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Master of Science Program Basic Science Theses Projects by Mentor

Basic Science Theses
Mentor Title Student
Armin Alaedini, PhD Immunologic biomarkers in psychiatric disorders Mary Ajamian (2012)
  Baking affects gluten glycosylation and antigenicity in celiac disease Sareh Parsi-Cavazos (2012)
  Screening for cross reactivity between anti-gliadin antibody and synapsin I and epitope mapping of antibody response of synapsin I Chaoyang Tong (2013)
Jon Barasch, MD, PhD A novel protein, GDF-10, and kidney development Gregory Mak (2008)
  Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (Ngal)-mediated prevention of apoptosis Christine Viner (2008)
William Blaner, PhD  The significance of retinoids in different disease states Jian Ahang Yang (2008)
Mitchell Cairo, MD Molecular characterization on human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) derived stem cells Albert Yang (2010)
Jeanine D’Armiento, MD, PhD  Macrophages-specific expressed matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9) is a major contributor to lung cancer metastasis Chien- Hung Gow, MD (2010)
Jeanine D'Armiento, MD, PhD and Asahiro Morshita, MD, PhD  Smoke induced macrophage specific expression of matrix metalloproteinase-1 contributes to lung cancer metastasis Arjun Sehgal (2011)
Jeanine D'Armiento, MD, PhD and Takayuki Shiomi, MD, PhD  Mmp1a and Mmp1b are not functional orthologs to human MMP1 in cigarette smoke-induced lung disease  Phillip Carver (2013)
Richard Deckelbaum, MD Effects of dietary fatty acids on aortic macrophages in mouse models Ji Young Kim (2011)
Linda Einbond, MD Growth inhibitory effects of digitoxin in combination with pravastatin or simvastatin on human breast cancer cells Margaret Ford (2008)
  Chemopreventive Effects of actein, simvastatin, and pravastatin on human breast carcinoma Sarah Goldsberry (2008)
  Turmeric and curcumin enhance an antiproliferative activity of 1a,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 human breast cancer cells by Byungchul Jun (2009)
Ellen Engelson, EdD  Effect of substituting truvada for combivir vs. continuing combivir on blood lactate levels in HIV+ subjects Usker Naqvi (2009)
Zachary Freyberg, MD, PhD  A role for dopamine D2 receptors in antipsychotic drug-mediated weight gain Ryan Anderson (2012)
  The role of dopamine D2 receptor in antipsychotic drug-mediated metabolic effects Travis Morgenstern (2013)
Ira Goldberg, MD and Chad Trent, MS  Regulation of the cardiac lipid droplet Jason Lent (2011)
Ira Goldberg, MD and Raffay Khan, MD The role of cardiac fatty acid uptake during myocardial ischemia Collette Harris (2011)
Jim Goldman, MD, PhD Characterization of transforming growth factor-ß type II receptor expression in the neonatal mouse brain Tyler Green (2009)
Ulrich Hengst, PhD Production of the L1-GFP SinRepIRES virus construct to monitor membrane expansion in living rodent neurons Claire Zimmeck (2011)
Quan V. Hoang, MD, PhD Identifying and stunting pathologic myopia progression Jamie Leong (2013)
Li-Shin Huang, PhD The role of carboxylesterases (CES) in alcohol-induced fatty livers: generation and characterization of CES-expressing and alcoholtreated stable McArdle transfectants Jaewoo Choi (2011)
  The role of triglyceride synthesis in the pathogenesis of alcoholic fatty liver disease Sarahjean Kerolle (2013)
Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD Study of the effects on energy expenditure, metabolism, and body weight in humans supplemented with leucine Brett Barrett (2009)
Kathleen Keller, PhD Genetic variation in human orosensory detection of fat: Influence of genetic variation at CD36 locus and sensitivity to 6-npropylthiouracil (PROP) on fat sensitivity in African Americans Johannah McLean (2008)
  Parent-reported earache quantity as a possible covariate in the discordance between PTC genotype-PROP phenotype John Chen (2009)
  Examining differences in PROP mother-child taster pairs with regards to child BMI and caloric intake Sehera Himami (2009)
  Parent-reported earache quantity as a possible covariate in the discordance between PTC genotype-PROP phenotype John Chen (2009)
Stavroula Kousteni, PhD The role of FoxO1 in bone Ernestine Mitchell (2009)
  Mechanism by which circulating serotonin regulates osteoblast function: The role of different classes of transcription factors Antoinette Jones (2010)
Philip La Russa, MD The effect of prenatal antiretroviral therapy on mitochondrial DNA content in HIV uninfected children Elizabeth Bonagura (2008)
Jonathan Lu, MD Characterizing induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes for the study of KCNJ2-related Andersen-Tawil syndrome Abe Segura (2012)
Cathy Mendelsohn, PhD Vitamin A is directly needed in the wolffian duct to activate Ret expression for proper development of functional ureter-bladder connections  Catherine Kerns (2009)
  Retinoids and pancreatic endocrine progenitors: Using a retinoic-acid-signaling-deficient mouse model to determine if retinoids are required for ß-cell differentiation Sydney Thai (2012)
  Assessing the contributions of different urothelial subpopulations to urothelial carcinoma: A lineage-tracing mouse model of bladder cancer development Daniel Oyon (2013)
John Morrow, MD Molecular mechanisms of arrhythmia and sudden death in diet-induced obesity Michael Gurin (2012)
Ravichandran Ramasamy, PhD Aldose reductase: A key mediator of mitochondrial oxidative stress Veronica Esmero (2008)
  Modulation of cell death by aldose reductase and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) in diabetic hearts Ahmet Timucin (2008)
  Aldose reductase and vascular inflammation in diabetic mice Raju Chelluri (2009)
  The role of aldose reductase flux on oxidant stress in diabetic cardiovascular tissue Mertalaine Mulatre (2009)
  A potential link between the polyol pathway, the glyoxalase system and apoptosis in diabetic rat hearts Madhav Vissa (2009)
Christian Schulze, MD Deep-sequencing of circulating microRNAs reveals distinct profiles in patients with advanced heart failure and specific dynamics following mechanical unloading  Aarthi Ramarathnam (2012)
Ulrike Schulze-Spate, DMD, PhD The effect of fatty acids on osteoclastogenesis Saleem Azad (2010)
  CD36 plays a minor role in osteoclast differentiation Collin Samji (2010)
  Association between periodontal disease with lipid and bone metabolism Raylien Chao (2011)
  Palmitic acid is a powerful saturated fatty acid that can stimulate osteoclastogenesis in the absence of RANGL Jong Hoon Park (2011)
  How diet composition can affect osteoclasts and subsequently bone architecture Shan Gong (2012)
  Stimulatory effect of saturated fatty acid on osteoclast formation by modulating expression levels of proteins mediating osteoclastogenesis pathway ByungEun Janice Ko (2012)
