Education

Postdoc University of Alabama at Birmingham
Office of Energetics and Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Mentor: David B. Allison, Ph.D.
May 31, 2014
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of decreased cholesterol absorption mediated by phytosterols in the intestinal lumen.
Major: Nutrition; Minor: Statistics
Interdepartmental Nutrition Program
Mentor: Timothy P. Carr, Ph.D.
May 6, 2011
M.S. Iowa State University – Ames, IA
Thesis Title: Selected measures of health in women fed conjugated linoleic acid-enriched products from organic, pasture-fed cattle.
Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Statistics
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Donald C. Beitz, Ph.D.
August 9, 2008
B.S. Iowa State University – Ames, IA
Major: Biochemistry
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
May 5, 2007

Other Notable Training

Dannon Institute – Early Career Nutrition Leadership Institute 2015 Jun
Statistical Horizons – Meta-Analysis: Concepts and Applications 2013 Jul
Johns Hopkins Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2012 Jun
UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education – Grant Writing Course 2012 Spring
UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education – Lab Management Course 2011 Fall
UNL – Preparing Future Faculty 2010
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements – Dietary Supplements Research Practicum 2009 Jun