Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Dr. Rachael T. Leon Guerrero now heads the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs following several months as interim director and three and a half years as associate director of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center. In her new capacity, she will collaborate with the University’s research centers on research agendas that support UOG’s mission of engagement.
Dr. Leon Guerrero has been with UOG for 20 years, the majority of that time as a professor of nutrition in the College of Natural & Applied Sciences. She is the principal investigator of the U54 Cancer Research Partnership Grant and co-investigator of the Pacific Islands Cohort on Cardiometabolic Health Study. She holds a 1989 bachelor’s in biology from UOG, a 1992 master’s in nutrition from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a 1998 doctorate in nutrition from Colorado State University.