  Impact of high fat diets on bone metabolism studied in porphyromonas gingivalis induced alveolar bone loss Munira Muluke (2013)
Carrie Shawber, PhD The role of notch signaling pathway in lymphatic malformation Lu Lin (2013)
  Beta adrenergic receptor expression is increased in lymphatic malformations and propranolol impacts lymphatic malformation progenitor cell fate Maia Reiley (2013)
Stephen Sturley, PhD and Andrew B. Munkacsi, PhD Characterization of a genetic interaction and its relationship to the proteasome and the ESCRT function in niemann pick type C Giselle Dominguez (2010)
   Utilizing the yeast niemann-pick type C disease model to characterize the genetic interaction of PHS1 and NCR1 Daniel Georgie (2011)
Stephen Sturley, PhD, Kelly Ruggles, MS, and Caryn Schectman, PhD Characterization of ARV1-mediated lipid metabolism in eukaryotic cells Kerry Schneider (2011)
M. Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD Polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipid rafts: feasibility of studying human platelet lipid rafts using nuclear magnetic resonance Joshua Ceñido (2013)
Carol Troy, MD, PhD Caspase-2 activation and associated death protein pathways Virginia Falvello (2010)
  The promiscuous role of XIAP when under the influence of amyloid beta: Implications in Alzheimer’s disease Hannah Dalke (2011)
  The effect of intranasal delivery of Pen1-XBIR2 in mice stroke models Alexander Kim (2011)
Stephen Tsang, MD, PhD Role of growth inhibitor tuberin in photoreceptor survival in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa Diane Fiander (2008)
  Optimal protocol for the differentiation of retinal pigment epithelial cells from mouse embryonic stem cells Katherine Wert (2009)
Aaron Turkish, MD The characterization of monoacylglycerol acetyltransferase 3 Alexander Tran (2008)
Joseph Vasselli, PhD Sweet taste preference in dietary obese leptin resistant rats Maureen Dempsey (2008)
  Weight-gain sparing effect on insulin detemir in STZ-induced diabetic rats Michael Kellemen (2008)
  The short-term effects of snacking on food intake in rodents NaNa Keum (2010)
  A study of the effects of two forms of berberine on body weight gain in rats Kha Lai (2010)
  Dose-response effects of acylated berberine in adult female rats Justine Mumma (2011)
  The effect of acute and chronic triglyceride administration on leptin resistance in rats Danielle Sanders (2011)
Silke Vogel, PhD Cellular retinol binding protein (CRBP)-I and –III and their effects on adiposity and metabolism in different mouse models Nancy Yan (2009)
  The role of cellular retinol-binding protein, type III (CRBP-III) in adipogenesis Grace Luk (2010)
  Characterization of a novel alpha/beta hydrolase: ABHD type 1 Adrianne Pike (2010)
  Diglycerol acyltransferase inhibitor prevents absorption of dietary triglycerides independent of gastric retention Jonathan Davis (2011)
Clarissa Waites, PhD The effects of UbE2N knockdown on synapse formation and function Jenna Maggin (2012)
  Creating tools to probe ubiquitin conjugation machinery components in the neuron Yuriy Shymkiv (2012)
Bernard Weinstein, MD Elucidation of the mechanism by which Hint1 functions as a tumor suppressor gene in human breast cancer cell lines Tara Berman (2008)
Martha Welch, MD Developmental regulation of the subplate in rat and its relation to the brain-gut axis: An exploration Stephanie Dong (2011)
  Combined secretin and oxytocin treated induced colitis: An exploration of the mechanism of action Michael Kuhn (2012)
  An animal model of the calming cycle: an investigation of precise timing, role of the vagus nerve, and brain chemistry DeeDee Rupert (2012)
  The separation-reunion paradigm Mahin Rehman (2013)
Debra Wolgemuth, PhD and Sanny Chung, PhD Tubulobulbar complex alteration during spermiogenesis in RARa knockout and RARa antagonist treated testes Arya Payan (2010)
  Microtubule alterations during spermatogenesis of RARa knockout and pan-RAR antagonist mice Nika Vizcarra (2012)
Debra Wolgemuth, PhD and Enyuan Shang, PhD The effect of allele type in the alternative splicing of BRD2 mRNA Lisa Coleman (2012)
Tilla Worgall, MD Investigation of sphingolipid and cholesterol characteristics in CFRBCs Eronmwon Oronsaye (2008)
  Effect of CFTR expression and chloride channel functioning on cell growth: Evaluation of the relationship to sphingolipid content Suzette Singh (2008)
  Sphingolipids in cystic fibrosis plasma samples Martin Guerrero (2009)
Darrell Yamashiro, MD, PhD The effect of cyclooxygenase-2 shRNA knockdown on the SKNEP-1 tumor cell model in vitro Matthew Brinkman (2008)
  The role of placental growth factor (PlGF) in a neuroblastoma xenograft model Jenna Pisani (2008)
  Overexpression of Notch3 intracellular domain induces SY5Y neuroblastoma proliferation Sae Kim (2009)
  The role of Jagged1 in cancer Jinzhou Li (2010)
Ana Vasileva, PhD Characterization of cyclin A2 expression in spermatogonia of the adult testis Taline Pampanini (2013)


Master of Science Program Clinical Theses Projects by Mentor

Clinical Theses
Mentor Title Student
Julian Abrams, MD Exploring the role of gastrin in Barrett's Esophagus neoplasia Jarrett Schanzer (2009)
Jeanine Albu, MD Substrate balances as predictors of fat oxidation in African American and caucasian women Kevin Riutzel (2008)
  Effect of usual macronutrient intake on resting metabolic activity of healthy, sedentary African American and caucasian women Mu-Hsiang Wang (2009)
  Effect of high-intensity interval training on lipid oxidation in sedentary African American women: Potential advantages of HIIT in combating metabolic inflexibility Tamara Woleston (2009)
Michael Argenziano, MD The effect of pre-operative parameters on surgical outcomes by Vivek Yedavalli (2008)
  The effects of preoperative supplement use on postoperative atrial fibrillation and postoperative outcomes in cardiac surgery patients Renata Mazurek (2010)
  Evaluating gender differences in coronary artery bypass graft surgical procedures Cindy Siu (2011)
Michael Argenziano, MD and Edward Chan, MD An evaluation of strict glycemic control in cardiac surgical patients Weston Andrews (2011)
Louis Aronne, MD Resistance exercise to sustain weight loss: The effect of resistance training on anthropometric characteristics, blood lipids, and creactive protein in overweight individuals William Buniak (2013)
Louis Aronne, MD and Suzanne Wright, MS The effects of resistance exercise on abdominal adiposity in obese and weight reduced individuals Wanda Truong (2012)
Deniz Atalayer, PhD Change in neural responsivity to food stimuli during fasted and fed state in pre vs. post bariatric surgery Hyeun Seung Roh (2012)
  Obesity & bariatric surgery: mesolimbic reward pathway activation in satiety and hunger states in severely obese individuals pre & post bariatric surgery Elizabeth Tinuoye (2012)
