Faculty Research

Name/Title Research Areas
Kimberly K. Buhman,
Intestinal Lipid Metabolism, Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology, Heart Disease, Obesity
John (Jay) R. Burgess,
Associate Professor
Oxidative stress adaptation, phytochemical antioxidants, oxidative stress and essential fatty acids in behavioral disorders, role of antioxidants in mitigating the complications of diabetes
Wayne W. Campbell,
Human nutrition and exercise studies of macronutrient metabolism, protein and energy requirements, appetite, body composition, obesity and weight loss, muscle strength, and muscle function, with special emphasis on aging
Tzu-Wen Cross, Assistant Professor Interactions between the gut microbiome and sex hormones in obesity.  Modulating the gut microbiome using nutrition therapy to improve health.
Heather Eicher-Miller,
Associate Professor
Food insecurity and low-resource populations, community based research, nutrition education, nutritional epidemiology, dietary patterns, and public health
Greg Henderson, Assistant Professor Regulation of lipid metabolism at a molecular level and lipid kinetics in vivo.  Responses of hepatic lipid metabolism, lipoproteins, and free fatty acid mobilization to exercise and diet.
Qing Jiang, Professor Nutrition and inflammation-associated diseases; Different forms of vitamin E and cancer chemoprevention/chemotherapy; vitamin E forms, botanical antioxidants and asthma.
Richard (Rick) D. Mattes,
Distinguished Professor
Regulation of food intake in humans; hunger and satiety; Dietary preferences and compliance; taste and smell function; Human cephalic phase responses.
Cordelia Running, Assistant Professor Bioactive ingredient and flavor interactions, salivary interactions with food and bioavailability of nutrients, sensory perception and modulation of food.
Dennis A. Savaiano,
Virginia C. Meredith Professor of Nutrition Policy
Lactose digestion and intolerance, carbohydrate maldigestion
Dorothy Teegarden,
Nutrition and cancer, vitamin D and signal transduction, molecular mechanisms in the progression of cancer, exercise, nutrition and bone health, dietary calcium and body composition, vitamin D regulation of lipid oxidation and insulin resistance

Adjunct Faculty

Carol J. Boushey,
Adjunct Professor
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team at the University of Hawaii to provide support to the member investigators of the Cancer Center as they design and conduct studies that include the collection and analyses of dietary intake variables
Robert Considine,
Adjunct Professor
Adipose tissue biology, type II diabetes, leptin, adiponectin, resistin
Mario Ferruzzi,
Adjunct Professor

Phytochemical and botanical chemistry with focus on food pigments and flavonoids; Development of methodologies for determination of phytochemicals in food and biological matrices; Investigation of food processing effects on phytochemical profiles, bioavailability, and ultimate bioactivity; Development of strategies for incorporation and stabilization of phytochemicals in food systems

Meryl Wastney,
Adjunct Associate Professor
Kinetic modeling

Courtesy Appointments

Kolapo Ajuwon, Professor Adipose Biology/Nutritional Physiology
Shawn S. Donkin,
The cellular and molecular processes controlling liver function in responses to nutritional, hormonal, environmental and developmental cues
Gerald C. Hyner,
Professor Emeritus
Public health and gerontology; health promtion and disease control; computerized health risk appraisal
Nilupa Gunaratna, Associate Professor Identify and evaluate multisectoral interventions, particularly those involving agriculture, that can equitably and sustainably improve nutrition and health outcomes at scale in developing countries.
Kee-Hong Kim,
Associate Professor
Dietary and biochemical regulation of the development of adipose tissue and its function for prevention of obesity and its related chronic diseases
Sophie A. Lelievre,
Professor Emerita
The role of the organization of the cell nucleus in gene expression and genome stability and the relationship between tissue polarity and nuclear functions, notably epigenetics
Stephen R. Lindemann, Associate Professor

Dietary controls on the gut microbiome and their influence on microbial diversity, metabolism, inflammation, and pathogen resistance; design principles for prebiotic and probiotic therapies.

Jean-Christophe (Chris) Rochet,
Understanding the role of protein aggregation in neurological and muscular disorders
Darlene Sedlock,
Professor Emerita
Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, energy balance and weight control, components of daily energy expenditure, physiology of upper-body exercise, exercise in spinal cord injured individuals

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