Sherine Brown-Fraser

Sherine Brown-Fraser

Sherine Brown-Fraser

Title: Department Chair
Associate Professor

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


PhD, Harvard University, Biological Sciences in Public Health/Nutritional Biochemistry, 2002

BS, Oakwood University, Biochemistry,  1994

RD, Registered Dietitian, 2014

CPT, Certified Personal Trainer, 2003


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 Department of Public Health, Nutrition and Wellness at Andrews University. She provides vision and direction for the department 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.