Meghan Ruebel, PhD, Lead Fellow 2021-22*
Postdoctoral Fellowship: April 2020 - present
Mentor: Kartik Shankar PhDResearch Topic: Understanding how early nutrition impacts different physiological changes in the offspring, as well as the role of sex differences in the placenta leveraging cutting-edge transcriptomic approaches
Katherine Barrett, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship: July 2020 - present
Mentor: Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Research Topic: Infant-caregiver feeding interactions, dietary intake, and growth.
Maigen Bethea, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship: September 2020 - present
Mentor: Darleen Sandoval, PhDResearch Topic: Assessing whether vagal circuits contribute to the metabolic benefits of vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
Catherine Cioffi Cohen, PhD, RD
T32 Research Fellowship: September 2020 - present
Mentors: Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD and Kartik Shankar, PhD
Stephanie Gilley, MD, PhD
T32 Research Fellowship: July 2020 - present
Clinical Fellowship: July 2019 - June 2020
Nutrition Postdoctoral Fellowship: August 2018 - June 2019
Mentors: Kartik Shankar, PhD, and Paul Rozance, MD
Research Topic: Longitudinal impact of intrauterine growth restriction and postnatal diet on the gut microbiome.
Emily Hill, PhD, RDN
T32 Research Fellowship: August 2021 - present
Mentor: Sarah Borengasser, PhD, and Nancy F. Krebs, MD
Research Topic: Utilizing metabolomics, informatics, and bio-statistical analyses to examine linkages between laboratory data and clinically relevant outcomes in human nutrition.
Jayne Martin Carli, PhD
AHA Fellowship: April 2021 - present
Mentors: Jim McManaman, PhD and Jenifer Monks, PhD
Neonatal T32 Fellowship: May 2020 - March 2021
Mentors: Jim McManaman, PhD, and Jenifer Monks, PhD
Nutrition T32 Fellowship: July 2018 - April 2020
Mentors: Jacob Friedman, PhD yr 1; Jim McManaman, PhD, yr 2
Research Topic: Molecular effects of maternal obesity and diabetes during and after pregnancy on lactation outcomes and infant adiposity.
Megan Lawless, PhD
T32 Research Fellowship: October 2021 - present
Mentor: Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Eunice Odiase, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship and Global Health Fellowship: July 2020 - present
Mentor: Nancy F. Krebs, MD
Allison Ta, PhD
Clinical Fellowship: 2021-2022
Mentor: Darcy Thompson, MD
Clinical/Research Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Exclusive Enteral Nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pneumatosis, Malnutrition in critically ill patients, Gastroenterology Imaging, Sarcopenia
Stephanie Waldrop, MD, MPH
Nutrition T32 Fellowship: September 2021 - present
Clinical Fellowship: 2020-2021
Mentors: Sarah Borengasser PhD, Katherine Sauder, Phd, and Darcy Thompson, MD
Clinical/Research Interests: My research interests include identifying potential epigenetic predictors of adiposity risk in childhood and the influence maternal 1-carbon nutrient intake may have on DNA methylation and adiposity in offspring.
*Each year faculty select a fellow who demonstrates exceptional leadership and dedication to nutrition research to promote collegiality and additional learning opportunities for the Section of Nutrition.
Past Lead Fellows: