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MS Thesis




Master of Science Program Basic Science Theses Projects by Mentor

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


Master of Science Program Clinical Theses Projects by Mentor

Clinical Theses
  • Julian Abrams, MD
    Exploring the role of gastrin in Barrett's Esophagus neoplasia by Jarrett Schanzer (2009).
  • Jeanine Albu, MD
    Substrate balances as predictors of fat oxidation in African American and caucasian women by Kevin Riutzel (2008).
    Effect of usual macronutrient intake on resting metabolic activity of healthy, sedentary African American and caucasian women by 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 by 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 by Renata Mazurek (2010).
    Evaluating gender differences in coronary artery bypass graft surgical procedures by Cindy Siu (2011).
  • Michael Argenziano, MD and Edward Chan, MD
    An evaluation of strict glycemic control in cardiac surgical patients by 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 by William Buniak (2013).
  • Louis Aronne, MD and Suzanne Wright, MS
    The effects of resistance exercise on abdominal adiposity in obese and weight reduced individuals by Wanda Truong (2012).
  • Deniz Atalayer, PhD
    Change in neural responsivity to food stimuli during fasted and fed state in pre vs. post bariatric surgery by Hyeun Seung Roh (2012).
    Obesity & bariatric surgery: mesolimbic reward pathway activation in satiety and hunger states in severely obese individuals pre & post bariatric surgery by 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 by Hans Chiang (2013).
    Comparison of serum spexin concentration in obese and non-obese patients and the association of serum spexin and long chain fatty acid uptake in omental and subcutaneous adipocytes by 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 by Raymond Baxter (2009).
    Changing the BMI criteria: Outcomes of laparoscopic gastric banding in low BMI patients by Samantha Brodkin (2009).
    Patient loss to follow-up after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass by 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 by McKenzie Fisk (2009).
    Comparison of the effectiveness of the transoral gastroplasty with currently available bariatric procedures by Spoorthi Jinna (2009).
    Revision of failed adjustable gastric banding to gastric bypass by Monica Purohit (2009).
    Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients age 60 and older by Evangelyn Spencer (2009).
    Long term results of the banded versus non-banded gastric bypass randomized trial for the super obese by Philip Taylor (2009).
    A review of the efficacy of transoral gastroplasty compared to currently established bariatric surgeries by Whitney Brooke Veith (2009).
    Recurrence of diabetes after gastric bypass in patients with mid- to long-term follow-up by Sara Yuen (2009).
    Comparing laparoscopic gastric banding in adults versus adolescents by Joshua Marr (2010).
    Vitamin D recommendations for gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable banded patients following surgical intervention by Jordan St. John (2010).
    A retrospective review of adjustable gastric band (AGB) adjustments by 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 by Steve Lee (2011).
  • Jane Bogar, MA, CHES, EdD candidate
    A study of the effect of interventions designed to reduce obesity bias among nutrition students by 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 by 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 by Ruth Cheng (2011).
    Differences in eating behavior and food intake beliefs among lean and overweight adolescents with lean or obese mothers by 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 by Yale Kim (2012).
    fMRI brain activation differences in response to food cues in lean adolescents with obese mothers vs. lean adolescents with lean mothers by Katherine Pryor (2012).
  • Tien Dam, MD
    Vitamin D supplementation for fall prevention in homebound older adults: A systematic review by Amy Yu (2011).
    Vitamin D is associated with cognitive functioning in community-dwelling older women: a cross-sectional study by Jamie McDonald (2012).
    Muscle strength improvements in older adults through low magnitude mechanical stimulation by Camille Ricciardi (2012).
    Effects of sensory and motor nerve function on body size and adiposity in older male adults by Ryan Miller (2013).
    The relationship of chronic disease and multi-morbidity with muscle loss in older men by Borna Mohabbatizadeh (2013).
    An observational cohort study in geriatric depression and sarcopenia by 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) by James Agapoff (2010).
    High prevalence of CVD risk factors in HIV patients in Nairobi by Sam Zenhari (2010).
  • Mary DiGiorgi, PhD, MS, MPH
    Outcomes of latino patients with Medicaid vs. private insurance following gastric bypass surgery by Adriana Aguilar-Vargas (2012).
