The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is actively involved in a wide range of research activities that all revolve around our central mission, to illuminate the role of food and nutrition in the health of society.

Faculty Publication Spotlight

Chris Melby

Relationship of pressure to be thin with gains in body weight and fat mass in adolescents

Suelter, CS; Schvey, N; Kelly, NR] ; Shanks, M ; Thompson, KA; Mehari, R; Brady, S; Yanovski, SZ; Melby, CL; Tanofsky-Kraff, M; Yanovski, JA; Shomaker, LB

Marissa Bunning

Transmission and Persistence of Salmonella enterica in Nutrient Solution of Hydroponic Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes

Shannon M. Coleman, Bledar Bisha, Steven E. Newman1, Marisa Bunning, Lawrence D. Goodridge

Michael Pagliassotti

Trehalose supplementation reduces hepatic endoplasmic reticulum stress and inflammatory signaling in old mice

Michael J.Pagliassotti, Andrea L.Estrada, William M.Hudson, Yuren Wei, Dong Wang, Douglas R.Seals, Melanie L.Zigler, Thomas J. LaRocca

Melissa Wdowik

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Increase Navy Bean or Rice Bran Consumption in Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Erica C. Borresen, Dustin G. Brown, Greg Harbison, Lynn Taylor, Amanda Fairbanks, Joanne O'Malia, Marlon Bazan, Sangeeta Rao, Susan M. Bailey, Melissa Wdowik, Tiffany L. Weir, Regina J. Brown & Elizabeth P. Ryan

Weir, Tiffany

Exercise: The Next Frontier in Microbiota Research?

Tiffany Weir
Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews: January 2017 - Volume 45 - Issue 1 - p 4–5

Chris Gentile

Protein-Pacing from Food or Supplementation Improves Physical Performance in Overweight Men and Women: The PRISE 2 Study

PJ Arciero, RC Edmonds, K Bunsawat, CL Gentile, C Ketcham, C Darin, M Renna, Q Zheng, JZ Zhan and MJ Ormsbee

Laura Bellows

The Healthy Weight Disparity Index: Why We Need It to Solve the Obesity Crisis.

Taylor WC, Paxton, RF, Fischer LS, Bellows LL

Michelle Foster

Adipose tissue: An endocrine organ playing a role in metabolic regulation.

Booth A, Magnuson A, Fouts J, Foster MT. Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig.

Determine how the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) affects the quality of life (QoL) of its exemplary paraprofessional educators.

Garry Auld, Susan Baker, Natalia Infante, Ruth Inglis-Widrick, Sandra B. Procter, Michael F. Steger, Kate Yerxa.

Susan Baker Gary Auld
Mary Harris, PhD, RDN

The Effect of Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation on Gestational Length: Randomized Trial of Supplementation Compared to Nutrition Education for Increasing n-3 Intake from Foods

Mary A. Harris, Melanie S. Reece, James A. McGregor, John W. Wilson, Shannon M. Burke, Marsha Wheeler, Jennifer E. Anderson, Garry W. Auld, Janice I. French, and Kenneth G. D. Allen

Sarah Johnson

Daily blueberry consumption improves blood pressure and arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with pre- and stage 1-hypertension: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Johnson SA, Figueroa A, Navaei N, Wong A, Kalfon R, Ormsbee LT, Feresin RG, Elam ML, Hooshmand S, Payton ME, Arjmandi BH.

Leslie Cunningham-Sabo

Description of the study protocol, including research design and intervention and evaluation components of Fuel for Fun: Cooking with Kids Plus Parents and Play

Cunningham-Sabo, L, Lohse, B, Smith, S, Browning, R, Strutz, E, Nigg, C, Balgopal, M, Kelly, K, Ruder, E. Fuel for Fun: A cluster-randomized controlled study of cooking skills, eating behaviors, and physical activity of 4th graders and their families. BMC - Public Health. 2016:16:444.