Paul Berk, MD Comparison of long chain fatty acid uptake into omental and subcutaneous adipocytes in normal, obese, super obese, and postsurgery super obese patients Guanqi Hang (2013)
Marc Bessler, MD and Mary DiGiorgi, PhD, MS, MPH Characteristics and outcomes of patients who are lost to follow up after bariatric surgery Raymond Baxter (2009)
  Changing the BMI criteria: Outcomes of laparoscopic gastric banding in low BMI patients Samantha Brodkin (2009)
  Patient loss to follow-up after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass Camille Dunkley (2009)
  Long-term follow-up of obese patients with type II diabetes mellitus undergoing roux-en-Y gastric bypass; the role of weight-loss maintenance after RYGBP in characterizing T2DM reemergence and the implications of RYGBP extension to T2DM therapy for non-obese individuals McKenzie Fisk (2009)
  Comparison of the effectiveness of the transoral gastroplasty with currently available bariatric procedures Spoorthi Jinna (2009)
  Revision of failed adjustable gastric banding to gastric bypass Monica Purohit (2009)
  Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients age 60 and older Evangelyn Spencer (2009)
  Long term results of the banded versus non-banded gastric bypass randomized trial for the super obese Philip Taylor (2009)
  A review of the efficacy of transoral gastroplasty compared to currently established bariatric surgeries Whitney Brooke Veith (2009)
  Recurrence of diabetes after gastric bypass in patients with mid- to long-term follow-up Sara Yuen (2009)
  Comparing laparoscopic gastric banding in adults versus adolescents Joshua Marr (2010)
  Vitamin D recommendations for gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable banded patients following surgical intervention Jordan St. John (2010)
  A retrospective review of adjustable gastric band (AGB) adjustments Patrick DiCosimo (2011)
  Retrospective cohort study of weight regain in banded versus non-banded Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients 5 or more years postoperation Steve Lee (2011)
Jane Bogar, MA, CHES, EdD candidat  A study of the effect of interventions designed to reduce obesity bias among nutrition students Kasey Faulkner (2013)
Herbert Chase, MD Prevalence of vitamin D assessments in fragility fracture patients at the New York Presbyterian Hospital before and after the “Own the Bone” intervention Arfeen Malick (2010)
Susan Carnell, PhD The effect of CPT-induced stress on brain activities, behavior, and food intake in obese versus lean non-binge eaters Ruth Cheng (2011)
  Differences in eating behavior and food intake beliefs among lean and overweight adolescents with lean or obese mothers Andrea Robbins (2011)
  Familial influences on child obesity: eating behavior, food intake, and parental feeding behaviors among lean and obese adolescents at high- versus low-risk of obesity Yale Kim (2012)
  fMRI brain activation differences in response to food cues in lean adolescents with obese mothers vs. lean adolescents with lean mothers Katherine Pryor (2012)

Tien Dam, MD

Vitamin D supplementation for fall prevention in homebound older adults: A systematic review Amy Yu (2011)
  Vitamin D is associated with cognitive functioning in community-dwelling older women: a cross-sectional study Jamie McDonald (2012)
  Muscle strength improvements in older adults through low magnitude mechanical stimulation Camille Ricciardi (2012)
  Effects of sensory and motor nerve function on body size and adiposity in older male adults Ryan Miller (2013)
  The relationship of chronic disease and multi-morbidity with muscle loss in older men Borna Mohabbatizadeh (2013)
  An observational cohort study in geriatric depression and sarcopenia Zachary Sharfman (2013)
Richard Deckelbaum, MD

Proportion of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in HIV patients in Nairobi, Kenya on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) James Agapoff (2010)
  High prevalence of CVD risk factors in HIV patients in Nairobi Sam Zenhari (2010)
Mary DiGiorgi, PhD, MS, MPH
Outcomes of latino patients with Medicaid vs. private insurance following gastric bypass surgery Adriana Aguilar-Vargas (2012)
  Behavioral factors which influence weight regain post bariatric surgery Mitali Hariawala (2012)
  Mechanisms of mid- to long-term remission and re-emergence of type 2 diabetes mellitus after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Audriene Sanchez (2012)
  Factors related to weight regain following bariatric surgery Talia Abecassis (2013)
  The mechanism of type II diabetes mellitus recurrence in post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients Laura DeCesare (2013)
  Food addiction and long term weight loss outcomes following bariatric surgery Monica Sangal (2013)
Sidney Eisig, DDS Investigating changes in blood chemistry and gastrointestinal function following maxillomandibular fixation Stephanie Liu (2009)
Ellen Engelson, EdD

The effect of maternal HIV Status on neonatal birth weight Elissa Finkler (2010)
Ilene Fennoy, MD, MPH Baseline depression and quality of life and adherence to scheduled visits on post-surgical weight loss following lap-bound surgery in adolescent patients  Loren Bach (2008)
  The effects of dietary composition on cardiovascular comorbidities in adolescent bariatric surgery patients Eric Fok (2008)
  Associations of vitamin D status and insulin resistance in obese adolescents Brienne Poole (2013)
Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD Association between weight status, body image perception, and depressive symptoms in women and children of an urban population Laura Anderson (2013)
Robert Garofano, EdD  Response to treadmill cardiopulmonary exercise testing in obese and normal-weight subjects Andrew Maidhof (2011)
  Lung function testing and cardiopulmonary responses of obese adolescents and non-obese controls during progressive treadmill exercise Craig Wang (2011)
  Pulmonary arterial hypertension patients utilize a greater percentage of their VO2peak during the six-minute walk test compared to healthy controls Sarah Chamanara (2012)
  Increased pulmonary artery pressure correlates with decreased VO2peak measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension Stefanie Lewis (2012)
Allan Geliebter, PhD Psychological and eating behaviors following roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery Meghan Crawley (2008)
Allan Geliebter, PhD and Susan Carnell, PhD fMRI brain activation responses to food stimuli in obese individuals with binge eating disorder (BED), obese individuals without BED, and lean individuals without BED following a stressor Leora Benson (2010)
Allan Geliebter, PhD and Alexis Conason, PsyD The effects of bariatric surgery on social and performance anxiety symptoms in obese patients Nicole Gleyzer (2011)