    Behavioral factors which influence weight regain post bariatric surgery by Mitali Hariawala (2012).
    Mechanisms of mid- to long-term remission and re-emergence of type 2 diabetes mellitus after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass by Audriene Sanchez (2012).
    Factors related to weight regain following bariatric surgery by Talia Abecassis (2013).
    The mechanism of type II diabetes mellitus recurrence in post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients by Laura DeCesare (2013).
    Food addiction and long term weight loss outcomes following bariatric surgery by Monica Sangal (2013).
  • Sidney Eisig, DDS
    Investigating changes in blood chemistry and gastrointestinal function following maxillomandibular fixation by Stephanie Liu (2009).
  • Ellen Engelson, EdD
    The effect of maternal HIV Status on neonatal birth weight by 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 by Loren Bach (2008).
    The effects of dietary composition on cardiovascular comorbidities in adolescent bariatric surgery patients by Eric Fok (2008).
    Associations of vitamin D status and insulin resistance in obese adolescents by 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 by Laura Anderson (2013).
  • Robert Garofano, EdD
    Response to treadmill cardiopulmonary exercise testing in obese and normal-weight subjects by Andrew Maidhof (2011).
    Lung function testing and cardiopulmonary responses of obese adolescents and non-obese controls during progressive treadmill exercise by Craig Wang (2011).
    Pulmonary arterial hypertension patients utilize a greater percentage of their VO2peak during the six-minute walk test compared to healthy controls by Sarah Chamanara (2012).
    Increased pulmonary artery pressure correlates with decreased VO2peak measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension by Stefanie Lewis (2012).
  • Allan Geliebter, PhD
    Psychological and eating behaviors following roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery by 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 by Leora Benson (2010).
  • Allan Geliebter, PhD and Alexis Conason, PsyD
    The effects of bariatric surgery on social and performance anxiety symptoms in obese patients by Nicole Gleyzer (2011).
  • Isaac George, MD, and Christian Schulze, MD, PhD
    Angiotensin receptor blockade positively regulates MMP2 and TIMP1 in patients with aortic aneurysms by Lajhem Cambridge (2013).
  • Jeanine Giacovelli
    Periodontal disease and peripheral arterial disease: Is there a link? by Afshin Zartoshi (2008).
  • Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD
    Patterns of perception and weight-related knowledge and their effects on dietary behaviors by Carolyn Wu (2009).
    Children’s perceptions of their mothers’ body weight by 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 by Adriene Giese (2011).
    Impact of NYP/CUMC newborn clinic on babies’ health outcomes in the first two weeks of life by Jasmyn Johal (2013).
  • John Glendinning, PhD
    The role of T1r3 in glucose tolerance by 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) by Maria Migoya (2009).
  • Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD
    Biases against the obese: The implicit association test and a multi-faceted course on obesity by Grace Megumi Sotherden (2012).
    Guidelines for use of dietary supplements and lung cancer by Grace Megumi Sotherden (2012).
  • Philip Grieve, PhD and Rakesh Sahni, MD
    Quality of diet and central nervous system activity in very low birthweight infants by Jacquelyn Piraquive (2012).
  • Holly Hull, PhD
    The relationship between maternal pregravid BMI and Offspring Body Composition; impact of race by Marian Pak (2008).
    Does race affect the relationship between birth weight categories and body composition? by Sharalyn Steenson (2008).
  • Joy Hirsch, PhD
    An fMRI study of exercise and appetite by 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 by 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 by Usa Kopsombut (2009).
  • Daniel Javitt, MD, PhD
    Can vitamin D supplementation decrease the mortality rate of people with schizophrenia? by 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 by Tabia Collins- Mitchell (2008).
    Lifestyle predictors of hypertension in older women from CUMC employees and the Washington Heights community by Hwa-te Tsai (2008).
    Diabetic neuropathy and hyperglycemia induced complications by 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 by Angela Holuba (2010).
    The effect of early higher protein intake on hemoglobin concentrations and transfusion frequencies in very low birth weight infants by 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 by Cassandra Johnson (2008).
    The effects of fat taste discriminability on BMI and food preference by 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 by Shama Sud (2008).
    Decreased ability to discriminate differences in fat content is associated with greater reported fat preference and intake in African-American adults by 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? by 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 by Carlye Burd (2010).
