Dr. Kyle FlackThe Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Dr. Kyle Flack to the faculty. Before joining the University of Kentucky, Dr. Flack spent three years working at the USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. His current area of research focuses on the treatment and prevention of obesity and chronic illnesses in a manner that utilizes long-term healthy eating habits. He is also interested in learning about effective physical activity for weight loss. Dr. Flack has led interventions that emphasized the importance of healthy behaviors and he currently teaches DHN 774: Seminar in Nutrition and Food Systems. Dr. Sandra Bastin, Chair, Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, remarked, “The department is excited to welcome Dr. Kyle Flack, RD to the University of Kentucky. Dr. Flack brings a wealth of experience in research ways exercise can impact dietary behaviors with the goal of improving the effectiveness of exercise for weight loss and weight loss maintenance.”


  • Ferrum College- B.S. in Health Sciences with Minors in Chemistry and Biology
  • Virginia Tech- Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise with a Dissertation Topic of Restoring Mitochondrial Function in Older Adults with Resistance Training

Three Questions with Dr. Flack

  • Why did you want to come to the University of Kentucky?
    When I visited the University of Kentucky I was very impressed with the various avenues of support I, as a first-time professor, would have at my disposal to grow my career both in the research domain and as a teacher.  This was far from the “publish or perish” attitude many other research-1 institutions operate under. 
  • What is one thing you look forward to in your new position?
    I am looking forward to broadening the research scope of the department of dietetics and human nutrition, focusing more on clinical human studies utilizing the CCTS and bringing exercise/sports nutrition into the research picture.  I am also looking forward to being a positive role model for students through my classroom teaching and advising, as my previous position at a USDA research center limited my abilities to do this.
  • How do you like to spend time away from work?
    Racing Ironman Louisville October 15!