Students

Student

Sarah Burke

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Janet King - Research Interests: Human zinc metabolism and exploring novel methods for zinc nutrition assessment.

Kendra Byrd

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Christine Stewart - Research Interests: Etiology of anemia, maternal and child nutrition.

Gwen Chodur

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Francene Steinberg - Research Interests: Nutrigenomic interactions between diet and disease pathophysiology

Yousef Dashti

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Robert Hackman - Research Interests: The role of flavonoids in vascular function and health promotion.

Debbie Fetter

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr and Rachel Scherr - Research Interests: My research focuses on how to use technology in school-based, nutrition programs to generate interest towards nutrition and physical activity. For my dissertation project, I created targeted health messages that were disseminated through wearable activity devices to encourage students to adopt healthy behaviors.

Caitlin French

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Carolyn Slupsky - Research Interests: Interactions in host and microbial metabolism, maternal/ early child nutrition, cognitive development and nutrition behavior.

Juliana Haber

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Lindsay H. Allen - Research Interests: Maternal and  infant nutrition, breast milk quality assessment, dietary assessment, micronutrient metabolism, agro-nutritional public heath interventions, food systems

Nazmul Huda

  • GGNB Student
Major professor: Charles B. Stephensen - Research Interests: Effect of vitamin A supplementation on infants’ immunity .

Riley Hughes

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Nancy Keim - Research Interests: Personalized nutrition and the gut microbiome.

Sika Kumordzie

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Kathryn G. Dewey - Research Interests: Maternal and child nutrition, Childhood obesity and chronic disease, Micronutrient malnutrition.

Sarah Langdon

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Francene Steinberg - Research Interests: The impact of nutrition on chronic diseases.

Hanqi Luo

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Christine Stewart - Research Interests:  Maternal and Child Nutrition; Micronutrient Deficiency; Cost Effectiveness Analysis; Epidemiological and Mathematical Modeling; Nutritional Epidemiology.

Alice Martinic

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Carolyn Slupsky  - Research Interests:  I am interested in personalized health, particularly the interaction of the gut microbiota and diet. I am especially interested in cholesterol and bile acids.

Andrew Matchado

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Christine Stewart - Research Interests: Nutrition and non-communicable disease in low income setting.

Tagreed Mazi

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Valentina Medici - Research Interests: Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and the cross talk between bone and energy metabolism.

Shannon McClorry

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Carolyn Slupsky - Research Interests: The effects of iron status in infant development.

Zhenzhen Mo

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Daniel Hwang - Research Interests: Elucidate how fatty acid increases inflammation and whether a diet rich in antioxidant and omega fatty acid alleviates inflammation. 

Lori Nguyen

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr - Research Interests: I am interested in the metabolic changes that occur during childhood obesity and how early efforts to change dietary behaviors can have an effect not only on weight, but on biomarkers of health.

Eugenia Ocansey

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Kathryn G. Dewey - Research Interests: Nutrition interventions for low income populations with special focus on maternal and child nutrition.

Harriet Okronipa

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Kathryn G. Dewey - Research Interests: maternal and child nutrition, nutrition intervention programs using community-based participatory approaches, infant and young child feeding and dietary preference development, and Infant morbidity.

Zachary Pierce

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Charles Stephensen - Research Interests: I'm interested in the relationships between vitamin supplementation and immune responses.  More specifically, I'm interested in how vitamin A, and other retinoids, exert an influence on the developing immune system and intestinal microbiota of infants, especially in the context of vaccine responses.

Tara Rogers, M.S., R.D.

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor:  Marta Van Loan - Research Interests: inter-relationships among nutrition, hormones, inflammation and bone; the effects of nutritional interventions on bone metabolism in order to prevent and treat osteoporosis and other disorders.

Desiree Sigala

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor:  Peter Havel  - Research Interests: The affects of sugar consumption on lipid metabolism in young adults. 

Allison Stevens

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Francene Steinberg - Research Interests: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of bioactive food components; impact of dietary interventions on lipoprotein metabolism; applications of biotechnology in health and nutrition.

Jennifer Taylor

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr - Research Interests: Child nutrition, school nutrition policy, dietary assessment, dietary behavior.

Ashley Tovar

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Gretchen Casazza - Research Interests: Endocrine, metabolic, and performance alterations occurring in athletes experiencing low energy availability.

Barkat Ullah

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Katherine G. Dewey - Research Interests: Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition. Infant and Young Child Feeding.

Ziwei Wang

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Patricia I. Oteiza - Research Interests: The effects of of (-)-epicatechin on mitigating high-fat diet-induced intestinal permeability and endotoxemia