Members

Linda Adair, PhD
Professor, Nutrition
137 East Franklin
CB# 8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-6154
linda_adair@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Maternal and child nutrition, nutritional stresses, gene-environment interactions relating to nutritional statuses

Alice Ammerman, DrPH
Professor, Nutrition
1700 MLK Jr Blvd
CB# 7426
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-6082
alice_ammerman@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Childhood obesity, school nutrition policies, community-based nutrition and physical activity interventions for low-income and minority populations

Robert Aris, MD
Professor, Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
4131 Bioinformatics
CB# 7020
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2531
aris@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, pathogenesis and vitamin D treatment of bone disease in cystic fibrosis

M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
332 Taylor Hall
CB# 7545
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9838
azcarate@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: The role of probiomic and probiotic bacteria in prevention of colorectal cancer

Victoria L. Bae-Jump, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
B105 Physicians Office Building
CB# 7572
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-1195
vbae@unch.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Surgery and chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancies, translational research in ovarian and endometrial cancer, novel therapeutics for endometrial cancer, the impact of obesity on endometrial cancer development and treatment options

Anna Bardone-Cone, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychiatry
268 Davie Hall
CB# 7572
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-5989
bardonec@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Etiology and maintenance of bulimia nervosa with particular interests in the roles of perfectionism, self-efficacy, and stress; sociocultural factors (race/ethnicity, family, media) in relation to body image and eating disorders

Melissa Bauserman, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nutrition
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Room N4051
CB# 7596
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5063
mbauserm@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Global public health and international nutrition

Melinda Beck, PhD
Associate Chair for Academics and Professor, Nutrition
2303 Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-6809
melinda_beck@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Nutrition and immune function, the effects of obesity on immune response

Brian Bennett, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics and Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Suite 2302
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5044
bennettb@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Systems genetics, cardiovascular disease, nutrigenomics, gut bacterial metabolites (TMA, TMAO)

Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, MA, PhD
Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor, Nutrition
130 Rosenau Hall
CB# 7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-9962
pbentley@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Women and infant nutrition, child feeding, behavioral research on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, community-based interventions for nutrition and health

Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Professor, Nursing
4013 Carrington Hall
CB# 7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 259-4812
dberry@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Management and prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus using community-based research in English and Spanish

Andrey Bortsov, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
N2198 UNC Hospitals
CB# 7010
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
abortsov@aims.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Molecular and genetic epidemiology, epigenetic predictors of persistent pain after traumatic stressful events, DNA methylation, interested in how some nutrients, such as vitamin D, affect the expression of MHC genes and the risk of chronic pain development after trauma

Rosa Branca, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
339 Chapman Hall
CB# 3255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-2229
rtbranca@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Approaches and methodologies for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study biological systems, with an emphasis on non-linear magnetic resonance and hyperpolarized gas imaging

Jay Brenman, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
8109A Neuroscience Res Bldg
CB# 7250
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-3637
brenman@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: AMPK signaling in relation to neurodegeneration, Drosophila (fruit fly) mutant models, metabolism (type 2 diabetes/cardiac disease), and cancer

Kimberly Brownley, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
242 Medical School Wing C
CB# 7175
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5276
kim_brownley@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Psychobiology of appetite regulation including the study of hormones that signal hunger and satiety, the role hormones play in disordered eating behavior and weight gain

Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED
Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders, Psychiatry
Professor, Nutrition
101 Manning Drive
CB# 7160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-1689
cynthia_bulik@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Genetic epidemiology of eating disorders and weight regulation, development of treatments for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

Scott Bultman, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics
5060 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-3359
Scott_Bultman@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Role of dietary fiber, gut microflora and epigenetic events that protect against colorectal cancer

Kyle Burger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
2204 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-9933
kyle_burger@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Food reward, reward learning, decision making, impulsivity, fMRI

Wesley Burks, MD
Professor and Chair, Pediatrics
260 MacNider Building
CB# 7220
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9145
wesley.burks@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Immunotherapy for food allergy, allergy and immunology

John Buse, MD, PhD
Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor, Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
8027 Burnett Womack
CB# 7172
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-0134
jbuse@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Prevention and treatment strategies for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and their complications, helping patients achieve optimum diabetes control through diet, exercise, and insulin dosage adjustment procedure

Ian Carroll, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
7341C MBRB Building
CB# 7032
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4893
ian_carroll@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: The mechanisms in which specific members of the intestinal microbiota influence gastrointestinal (GI) physiology, the mechanism(s) by which enteric microbes contribute to the dysregulation of body weight, anxiety, and stress in AN patients