    Assessing children’s responsivity to food brands through the use of a picture-brand Stroop test and a laboratory meal by Bryan Deutsch (2010).
    The impact of children’s dietary variety on obesity risk and eating behavior in a laboratory setting by Karol Meyermann (2010).
    CD36 polymorphisms are associated with adiposity and fat preference in children by 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 by Laura Kuilema (2011).
    A cost-effectiveness analysis in the usage of licensed spokes characters and premiums to increase fruit and vegetable intake in children by Norman Lee (2011).
    Children's responsiveness to popular fast food brands: Effects on intake at a multi-item test-meal by 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 by Jessica Chen (2011).
    Exogenous leptin administration increases satiation in weight-reduced humans by Vamsi Kalari (2011).
    Reward value and eating motivation in humans: validating a new method by Ruth Ophardt (2011).
    Reward value of different milkshakes to human subjects can be inferred by the sipping amount and sip ratings by 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 by Monica Patel (2012).
    Time and nutrient dependent dynamics of satiation: A pilot study by 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 by 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 by 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 by Genevieve Hayek (2010).
    Surgery versus intensive life-style and medical management: Effects on glucose control and GLP-1 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Alina Tsouristakis (2013).
  • Carol Kunzel, PhD
    Pediatric dentists’ nutritional counseling practices: A national survey by Louis Formica (2010).
  • Blandine Laferrère, MD
    Carbohydrate malabsorption and accelerated intestinal transit time after gastric bypass surgery by Yaniv Harel (2009).
    25(OH)D deficiency in patients presenting for bariatric surgery by Nicole Green (2010).
    Protein supplementation after gastric bypass surgery by Katrina Brakoniecki (2012).
    Predictors of diabetes relapse after gastric bypass surgery by Adrienne Law (2013).
    Meal frequency, but not meal texture, affects satiety, but neither gastric emptying nor GLP-1 response, in severely obese individuals by Louis Wu (2013).
  • Carin Lamm, MD
    Sleep apnea in adolescent bariatric patients by Xiaoyu Liang (2010).
  • Elena Ladas, MS, RD
    An Investigation of dietary patterns and body mass index trends in survivors of childhood cancers by Jaclyn Limberakis (2009).
  • Joel Lavine, MD, PhD
    Sexual dimorphisms and factors related to histological features of NAFLD in children by Farrah Vali (2011).
  • Sally Ann Lederman, PhD
    A literature review of pediatric dietary assessments by Amy Roberts (2008).
  • Suzanne Lewis, MD
    Quality of life in patients with celiac disease detected by screening vs. celiac disease detected by symptoms by Ruby Gardner
  • 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 by Anuli Mkparu (2008).
  • José Luchsinger, MD, MPH
    Relation of glycemic load in an elderly multiethnic cohort without diabetes with all-cause mortality by 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 by Simriti Chaudhry (2009).
  • Marianne Garland, MB ChB
    Milk in a New York NICU by Anastasia Speers (2013).
  • Karen McKearney, MS, CPNP-PC
    Reducing folate deficiency in women with epilepsy taking anti-epileptic drugs by Richa Garg (2008).
  • Dennis Mitchell-Lewis, DDS
    Maternal periodontal disease and its effects on oral cavity development of the preterm infant by Sorano Sopterian (2012).
  • Catherine Monk, PhD
    Diet during pregnancy varies with women's mental health by Angelie Singh (2009).
    Dietary intake of Hispanic adolescents in each trimester of pregnancy and the relationship between carbohydrate intake and birth weight by 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? By 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 by Kristen Island (2013).
    Determining the unique risk factors for the development of hypertension in HIV+ individuals by 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 by Gillian Taormina (2011).
  • Roman Nowygrod, MD
    Nutritional recommendations for patients undergoing lower extremity revascularization by 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 by Keely Elgethun (2009).
    Reduction in brain activation in response to high calorie food cues predicts decrease in eating related outcomes following RYGB surgery by 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 by Amy Yazdian (2010).
    Changes in neural responses to food cues following gastric bypass surgery in fasted versus fed conditions by Ladan Afifi (2011).
    Fasted versus fed state differences in neural responsivity to food cues pre- and post- gastric bypass surgery for obesity by 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 by Dulce Barrios (2012).
