UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)

Membership


Linda Adair

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

  • Research Description: Maternal and child nutrition, nutritional stresses, gene-environment interactions relating to nutritional statuses

Dr. Alice Ammerman

Alice Ammerman

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

  • Research Description: Childhood obesity, school nutrition policies, community-based nutrition and physical activity interventions for low-income and minority populations

Dr. M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril

M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril

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

  • Research Description: The role of probiomic and probiotic bacteria in prevention of colorectal cancer

Dr. Victoria L. Bae-Jump

Victoria L. Bae-Jump

Victoria L. Bae-Jump, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
170 Manning Drive, CB #105
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-3899
victoria_baejump@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Edward Bahnson

Edward Bahnson

Edward Moreira Bahnson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
2102 Marisco Hall, CB #7095
Chapel Hill, NC 28599
(919) 843-0842
edward_bahnson@med.unc.edu


Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone

Anna Bardone-Cone

Anna Bardone-Cone, PhD
Professor, Psychology
Davie Hall, CB#3270
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-5989
bardonec@email.unc.edu

  • 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

Dr. Melissa Bauserman

Melissa Bauserman

Melissa Bauserman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
UNC Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
101 Manning Drive, CB #7596
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9152
melissa_bauserman@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Global public health and international nutrition

Melinda Beck

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

  • Research Description: Nutrition and immune function, the effects of obesity on immune response

Margaret Bentley, PhD, Carla Smith Chamblee Professor of Global Nutrition

Margaret Bentley

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

  • 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

Diane Berry

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

  • Research Description: Management and prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus using community-based research in English and Spanish

Ross Boyce

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
130 Mason Farm Road, CB 7030
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2537
ross_boyce@med.unc.edu


Dr. Rosa Branca

Rosa Branca

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

  • 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

Dr. Kimberly Brownley

Kimberly Brownley

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

  • 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

Dr. Cynthia Bulik

Cynthia Bulik

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

  • Research Description: Genetic epidemiology of eating disorders and weight regulation, development of treatments for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

Dr. Scott Bultman

Scott Bultman

Scott Bultman, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics
111 Mason Farm Road, CB #7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-6473
Scott_Bultman@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Role of dietary fiber, gut microflora and epigenetic events that protect against colorectal cancer

Dr. Kyle Burger

Kyle Burger

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

  • Research Description: Food reward, reward learning, decision making, impulsivity, fMRI

Dr. Wesley Burks

Wesley Burks

Wesley Burks, MD
CEO of UNC Health Care
Dean of the UNC School of Medicine
4030 Bondurant Hall, CB #7000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9145
wesley.burks@unc.edu

  • Research Description: Immunotherapy for food allergy, allergy and immunology

Dr. John Buse

John Buse

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

  • 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

Ian Carroll

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

  • 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

Dr. Lori Carter-Edwards

Lori Carter-Edwards

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD
Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership Program
4203 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5305
lori_carter-edwards@unc.edu


Carol Cheatham

Carol Cheatham, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology and Nutrition
235 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(704) 250-5010
carol_cheatham@unc.edu

  • Research Description: Influences of nutrition on infant cognitive and social development

David Clemmons

David Clemmons

David Clemmons, MD
Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
321 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 966-0134
endocrine@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Dr. Jamie Crandell

Dr. Jamie Crandell

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

  • Research Description: Design and analysis of epidemiological studies, including studies involving diet assessment

Blossom Damania

Blossom Damania

Blossom Damania, PhD
Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Vice Dean for Research
32-004 Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB# 7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-6011
blossom_damania@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Dr. Julie Daniels

Julie Daniels

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

  • Research Description: Nutritional and environmental factors active during the perinatal period that affect infant/child growth and development (specifically autism and developmental disabilities)

Molly De Marco

Molly De Marco, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
1700 MLK Jr. Blvd., CB #7426
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9563
molly_demarco@unc.edu


Shufa Du

Shufa Du

Shufa Du, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor, Nutrition
206 West Frankin Street, CB #8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-6187
dushufa@unc.edu

  • Research Description: Impact of education, income, and other socioeconomic factors on dietary behaviors, physical activity/inactivity, and other health outcomes (cancer, diabetes, and obesity)

Dr. Kelly Evenson

Kelly Evenson

Kelly R. Evenson, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology
123 W. Franklin Street, Building C, Suite 410
CB #8050
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-4187
kelly_evenson@unc.edu


