Nigeria. In: A. Karpyn (ed) Food and Public Health. Oxford University Press.
  • Setiloane, K. (2014) Lessons from Mandela, In: Toyin Falola (ed). Tributes to a Global Icon. Carolina Academic Press,
  • Babatunde, E. and Setiloane, K. (2014) Changing Patterns of Yoruba Parenting in Nigeria. In H. Selin (ed). Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures, 241-252. Dordrecht, Springer Science

Refereed Journal Articles:

*Mentored Undergraduate or Graduate Student

  • DK Mukaz*, MA Papas, MK Melby, Y Commodore-Mensah, KT Setiloane
  • Diabetes and Acculturation in African Immigrants to the United States: Analysis of the 2010-2017 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Ethnicity and Health, (accepted for publication)
  • Setiloane, KT, Mukaz DK* (2019) Household Food Security among African Immigrants of the United States: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey, Journal of Hunger and Environmental Science.
  • Chai, Sheau Ching, Heng, Jeng*, Papas, Mia, Fang, Cheng Shun, Setiloane, Kelebogile, (2019) Acculturation, Diet and Psychological Health among Asian Students, Journal of American College Health, 67:5, 433-440
  • Setiloane, K.T. (2016) Beyond the Melting Pot and Salad Bowl Views of Cultural Diversity: Advancing Cultural Diversity Education of Nutrition Educators. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48(9) 664-668
  • Babatunde, E and Setiloane K, (2010) 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. 3(1)