    The sustainability of changes in neuroresponsivity and food preference 24-months post-RYGB surgery by Clement Lee (2012).
  • Manuela Orjuela, MD
    An investigation of dietary patterns for children undergoing treatment for brain tumors and into survivorship by Monica Sotolongo (2008).
  • Nadia Ovchinsky, MD
    Prevalence of screening for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in overweight and obese children: Single-center experience by 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 by Mala Nimalasuriya (2012).
    Ketogenic diets and mental health by 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 by Liana SuTin Lau (2013).
  • Michael Rosenbaum, MD
    Resistance training-induced changes in skeletal muscle gene expression, in particular myosin heavy chain by 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 by Eleanor Estébanez (2012).
  • Christian Schulze, MD, PhD
    Anabolic growth factor signaling in advanced heart failure: Impact of LVAD placement by Michael Chew (2010).
    Epicardial fat and its clinical relevance by Christine Greer (2010).
    The impact of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement on cardiac extracellular matrix remodeling in patients with advanced heart failure by 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 by Katherine Pronschinske (2011).
    The impact of mechanical unloading through ventricular assist device placement on ST2/IL-33 signaling in patients with advanced heart failure by Sylvia Qiu (2011).
    Increase bone turnover and resorption in patients with advanced heart failure is corrected by hemodynamic improvement through ventricular assist device implantation by Christina Wu (2011).
    Skeletal muscle function and metabolism improve in advanced heart failure patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation by 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 by Mark Dunlop (2013).
    Galectin-3 as a potential biomarker for transplant coronary artery disease in heart transplant patients by 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 by Margaret Kim (2012).
    Relationship of postoperative complication and mortality in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device surgery by 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 by Lauren Cook (2009).
    Relationship of MRI-measured bone marrow adipose tissue and dual energy absorptiometry measured bone mineral density by Peter Alarcon Manchego (2010).
    Relationship between bone marrow adipose tissue and volumetric bone mineral density using MRI and DXA by Don Kim (2011).
    A competitive relationship between marrow fat and bone in postmenopausal Caucasian women by Yoon Kim (2011).
    The inverse relationship between bone mineral density and bone marrow adipose tissue in children and adolescents by Gilbert Velasquez (2012).
    Skeletal muscle mass changes with weight loss during a six-month clinical trial assessed by magnetic resonance imaging by Michelle Baer (2013).
    Bone mineral density as impacted by pregnancy and lifestyle intervention by Jessica Weiss (2013).
  • Sarah Shrager-Lusman, MD
    Nutritional status trends in pediatric cystic fibrosis at the morgan stanley children’s hospital by Samantha Stone (2012).
    Nutritional decline in children with cystic fibrosis: two studies examining long-term intervention and psychosocial risk factors by Ashley Falzone (2013).
  • Alfred Slonim, MD
    Characterization of chronic fatigue syndrome as a mitochondrial disorder: A therapeutic feasibility study by Joanne Chouinard, DMD, MPH (2011).
    Literature review and preliminary study of dietary exclusion, nutraceuticals and growth hormone as a therapy for Crohn's disease by Jordan Hughes (2011).
    Juvenile Crohn's disease: Growth hormone and nutritional therapy, a placebo controlled trial by Erin Ly (2011).
    Characterization of chronic fatigue syndrome as a mitochondrial disorder: A therapeutic feasibility study by Chelsie Warshafsky (2011).
    The use of recombinant human growth hormone, nutraceuticals, and exclusion diet in treating Crohn’s disease by Hisham Elsayed (2012).
  • Douglas Sproule, MD
    Muscular dystrophy cohort receiving prednisone: A timeline comparison of nutritional status by 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 by Steven Davis (2010).
    Investigating the nutritional requirements of spinal muscular atrophy type 1 and type 2 patients by Laura Courage (2012).
    The association between function and adiposity in spinal muscular atrophy by Dimitri Tahal (2012).
  • Douglas Sproule, MD and Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD
    Diet, nutrition and growth parameters among children with SMA type 1 & 2 by 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 by Benjamin Tran (2009).
  • Marie-Pierre St. Onge, PhD
    Cortical responses to visual and tactile presentations of food items in lean women: an fMRI study by David Fischel (2008).
