Hello! My name is Lillie Berman. I graduated from Miami of Ohio with a BS in Community Nutrition where I developed a passion for educating others to make the most informed decisions about their health and nutrition and decided I wanted to become a dietitian! Before I went to graduate school, I spent a year as a PRA working with Dr. Tang and Dr. Krebs on a pediatric nutrition clinical trial. I then went on to receive my MS in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Illinois-Chicago. I completed my Dietetic Internship through Meredith College, where I was able to pick my own rotations that I fulfilled in North Carolina, Denver, & Chicago. I came back to Anschutz to complete my last rotation and now help coordinate multiple clinical nutrition research studies for Dr. Tang and the Department of Pediatrics. I also work part time as the Influencer Outreach Manager for a healthy snack company called P.S. Snacks.
I am a proud Denver native (and Denver East Angel) with a passion for the mountains and living an active lifestyle. I love cooking (and eating J), traveling, film/polaroid photography, exercise of all kinds, and my 30-pound Maine Coon cat Chewbacca.
Kathryn Davis is a Research Services Professional and current study coordinator for the FYI2 study, focusing on the introduction of solid foods during complementary feeding, infant gut microbiome, neurodevelopment, and growth outcomes. Employed in the Pediatric Nutrition department for 5 years, earlier interests and studies pertained to infants acceptance of novel and bitter vegetables, behavioral coding, and physiological responses to consuming different types of foods. Kathryn majored in Psychology at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, during which studies focused on adolescent risk taking tendencies and responses to stress. Hobbies include: being outdoors, making music, reading, and enjoying the company of family
Gabby graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Biology. After graduation, Gabby got the opportunity to combine her passions for working with children and encouraging a lifelong love of learning while working at the Goddard School. It was here that she was able to obtain her Childhood Development Associate certification (CDA) and renew her CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications. In August 2021, Gabby joined the Tang Laboratory as a Professional Research Assistant to help conduct infant feeding research that may assist in better informing dietary guidelines for those under the age of two. This presented her with the opportunity to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Whenever she is able, Gabby loves spending her time participating in outdoor activities such as running, hiking, cycling, and rock climbing. Her dog Cora loves to partake in the adventures and is often found right by Gabby’s side. Gabby is so excited to help identify a gap in the research with regard to pediatric nutrition and help babies get a solid start on solids!
Hi! My name is Kinzie Matz, I am one of the Study Coordinators in the lab! I work almost exclusively on the MINT study, looking at the effects of early complementary feeding on infant growth and gut health. I am originally from a small town in northern Wisconsin called Frederic and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University. I completed my dietetic internship here on the Anschutz Medical Campus at Children’s Hospital Colorado before accepting this position in the research lab. Following my internship, I passed the Registered Dietitian exam and Certified Lactation Consultant Exam! In addition to working in the lab, I am graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition.In my free time, I enjoy heading up to the mountains to go camping and hiking. We also travel to the surrounding National Parks when we have long weekends. I love to cook, especially African and Asian cuisines, and recently took up embroidery and shirt design.