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Cindy Adams
Cindy Adams
Assistant Teaching Professor
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Undergraduate Programs Advising
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814-863-6103
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Scott Barbara
Scott D. Barbara
Undergraduate Adminstrative Assistant
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Undergraduate Programs Administration
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814-863-6103
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Julie M. Brenneman
Administrative Support Coordinator
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Administration
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814-863-6103
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Rita Castro
Rita Castro
Research Assistant Professor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

My research interest’s concerns nutritional and genetic determinants of hyperhomocysteinemia, and the molecular mechanisms through which hyperhomocysteinemia causes hypomethylation, endothelial dysfunction, and vascular disease. 

Mary Coleman Kelly
Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly
Director of the Undergraduate Dietetics Program
Associate Teaching Professor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Undergraduate Programs
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814-863-6103
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Kristen Cox
Kristen Cox
Project Coordinator
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Diet Assessment Center
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814-863-6103
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Terri Cravener
Research Coordinator and Manager
Department
Childrens Eating Lab
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814-863-6103
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Barbara Crocefoglia
Financial Assistant
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Administration
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814-863-6103
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Brenda Eissenstat
Brenda Eissenstat
Assistant Teaching Professor
Lead Academic Adviser
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Undergraduate Programs Advising
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814-863-6103
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Jennifer Fleming
Jennifer Fleming
Instructor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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814-863-6103
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Dara Ford
Dara Wheeler Ford
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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814-863-6103
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Farrell Frankel
Farrell M. Frankel
Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition
NUTR 407 Course Instructor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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Xiang Gao
Xiang Gao
Associate Professor
Director of Nutritional Epidemiology Lab
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Nutritional epidemiology; sleep disorders; neurological diseases; aging; and global health and stress, using data from several large international ongoing prospective cohorts — including the Nurses’ Health Study, the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the

Alison Gernand
Alison D. Gernand
Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health
Assistant Professor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Micronutrient deficiencies (in particular, vitamin D); pregnancy and prepregnancy maternal nutritional status; placenta (growth, vascular development and angiogenesis, pathology); adverse pregnancy outcomes (fetal growth restriction and SGA, preec

Emily Hohman
Emily E Hohman
Assistant Research Professor
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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Summary Statement

Emily is a nutrition scientist interested in the interactions between diet and behavioral factors on growth and chronic disease risk in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women.

Tammy Houser
Graduate Program Adminstrative Assistant
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program Administration
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814-863-6103
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Debbie Jozefick
Adminstrative Assistant
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Administration
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814-863-6103
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Kathleen Keller
Kathleen L. Keller
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Director Metabolic Kitchen and Children's Eating Behavior Laboratory
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Childrens Eating Lab Graduate Program
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Eating behaviors in children; neural mechanisms of taste preference and eating behaviors in children; food marketing and childhood obesity; genetic and neural influences in taste in children.

Shawnee Kelly
Shawnee M. Kelly
Assistant Teaching Professor
Coordinator of Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Science
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program World Campus
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814-863-6103
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Kodish
Stephen Kodish
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Nutritional Sciences
Department
Biobehavioral Health - BBH Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program
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Summary Statement

As a social and behavioral scientist, Stephen Kodish is interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions aimed to improve the health and nutrition of vulnerable populations globally.

Penny Kris-Etherton
Penny M. Kris-Etherton
Distinguished Professor of Nutrition
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Cardiometabolic Nutrition Research Lab (CNRL) Graduate Program
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Effects of diet on established and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Denise Lawson
Denise Conforti Lawson
Dietetic Internship Director
Instructor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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814-863-6103
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Kayla A. Martin
Assistant AD for Performance Nutrition Services
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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Summary Statement

Certified Sports Dietitian: 9th year in intercollegiate athletics
Previous Director at Notre Dame and The University of Louisville

Elaine McDonnell
Elaine T. McDonnell
Assistant Research Professor
Director, Project PA
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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Jennifer Meengs
Jennifer Meengs
Instructor of Foods Lab
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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Stacy A. Meily
Study Coordinator
Department
Cardiometabolic Nutrition Research Lab (CNRL)
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814-863-6103
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Diane Mitchell
Diane C. Mitchell
Assistant Research Professor
Director, Diet Assessment Center
Department
Diet Assessment Center
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

The Diet Assessment Center provides support for internal and external research projects with dietary outcomes.

Laura Murray-Kolb
Laura E. Murray-Kolb
Professor-in-Charge of the Graduate Program
Associate Professor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program Graduate Professor-in-Charge
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Micronutrient deficiencies (primarily iron); mother-child interactions; child development; cognition and affect; biofortification

Muzi Na
Muzi Na
Assistant Professor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Maternal and child nutrition; infant and young child feeding practices; food insecurity; innovative quantitative methods in nutrition research.

Lynn Klees
Lynn Parker-Klees
Assistant Teaching Professor
Professor In Charge of the Undergraduate Program
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Professor-in-Charge
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814-863-6103
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Gina Pazzaglia
Gina Pazzaglia
Associate Teaching Professor
Director, MPS Program in Nutritional Sciences
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program World Campus
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Best practices in teaching and learning; cultural competence and diversity skills; best practices in online and hybrid learning; nutrition education and health in the Latino population.

Marissa Reynolds
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Childrens Eating Lab
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Marissa is the Project Coordinator for the Food and Brain Study (Brain Mechanisms of Overeating in Children) for the Children's Eating Lab.

Liane Roe
Liane S. Roe
Research Nutritionist
Department
Food Lab
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Summary Statement

Liane Roe has worked as a nutrition researcher at Penn State since 1998 in the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior. She helps design experiments of human food intake and satiety, particularly aimed at the prevention of obesity.

Connie Rogers
Connie J. Rogers
Associate Professor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

Role of changes in energy balance and related nutritional factors on inflammation; immune regulation and cancer risk using both animal models and human subjects.

Barbara Rolls
Barbara J. Rolls
Professor and Helen A. Guthrie Chair
Director, Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program
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814-863-8574
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Summary Statement

Satiety and obesity; Influence of food characteristics such as variety, energy density, and portion size on energy intake across the lifespan.

A. Ross
A. Catharine Ross
Professor and Occupant of Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair
Department Head
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Administration Graduate Program
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814-865-4723
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Summary Statement

Vitamin A/retinoid metabolism; hepatic retinoid function and gene expression; Vitamin A in infection and immunity; Vitamin A and lung development in neonatal period.

Gregory Shearer
Gregory Shearer
Associate Professor
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

The consequences of over-nutrition and the stress of "western diets" related to lipid mediators and a global shift of dietary fatty acids; identifying markers of disease and better ways to prevent or manage disease.

Leigh Martin
Leigh A. Taylor
Research Technologist
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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814-863-6103
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Summary Statement

I provide academic, administrative, and research support for Dr. Alison Gernand and her laboratory.

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Savage Williams
Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Childhood Obesity Research
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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(814) 863-6103
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Summary Statement

Behavioral (feeding practices, sleep) and individual factors that impact food intake; Responsive parenting; Clinical and community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions