Current Nutrition Fellows

Brandon Osborn, PhD

Brandon Osborn, PhD
Lead Fellow 2023-24*

Nutrition T32 Research Fellowship: July 2022 - present
Mentor:
Matthew Haemer, MD, MPH
Research Topic
: To examine determinants of nutritional and cardiometabolic disparities among racial/ethnic groups and develop health promotion interventions that are culturally inclusive, improve diet quality, and prevent adiposity and insulin.

Katie Bidne, PhD

Katie Bidne, PhD

Nutrition T32 Research Fellowship:  July 2022 - present
Mentor:
  Theresa Powell, PhD
Research Topic:  My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of placental DHA inhibition of mTOR and the consequences on amino acid transport to the fetus.
Tyler Cook, PhD

Tyler Cook, PhD

Nutrition T32 Research Fellowship: July 2023 - present
Postdoctoral Fellowship: 
November 2022 - June 2023
Mentor:
Darleen Sandoval, PhD
Research Topic
: Investigating neuronal mechanisms of post-bariatric hypoglycemia

Emily Hill, PhD, RDN

AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship:  July 2023 - present
Nutrition T32 Research Fellowship:
August 2021 - June 2023
T32 Mentors: Sarah Borengasser, PhD, Katherine Sauder, PhD, and Nancy F. Krebs, MD 
T32 Research Topic:  Utilizing metabolomics, informatics, and bio-statistical analyses to examine linkages between laboratory data and clinically relevant outcomes in human nutrition.
Manoel Lixandrao, PhD

Manoel Lixandrao, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellowship:  October 2021 - present
Mento
r:  Kristen Boyle, PhD
Research Topic:  My research focuses on obesity, inflammation, cellular senescence, nutrition and, exercise physiology. I am interested in molecular biology, particularly RNA sequencing, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, protein and, gene expression.

Tiera Nell, MD

Pediatric Obesity and Nutrition Clinical Fellowship: November 2023 - present
Mentor:
  Matt Haemer, MD, MPH
Kristen Sutton, PhD

Kristen J. Sutton, PhD

‚ÄčNutrition T32 Research Fellowship: January 2024 - present
Mentors: Joanne B. Cole, PhD and Kartik Shankar, PhD
Research Topic:
My research leverages genetics to 1) characterize the genetic architecture influencing complex behaviors, including dietary intake and physical activity traits, and 2) identify causal relationships between those behaviors and metabolic health outcomes.  My research also explores the impact of sex as a biological variable in these contexts.

Stephanie Waldrop, MD

Stephanie Waldrop, MD, MPH

‚ÄčNutrition T32 Research Fellowship: September 2021 - present
Clinical Fellowship
:  September 2020 - August 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.

Anthony Wang, MD

Nutrition T32 Fellowship: July 2023 - present
Mentor:
Kristen Boyle, PhD, and Kartik Shankar, PhD
Clinical Fellowship:
July 2022 - June 2023
Mentor:
  Darcy Thompson, MD, MP
Research Topic: 
My research interests are to investigate epigenetic mechanisms that may predispose an individual to metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) and excess adiposity early in life including perinatal exposures.

*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:

  • Emily Hill, PhD, RDN, 2022-23
  • Meghan Ruebel, PhD, 2021-22
  • Madeline Keleher, PhD, 2020-21
  • Jayne Martin Carli, PhD, 2019-20
  • Traci Bekelman, PhD, 2018-19

Past Nutrition Fellows

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