Sherine Brown-Fraser

Sherine Brown-Fraser

Sherine Brown-Fraser

Title: School Chair
Associate Professor

Office Location: Marsh Hall 301C
Phone: (269) 471-3351


PhD, Harvard University, Biological Sciences in Public Health/Nutritional Biochemistry
BS, Oakwood University, Biochemistry
RD, Registered Dietitian
CPT, Certified Personal Trainer


Dr. Sherine Brown-Fraser completed her Ph.D. at Harvard University in Biological Sciences in Public Health, with a concentration in Nutritional Biochemistry. She is a research scientist with expertise in lipid metabolism, genetic epidemiology and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Fraser investigated gene-diet interactions on human plasma lipoproteins and cholesterol metabolism related to heart disease risk. Her postdoctoral research at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital (Boston), a Harvard affiliate, examined the impact of dietary plant proteins on hypertension in the OMNI-Heart Study. Currently, Dr. Fraser is Chair and Associate Professor within the School of Population Health, Nutrition & Wellness at Andrews University. She provides vision and direction for the school while teaching both graduate and undergraduate students courses central to plant-based vegetarian nutrition. She has published research in the areas of cholesterol metabolism, public health nutrition, colon cancer, CBPR, obesity, agriculture, and food science.  Previously, she worked as an Interdisciplinary Scientist for the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, where she developed national science policies and enforcement strategies to promote the nation’s health. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) & Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Dr. Fraser is dedicated to advancing health promotion, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. Dr. Fraser enjoys the outdoors, traveling, the arts, and spending time with family. Dr. Fraser is married to Handel Fraser, the proud parents of their active 2 year old daughter Samantha. 

Current Research or Professional Activities


1. Sanchez A, Mejia MM, Sanchez J, Runted E, Brown-Fraser S, Bivens RL. Diets with customary levels of fat from plant origin may reverse coronary artery disease. Medical Hypothesis. 122. 2019. 103-105.

2. Uppala PT, Yuan Y, Morgan JW, Ji Liang, Garberoglio C, Lum, Brown-Fraser S. Academic-Community partnership outreach program to improve accrual of underrepresented minority women to breast cancer clinical trials. Ethnicity & Disease. Invited. 2018. In Review

3. Sanchez A, Chung S. Francisco R, Mejia A, Shavlik G, Bivens R, Ramirez F, Gallant R, Brown-Fraser S. Does an Intensive Multiple Lifestyle Intervention Lower Systolic Blood Pressure? J of Hypertension and Management. J Hypertens Manag 2016, 2:015 Volume 2, Issue 2.

4. Forrester I,  Mayaka P, Brown-Fraser S, Dawkins N, Rowel R, Sitther V. Earthquake Disaster Resilience: A Framework for Sustainable Gardening in Haiti’s Vulnerable Population. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2016:12:136-149

5. Brown-Fraser S, Forrester I, Rowel R, Richardson A, Spence A, Taylor P, Development of an Urban Community Organic Vegetable Garden in Baltimore, Maryland: A Student Service Learning Model, J. of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 2015:10:202-229.

6. Brown S, Hossain M, Bronner Y. African American Male and Female Student Perceptions of Pulvers Body Images: Implications for Obesity, Health Care, and Prevention, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Volume 25, (3), Aug 2014, pp. 1328-1340

7. Brown, S., Hossain, M., Forrester, I. Associations between cholesterol, colon cancer screening, behavior, and diet.  Associations between cholesterol, colon cancer screening, behavior, and diet.  Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(3):360-368

8. Brown S, Ordovas J, Campos H. Interaction between the APOC3 gene promoter polymorphisms, saturated fat intake and plasma lipoproteins. Atherosclerosis. 2003 Oct; 170(2): 307-13.