    Gender differences in the effect of coffee mannooligosaccharides on body composition in overweight humans by Taylor Salindari (2008).
    An analysis of the behavioral factors associated with childhood obesity in young children by Ami Vikani (2008).
    Sleep duration and energy balance by Jennifer Ahn (2009).
    Study of free living energy intake and the neuronal activation involved in feeding behavior during regular sleep versus short sleep by Zalak Trivedi (2009).
    The effect of capsinoids on weight loss and metabolic risk factors in calorie-restricted, overweight men and women by Ronald Fong (2010).
    Ginger consumption enhances the thermic effect of food and promotes satiety in overweight men by Muhammad Mansour (2010).
    Effect of partial sleep restriction on neuronal activity in response to visual food stimuli in men and women: An fMRI study by Andrew McReynolds (2010).
    Sleep deprivation increases energy and fat intakes and alters hormones related to appetite in normal weight men and women by Sari Tepper (2010).
    The impact of medium and long chain triglycerides on food intake and appetite-related hormone concentrations in overweight men by Xinyue Tong (2010).
    Influences of medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides on the control of food intake, appetitive hormonal secretion in overweight men by Brian Mayrsohn (2011).
    Effects of ginger consumption on metabolic profile and inflammation in overweight men by 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 by Stacy Tsai (2011).
    The effects of reduced sleep on neural responses to healthy, non-healthy and non-food stimuli by 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 by Christy Buck (2012).
    Effect of sleep timing, independent of duration, on food intake and metabolic control of body weight by Benjamin Chester (2012).
    Sleep duration and timing: A two-fold look into their effects on energy balance by Jonathan Alexander (2013).
    Neuronal stimulation by food cues differ by feeding status in obese and normal weight women: An fMRI study by Mike Kim (2013).
    Randomized controlled trial of breakfast recommendations on weight: A multi-site effectiveness trial by Michelle Leong (2013)
  • Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD
    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid status in major depression with comorbid anxiety disorders by Joanne Liu (2012).
  • Hazel Szeto, MD, PhD
    Pinpointing the sites of reactive oxygen species damage in renal mitochondria by Shaun Darrah (2010).
  • Stephen Tsang, MD, PhD
    Constriction rate of the hyperautofluorescent ring in the retinitis pigmentosa patients by Kevin Kim (2010).
  • Martha Welch, MD
    The impact of enhanced mother-infant interactions on the preterm infant gut microbiome by Qais Karim (2011).
    Characteristics of premature infants' sleep states, comfort, and cry during EEG sessions by Evaline Tso (2011).
    From inspiration to clinical trial: The journey of the novel secretin/oxytocin peptide therapy for the treatment of Crohn's disease by Caroline Perkowski (2012).
    FNI NICU Study: A 9-month follow-up of premature infants in the family nurture intervention study by Nina Ragaz (2012).
    Hair cortisol as a measure of stress in the premature infant at three years of age by JB Friedlander (2013).
    Development of a pilot clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of secretin/oxytocin therapy for Crohn’s disease by Mark Riley (2013).
    The impact of enhanced mother-infant interaction on preterm infants development at age 3 by Andre Robinson (2013).
    Impact of the family nurture intervention study on pre-term intestinal microbiome and brain development by Reid Wilson (2013).
    Martha Welch, MD and Robert J. Ludwig Gut development in a neonatal population as measured by EEG and EGG by 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 by 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 by Alexander Kuc (2012).
  • Jeffrey Zitsman, MD
    Clinical exercise testing in severely overweight adolescents by Kavin Sundaram (2013).
  • Michael Yin, MD, MS
    Infectious diseases and health outcomes by Huan Dong (2013).


Master of Science Program Public Health Projects by Mentor

Public Health Theses
  • Sharon Akabas, PhD
    Process evaluation of developing an interactive web-based dietary food log through community based participatory research by Kevin Chung (2008).
    Development of a hospital cafeteria assessment tool and its application to New York City hospital cafeterias by 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 by 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 by Jenna Larsen (2011).
  • Michelle Barrett, MD
    Assessing international pandemic preparedness: A study of avian influenza by Lauren Trakimas (2008).
  • Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, DrPH
    Pilot testing of FURRtHER: families understanding risk reduction through health education research by Ohmar Myint (2009).