Isaac George, MD, and Christian Schulze, MD, PhD Angiotensin receptor blockade positively regulates MMP2 and TIMP1 in patients with aortic aneurysms Lajhem Cambridge (2013)
Jeanine Giacovelli, MD Periodontal disease and peripheral arterial disease: Is there a link? Afshin Zartoshi (2008)
Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD Patterns of perception and weight-related knowledge and their effects on dietary behaviors Carolyn Wu (2009)
  Children’s perceptions of their mothers’ body weight Favia Merritt (2010)
Melissa Glassman, MD Determinants of infant feeding practices of mothers at the NYPH Newborn Clinic: Delayed lactation among overweight and obese mothers Adriene Giese (2011)
  Impact of NYP/CUMC newborn clinic on babies’ health outcomes in the first two weeks of life  Jasmyn Johal (2013)
John Glendinning, PhD The role of T1r3 in glucose tolerance Eric Witmer (2011)
Lauren Golden, MD The creation of a predictive equation to determine which women have an increased risk for developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) Maria Migoya (2009)
Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD Biases against the obese: The implicit association test and a multi-faceted course on obesity Grace Megumi Sotherden (2012)
  Guidelines for use of dietary supplements and lung cancer Grace Megumi Sotherden (2012)
Philip Grieve, PhD and Rakesh Sahni, MD Quality of diet and central nervous system activity in very low birthweight infants Jacquelyn Piraquive (2012)
Holly Hull, PhD The relationship between maternal pregravid BMI and Offspring Body Composition; impact of race Marian Pak (2008)
  Does race affect the relationship between birth weight categories and body composition? Sharalyn Steenson (2008)
Joy Hirsch, PhD An fMRI study of exercise and appetite Michael Cordell (2011)
Joy Hirsch, PhD and William Hinkle Supplemental covariate and appetite survey analysis for a functional magnetic resonance imaging study: Thinking about food  David Dornblaser (2012)
William Inabnet, MD Effect of small bowel resection with and without sleeve gastrectomy on diabetes in the Zucker diabetic fatty rat model Usa Kopsombut (2009)
Daniel Javitt, MD, PhD Can vitamin D supplementation decrease the mortality rate of people with schizophrenia? Althea Crichlow (2010)
Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD Can education level, possession of health insurance, and frequency of doctor’s visits predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in a CVD screening project at Columbia University Medical Center Tabia Collins- Mitchell (2008)
  Lifestyle predictors of hypertension in older women from CUMC employees and the Washington Heights community Hwa-te Tsai (2008)
  Diabetic neuropathy and hyperglycemia induced complications Stephanie Zimmeck (2008)
Sudha Kashyap, MD, MBBS, DCH Effects of aggressive nutrition on parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis in very low birth weight (BW 500 – 1250 g) neonates Angela Holuba (2010)
  The effect of early higher protein intake on hemoglobin concentrations and transfusion frequencies in very low birth weight infants Erica Severson (2013)
Kathleen Keller, PhD Use of food packaging and promotion to increase intake of fruits and vegetables in children at risk for overweight Cassandra Johnson (2008)
  The effects of fat taste discriminability on BMI and food preference Daniel May (2008)
  Parental feeding practices may be more important in determining BMI z-score, average energy intake and energy density than sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil in children aged 4-6 years Shama Sud (2008)
  Decreased ability to discriminate differences in fat content is associated with greater reported fat preference and intake in African-American adults Lisa Liang (2009)
  The effect of child feeding practices on child weight status according to income group: Do certain CFPs place low-income children at an increased risk for obesity? Phedra Penn (2009)
  Differences in food preferences and body mass index in children classified by their neighborhood food environment and sensitivity to 6-N-propylthiouracil Carlye Burd (2010)
  Assessing children’s responsivity to food brands through the use of a picture-brand Stroop test and a laboratory meal Bryan Deutsch (2010)
  The impact of children’s dietary variety on obesity risk and eating behavior in a laboratory setting Karol Meyermann (2010)
  CD36 polymorphisms are associated with adiposity and fat preference in children Christopher van Belle (2010)
  Assessing whether food neophobia moderates fruit and vegetable intake in a marketing intervention with promotional characters in four and five year olds Laura Kuilema (2011)
  A cost-effectiveness analysis in the usage of licensed spokes characters and premiums to increase fruit and vegetable intake in children Norman Lee (2011)
  Children's responsiveness to popular fast food brands: Effects on intake at a multi-item test-meal Joyce Yoon (2011)
Harry Kissileff, PhD Measuring beverage reward value using progressive ratio and ad libitum schedules: A device feasibility study and its potential for clinical applications Jessica Chen (2011)
  Exogenous leptin administration increases satiation in weight-reduced humans Vamsi Kalari (2011)
  Reward value and eating motivation in humans: validating a new method Ruth Ophardt (2011)
  Reward value of different milkshakes to human subjects can be inferred by the sipping amount and sip ratings Zhi Gao (2012)
Harry Kissileff, PhD and Marie-Pierre St. Onge, PhD Measuring reward value in women under sleep deprived conditions: A device feasibility study Monica Patel (2012)
  Time and nutrient dependent dynamics of satiation: A pilot study Elise Ozbardakci (2013)
Judith Korner, MD, PhD The effects of leptin administration on body weight and neuroendocrine function in weight-reduced individuals after gastric bypass surgery Nailah Adams (2008)
  The Diabetes Surgery Study: A multicenter randomized control trial comparing intensive medical management to intensive medical management plus roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of type 2 diabetes Ellen McCormick (2009)
  Surgical versus intense medical management as treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus: Comparative changes in medication as an indication of effective glycemic control Genevieve Hayek (2010)
  Surgery versus intensive life-style and medical management: Effects on glucose control and GLP-1 Kyla Lara (2010)
  Gastric banding versus Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: A long term prospective study on the changes in appetite, gut hormones, and weight loss following bariatric surgery Raza Ashraf (2011)
  Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus intensive medical management as treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus: comparative changes in glycemic control measurements Raashi Mamtani (2011)
  Three-year follow-up: Prospective study of gut hormone and metabolic changes after adjustable gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Alina Tsouristakis (2013)
Carol Kunzel, PhD Pediatric dentists’ nutritional counseling practices: A national survey Louis Formica (2010)
Blandine Laferrère, MD Carbohydrate malabsorption and accelerated intestinal transit time after gastric bypass surgery Yaniv Harel (2009)
  25(OH)D deficiency in patients presenting for bariatric surgery Nicole Green (2010)
  Protein supplementation after gastric bypass surgery Katrina Brakoniecki (2012)
  Predictors of diabetes relapse after gastric bypass surgery Adrienne Law (2013)
  Meal frequency, but not meal texture, affects satiety, but neither gastric emptying nor GLP-1 response, in severely obese individuals Louis Wu (2013)
Carin Lamm, MD Sleep apnea in adolescent bariatric patients Xiaoyu Liang (2010)
Elena Ladas, MS, RD An Investigation of dietary patterns and body mass index trends in survivors of childhood cancers Jaclyn Limberakis (2009)
Joel Lavine, MD, PhD Sexual dimorphisms and factors related to histological features of NAFLD in children Farrah Vali (2011)
Sally Ann Lederman, PhD A literature review of pediatric dietary assessments Amy Roberts (2008)
Suzanne Lewis, MD Quality of life in patients with celiac disease detected by screening vs. celiac disease detected by symptoms Ruby Gardner (2012)
William Levine, MD Relative hypertrophy of the teres minor muscle in patients with massive rotator cuff tears correlates with maintained forward elevation and better subjective assessment of function Anuli Mkparu (2008)
José Luchsinger, MD, MPH
Relation of glycemic load in an elderly multiethnic cohort without diabetes with all-cause mortality Nathalie Marchand (2012)
Christina Mangurian, MD
Effect of a culturally-modified behavioral intervention for people with severe and persistent mental illness in a predominantly Latino community mental health clinic Simriti Chaudhry (2009)
Marianne Garland, MB ChB Milk in a New York NICU Anastasia Speers (2013)
Karen McKearney, MS, CPNP-PC Reducing folate deficiency in women with epilepsy taking anti-epileptic drugs Richa Garg (2008)
Dennis Mitchell-Lewis, DDS
Maternal periodontal disease and its effects on oral cavity development of the preterm infant Sorano Sopterian (2012)
Catherine Monk, PhD Diet during pregnancy varies with women's mental health Angelie Singh (2009)
  Dietary intake of Hispanic adolescents in each trimester of pregnancy and the relationship between carbohydrate intake and birth weight Nicole Umanoff (2012)
Merle Myerson, MD, EdD Cardiovascular risk factors in patients with HIV/AIDS: Are LDL-Cholesterol and LDL particle number/apoliprotein B measurements discordant? Deborah Varela, MD (2012)
  The effects of anti-retroviral, methadone, albuterol, and psychiatric medications on the QTc interval in HIV-positive patients: A cross-sectional analysis of patients from the Center for Comprehensive Care  Kristen Island (2013)
  Determining the unique risk factors for the development of hypertension in HIV+ individuals Jacqueline Litvak (2013)
Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD and Carla Wolper, EdD, RD Relationship of low iron levels to binge eating disorder classification and food intake in obese women Gillian Taormina (2011)
Roman Nowygrod, MD Nutritional recommendations for patients undergoing lower extremity revascularization Michael Ghermezi (2013)
 Christopher Ochner, PhD Brain activation in individuals prior to and following bariatric surgery in response to liquid meal and differing appetitive stimuli Keely Elgethun (2009)
  Reduction in brain activation in response to high calorie food cues predicts decrease in eating related outcomes following RYGB surgery Elizabeth Hutchins (2010)
  A shift in food preferences: Changes in neural activation following gastric bypass surgery predict changes in desire to eat, liking, and restrained eating of food Amy Yazdian (2010)
  Changes in neural responses to food cues following gastric bypass surgery in fasted versus fed conditions Ladan Afifi (2011)
  Fasted versus fed state differences in neural responsivity to food cues pre- and post- gastric bypass surgery for obesity Danielle Binler (2011)
  Changes in neural responsivity and desire to eat for high- vs. low-calorie food cues from pre-gastric bypass surgery to 24-36 month follow up Dulce Barrios (2012)
  The sustainability of changes in neuroresponsivity and food preference 24-months post-RYGB surgery Clement Lee (2012)
Manuela Orjuela, MD
 An investigation of dietary patterns for children undergoing treatment for brain tumors and into survivorship Monica Sotolongo (2008)
Nadia Ovchinsky, MD
Prevalence of screening for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in overweight and obese children: Single-center experience Erin Chu (2012)
Drew Ramsey, MD The impact of nutrition on adult brain health: Observational associations, potential mechanisms, & therapeutic value of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, & flavonoids in mood & cognitive function Mala Nimalasuriya (2012)
  Ketogenic diets and mental health Carlos Cortés (2013)
John Rausch, MD, MPH Pediatric obesity and asthma in the EMR: An assessment of health care provider screening practices and the risks and consequences of pediatric obesity Liana SuTin Lau (2013)
Michael Rosenbaum, MD  Resistance training-induced changes in skeletal muscle gene expression, in particular myosin heavy chain Victoria Billero (2012)
Rakesh Sahni, MD Early parenteral to enteral nutritional transition does not affect weight growth velocity, gastrointestinal morbidity or length of hospitalization in very low birth weight infants Eleanor Estébanez (2012)
Christian Schulze, MD, PhD Anabolic growth factor signaling in advanced heart failure: Impact of LVAD placement Michael Chew (2010)
  Epicardial fat and its clinical relevance Christine Greer (2010)
  The impact of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement on cardiac extracellular matrix remodeling in patients with advanced heart failure Parvati Singh (2010)
  Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) correlates with impaired renal function, corrects after ventricular assist device placement and predicts clinical events in patients with advanced heart failure Katherine Pronschinske (2011)
  The impact of mechanical unloading through ventricular assist device placement on ST2/IL-33 signaling in patients with advanced heart failure Sylvia Qiu (2011)
  Increase bone turnover and resorption in patients with advanced heart failure is corrected by hemodynamic improvement through ventricular assist device implantation Christina Wu (2011)
