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Translational / Clinical

Ryan Boudreau, PhD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

Research Interests: Post-transcriptional gene regulation and novel genes in diabetes and obesity
Trudy Burns, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology

Research Interests: Muscatine Study Longitudinal Body Habitus and Adult CV Outcomes
Dr. Lucas Carr Lucas Carr, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Physiology

Research Interests: Behavioral interventions to prevent and treat obesity
Darren Casey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Research Interests: Obesity and Vascular Health
Vanessa Curtis, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes

Research Interests: Clinical pediatric obesity program
Dr. Ruth Grossmann Ruth Grossmann, RN, MNHP, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Research Interests: Metabolomic and the microbiome analyses in nutrition interventions
Vitor Lira, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Physiology

Research Interests: Skeletal and cardiac muscle function and metabolism
Mohamad Mokadem, MD Mohamad Mokadem, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Interests: Understanding the regulatory mechanism of gastric bypass on energy and glucose metabolism
Peter Nau, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor-Bariatric, Gastrointestinal, and Minimally-Invasive Surgeon

Research Interests: Outcomes in bariatric surgery
Linnea Polgreen, PhD Linnea Polgreen, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Research Interests: Food preferences and encouraging exercise
Matthew Potthoff, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Research Interests: Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis
Robert Roghair, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests: Neonatal Origins of Obesity
Isaac Samuel, MD Isaac Samuel, MD, FRCS, FACS
Professor of Surgery - Gastrointestinal, Minimally invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Research Interests: Benefits of weight reduction and metabolic surgery
Patrick Schlievert, PhD
Professor & DEO of Mircobiology, Professor of Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Bacterial Causes of Diabetes Mellitus II
Thomas Scholz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics - Cardiology

Research Interests: Optimizing Health of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Richard Shields, PT, PhD
Professor & DEO of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Research Interests: Obesity impacts skeletal muscle metabolism in people with disability
William Sivitz, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism

Research Interests: Mitochondrial function, Oxidative Stress, and Nutrition
Jessica Smith, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery - Gastrointestinal, Minimally invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Research Interests: Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery and Lean Muscle Mass
Linda Snetselaar, PhD Linda Snetselaar, PhD
Professor and Chair, Preventive Nutrition Education
Associate Provost, Outreach and Engagement

Research Interests: Nutrition Interventions and Behavior Change
Douglas Spitz, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests: Ketogenic diets in cancer therapy
Eric Taylor, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Research Interests: To discover molecular mechanisms to modulate mitochondrial metabolism to treat human disease
Eva Tsalikian, MD
Professor of Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes

Research Interests: Obesity and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
Robert Wallace, MD
Professor of Epidemiology

Research Interests: Obesity as a risk factor for clinical outcomes/ health status
Ling Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Research Interests: Organelle stress response in Obesity