Carol Cheatham, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology and Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Suite 1101
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5010
carol_cheatham@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Influences of nutrition on infant cognitive and social development

David Clemmons, MD
Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
8024 Burnette Womack
CB# 7170
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-4735
david_clemmons@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Examining how integral membrane proteins and proteins in the pericellular environment interact with the IGF receptor to regulate IGF-I receptor linked signaling, diabetes and diet effects on IGF

Rosalind Coleman, MD
Professor, Nutrition and Pediatrics
2301 Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7213
rcoleman@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Lipid metabolism, obesity, triacylglycerol biosynthesis and its critical regulated pathways in liver and adipocytes

Jamie Crandell, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Nursing and Biostatistics
2011 Carrington Hall
CB# 7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-4290
jbigelow@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Design and analysis of epidemiological studies, including studies involving diet assessment

Blossom Damania, PhD
Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
31-353 Lineberger
CB# 7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-6011
blossom_damania@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Viral cancers, molecular pathogenesis of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), viral oncogenes and viral transcription factors of KSHV, host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity

Julie Daniels, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health
McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB# 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7096
julie_daniels@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Nutritional and environmental factors active during the perinatal period that affect infant/child growth and development (specifically autism and developmental disabilities)

Richard Davis, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
5160 Bioinformatics
CB# 7040
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-0295
richard_davis@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Dissemination and implementation research, diabetes self-management training for adults with diabetes in underserved communities, cornea and external disease

Shufa Du, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
137 East Franklin
CB# 8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-6187
dushufa@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Impact of education, income, and other socioeconomic factors on dietary behaviors, physical activity/inactivity, and other health outcomes (cancer, diabetes, and obesity)

Temitope Erinosho, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
1700 MLK Jr Blvd
CB# 7426
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-8889
erinosho@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: The role nutrition, physical activity, and obesity in cancer prevention, with special emphasis on children, racial and ethnic minorities, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations

Maria Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
7020 Burnett Womack
CB# 7155
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2561
maria_ferris@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Obesity as it relates to kidney disease, early markers of kidney disease, and prenatal diagnosis of kidney/urinary tract abnormalities

Michelle Floris-Moore, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Bioinformatics Building
CB# 7030
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-4733
mfloris@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Metabolic and cardiovascular complications of HIV

Barbara Fredrickson, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
309 Davie Hall
CB# 3270
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-0091
blf@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Positive emotions and psychophysiology, positive psychology

Rebecca Fry, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
160 Rosenau Hall
CB# 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-6864
rfry@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Environmental toxicogenomics, environmental metal exposure and human diseases, global health, child development; prenatal exposure, via diet and water, to various types of metals including arsenic, cadmium, and lead

Joseph Galanko, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatolgy
4102 Bioinformatics
CB# 7555
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-8557
joseph_galanko@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Applied statistics in medical settings, case-control studies, regression modelling, survival analysis and gene-environment interaction analyses; diet and cancer

Marilie Gammon, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology
2104-E McGavran-Greenberg
CB# 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7421
gammon@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: The epidemiology of breast cancer risk and survival, nutritional and environmental risk factors, and exogenous hormone use

Susan Gaylord, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical School Wing D, Room 183
CB# 7200
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-8586
susan_gaylord@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Mindfulness based interventions for irritable bowel syndrome, reduction in risk for pre-diabetic African Americans, nutrition intervention and therapy for migraines/headaches

Carol Golin, MD
Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Medicine
310 Rosenau Hall
CB# 7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7939
carol_golin@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Development and assessment of behavioral interventions to enhance compliance and health care for persons living with HIV/AIDS, access to care for incarcerated persons with HIV, nutrition for HIV patients and its relevance in maintaining good health

Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD
Professor, Nutrition
137 East Franklin, Room 6124
CB# 8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-6110
pglarsen@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Development of obesity over the life cycle, genetic and environmental determinants of weight gain

Margaret Gourlay, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Wm B Aycock Bldg
CB# 7595
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2843
margaret_gourlay@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Osteoporosis prevention and risk assessment, weight and race as effectors of bone density

Derek Hales, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
derekh@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Measuring physical activity and the environmental, social, and personal factors that relate to physical activity behavior

Laura Hanson, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
5003 Old Clinic Building
CB# 7550
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4096
lhanson@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Geriatric medicine, palliative medicine, long-term care, end-of-life decision making, informed choice and feeding options in dementia