  Skeletal muscle function and metabolism improve in advanced heart failure patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation Katherine Xu (2012)
  Impairment of isometric and isokinetic musculoskeletal function in patients with heart failure and the effects of a fish oil and glutamine supplement on skeletal muscle function Mark Dunlop (2013)
  Galectin-3 as a potential biomarker for transplant coronary artery disease in heart transplant patients Em-Claire Que-Xu (2013)
Christian Schulze, MD, PhD and Tomoko Kato, MD, PhD Hepatic dysfunction in ambulatory patients with heart failure: Application of the MELD scoring system for outcome prediction Margaret Kim (2012)
  Relationship of postoperative complication and mortality in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device surgery Liyi Jiang (2013)
Wei Shen, MS, MD The role of body composition in the competitive relationship between bone marrow adipose tissue and bone mineral density in normal and osteoporotic subjects Lauren Cook (2009)
  Relationship of MRI-measured bone marrow adipose tissue and dual energy absorptiometry measured bone mineral density Peter Alarcon Manchego (2010)
  Relationship between bone marrow adipose tissue and volumetric bone mineral density using MRI and DXA Don Kim (2011)
  A competitive relationship between marrow fat and bone in postmenopausal Caucasian women Yoon Kim (2011)
  The inverse relationship between bone mineral density and bone marrow adipose tissue in children and adolescents  Gilbert Velasquez (2012)
  Skeletal muscle mass changes with weight loss during a six-month clinical trial assessed by magnetic resonance imaging Michelle Baer (2013)
  Bone mineral density as impacted by pregnancy and lifestyle intervention  Jessica Weiss (2013)
Sarah Shrager-Lusman, MD Nutritional status trends in pediatric cystic fibrosis at the morgan stanley children’s hospital Samantha Stone (2012)
  Nutritional decline in children with cystic fibrosis: two studies examining long-term intervention and psychosocial risk factors Ashley Falzone (2013)
Alfred Slonim, MD Characterization of chronic fatigue syndrome as a mitochondrial disorder: A therapeutic feasibility study Joanne Chouinard, DMD, MPH (2011)
  Literature review and preliminary study of dietary exclusion, nutraceuticals and growth hormone as a therapy for Crohn's disease Jordan Hughes (2011)
  Juvenile Crohn's disease: Growth hormone and nutritional therapy, a placebo controlled trial Erin Ly (2011)
  Characterization of chronic fatigue syndrome as a mitochondrial disorder: A therapeutic feasibility study Chelsie Warshafsky (2011)
  The use of recombinant human growth hormone, nutraceuticals, and exclusion diet in treating Crohn’s disease Hisham Elsayed (2012)
Douglas Sproule, MD Muscular dystrophy cohort receiving prednisone: A timeline comparison of nutritional status Oluwatosin Akintola (2010)
  Using standard anthropometric measures to determine the physical and nutritional status of individuals with type I and type II spinal muscular atrophy Steven Davis (2010)
  Investigating the nutritional requirements of spinal muscular atrophy type 1 and type 2 patients Laura Courage (2012)
  The association between function and adiposity in spinal muscular atrophy Dimitri Tahal (2012)
Douglas Sproule, MD and Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD Diet, nutrition and growth parameters among children with SMA type 1 & 2 Syed Hasnain (2009)
 Tanya Spruill, PhD Telephone-based lifestyle intervention to reduce blood pressure in pre-hypertensive patients: An analysis on BMI, physical activity, and dietary changes Benjamin Tran (2009)
Marie-Pierre St. Onge, PhD Cortical responses to visual and tactile presentations of food items in lean women: an fMRI study David Fischel (2008)
  Gender differences in the effect of coffee mannooligosaccharides on body composition in overweight humans Taylor Salindari (2008)
  An analysis of the behavioral factors associated with childhood obesity in young children Ami Vikani (2008)
  Sleep duration and energy balance Jennifer Ahn (2009)
  Study of free living energy intake and the neuronal activation involved in feeding behavior during regular sleep versus short sleep Zalak Trivedi (2009)
  The effect of capsinoids on weight loss and metabolic risk factors in calorie-restricted, overweight men and women Ronald Fong (2010)
  Ginger consumption enhances the thermic effect of food and promotes satiety in overweight men Muhammad Mansour (2010)
  Effect of partial sleep restriction on neuronal activity in response to visual food stimuli in men and women: An fMRI study Andrew McReynolds (2010)
  Sleep deprivation increases energy and fat intakes and alters hormones related to appetite in normal weight men and women Sari Tepper (2010)
  The impact of medium and long chain triglycerides on food intake and appetite-related hormone concentrations in overweight men Xinyue Tong (2010)
  Influences of medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides on the control of food intake, appetitive hormonal secretion in overweight men Brian Mayrsohn (2011)
  Effects of ginger consumption on metabolic profile and inflammation in overweight men Yu-Ming Ni (2011)
  The effects of coffee-derived mannooligosacccharides supplementation on serum lipid plasma levels in overweight adults and the importance of slice location for assessing change in total visceral adipose tissue Stacy Tsai (2011)
  The effects of reduced sleep on neural responses to healthy, non-healthy and non-food stimuli Scott Wolfe (2011)
  Impact of breakfast, as part of a weight-loss intervention, on body-mass index and dietary quality in obese, elementary school children Christy Buck (2012)
  Effect of sleep timing, independent of duration, on food intake and metabolic control of body weight Benjamin Chester (2012)
  Sleep duration and timing: A two-fold look into their effects on energy balance Jonathan Alexander (2013)
  Neuronal stimulation by food cues differ by feeding status in obese and normal weight women: An fMRI study  Mike Kim (2013)
  Randomized controlled trial of breakfast recommendations on weight: A multi-site effectiveness trial Michelle Leong (2013)
Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid status in major depression with comorbid anxiety disorders Joanne Liu (2012)
Hazel Szeto, MD, PhD Pinpointing the sites of reactive oxygen species damage in renal mitochondria Shaun Darrah (2010)
Stephen Tsang, MD, PhD
Constriction rate of the hyperautofluorescent ring in the retinitis pigmentosa patients Kevin Kim (2010)
Martha Welch, MD The impact of enhanced mother-infant interactions on the preterm infant gut microbiome Qais Karim (2011)
  Characteristics of premature infants' sleep states, comfort, and cry during EEG sessions Evaline Tso (2011)
  From inspiration to clinical trial: The journey of the novel secretin/oxytocin peptide therapy for the treatment of Crohn's disease Caroline Perkowski (2012)
