Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases

The following faculty are those with an emphasis in Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases. 

Martha Belury Ph.D., RDCarol S. Kennedy Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Study of how dietary fats target muscles and adipose tissues to impact healthy metabolism.  

Josh Bomser, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences. How dietary phytochemical influence disease progression, specifically cancer.

Richard Bruno, Ph.D., RD, Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Bioavailability and dietary requirements of antioxidants and polyphenols, and their antinflammatory activities in cardiometabolic disorders

Steve Clinton, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Diet and nutrition in the etiology and prevention of cancer.

Zobeida Cruz Monserrate, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, understanding the molecular mechanisms of how obesity increases the risk of developing pancreatic diseases.

Mary Fristad, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry.  Examines the role of micronutrients in the treatment of mood disorders in youth.

Monica Guisti, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology.  Natural colorants and their potential for health promoting properties.

Daniel Gallego-Perez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering. Nano-scale platforms to treat diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Carolyn Gunther, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Behavioral and environmental factors that influence a child’s risk for obesity.

Irene Hatsu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Nutrition and health consequences of food insecurity in underserved and vulnerable populations.

Sanja Ilic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Microbial food safety including human pathogens, E. Coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes.

Rebecca Jackson, MD, Associate Dean of Clinical Research; Director, The Center for Clinical and Translational Science; Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.  Metabolic bone diseases and women’s health.

Shelia Jacobi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences. Nutritional immunology associated with neonatal gastrointestinal health in swine and swine models for human health.

Thomas Mace, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Investigating the use of dietary nutritional intervention to modulate inflammation in chronic diseases and cancer.

Kamal D. Mehta, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.  Understanding the signaling cascades and mechanisms regulating transcription of lipoprotein receptors involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases.

Carla Miller, Ph.D. R.D., Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Examination of the impact of lifestyle interventions on health behavior outcomes.

Tonya Orchard Ph.D. R.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Dietary components and patterns that decrease chronic inflammation; Nutritional interventions that reduce side effects of cancer treatment.

Fred Tabung, Ph.D. MSPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Dietary pattern modulation of the metabolome, gut microbiome and biomarkers of inflammation, insulin and immune response; in relation to cancer risk and treatment.

Jeff Volek, Ph.D., RD, Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Clinical application of low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets on the management of insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes and athletic performance and recovery.

Ouliana Ziouzenkova, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Nuclear receptor regulation and their relevance to the development of metabolic syndrome.