Gerardo Heiss, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Epidemiology
137 East Franklin, Suite 306
CB# 8050
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-3253
gerardo_heiss@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC Study), association of multiple anthropometrics of overweight and obesity with incident heart failure

Michelle Hernandez, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
104 Mason Farm Road
CB# 7310
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-5136
michelle_hernandez@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: The impact of IL-1β on lower airway inflammatory responses in asthmatics, and in the design of interventions, including dietary antioxidants, to mitigate these effects

Amy Herring, ScD
Professor, Biostatistics
3104-D McGavran-Greenberg
CB# 7420
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-6368
amy_herring@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy, maternal postpartum weight retentions

Eric Hodges, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor, Nursing
5110 Carrington Hall
CB# 7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-0534
eahodges@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Role of feeding interactions in children’s development of self-regulation of eating and subsequent weight status

Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH
Professor, Nutrition
2115-B Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7346
hursting@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Diet-gene interactions relevant to cancer prevention, molecular and hormonal mechanisms underlying the association between energy balance and cancer

Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics
500 Laureate Way
Suite 2103
Kannapolis, NC 28081
folami@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Gene-environment interactions, epigenetic reprogramming, genomic imprinting, germ cell and early embryonic development, methyl donor nutrients

Fredrick Jarskog, MD
Professor, Psychiatry
Medical School Wing D, Room 254
CB# 7160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-7683
jarskog@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Potential efficacy of drugs with novel mechanisms of action, with a focus on neuroprotective mechanisms, to enhance standard antipsychotic therapies, the relationship between antipsychotic medications and weight gain

Ilona Jaspers, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
104 Mason Farm Road
CB# 7310
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-8657
ilona_jaspers@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Effect of sulforaphane (an isothiocyanate commonly found in cruciferous vegetables) on susceptibility to influenza infections, nutritional supplementation (in regards to second hand smoke) as a potential therapeutic strategy to mitigate the effects of inflammatory responses to influenza virus infection

Corbin Jones, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology and Genetics
3159 Genome Science Building
CB# 3280
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-4443
cdjones@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Genetic analysis of adaptations and interspecific differences in Drosophila, molecular evolution and population genetics of new genes, co-evolution of diet and behavior

Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
130 Mason Farm Road
CB# 7229
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-1343
kappelma@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Pediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy, clinical epidemiology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, the role of diet in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the benefit of enteral nutrition in mucosal healing

Angela Kashuba, PharmD, BScPhm
Professor, Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
120 Mason Farm Road
CB# 7361
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9998
akashuba@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Clinical pharmacology of antiretroviral agents used in the treatment of HIV infection, antiretroviral therapy used to prevent the transmission of HIV, sex and ethnicity in drug disposition, drug-diet interactions and exploring antiretroviral drug concentrations in breast milk and its impact on the health of both mother and baby

Temitope Keku, MSPH, PhD
Professor, Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
103 Mason Farm Road
CB# 7032
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5828
temitope_keku@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Folate and colon cancer risk, dietary heterocyclic amines and colon cancer, lifestyle factors in the prevention of colorectal adenomas

Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
5034 Old Clinic Building
CB# 7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2276
thomas_keyserling@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications, community based randomized trials, behavioral interventions, improving dietary and physical activity behaviors and outcomes

Eric Klett, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
8018 Burnett Womack
CB# 7172
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 484-1015
eklett@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: The role of the enzymes of fatty acid metabolism on pancreatic beta-cell function and the regulation of these enzymes through exogenous and dietary fatty acids

Rebecca Knickmeyer-Santelli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
343 Medical School Wing C
CB# 7160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2216
rebecca_knickmeyer@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Genes and molecular pathways associated with altered brain development in infancy and early childhood, the role of diet and the gut microbiome in neurodevelopment

Martin Kohlmeier, MD
Research Professor, Nutrition
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 100
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 408-3320
mkohlmeier@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Nutritional genetics and nutrition education

Natalia Krupenko, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Suite 3351
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5054
natalia_krupenko@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Role of folate in promoting health and preventing disease, bioorganic chemistry

Sergey Krupenko, PhD
Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Suite 3350
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5053
sergey_krupenko@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Role of folate in liver function and cancer, fighting cancer by controlling diet and nutrient supplements

Craig Lee, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
3318 Kerr Hall
CB# 7569
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-7673
craig_lee@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Role of genomics in the development, progression and treatment of cardiovascular disease; fatty acid and eicosanoid metabolism, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction

Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV
Assistant Professor, Nursing
School of Nursing, Room 5004
CB# 7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-3648
jleeman@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Disseminating evidence from research and practice, interventions to improve diabetes self-management, obesity prevention

Yun Li, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics and Biostatistics
Genetics Medicine Bldg, Room 5090
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-2832
yunli@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Development and application of computational and statistical tools for the understanding human genetic variation with a focus on complex human diseases and traits, identifying genetic variations that increase risk for obesity

Laura Linnan, ScD
Professor, Health Behavior
307 Rosenau
CB# 7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-8044
linnan@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Prevention and control of chronic diseases, worksite-based weight loss interventions

Pauline Lund, PhD
Professor, Nutrition and Cell and Molecular Physiology
6340-C Medical Biomolecular Research Bldg
CB# 7545
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-5428
empk@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Impact of growth factors, cytokine, and nutrient interactions on the gastrointestinal tract, stem cells, and inflammation associated diseases

Leslie Lytle, PhD
Professor, Health Behavior and Nutrition
303 Rosenau
CB# 7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-8171
llytle@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Health promotion of youth and young adults, particularly preventing obesity and promoting healthful diet and physical activity through school, family, and environmental approaches

Nigel Mackman, PhD
Professor, Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
111 Mason Farm Road
CB# 7126
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-3961
nigel_mackman@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Role of tissue factor in diet-induced obesity, hemostasis, thrombosis, and ischemia-reperfusion injury

Nobuyo Maeda, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
710 Brinkhous-Bullitt
CB# 7525
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-6914
nobuyo@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension in mouse models, homocysteinemias, cardiovascular disease associated with aggregation of obesity and dyslipidemia

Liza Makowski, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
2203 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4348
liza.makowski@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Obesity and type 2 diabetes, production of bioactive lipids, insulin signaling capacity, inflammatory response (local and systemic)

John Douglas Mann, MD
Professor, Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2133 Physicians Office Bldg
CB# 7025
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7672
mannj@neurology.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Acupuncture, hypnosis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain interventions using acupuncture, mind-body therapies, and nutritional supplements

Philip May, PhD
Research Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Room 1145
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5002
pmay@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Link between body mass and nutrition and the severity of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), targeted nutritional investigations for FASD etiology, intervention, and prevention

Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Professor, Nursing
4105 Carrington Hall
CB# 7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-9467
dmayer@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Cancer survivorship, emergency department utilization by oncology patients, interactive cancer communication and directed physical activity enhancement for colon cancer survivors

Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD
Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Nutrition and Medicine
Chair, Nutrition
245 Rosenau Hall
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7218
beth_mayer-davis@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Diet interventions for children and adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Ken Mccarthy, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology
4044 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7365
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-1152
ken_mccarthy@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Investigating the role of astrocyte signaling in brain function, glial cells in brain function

Michelle Mendez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
2205-A McGavran-Greenberg
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-6886
mmendez@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Dietary exposures and health outcomes such as obesity and related disorders, neurodevelopment, and cancer

Katie Meyer, ScD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
123 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 843-2719
ktmeyer@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Diet assessment, biomarkers of oxidative stress, and inflammation

Karen Mohlke, PhD
Professor, Genetics
5096 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2913
karen_mohlke@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Human genetics and genomics, diabetes, obesity, lipids, complex diseases

Saskia Neher, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
3042 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7260
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9550
neher@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Maturation and regulation of a group of human lipases, membrane protein biochemistry, enzymology, structural and molecular biology

Shu Wen Ng, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Nutrition
137 East Franklin Street
CB# 8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 962-6188
shuwen@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Dietary change and shifts in physical activity patterns, weight gain in individuals experiencing rapid economic and social change

Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
3027 Old Clinic Bldg
CB# 7570
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-7851
wknichol@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Epidemiology of chronic conditions in women (including gestational diabetes, type II diabetes), the effect of depressive symptoms on health-related quality of life

Terry Noah, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
450 Macnider Bldg
CB# 7217
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-1055
terry_noah@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Mechanisms of inflammation and environmental pollutants in the airways, lung transplantation in children, the relationship between obesity and influenza infections

Kari North, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology
137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306
CB# 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 966-2148
kari_north@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes

Andrew Olshan, PhD
Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor, Epidemiology
2101-B Mcgavran-Greenberg
CB# 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7424
andy_olshan@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Cancer, child development, reproductive health, folate