  FNI NICU Study: A 9-month follow-up of premature infants in the family nurture intervention study Nina Ragaz (2012)
  Hair cortisol as a measure of stress in the premature infant at three years of age  JB Friedlander (2013)
  Development of a pilot clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of secretin/oxytocin therapy for Crohn’s disease Mark Riley (2013)
  The impact of enhanced mother-infant interaction on preterm infants development at age 3 Andre Robinson (2013)
  Impact of the family nurture intervention study on pre-term intestinal microbiome and brain development Reid Wilson (2013)
  Martha Welch, MD and Robert J. Ludwig Gut development in a neonatal population as measured by EEG and EGG John Joyave (2012)
Carolyn Westhoff, MD, M.Sc Over a treatment period of 1 month and, after a wash-out phase, a single oral administration of the same contraceptive formulation  Da Li (2013)
Carla Wolper, EdD, RD and Jennifer Nasser PhD, RD The value of vital sign changes in predicting the eating behavior of obese females with binge eating disorder Alexander Kuc (2012)
Jeffrey Zitsman, MD Clinical exercise testing in severely overweight adolescents Kavin Sundaram (2013)
Michael Yin, MD, MS
Infectious diseases and health outcomes Huan Dong (2013)


Master of Science Program Public Health Projects by Mentor

Public Health Theses
Mentor Title Student
Sharon Akabas, PhD Process evaluation of developing an interactive web-based dietary food log through community based participatory research Kevin Chung (2008)
  Development of a hospital cafeteria assessment tool and its application to New York City hospital cafeterias Jean Chung (2011)
Ian (Yi Han) Ang, MA The effects of price reduction on body weight and consumption; perceived barriers to fruits and vegetables and the role of nutrition knowledge in a supermarket study Jinsu Sohn (2013)
Sabrina Baronberg, MPH, Kathleen Keller, PhD, and Cathy Nonas, RD, CDE Reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in New York City: A program evaluation Jenna Larsen (2011)
Michelle Barrett, MD Assessing international pandemic preparedness: A study of avian influenza Lauren Trakimas (2008)
Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, DrPH Pilot testing of FURRtHER: families understanding risk reduction through health education research Ohmar Myint (2009)
Tavora Buchman, PhD Nassau County community health assessment 2010-2013 Nahyeon Baek (2009)
Rosanna Campitiello Bed Stuy’s health: Using maps to address risk factors for poor health Lam Vo (2010)
Lina Cherfas Diabetes focused community health worker interventions in Northern Manhattan and South Bronx: Efforts of the BBKH coalition  Joshua Rae (2009) 
Courtney Chinn, DDS, MPH, and Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH Predictors of early childhood caries: The role of social and behavioral determinants in pediatric oral health interventions Michelle Farnoush (2012) 
Alwyn Cohall, MD Take Care of That Body: An after school health and nutrition curriculum for adolescents and teens Andrew Boulos (2008)
  A qualitative perspective on developing a nutrition workshop for teens: What role does personal counseling play? John Buza (2008)
  Take Care of That Body: Pilot project 8 and 4 week trials  Kyle Johnson (2008)
  “Take Care of That Body” prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity program: Increasing physical activity-functional exercise triad Joseph Seldin (2008)
Michael Conard, RA, NCARB Evaluating the available data and barriers to increasing the supply of healthy regional foods: An apple case study in the New York State food system Brittany Kunza (2011)
  Assessment of New York state regional beef industry: A breakdown of infrastructure and lack of adequate data Kevin Seung Yup Lee (2011)
  New York Regional Foodshed Project: Fluid milk Hayden Maloney (2012)
  The New York Regional Foodshed Project: Tomato case study in the New York state food system Mansi Shah (2012)
  Current status of dark leafy greens in New York state Nick Kunzer (2013)
  Regionalizing grain production in the state of New York Eric Xu (2013)
Ian Darnton-Hill, MD, PhD International trends and prospects towards the millennium development goals on aspects of food and nutrition: Role of
public/private partnerships
Tim Hsia (2008)
  Evaluating a multisectorial activity to accelerate progress toward the MDG 1 hunger and undernutrition target; a proposed methodology Megan LaBoe (2009)
Richard Deckelbaum, MD Preventing malnutrition: A systematic review assessing the impact of agrodiversity interventions on nutritional status in lower income countries Bram Wispelwey (2008)
Jay Dubner, MS Science of health: A food-based approach to secondary science and health education Stacy Jankaukas (2008)
Gabrielle Ettlinger, MPA The School Wellness Council Project: Providing students with tools for a healthier tomorrow Victoria Squissato (2009)
Jessica Fanzo, PhD Assessment of Ghana Millennium Village School meal program as an effective nutritional intervention Olivia Reid Linthavong (2008)
  Assessment of nutrition interventions on child undernutrition in the Millennium Village of Sauri, Kenya David Kim (2009)
  Investigation of stunting prevalence in Timor Leste David Cisewski (2013)
  Undernutrition in special populations: cash crop farmers and pastoralists Madeline Cleland (2013)
Lynn Fredericks Garden-to-table food education strategies to induce healthy food choices & reduce risk of obesity in NYC high school students Ali Bukhari (2008)
  Strategies to battle childhood obesity: encouraging healthy food options in New York City public schools through the "Junior/Teen Iron Chef" afterschool program Natasha Singh (2009)
  Building a systems approach to empower healthful food choices among urban high school students Alison Maringo (2010)
  Promoting the development of self-efficacy and healthy behavior change in high school students through a Culinary Nutrition Education Program Katherine Becker (2011)
  Harlem youth leaders & seniors collaborating to inspire healthy food choices through Teen Battle Chef Neel Joshi (2012)
  Empowering youth as change agents for family and community nutrition through culinary education Elizabeth Mercer (2012)
  Measurement of efficacy of teen battle chef by quantitative research Jun Wang (2013)
  Qualitative data enhances quantitative findings, shedding light on adolescent, nutrition related behaviors Casey Wilson (2013)
Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD Patterns of body size perceptions and heart disease knowledge among female Hispanics in Northern Manhattan Lorraine Mull (2008)
  Pilot study of a church-based intervention program designed to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease Nigist Tadesse (2010)
