Meet the Faculty

Suman Ahuja, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research
Lincoln University
106A Foster Hall
904 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 681- 5381


  • Texas Tech University
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, N.Y.


Dr. Suman Ahuja graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY and Texas Tech University. Dr. Ahuja's major area of study is medical/clinical nutrition with focus on obesity. The primary area of study has been investigating clinical parameters of obesity included but not limited to leptin, insulin, ghrelin, C-reactive protein, etc. For the last few years, Dr. Ahuja has been investigating the effects of pre-pregnancy BMI on the various obesity related hormones in the mothers breast-milk and blood and its possible short term and long term effects on the nursing infant. Dr. Ahuja has worked extensively as obesity investigator and have taught a wide variety of classes ranging from basic nutrition, anatomy & physiology, advanced medical nutrition, and many other clinical/health related classes. Presently, Dr. Ahuja is developing an obesity/cardiovascular disease prevention program at Lincoln University. The long-term goal of the Human Nutrition Research Program is to examine how physical exercise and dietary factors such as fat, total calories, fiber, and antioxidants contribute to development and prevention of cardiovascular disease and obesity. Obesity is one of the most serious health problems in the United States affecting about 33% of adult Americans 20 – 74 years of age. The aim of the current human nutrition research project is to understand causes, prevention and treatment of obesity, especially in underserved minority populations.