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD
Professor, Genetics
5046 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-5403
fernando@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Development of novel methods to characterize complex genetic traits, production and genetic analysis of the Cross Collaborative (CC) mice

Krista Perreira, PhD
Professor, Public Policy
201 Abernethy Hall
CB# 3435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-5009
perreira@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Disparities in health, education, and economic well-being in families, health and social policies focusing on children in immigrant families

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP
Professor, Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
5045 Old Clinic Bldg
CB# 7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2276
michael_pignone@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Smoking cessation, preventive cardiology, cancer prevention, diabetes, heart failure

Daniel Pomp, PhD
Professor, Genetics and Nutrition
5044 Genetic Medicine Building
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-0013
dpomp@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Genetic architecture of complex traits, obesity and body weight regulation

Barry Popkin, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Nutrition
137 East Franklin Street, Room 6305
CB# 8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-6139
popkin@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Nutrition transition, dietary and physical activity/inactivity patterns and their effect on health

Dan Reuland, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
5039 Old Clinic Bldg
CB# 7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2276
daniel_reuland@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Barriers to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening faced by Hispanic/ Latino populations, improving cancer control communication in primary care

Tamar Ringel-Kulka, MD
Research Assistant Professor, Maternal and Child Health
404-A Rosenau
CB# 7445
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-1054
ringelta@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Intestinal microbiota, obesity and eating disorders, probiotic products for the pediatric population

Donita Robinson, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Alcohol Studies
5007-A Thurston Bowles
CB# 7178
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9178
DLR@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description:Neurology of alcoholism using animal models of alcohol award, the interplay of corticostriatal and mesostriatal circuits involved in drug- and food-motivated behavior

Wayne Rosamond, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology
137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306
CB# 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-3230
wayne_rosamond@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Chronic disease epidemiology, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, medical care surveillance

Eric Ryan, PhD
Stallings Fellow Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science
209 Fetzer Hall
CB# 8700
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-0297
edryan@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Non-invasive assessment of muscle function, human performance, sports nutrition

Carmen Samuel-Hodge, RD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
1700 MLK Jr Blvd, Suite 250
CB# 7426
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 966-0360
ecdsamuel@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Psychosocial and behavioral issues related to lifestyle behavior change and weight management, intervention research focused on nutrition issues related to chronic disease risk reduction and self-management

Praveen Sethupathy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics
5091 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-6387
praveen_sethupathy@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Non-coding RNAs, gene regulation, functional genomics, computational biology, metabolic syndromes, diabetes, metabolism

Lilly Shanahan, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
100 East Franklin Street, Suite 200
CB# 8115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-0333
lilly_shanahan@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Role of risk and protective factors in the development of mental (and physical) health from childhood to young adulthood

Christina M. Shay, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
2201 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7237
chris.shay@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Analysis and interpretation of data regarding obesity, dietary intake, and physical activity from several large prospective cohort studies

Patricia Sheridan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
2002 Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-6434
patricia_sheridan@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Vitamin E and herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1, synergism in neurodegenerative diseases

Stacey Sheridan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
5039 Old Clinic Bldg
CB# 7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2276
stacey_sheridan@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Heart disease prevention, prostate cancer screening, medical decision-making, patient/physician communication

Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS, CISSN
Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science
209 Fetzer Hall
CB# 8700
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-2574
abbsmith@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Exercise and nutrition interventions to modify various aspects of body composition, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function in obese, elderly, and women

June Stevens, PhD
AICR/WCRF Distinguished Professor, Nutrition and Epidemiology
2207 McGavran-Greenberg
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7348
june_stevens@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Obesity and physical activity in children and adolescents

Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal and Child Health
3010 Old Clinic Bldg
CB# 7516
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-1601
astuebe@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Maternal genotypes, maternal feeding, pregnancy adiposity, diabetes, obesity interventions

Mirek Styblo, PhD
Professor, Nutrition
Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
2302 Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5721
styblo@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Arsenic effects on nutrient metabolism, diabetes and glucose transporters

Maya Styner, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
5002 Burnett Womack
CB# 7170
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-0711
mstyner@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, lipodystrophies, general endocrinology, the mechanisms by which exercise benefits health

Patrick Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP
Professor, Genetics and Psychiatry
5097 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-3358
patrick_sullivan@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Psychiatric genetics, pharmacogenetics, schizophrenia, major depression, nicotine dependence, chronic fatigue syndrome

