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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
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
Andrew Hardaway, PhD Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology Kash Lab, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies CB# 7178 104 Manning Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (919) 843-7867 ahardawa@email.unc.edu
  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: The Causes and Prevention of Obesity
  • Research Description: Brain circuits that regulate food consumption, how brain circuits are modified by experience and disease states like obesity or eating disorders, and molecular mechanisms by which these circuits function and underlie disease-emergent plasticity
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
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
  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Metabolic Responses, Metabolic Variation and Requirements for Nutrients
  • Research Description: The role played by cytoskeletal proteins in maintaining cellular homeostasis and the mechanistic basis of cytoskeleton-associated neurological, metabolic, and muscular disorders.
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
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
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, Social Medicine 333 South Columbia St 342B MacNider Hall, CB# 7240 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (919) 843-4505 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
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
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
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
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
SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD, FAAN Professor, Nursing 5008 Carrington Hall CB# 7460 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460 (919) 843-1245 syeo@email.unc.edu
  • Member Status: Full Member
  • Research Theme: Pregnancy, Child Growth and Development
  • Research Description: Health promotion and risk reduction of pregnant women at risk, healthy weight gain during pregnancy among obese women of low-income background
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