  The intergenerational role of gender in weight perception and body image in minority women and children Sharon Song (2011)
Melissa Glassman, MD Breastfeeding background and determinants of infant feeding practices of mothers at the NYPH newborn clinic Emily Vroegindewey (2010)
  Determinants of infant feeding practices of mothers at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) newborn clinic Jane Lim (2011)
Patricia Hametz, MD and Stephanie Pitsirilos-Boquín, MPH CHALK community survey: Informing the development of the “Vive tu Vida/Live your Life” campaign Sigrid Collier (2010)
  New York State Department of Health Center for Best Practices, Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK) community healthy lifestyles education Andrea Ho (2010)
Anna Hammond An Evaluation of The Sylvia Center’s NYCHA Cooks for Health Program Joseph Constantino (2012)
Julie Herbstman, PhD and Sally Ann Lederman, PhD A prospective assessment of maternal recall of breastfeeding behaviors Erin Paxson (2009)
Samantha Hill Seed to Plate: An analysis of sustainable eating education in New York City public schools Alexa Squillaro (2012)
Melissa Ip, RD Exploring food security, dietary practices and behavior change among African and Caribbean immigrant adults living with HIV/AIDS Nhean D. Chea (2013)
Kathleen Keller, PhD Characterization of food marketing to children in Manhattan grocery store: A descriptive pilot study Sonia Singh (2009)
Harry Kissileff, PhD, Kathleen Keller, PhD, and Eugene Dinkevich, MD Behavioral economics: Applicability of the vertical line illusion to decrease caloric consumption in children Adare Blumenfeld (2011)
Pamela Koch, EdD, RD Understanding adolescent food choices through personal stories Sarah Edquist (2008)
  Development and evaluation of a continuing culinary nutrition education curriculum for early elementary school children Rebecca Chang (2009)
  From Farm to Table: A pilot test of hands-on nutrition education for early elementary students Mary Mullaney (2009)
  Earth Friends and Food Fitness: From the design and development of an interactive educational experience to the evaluation of healthful food accessibility in central Brooklyn Debra Berry (2010)
  Student leadership in nutrition education Rosara Milstein (2011)
  Evaluating effects of a nutrition intervention: The Art and Healthy Living Study Jennifer Lee (2012)
Louise Kuhn, PhD Pilot study of the gut microbiome, breast milk oligosaccharides and infant health in Haiti Erin Byrt (2012)
Phillip LaRussa, MD A qualitative cross-sectional look at obesity in HIV-infected children and adolescents Trisa Taro (2011)
Sally Ann Lederman, PhD The U.S. food safety and security system: A collaborative, piecemeal design Jason Apfel (2009)
  Complementary foods and RUTF-like products for the treatment or prevention of moderate malnutrition Jan-Willem van Klinken (2010)
Brenda Merritt, MD New York City’s unique urban homeless populations Lee Isaacsohn (2010)
  Designing and implementing “Stirring the Pot”: A nutrition intervention program at Harlem hospital Katherine Baumann (2013)
  Stirring the Pot: nutrition education, cooking skills classes and rooftop garden program for patients with congestive heart failure at an urban community hospital  Kenan Celtik (2013)
  The effect of diet intervention program on the readmission rates of patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure  Karyn Meshbane (2013)
Jeri Nieves, PhD Proposing a youth-oriented osteoporosis prevention program Timothy Murphy (2008)
Stefania Patinella Evaluation of an after-school culinary and nutrition education curriculum: The Children's Aid Society's Go!Chefs Program  David LaRocca (2012)
Anne Paxton, PhD Study on immigration, assimilation and nutrition in West African immigrants to New York City Nicole Cevette (2010)
  Influence of demographic and socio-cultural factors on diet patterns of South Asian families after migration to America Abanti Zakaria (2010)
Melissa Pflugh, MS, RD BMI benchmarking and evaluation of Healthy Schools Healthy Families Kirk Duwel (2011)
  Evaluation of Healthy Schools Healthy Families Program in decreasing childhood obesity in 7 New York City public schools Yeli Wang (2011)
Stephanie Pitsirilos-Boquín, MPH Healthier Hospitals, Healthier Community Eunice Lee (2009)
Stephanie Pitsirilos-Boquín, MPH and Kelly Schunk, MPH The Viva tu Vida/Live Your Life campaign: A community based participatory approach for the prevention of childhood obesity in Washington Heights and Inwood, New York City Erek Nelson (2011)
John Rausch, MD Breastfeeding barriers in a mostly latino population Allyson Hodgkins (2012)
Basil Reyes, MPH Accessing dietary patterns of individuals living in low socioeconomic status neighborhoods throughout New York City Mohan Natrajan (2013)
David Seres, MD, ScM, PNS Improving the predictive value of the EuroSCORE pre-operative risk assessment for cardiac surgery through odds ratio review and the addition of nutritional factors Nadia Krasner (2009)
  Integration of nutrition and medicine: Enhancing medical nutrition education in the first year curriculum of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Donald Apakama (2010)
  Education in medical school: Implementation of a nutrition curriculum into Columbia University Medical School Whitney Fisk (2010)
  Curriculum Initiative: Enhancing the first year medical school curriculum through the utilization of the Nutritional Academic Award (NAA) Curriculum Guide for training physicians Jordan Sill (2010)
  Systematic appraisal of the nutrition-related knowledge and attitudes of Columbia University medical students  Alexander Goglia (2011)
  On the integration and assessment of nutrition in medical school Sarah Hanna (2011)
  Enhancing the medical nutrition curriculum at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons Nicole Pontee (2011)
  Development of clinical nutrition curriculum for medical students at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons Maxime Hellings (2012)
  Nutrition education in the medical curriculum at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Steven Peever (2012)
  Assessment and enhancements of nutrition education in the medical curriculum at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Kasey Faulkner (2013)
  Evaluation of nutrition education within the medical curriculum of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Garret Ni (2013)
  Assessment and enhancements of a nutrition education in the medical curriculum at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Regan Wong (2013)
Fatima Tsiouris, MS, CNS Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV: Translation of HIV and infant feeding guidelines in resource poor settings Kathryn Mosso (2010) 
Chunhua Weng, PhD, MS Store item finder: An android app Justin Yeh (2013)


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