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Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

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

  • Co-Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center
  • Director, Administrative Core

Dr. Steven Zeisel

Dr. Steven Zeisel

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

  • Co-Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center
  • Co-Director, Pilot & Feasibility Program

Dr. Ian Carroll

Ian Carroll, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
111 Mason Farm Road
7312C MBRB Building
CB# 7032
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4893
ian_carroll@med.unc.edu

  • Co-Director, Nutritional Genomics and Microbiome Core (Microbiome)
  • Director, Enrichment Program

Dr. Stephen Hursting

Dr. Stephen Hursting

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

  • Director, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (NRI)

Martin Kohlmeier

Dr. Martin Kohlmeier

Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD
Research Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5023
mkohlmeier@unc.edu

  • Co-Director, Clinical and Community Human Assessment and Interventions Core: Clinical Assessment

Raza Shaikh

Dr. Raz Shaikh

Raz Shaikh, PhD
Associate Professor, Nutrition
2203 McGavran-Greenberg
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4348
shaikhsa@email.unc.edu

  • Director, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (Chapel Hill)
  • Co-Director, Pilot & Feasibility Program

Dr. Mirek Styblo

Dr. Mirek Styblo

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

  • Director, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Lab

Susan Sumner

Dr. Susan Sumner

Susan Sumner, PhD
Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way, Suite 4201
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5066
susan_sumner@unc.edu

  • Director, Metabolism and Metabolomics Core

Kimberly Parker Truesdale

Dr. Kimberly Parker Truesdale

Kimberly Parker Truesdale, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Nutrition
2209 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2327
kim_truesdale@unc.edu

  • Co-Director, Clinical and Community Human Assessment and Interventions Core: Behavioral Assessment

Dr. Deborah Tate

Dr. Deborah Tate

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

  • Director, Clinical and Community Human Assessment and Interventions Core

Saroja Voruganti

Dr. Saroja Voruganti

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

  • Director, Nutritional Genomics and Microbiome Core (Nutrigenetics)

CENTER PERSONNEL

Jody Albright
Research Technician
500 Laureate Way, Suite 2303
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5049
jodyalb@email.unc.edu

  • Research Technician, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (NRI)

Tondra Blevins
Research Technician
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5035
tondra_blevins@unc.edu

  • Research Technician, Clinical and Community Human Assessment and Interventions Core: Clinical Assessment

Traci Davis, MS
Research Specialist
Michael Hooker Research
Center #2204
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-5145
tracid@email.unc.edu

  • Core Manager, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (Chapel Hill)

Jaina Hattabaugh, MPH
Clinical Studies Coordinator
Human Research Core
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5075
jania_hattabaugh@unc.edu

  • Clinical Studies Coordinator, Clinical and Community Human Assessment and Interventions Core: Clinical Assessment

Sunil Hwang, PhD
Lab Manager, Zeisel Lab
500 Laureate Way, Suite 2149
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5041
sunil_hwang@unc.edu

  • Core Manager, Metabolism and Metabolomic Core: Targeted Services

Susan McRitchie, MA, MS
Program Manager, Sumner Lab
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5067
susan_mcritchie@unc.edu

  • Core Manager, Metabolism and Metabolomics Core: Untargeted Services

Melissa VerHague, PhD
Research Associate
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5049
verhague@email.unc.edu

  • Core Manager, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (NRI)

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