  • Tavora Buchman, PhD
    Nassau County community health assessment 2010-2013 by Nahyeon Baek (2009).
  • Rosanna Campitiello
    Bed Stuy’s health: Using maps to address risk factors for poor health by Lam Vo (2010).
  • Lina Cherfas
    Diabetes focused community health worker interventions in Northern Manhattan and South Bronx: Efforts of the BBKH coalition by 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 by Michelle Farnoush (2012).
  • Alwyn Cohall, M.D.
    Take Care of That Body: An after school health and nutrition curriculum for adolescents and teens by Andrew Boulos (2008).
    A qualitative perspective on developing a nutrition workshop for teens: What role does personal counseling play? by John Buza (2008).
    Take Care of That Body: Pilot project 8 and 4 week trials by Kyle Johnson (2008).
    “Take Care of That Body” prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity program: Increasing physical activity-functional exercise triad by 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 by Brittany Kunza (2011).
    Assessment of New York state regional beef industry: A breakdown of infrastructure and lack of adequate data by Kevin Seung Yup Lee (2011).
    New York Regional Foodshed Project: Fluid milk by Hayden Maloney (2012).
    The New York Regional Foodshed Project: Tomato case study in the New York state food system by Mansi Shah (2012).
    Current status of dark leafy greens in New York state by Nick Kunzer (2013).
    Regionalizing grain production in the state of New York by 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 by Tim Hsia (2008).
    Evaluating a multisectorial activity to accelerate progress toward the MDG 1 hunger and undernutrition target; a proposed methodology by Megan LaBoe (2009).
  • Richard Deckelbaum, MD
    Preventing malnutrition: A systematic review assessing the impact of agrodiversity interventions on nutritional status in lower income countries by Bram Wispelwey (2008).
  • Jay Dubner, MS
    Science of health: A food-based approach to secondary science and health education by Stacy Jankaukas (2008).
  • Gabrielle Ettlinger, MPA
    The School Wellness Council Project: Providing students with tools for a healthier tomorrow by Victoria Squissato (2009).
  • Jessica Fanzo, PhD
    Assessment of Ghana Millennium Village School meal program as an effective nutritional intervention by Olivia Reid Linthavong (2008).
    Assessment of nutrition interventions on child undernutrition in the Millennium Village of Sauri, Kenya by David Kim (2009).
    Investigation of stunting prevalence in Timor Leste by David Cisewski (2013).
    Undernutrition in special populations: cash crop farmers and pastoralists by 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 by 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 by Natasha Singh (2009).
    Building a systems approach to empower healthful food choices among urban high school students by Alison Maringo (2010).
    Promoting the development of self-efficacy and healthy behavior change in high school students through a Culinary Nutrition Education Program by Katherine Becker (2011).
    Harlem youth leaders & seniors collaborating to inspire healthy food choices through Teen Battle Chef by Neel Joshi (2012).
    Empowering youth as change agents for family and community nutrition through culinary education by Elizabeth Mercer (2012).
    Measurement of efficacy of teen battle chef by quantitative research by Jun Wang (2013).
    Qualitative data enhances quantitative findings, shedding light on adolescent, nutrition related behaviors by Casey Wilson (2013).
  • Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD
    Patterns of body size perceptions and heart disease knowledge among female Hispanics in Northern Manhattan by Lorraine Mull (2008).
    Pilot study of a church-based intervention program designed to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease by Nigist Tadesse (2010).
    The intergenerational role of gender in weight perception and body image in minority women and children by Sharon Song (2011).
  • Melissa Glassman, MD
    Breastfeeding background and determinants of infant feeding practices of mothers at the NYPH newborn clinic by Emily Vroegindewey (2010).
    Determinants of infant feeding practices of mothers at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) newborn clinic by 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 by Sigrid Collier (2010).
    New York State Department of Health Center for Best Practices, Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK) community healthy lifestyles education by Andrea Ho (2010).
  • Anna Hammond
    An Evaluation of The Sylvia Center’s NYCHA Cooks for Health Program by Joseph Constantino (2012).
  • Julie Herbstman, PhD and Sally Ann Lederman, PhD
    A prospective assessment of maternal recall of breastfeeding behaviors by Erin Paxson (2009).