Natalia Surzenko, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Suite 2147
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5014
surzenko@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Understanding how nutrient availability affects brain and eye development

James Swenberg, PhD, DVM
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
253-C Rosenau
CB# 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-6139
jswenber@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: DNA oxidation, dietary antioxidants, chemical carcinogenesis, toxicology

Lisa Tarantino, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Genetics
1012 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7361
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-7292
lisat@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Genetic approaches to identify genes that influence anxiety-, depression- and addiction-like behaviors in mouse models, the behavioral effects of perinatal nutrition on adult mouse offspring

Deborah Tate, PhD
Professor, Health Behavior and Nutrition
1700 MLK Jr Blvd, Suite 100
CB# 7294
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7546
dtate@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Clinical trials, health behavior, health communication, interventions for the prevention and treatment of obesity

Amanda Thompson, PhD
Associate Professor, Anthropology
209-A Alumni Bldg
CB# 3115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-2060
althomps@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Biomedical anthropology, nutrition, human biology, early life determinants of body composition and obesity, infant and child feeding

John Thorp, MD
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
3027 Old Clinic Bldg
CB# 7570
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-7851
john_thorp@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Preterm birth, cervical insufficiency, health disparities, alcohol and drug abuse research, outreach education

Deborah Thorpe, PT, PCS, PhD
Associate Professor, Allied Health Sciences, Division of Physical Therapy
3006 Bondurant Hall
CB# 7135
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-8679
dthorpe@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Effects of aquatic resistive exercise on strength, energy expenditure, and perceived physical competence in persons with cerebral palsy

Jenny Ting, PhD
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology and Genetics
207 Lineberger Cancer Center
CB# 7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5538
jenny_ting@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Molecular immunology, signal transduction, gene discovery, functional genomics and proteomics, gene regulation, innate and adaptive immunity in diseases such as infection, inflammation and cancer

Jomari Torres, MD
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Suite 1338
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5062
jomari_torres@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Clinical nutrition and general adult medicine

Melissa Troester, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2104-H McGavran-Greenberg
CB# 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7408
troester@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Breast cancer risk factors including obesity, breast tissue, and gene expression

Kimberly Truesdale, PhD, DDS
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
2209 McGavran-Greenberg
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2327
Kim_Truesdale@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Causes and consequences of obesity and energy imbalance

William Valdar, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics
5113 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-2833
william.valdar@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Mapping of complex disease loci in animal models, the relationship between genes, diet, and complex disease

Miranda van Tilburg, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
4106 Bioinformatics Bldg
CB# 7080
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-0688
tilburg@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Functional abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and fecal incontinence in children and adolescents, the role of eating behaviors in child abdominal pain

Saroja Voruganti, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Suite 3150
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5009
saroja@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Impact of genetic and environmental (particularly diet and nutrients) factors on hyperuricemia, gout, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease

Dianne Ward, EdD, FTOS, FACSM
Professor, Nutrition
2202 McGavran-Greenberg
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-0901
dsward@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Nutritional Interventions and Nutrition Behaviors
  • Research Description: Prevention of obesity, promotion of healthy diets, physical activity through interventions

Jason Whitmire, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics and Microbiology and Immunology
5062 Genetics Medicine Bldg
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-7081
jwhitmir@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Junior Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Virus-specific T cell and B cell differentiation in vivo following infection

Monte Willis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Pharmacology
2340-B Medical Biomolecular Research Bldg
CB# 7525
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-1938
monte_willis@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Role of the ubiquitin–proteasome system in regulating molecular mechanisms of cardiac disease

David Wohl, MD
Professor, Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
130 Mason Farm Road
CB# 7030
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-2723
wohl@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in HIV-infected patients, calcium and vitamin D supplementation for the treatment of decreased bone mineral density in HIV

Xiao Xiao, PhD
Professor, Pharmacy, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics
2077 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7362
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-7351
xxiao@email.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Gene delivery and therapy for various genetic and acquired diseases

Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Nutrition and Pediatrics
2115-A Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4731
steven_zeisel@unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: Nutrient metabolism, nutrigenomics, the role of choline in brain development, clinical nutrition

Stephanie Zerwas, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Neurosciences Hospital, 1st Floor
CB# 7160
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 966-9553
zerwas@med.unc.edu

  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Clinical Nutrition and Chronic Diseases in Populations
  • Research Description: Eating disorders and its effect on parent-child communication and relationships, environmental experiences and genetic predisposition for eating disorders across the developmental life span