Past Nutrition T32 Fellows

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Sarah Purcell

Sarah Purcell, PhD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship
: July 2019 - July 2020
Mentor
: Marc Cornier, MD and Edward Melanson, PhD
Research Topic
: Investigating the impact of resistance and aerobic exercise on appetite, non-exercise activity, energy metabolism and body composition among individuals with obesity or previous cancer.
Current/last known position: 
F32 Fellow in Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes, CU Anschutz.

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Traci Bekelman, PhD, MPH
Nutrition T32 Fellowship:
July 2017 - June 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship:
July 2016 - June 2017
Mentor:
Susa​​n L. Johnson, PhD
Research Topic:
Anthropological perspectives on diet and nutritional status, the co-occurrence of obesity and under-nutrition in adverse environments
Current/last known position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado School of Public Health

Jamie Moore

Jaime Moore, MD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship:
August 2016 - July 2019
Clinical Fellowship:
August 2015 - July 2016
Mentors:
Janet Snell-Bergeron, PhD, yr 1; Richard Boles, PhD/Nancy Krebs MD, yr 2
Research Topics:
Gender differences in cardiovascular disease among Type 1 Diabetics; Improved risk stratification for co-morbidity prevention among obese youth
Current/last known position:
Assistant Professor, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus

Tanya Halliday

Tanya Halliday, PhD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship:
August 2017 - July 2018
Endocrinology T32 Fellowship:
August 2016 - July 2017
Mentor:
Marc Cornier, MD
Research Topic:
Evaluating how exercise modality influences appetite regulation
Current/last known position: Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation, University of Utah

Christopher Mulligan, PhD
Fellowship:
July 2015 – June 2017
Mentor:
Jacob Friedman, PhD
Research Topic: Role of the microbiome in development & progression of obesity and related metabolic disease in children born to obese mothers

Nicole Kasper, PhD
Fellowship:
September 2015 – December 2016
Mentor:
Elaine Belansky, PhD
Research Topic:
Community based participatory research in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Specifically, implementation and evaluatation Farm to School within the public schools.
Current/last known position:
Research Scientist, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Katherine Sauder

Katherine Sauder, PhD
Fellowship:
July 2014 – March 2016
Mentor:
Dana Dabelea, PhD
Research Topic:
Behavioral Epidemiology and Maternal-Child Health
Current/last known position: Assistant Professor, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus

Michelle Cardel

Michelle Cardel, PhD
Fellowship:
September 2012 – September 2015
Mentor:
James Hill, PhD/Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Research Topic:
The Etiology of Racial/Ethnic and Socio-Economic Health Disparities in Childhood Obesity
Current/last known position:
Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy Faculty, Institute of Child Health Policy, University of Florida

Sean Newsom

Sean Newsom, PhD
Fellowship:
July 2014 – June 2015
Mentor:
Bryan Bergman, PhD
Research Topic:
Exercise-Induced Skeletal Muscle Diacylglycerol Localization and Composition
Current/last known position:
Assistant Professor, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University

Vanessa Sherk

Vanessa Sherk, PhD
Fellowship:
September 2011 – August 2014
Mentor:
Wendy Kohrt, PhD
Research Topic:
Disruption of Calcium Homeostasis During Exercise as a Mediator of Bone Metabolism
Current/last known position:
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus

Bridget Young

Bridget Young, PhD, CLC
Fellowship:
October 2011 – September 2013
Mentor:
Nancy Krebs, MD/Jacob Friedman, PhD
Research Topic:
Effects of Vitamin D Status and Calcium Intake on Maternal Bone Turnover, Placental Vitamin D Receptor Expression and Calcium Transport and Fetal Growth in Adolescent Pregnancy
Current/last known position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester

Madiha Abdel-Maksoud

Madiha Abdel-Maksoud, PhD
Fellowship:
August 2010 – August 2012
Mentor:
Tim Byers, PhD
Research Topic:
The Complex Relationship Between Triglycerides and Coronary Heart Disease
Current/last known position:
Assistant Professor, MPH Concentration Director, and Director, MPH Global Public Health Programs, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus

Kristen Boyle

Kristen Boyle, PhD
T32 Fellowship:
July 2009 – December 2010
Mentor:
Jacob Freedman, PhD
Research Topic:
Investigating Mitochondrial Function in Skeletal Muscle of Women with Gestational Diabetes
Current/last known position:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus

Matthew Haemer

Matthew Haemer, MD
T32 Fellowship:
August 2008 – July 2011
Mentor:
Nancy Krebs, MD
Research Topic:
Central Responses to Food-Related Stimuli with Weight Loss
Current/last known position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus and Medical Director Lifestyle Medicine Weight Management, Children's Hospital Colorado

Andrea Salzberg, MD
Fellowship:
July 2009 – April 2010
Mentor:
Marc-Andre Cornier, MD
Research Topic
: The Use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Better Understand Individual Responses to Food and Energy State
Current/last known position:
New West Physicians, Endocrinology

​Erin Ross, PhD
Fellowship:
July 2007 – June 2009
Mentor:
Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Research Topic
: Evaluating Risk Factors in Early Infancy for Later Growth Faltering
Current/last known position:
Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado Center for Family and Infant Interaction; Founder, Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC

Christopher Gentile, PhD
Fellowship:
January 2007 – December 2008
Mentor:
Michael Pagliassotti, PhD
Research Topic:
Regulation of CREB-h by Fatty Acids in Liver
Current/last known position:
Associate Professor, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Colorado State University

Arlyce Vanness, PhD
Fellowship:
July 2005 – June 2008
Mentor:
Nancy Krebs, MD
Research Topic:
Iron Homeostasis and Neurologic Function

Rebecca Sedjo, PhD
Fellowship:
July 2005 –June 2007
Mentor:
Tim Byers, PhD
Research Topic:
Obesity and Cancer, Nutritional Epidemiology
Current/last known position:
Assistant Research Professor, Community & Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus

Teresa Sharp, MEd, PhD
Fellowship:
October 2004 – September 2006
Mentor:
Nancy Krebs, MD
Research Topic:
Exercise Effects on Lipid Regulation in Obese Adolescents
Current/last known position: Associate Professor, School of Human Sciences, Colorado School of Public Health, The University of Northern Colorado