Donna Evon

Donna Evon

Donna Evon, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
8010 Burnett-Womack Building
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7584
(919) 966-6732


Keturah Faurot

Keturah Faurot

Keturah Faurot, PhD, MPH, PA
Research Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assistant Director, Program on Integrative Medicine
School of Medicine, Wing D, Room #183
(919) 966-8586
faurot@med.unc.edu


Maria Ferris

Maria Ferris

Maria E. Diaz-Gonzalez de Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD 
Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-2915
maria_ferris@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Obesity as it relates to kidney disease, early markers of kidney disease, and prenatal diagnosis of kidney/urinary tract abnormalities

Edwin Fisher

Edwin Fisher

Edwin Fisher
Professor, Health Behavior
336A Rosenau Hall, CB #7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-3918
fishere@email.unc.edu


Matthew Flick

Matthew Flick

Matthew J. Flick, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC Blood Research Center
(919) 843-1339
matthew_flick@med.unc.edu


Michelle Floris-Moore

Michelle Floris-Moore

Michelle Floris-Moore, MD 
Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
130 Mason Farm Road, CB #7030
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-4733
michelle_floris-moore@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Metabolic and cardiovascular complications of HIV

Jennifer Flythe

Jennifer Flythe

Jennifer Flythe, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
160 Dental Circle, 7007-C
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 445-2656
jenny_flythe@med.unc.edu


John French

John French

John E. French, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5029
jfren43@email.unc.edu


Dr. Leah Frerichs

Leah Frerichs

Leah Frerichs, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
1102C McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7375
leahf@email.unc.edu


Flavio Frohlich, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology and Cell Biology adn Physiology
6018A Mary Ellen Jones Building
116 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 966-4584
flavio_frohlich@med.unc.edu


Dr. Rebecca Fry

Rebecca Fry

Rebecca Fry, PhD
Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
166A Rosenau Hall, CB# 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-6864
rfry@email.unc.edu

  • 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

Joseph Galanko

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

  • Research Description: Applied statistics in medical settings, case-control studies, regression modeling, survival analysis and gene-environment interaction analyses; diet and cancer

Dr. Marilie Gammon

Marilie Gammon

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

  • Research Description: The epidemiology of breast cancer risk and survival, nutritional and environmental risk factors, and exogenous hormone use

Susan Gaylord

Susan Gaylord

Susan Gaylord, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
101 Manning Drive, CB #7200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 966-8586
susan_gaylord@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Mindfulness based interventions for irritable bowel syndrome, reduction in risk for pre-diabetic African Americans, nutrition intervention and therapy for migraines/headaches

Jimena Giudice

Jimena Giudice

Jimena Giudice, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
6340B MBRB, CB #7545
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-6260
jimena_giudice@med.unc.edu


Dr. Carol Golin

Carol Golin

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

  • 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

Rachel Goode

Rachel Goode

Rachel Goode, PhD
Assistant Professor, Social Work
325 Pittsboro Street, CB #3550
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-6429
rwgoode@email.unc.edu


Penny Gordon-Larsen

Penny Gordon-Larsen

Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD
Professor, Nutrition
123 W. Frankling Street, Building C, Suite 210, Room 2123
CB #8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 962-6110
pglarsen@email.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Development of obesity over the life cycle, genetic and environmental determinants of weight gain

Derek Hales

Derek Hales

Derek Hales, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, CB #7426
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 966-6089
derekh@email.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Measuring physical activity and the environmental, social, and personal factors that relate to physical activity behavior

Gerardo Heiss

Gerardo Heiss

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

  • Research Description: Atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC Study), association of multiple anthropometrics of overweight and obesity with incident heart failure

Michelle Hernandez

Michelle Hernandez

Michelle Hernandez, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
104 Mason Farm Road, CB# 7310
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-5383
michelle_hernandez@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Eric Hodges

Eric Hodges

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

  • Research Description: Role of feeding interactions in children’s development of self-regulation of eating and subsequent weight status

Dr. Stephen Hursting

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

  • Research Description: Diet-gene interactions relevant to cancer prevention, molecular and hormonal mechanisms underlying the association between energy balance and cancer

Folami Ideraabdullah

Folami Ideraabdullah

Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
120 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
folami@email.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Gene-environment interactions, epigenetic reprogramming, genomic imprinting, germ cell and early embryonic development, methyl donor nutrients

