Our research team primarily addresses the public health problem of obesity. 

The other focus in our laboratory is in the development of a model to study the effects of repeated snacking and types of diets on peripheral vascular health. 


  • Nutrition
  • Diet and peripheral vascular health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Diet and peripheral vascular health
  • Obesity
  • School interventions


Allied Health
PhD, University of Illinois, 1991
BS, University of Illinois, 1981
animal nutrition animal feeds & nutrition grains & cereals food analysis dairy products meat & meat products oils & fats oilseeds nutrition or dietetics obesity child or maternal health breast milk immunological & bioassay methods lipoproteins lymphocytes prostaglandins gene regulation metabolism lipid metabolism tissue culture
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Clinical Nutrition
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society