Past Nutrition Fellows

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Kelly Fuller, PhD
F32 Research Fellowship:
July 2023 – February 2024
Endocrinology T32 Research Fellowship:
July 2022 – June 2023
Mentors:
Darleen Sandoval, PhD and Melanie Cree, MD, PhD
Research Topic:  Understanding the molecular mechanisms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatic responses to obesity treatment, with a focus on sex differences and the role of mitochondria.
Current/last known position:  Private Industry.

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Catherine Cioffi Cohen, PhD, RD
F32 Research Fellowship: 
May 2022 - present
Nutrition T32 Research Fellowship:
  September 2020 - May 2022
Mentors:
  Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD and Kartik Shankar, PhD
Research Topic: 
Inter-connections of diet quality, body fat distribution, and cardiometabolic disease risk factors in childhood/adolescence.

Current/last known position:
  Research Associate, LEAD Center, Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus.

 

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Colleen McKenna, PhD
Nutrition T32 Research Fellowship
: September 2022 - July 2023
Mentor: Bryan Bergman, PhD
Research Topic: Determining differences in the intermuscular adipose tissue secretome by obesity, sex, age, and location, and how the secretome impacts muscle inflammation and muscle contractile protein expression and diameter in vitro.
Current/last known position:  F32 Fellow in Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus.
Katherine Barrett, PhDKatherine Barrett, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship:
  July 2021 - May 2023
Mentor:
Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Research Topic
: Infant-caregiver feeding interactions, dietary intake, and growth.
Current/last known position:
Performance Analyst at Colorado Department of Human Services.
Megan Lawless, PhD

Megan Lawless, PhD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship:
 October 2021  - May 2023
Postdoctoral Fellowship:
  June 2021 - September 2021
Mentor:
Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Research Topic
The mother-child relationship and children's eating and weight outcomes from an interdisciplinary lens of human development and nutrition.
Current/last known position: 
Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review Analyst, Panum Group, LLC, contractor for USDA.

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Jayne Martin Carli, PhD
K-99 Postdoctoral Fellowship: 
August 2022 - present
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship:
April 2021 - July 2022
Nutrition T32 Fellowship:
 July 2018 - June 2020
Mentors: 
Jacob Friedman, PhD
T32 Research Topic
: Development of novel approaches to characterize and interrogate insulin action in mammary epithelial cells from women with recent gestational diabetes compared to mothers with normal glucose tolerance.
Current/last known position: 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus.

Ally Ta MD

Ally Ta, MD
Pediatric Obesity and Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: 
September 2021 - August 2022
Mentor:
  Darcy Thompson, MD, MPH
Current/last known position: 
Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Maigen Bethea, PhD

Maigen Bethea, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship:
September 2020 - September 2022
Mentor:
  Darleen Sandoval, PhD
Current/last known position: 
Research Instructor, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus.

Stephanie Gilley, MD, PhD

Stephanie Gilley, MD, PhD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship: July 2020 - June 2022
Pediatric Obesity and Nutrition Clinical Fellowship:  July 2019 - June 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship July 2018 - June 2019
Mentors: 
Kartik Shankar, PhD, Paul Rozance, MD, Darcy Thompson, MD, MPH, Nancy Krebs, MD
T32 Research Topic:
Personalized postnatal nutrition to improve growth, development, and lifelong health in growth restricted infants by using an IUGR mouse model to study the gut microbiome.
Current/last known position:
Assistant Professor, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus.

Meghan Ruebel, PhDMeghan Ruebel, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship:  April 2020 - June 2022
Mentor:
Kartik Shankar, PhD
Research Topic
: Studying how early nutrition impacts feta growth and physiological changes in the offspring, as well as sex differences in the placenta.
Current/last known position:  USDA Research Scientist, Little Rock, AR.

Martine Saint-Cyr

Martine Saint-Cyr, MD
​Nutrition T32 Fellowship
: July 2019 - September 2021
Pediatric Obesity and Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: July 2018 - June 2019
Mentors
: Nancy F. Krebs, MD, and Edwin DeZoeten, PhD
T32 Research Topic
: Investigating the interactions between dietary nutrients and intestinal immunity in the pathogenesis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
Current/last known position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Madeline Keleher

Madeline Keleher, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship:
August 2020 - May 2020; February 2018 - June 2019
Mentors:
Katerina Kechris, PhD, and Kristen Boyle, PhD
Research Topic
: Investigating how maternal obesity during pregnancy affects gene expression, methylation, and proteins in mesenchymal stem cells from infants' umbilical cords, and how this is linked to long-term health.
Current/last known position: Medical writer at Oxford Pharmagenesis.

Silvania_Teixeira_80x100Silvania da Silva Teixeira, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship
: September 2020 - March 2021
Mentor
: Darleen Sandoval, PhD
Research Topic
: Investigating the physiological and molecular mechanisms that underlie post-bariatric hypoglycemia and determining whether these changes also contribute to surgery-induced improvements in glucose homeostasis.
Current/last known position:
Assistant Professor, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus.
Aimee Sutliff

Aimee Sutliff, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship: March 2019 - August 2020
Mentors:
Nancy F. Krebs, MD, and Nichole Reisdorph, PhD
Research Topic: 
I am using untargeted metabolomics to identify food-specific molecular signatures of common Mediterranean diet foods to identify potential biomarkers that may then be correlated with improved health indicators.
Current/last known position:
Research Scientist, USDA/Terminix.

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: 
Investigator and Assistant Professor, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Southern Medical Program, The University of British Columbia – Okanagan.

Moding_Kameron_80x100Kameron Moding, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship:
July 2017 - June 2019
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:  Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University.
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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:  Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health.

Jamie Moore

Jaime Moore, MD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship:
August 2016 - July 2019
Pediatric Obesity and Nutrition 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; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology.

Christopher Mulligan, PhD
Nutrition T32 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
Nutrition T32 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 evaluation Farm to School within the public schools.
Current/last known position:
Food Data Analyst & Project Manager, Private Industry.

Katherine Sauder

Katherine Sauder, PhD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship: July 2014 – March 2016
Mentor:
Dana Dabelea, PhD
Research Topic:
Behavioral Epidemiology and Maternal-Child Health.
Current/last known position:  Associate Professor, Implementation Science, Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Michelle Cardel

Michelle Cardel, PhD
Nutrition T32 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:
Head of Global Clinical Research & Nutrition, WeightWatchers/WW  and Adjunct Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine Dept of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics.

Sean Newsom

Sean Newsom, PhD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship: July 2014 – June 2015
Mentor:
Bryan Bergman, PhD
Research Topic:
Exercise-Induced Skeletal Muscle Diacylglycerol Localization and Composition.
Current/last known position:
Associate Professor, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University.

Vanessa Sherk

Vanessa Sherk, PhD
Nutrition T32 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:
Scientific Review Officer, NIH Center for Scientific Review.

Bridget Young

Bridget Young, PhD, CLC
Nutrition T32 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, Breastfeeding & Lactation Medicine (SMD), Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Joint, University of Rochester.

Madiha Abdel-Maksoud

Madiha Abdel-Maksoud, MD, PhD, MSPH
Nutrition T32 Fellowship: August 2010 – August 2012
Mentor:
Tim Byers, PhD
Research Topic:
The Complex Relationship Between Triglycerides and Coronary Heart Disease.
Current/last known position:
Clinical Teaching Associate Professor, Center for Global Health, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, Pediatrics General Operations (SOM), Anschutz Medical Campus.

Kristen Boyle

Kristen Boyle, PhD
Nutrition 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
Nutrition 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: 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
Nutrition T32 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:
Endocrinology, Intermountain Health.

​Erin Ross, PhD
Nutrition T32 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; President, Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC.

Christopher Gentile, PhD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship:January 2007 – December 2008
Mentor:
Michael Pagliassotti, PhD
Research Topic:
Regulation of CREB-h by Fatty Acids in Liver.
Current/last known position:
Professor and Department Head, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Colorado State University.

Arlyce Vanness, MD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship: July 2005 – June 2008
Mentor:
Nancy Krebs, MD
Research Topic:
Iron Homeostasis and Neurologic Function.

Rebecca Sedjo, PhD
Nutrition T32 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, PhD
Nutrition T32 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 Adjunct, School of Human Sciences, Colorado School of Public Health, The University of Northern Colorado.

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