Jay Sutliffe, PhD, RD

Jay Sutliffe Associate Professor
Northern Arizona University
Health Sciences
Blg 60 Rm #446
Phone: 928-523-7450
Fax: 928-523-0148

Jay Sutliffe has been a member of the Northern Arizona University Health Sciences faculty since 2011. Prior to NAU, he taught at Chadron State College in Nebraska. Jay earned his doctorate degree in Public Health from Walden University, his Master's degree in Health Education from the University of Nebraska, and his Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition / Dietetics from North Dakota State University. Jay is also a Registered Dietitian. His research interests are related to: disease prevention and reversal using non-invasive lifestyle practices, wellness across the lifespan, and lifestyle habits of college students.

In addition to his academic experience Jay has extensive experience in restaurant and health food store ownership / operation; years of experience in community and residentially-based health promotion programs; and broad experience working with athletes and those interested in wellness.

Dr. Sutliffe is also currently serving as the Health Sciences emphasis coordinator for the Masters of Administration degree.

Primary Teaching Areas in the Department: Public Health, Allied Health, and Fitness Wellness

Primary Courses:

  • FW 343: Facilitating Active Living
  • HS 390W: Current Health Issues
  • HS 403: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs
  • HS 404: Principles of Epidemiology


Certifications / Licenses:

  • Registered Dietitian (RD)