Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition; Scientist, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center
- B.A., Biology, California State University, Fresno
- Ph.D., Physiology, University of California, Davis
My lab studies stress and nutrition interrelationships. Research is being conducted to understand physiological and metabolic underpinnings of inter-individual variability in stress responsiveness, and how this can be used to explain vulnerability or resilience to the negative mental and physical effects of chronic stress. A systems approach is applied to examine the interrelationships between stress, diet, and physical activity in animal models, humans, and the community to identify mechanisms and factors that explain differential regulation of the stress response.