Fredrick Jarskog

Fredrick Jarskog

Fredrick Jarskog, MD
Professor, Psychiatry
3010 Falstaff Road
Raleigh,  NC
(919) 733-5227
jarskog@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Ilona Jaspers

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

  • 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

Corbin Jones

Corbin Jones
Professor, Biology
3159 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4443
cdjones@email.unc.edu


Thomas Kash

Thomas Kash

Thomas Kash, PhD
John R. Andrews Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology
5023 Thurston Bowles, CB #7178
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7116
tkash@email.unc.edu


Angela Kashuba

Angela Kashuba

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

  • 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

Temitope Keku

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

  • Research Description: Folate and colon cancer risk, dietary heterocyclic amines and colon cancer, lifestyle factors in the prevention of colorectal adenomas

Thomas Keyserling

Thomas Keyserling

Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine
Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
5034 Old Clinic Building, CB# 7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 445-6794
thomas_keyserling@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Eric Klett

Eric Klett, MD
Associate Professor, Nutrition
8018 Burnett Womack, CB# 7172
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-0134
eklett@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Martin Kohlmeier

Martin Kohlmeier

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

  • Research Description: Nutritional genetics and nutrition education

Natalia Krupenko

Natalia Krupenko

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

  • Research Description: Role of folate in promoting health and preventing disease, bioorganic chemistry

Sergey Krupenko

Sergey Krupenko

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

  • Research Description: Role of folate in liver function and cancer, fighting cancer by controlling diet and nutrient supplements

Jennifer Leeman

Jennifer Leeman

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

  • Research Description: Disseminating evidence from research and practice, interventions to improve diabetes self-management, obesity prevention

Laura Linnan

Laura Linnan

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

  • Research Description: Prevention and control of chronic diseases, worksite-based weight loss interventions

Richard Loeser

Richard Loeser

Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD
Herman and Louise Smith Distinguished Professor
3300 Thurston Building, CB #7280
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(866) 827-2862
richard_loeser@med.unc.edu


Damaris Lorenzo, PhD

Damaris Lorenzo

Damaris Lorenzo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology
5341C Medical Biomolecular Research Bldg, CB# 7545
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-6412
dlorenzo@email.unc.edu

  • Research Description: The role played by cytoskeletal proteins in maintaining cellular homeostasis and the mechanistic basis of cytoskeleton-associated neurological, metabolic, and muscular disorders.

Dr. Leslie Lytle

Leslie Lytle

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

  • 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

Nigel Mackman

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

  • Research Description: Role of tissue factor in diet-induced obesity, hemostasis, thrombosis, and ischemia-reperfusion injury

Nobuyo Maeda

Nobuyo Maeda

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

  • Research Description: Insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension in mouse models, homocysteinemias, cardiovascular disease associated with aggregation of obesity and dyslipidemia

John Douglas Mann

John Douglas Mann

John Douglas Mann, MD
Professor, Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2133 Physicians Office Bldg, CB# 7025
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 984-0298
mannj@neurology.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Acupuncture, hypnosis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain interventions using acupuncture, mind-body therapies, and nutritional supplements

Stephanie Martin

Stephanie L. Martin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
135 Dauer Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 843-2719
slmartin@live.unc.edu


Philip May

Philip May

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

  • 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

Deborah Mayer

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

  • Research Description: Cancer survivorship, emergency department utilization by oncology patients, interactive cancer communication and directed physical activity enhancement for colon cancer survivors

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer Davis

Beth Mayer-Davis

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

  • Research Description: Diet interventions for children and adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Zoe Anastasia McElligott

Zoe Anastasia McElligott

Zoe Anastasia McElligott, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
5101 Thurston-Bowles Building, CB #7178
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-8637
zoemce@email.unc.edu


Dr. Katie Meyer

Katie Meyer

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


Karen Mohlke

Karen Mohlke

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

  • Research Description: Human genetics and genomics, diabetes, obesity, lipids, complex diseases

Sandra Mooney

Sandra Mooney

Sandra M. Mooney, PhD
Associate Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5022
sandra_mooney@unc.edu


Saskia Neher

Saskia Neher

Saskia Neher, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
120 Mason Farm Road, CB #7260
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-9550
neher@email.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Maturation and regulation of a group of human lipases, membrane protein biochemistry, enzymology, structural and molecular biology

Brooke Nezami

Brooke Nezami

Brooke Nezami, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 136, CB #7294
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5852
bnezami@unc.edu


