|September 2021 - Present||Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University ‐ College of Health Professions, Public Health|
|August 2018 - Present||Director of Research Education and Consultation, Sacred Heart University ‐ College of Health Professions|
|August 2018 - August 2021||Assistant Professor Public Health, Sacred Heart University ‐ College of Health Professions, Public Health|
|June 2014 - August 2018||Assistant Professor, Fairfield University|
|2022 - Present||Public Health Scholarship Program to Strengthen the Emergency Preparedness Workforce|
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA|
|Role: Project director and principal investigator|
|Colleague(s): B. Cross-Denny, C. Gunther, S. Pendley|
|2018 - 2019||Is there a lead diet? Harnessing population-based evidence for translatable public health messages on lowering childhood lead exposure.|
|CSTI Pilot Grant|
|2017||Evaluating the role of dietary intake on locomotor development in children age 3-5y.|
|Fairfield University Science Institute Grant Award.|
|2016||Investigating the Association Between Dietary Energy Density, Gestational Diabetes, and Infant Birth Weight in a Nationally Representative Sample of US Women|
|Fairfield University Faculty Research Grant.|
|2012 - 2014||Translating Diet and Health Attributes of Egg Consumption to an Intervention Designed to Enhance Diet Quality of Low-Income Women|
|The Egg Board Research Grant|
|2011 - 2014||Dietary energy density, body size, and biomarkers related to cancer risk|
|American Institute of Cancer Research Grant.|
Honors and Awards
- American Society for Nutrition Translational Research Award Honoree, 2016
- Teaching Excellence Award, Penn State College of Health & Human Development, 2014
- NIH Dietary Supplement Research Practicum Travel Award, 2013
- National Nutrient Databank Conference Travel Award, 2012
- Tenure Award AY 2021/22
|2005 - 2009||PhD, Medical Nutrition Science, Boston University School of Medicine|
|2004 - 2005||Master of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University|
|2000 - 2004||Bachelor of Science Biochemistry, Skidmore College|
College of Health Professions
Center for Healthcare Education CHCE*N105D
Research Works (29)
Participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants ...
American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2022)
Introduction: Establishing healthy dietary intake in pediatric populations is important for prevention of chronic disease across the lifespan. Federal nutrition ...
Setting the State for Childhood Fitness: Dietary Energy Density is ...
International Journal of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science (2022)
Objective: Childhood obesity is an ongoing public health problem. Researchers have identified dietary energy density (ED, kcal/g), an established marker ...
A Novel Antioxidant Score Independently Predicts CVD Mortality Better than ...
American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism Conference (2014)
Despite the implication of oxidative stress in CVD development, neither blood levels of nor supplementation with any one individual antioxidant ...