  • Samantha Hill
    Seed to Plate: An analysis of sustainable eating education in New York City public schools by Alexa Squillaro (2012).
  • Melissa Ip, RD
    Exploring food security, dietary practices and behavior change among African and Caribbean immigrant adults living with HIV/AIDS by Nhean D. Chea (2013).
  • Kathleen Keller, PhD
    Characterization of food marketing to children in Manhattan grocery store: A descriptive pilot study by 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 by Adare Blumenfeld (2011).
  • Pamela Koch, EdD, RD
    Understanding adolescent food choices through personal stories by Sarah Edquist (2008).
    Development and evaluation of a continuing culinary nutrition education curriculum for early elementary school children by Rebecca Chang (2009).
    From Farm to Table: A pilot test of hands-on nutrition education for early elementary students by 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 by Debra Berry (2010).
    Student leadership in nutrition education by Rosara Milstein (2011).
    Evaluating effects of a nutrition intervention: The Art and Healthy Living Study by Jennifer Lee (2012).
  • Louise Kuhn, PhD
    Pilot study of the gut microbiome, breast milk oligosaccharides and infant health in Haiti by Erin Byrt (2012).
  • Phillip LaRussa, MD
    A qualitative cross-sectional look at obesity in HIV-infected children and adolescents by Trisa Taro (2011).
  • Sally Ann Lederman, PhD
    The U.S. food safety and security system: A collaborative, piecemeal design by Jason Apfel (2009).
    Complementary foods and RUTF-like products for the treatment or prevention of moderate malnutrition by Jan-Willem van Klinken (2010).
  • Brenda Merritt, MD
    New York City’s unique urban homeless populations by Lee Isaacsohn (2010).
    Designing and implementing “Stirring the Pot”: A nutrition intervention program at Harlem hospital by 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 by Kenan Celtik (2013).
    The effect of diet intervention program on the readmission rates of patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure by Karyn Meshbane (2013).
  • Jeri Nieves, PhD
    Proposing a youth-oriented osteoporosis prevention program by Timothy Murphy (2008).
  • Stefania Patinella
    Evaluation of an after-school culinary and nutrition education curriculum: The Children's Aid Society's Go!Chefs Program by David LaRocca (2012).
  • Anne Paxton, PhD
    Study on immigration, assimilation and nutrition in West African immigrants to New York City by Nicole Cevette (2010).
    Influence of demographic and socio-cultural factors on diet patterns of South Asian families after migration to America by Abanti Zakaria (2010).
  • Melissa Pflugh, MS, RD
    BMI benchmarking and evaluation of Healthy Schools Healthy Families by Kirk Duwel (2011).
    Evaluation of Healthy Schools Healthy Families Program in decreasing childhood obesity in 7 New York City public schools by Yeli Wang (2011).
  • Stephanie Pitsirilos-Boquín, MPH
    Healthier Hospitals, Healthier Community by 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 by Erek Nelson (2011).
  • John Rausch, MD
    Breastfeeding barriers in a mostly latino population by Allyson Hodgkins (2012).
  • Basil Reyes, MPH
    Accessing dietary patterns of individuals living in low socioeconomic status neighborhoods throughout New York City by 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 by 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 by Donald Apakama (2010).
    Education in medical school: Implementation of a nutrition curriculum into Columbia University Medical School by 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 by Jordan Sill (2010).
    Systematic appraisal of the nutrition-related knowledge and attitudes of Columbia University medical students by Alexander Goglia (2011).
    On the integration and assessment of nutrition in medical school by Sarah Hanna (2011).
    Enhancing the medical nutrition curriculum at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons by Nicole Pontee (2011).
    Development of clinical nutrition curriculum for medical students at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons by Maxime Hellings (2012).
    Nutrition education in the medical curriculum at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons by Steven Peever (2012).
    Assessment and enhancements of nutrition education in the medical curriculum at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons by Kasey Faulkner (2013).
    Evaluation of nutrition education within the medical curriculum of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons by Garret Ni (2013).
    Assessment and enhancements of a nutrition education in the medical curriculum at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons by 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 by Kathryn Mosso (2010).
  • Chunhua Weng, PhD, MS
    Store item finder: An android app by Justin Yeh (2013).



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