Dr. Shu Wen Ng

Shu Wen Ng

Shu Wen Ng, PhD
Distinguished Scholar in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition
137 East Franklin Street, CB# 8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 962-6188
shuwen@unc.edu

  • Research Description: Dietary change and shifts in physical activity patterns, weight gain in individuals experiencing rapid economic and social change

Wanda Nicholson

Wanda Nicholson

Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(984) 974-2131
wknichol@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Terry Noah

Terry L. Noah, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
450D Macnider Bldg, CB# 7227
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 740-4915
terry_noah@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Mechanisms of inflammation and environmental pollutants in the airways, lung transplantation in children, the relationship between obesity and influenza infections

Dr. Kari North

Kari North

Kari North, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology
137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, CB# 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-2148
kari_north@unc.edu

  • Research Description: Genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes

Dr. Andrew Olshan

Andrew Olshan

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

  • Research Description: Cancer, child development, reproductive health, folate

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD
Professor, Genetics
5016 Genetic Medicine Bldg, CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-5403
fernando@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Development of novel methods to characterize complex genetic traits, production and genetic analysis of the Cross Collaborative (CC) mice

Wimal Pathmasiri, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5069
wimal_pathmasiri@unc.edu


Diana Perkins

Diana Perkins

Diana Perkins, MD, MPH
Professor, Psychiatry
200 N. Greensoboro St., Suite C-6, CB #7162
Carrboro, NC 27510
diana_perkins@med.unc.edu


Krista Perreira, Ph.D., Professor, Social Medicine, UNC

Krista Perreira

Krista Perreira, PhD
Professor, Social Medicine
342B MacNider Hall, CB# 7240
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4505
perreira@email.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Disparities in health, education, and economic well-being in families, health and social policies focusing on children in immigrant families

Dr. Barry Popkin

Barry Popkin

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

  • Research Description: Nutrition transition, dietary and physical activity/inactivity patterns and their effect on health

Silvia Ramos

Silvia Ramos

Silvia Ramos, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
204 Fordham Blvd.,CB #7100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-5301


Dan Reuland

Dan Reuland

Dan Reuland, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
5039 Old Clinic Bldg, CB# 7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7666
daniel_reuland@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Barriers to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening faced by Hispanic/ Latino populations, improving cancer control communication in primary care

Dr. Kurt Ribisl

Kurt Ribisl

Kurt Ribisl, PhD
Chair, Health Behavior
303 Rosenau Hall, CB #7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-8042
kurt_ribisl@unc.edu


Donita Robinson

Donita Robinson

Donita Robinson, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
5007-A Thurston Bowles, CB# 7178
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 445-0205
donita_robinson@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Wayne Rosamond

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

  • Research Description: Chronic disease epidemiology, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, medical care surveillance

Eric Ryan

Eric Ryan

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

  • Research Description: Non-invasive assessment of muscle function, human performance, sports nutrition

Carmen Samuel-Hodge

Carmen Samuel-Hodge

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

  • 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

 

Robert Sandler

Robert Sandler

Robert Sandler, MD, MPH
Nina and John Sessions Distinguished Professor
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Epidemiology
4157 Bioinformatics Building, CB #7555
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 962-2608
robert_sandler@med.unc.edu


Dr. Raz Shaikh

Raz Shaikh

Saame Raza Shaikh, PhD
Associate Professor, Nutrition
170 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4348
shaikhsa@email.unc.edu


Stacey Sheridan

Stacey Sheridan

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

  • Research Description: Heart disease prevention, prostate cancer screening, medical decision-making, patient/physician communication

Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Susan M. Smith, PhD
Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5065
suesmith@email.unc.edu


Abbie Smith-Ryan

Abbie Smith-Ryan

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

  • Research Description: Exercise and nutrition interventions to modify various aspects of body composition, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function in obese, elderly, and women

Lindsey Smith Taillie

Lindsey Smith Taillie

Lindsey Smith-Taillie, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
123 W. Frankin Street, Room 2107, CB #8120
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 445-8313
taillie@unc.edu


Dr. Daniela Sotres-Alvarez

Dr. Daniela Sotres-Alvarez

Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, DrPH
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
123 W. Frankin Street, Suite 450
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 843-9994
dsotres@unc.edu


Dr. June Stevens

June Stevens

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

  • Research Description: Obesity and physical activity in children and adolescents

Delisha Stewart

Delisha Stewart

Delisha Stewart, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
500 Laureate Way, Room 4211
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5068
delisha_stewart@unc.edu


