Faculty & Staff
Denton Faculty Members
K. Shane Broughton, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Research interests: Omega-3 fatty acids and immune regulation impact on polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and ovulation, and asthma and asthma diagnostics
Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., RDN, CSP, LD
Research interests: Pediatric obesity prevention and weight management; pediatric developmental disorders and nutritional intervention
Xiaofen Du, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Flavor chemistry and sensory evaluation of various fresh and processed foods and beverages; the relationship between food flavor, health benefits and nutritional values; and flavor reconstitution.
Helen Everts, Ph.D., RDN
Research interests: Vitamin A metabolism and function, with an emphasis on skin cancer and hair loss diseases
Vicky Imrhan, Ph.D., RDN, LD
Research interests: Role of nutrition in preventing and treating chronic disorders, especially cancer and diabetes
Shanil Juma, Ph.D.
Research interests: The cause of age-related conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and developing nutritional strategies to prevent and manage them
Dolores Kearney, M.P.H., RDN, LD
Associate Clinical Professor and Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director
Research interests: Nutrition education, dietetics education curriculum development, foodservice management and culinary science
Monique LeMieux, Ph.D.
Research interests: Adipose tissue biology and its role in obesity-induced inflammation and PCOS; use of bio-actives as nutritional interventions for these conditions
Chandan Prasad, Ph.D.
Research interests: Obesity and related metabolic disorders; fat cell and adipokines biology; role of botanicals and functional foods on obesity and adipobiology
Martha Rew, M.S., RDN, LD
Associate Clinical Professor and Dietetic Internship Director - Denton
Research interests: Medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, dietetics education issues and obesity/weight management
Parakat Vijayagopal, Ph.D.
Research interests: Role of plasma lipoproteins and arterial wall proteoglycans in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, anti-obesity compounds and metabolic syndrome athophysiology
Cynthia Warren, Ph.D.
Research interests: Interface between public health and the food industry; nutrition and food safety literacy.
Houston Faculty Members
Mindy Patterson, Ph.D., RDN, LD
Houston Center 7023
Research interests: The impact of nutrient intake on gut-derived satiety mediators, adipokines and body composition
Derek Miketinas, Ph.D., RD
Carolyn Moore, Ph.D., RDN, LD
Houston Center 7017
Research interests: Vitamin D, functional ingredients, clinical practice and cardiovascular disease
Karen Moreland, M.S., RDN, LD
Associate Clinical Professor and Dietetic Internship Director- Houston
Houston Center 7021
Research interests: Clinical nutrition, professional issues and educational modules
Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Denton Campus - OMB 307
Denton Campus - OMB 308
Houston Center 7019
Denton Campus - OMB 312
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