Dr. Alison Stuebe

Alison Stuebe

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

  • Research Description: Maternal genotypes, maternal feeding, pregnancy adiposity, diabetes, obesity interventions

Mirek Styblo

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

  • Research Description: Arsenic effects on nutrient metabolism, diabetes and glucose transporters

Maya Styner

Maya Styner

Maya Styner, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
300 Meadowmont Village Circle, Suite 202
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 966-0134
mstyner@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, lipodystrophies, general endocrinology, the mechanisms by which exercise benefits health

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

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

  • Research Description: Psychiatric genetics, pharmacogenetics, schizophrenia, major depression, nicotine dependence, chronic fatigue syndrome

Susan Sumner

Susan Sumner

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


James Swenberg

James Swenberg

James A. Swenberg, PhD, DVM, DACVP
Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
421 Pittsboro Street, Room 253c
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 966-6139
jswenber@email.unc.edu


Dr. Sean Sylvia

Sean Sylvia

Sean Y. Sylvia, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
1101D McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-6328
sean_sylvia@unc.edu


Lisa Tarantino

Lisa Tarantino

Lisa Tarantino, PhD 
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Genetics
1012 Genetic Medicine Bldg, CB #7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-7292
lisa_tarantino@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Dr. Deborah Tate

Deborah Tate

Deborah Tate, PhD 
Professor, Health Behavior and Nutrition
Rosenau Hall, CB #7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7546
dtate@unc.edu

  • Research Description: Clinical trials, health behavior, health communication, interventions for the prevention and treatment of obesity

Joan Taylor

Joan Taylor

Joan M. Taylor, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
501 Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, CG #7525
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-5511
joan_m_taylor@med.unc.edu


Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson

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

  • Research Description: Biomedical anthropology, nutrition, human biology, early life determinants of body composition and obesity, infant and child feeding

John Thorp

John Thorp

John Thorp, Jr, MD 
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
1181 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 974-7005
john_thorp@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Preterm birth, cervical insufficiency, health disparities, alcohol and drug abuse research, outreach education

Jenny PY Ting

Jenny PY Ting

Jenny PY Ting, PhD
William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor, Genetics
22-004 Lineberger Cancer Center, CB# 7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5538
jenny_ting@med.unc.edu

  • 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

Dr. Melissa Troester

Melissa Troester

Melissa Troester, PhD 
Professor, Epidemiology
253 Rosenau Hall, CB #7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7408
troester@email.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Breast cancer risk factors including obesity, breast tissue, and gene expression

Kimberly Parker Truesdale

Kimberly Parker Truesdale

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

  • Research Description: Causes and consequences of obesity and energy imbalance

Dr. Carmina Valle

Carmina Valle

Carmina G. Valle, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
2004 Michael Hooker Research Center, CB #7461
Chapel Hill, nC 27599
(919) 843-6886
carmina.valle@unc.edu


Saroja Voruganti

Saroja Voruganti

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

  • Research Description: Impact of genetic and environmental (particularly diet and nutrients) factors on hyperuricemia, gout, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease

Dianne Stanton Ward

Dianne Stanton Ward

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

  • Research Description: Prevention of obesity, promotion of healthy diets, physical activity through interventions

Heather Wasser

Heather Wasser

Heather Wasser, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
2200 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4788
wasser@email.unc.edu


Jason Whitmire

Jason Whitmire

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

  • Research Description: Virus-specific T cell and B cell differentiation in vivo following infection

David Wohl

David Wohl

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

  • 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

SeonAe Yeo

SeonAe Yeo

SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD, FAAN 
Professor, Nursing
5008 Carrington Hall, CB# 7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
(919) 843-1245
syeo@email.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Health promotion and risk reduction of pregnant women at risk, healthy weight gain during pregnancy among obese women of low-income background

Anthony S. Zannas, MD, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics and Psychiatry
438 Taylor Hall
109 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7096
(9
19) 962-4198
anthony_zannas@med.unc.edu

  • Research Description: Psychosocial Stress and Cardiometabolic Risk

Dr. Steve Zeisel

Steve 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

  • Research Description: Nutrient metabolism, nutrigenomics, the role of choline in brain development, clinical nutrition

Yanping Zhang

Yanping Zhang

Yanping Zhang, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
31-321 Lineberger, CB #4262
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7713
ypzhang@med.unc.edu