Professional Societies

Society Title Year(s)
Alabama Academy of Science Member 2014-2017
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member 2014+
American Public Health Association Member 2015+
Ethics – Section Councilor 2015+
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Member 2006-2008
American Society for Nutrition Member 2005+
Experimental Biology 2015 Abstract Reviewer 2014
Organizer and Co-Chair of symposium, “Unscientific Beliefs about Scientific Topics in Nutrition” at EB2014 2014
Co-Chair of Session, “Obesity: Gut Microbiome and Obesity” at EB2015 2015
Judge for “Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition” at EB2015 2015
Representative at three roundtable discussions on “Enhancing Rigor and Reproducibility” for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2015
Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair: Obesity Research Interest Section 2015-2018
Chair of Session, “Obesity: Chronic Disease” at EB2016 2016
Panelist, “Time in the public eye: Maintaining credibility while using your voice” 2016
Co-Lead Judge for “Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition” Obesity RIS at EB2016 2016
Scientific Program Committee 2016-2018
Co-Lead Judge for “Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition” Obesity RIS at EB2017 2017
Co-organizer and Chair, “Obesity RIS Forum: How Much Evidence Should be Demonstrated before Enacting Obesity-Targeted Health Policy?” 2017
Lead Judge, ‘Methods and Protocols’ for the Emerging Leaders Poster Competition. 2018
American Statistical Association Member 2016+
Sigma Xi Member 2014+
The Obesity Society Member 2012+
Public Affairs Committee – Early Career Representative 2014-2016
Co-Chair of Session, “Candles to Calorimeters: Assessment of Thermogenesis Normality in Obesity” at OW2015 2015
Chair: Basic Science Section 2016-2018
Co-Chair of Session, “Method in the Madness: Innovative Methodologies in Population-based Obesity Research” at OW2017 2017
Roundtable leader in “Early Career Academic Workshop” at OW2017 2017

Journal Service

Editorial Service

Journal Title Year(s)
Frontiers in Nutrition Methodology Review Editor 2014+

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal Year(s)
Advances in Nutrition 2018;2017;2016;2015
Nutrients 2018;2016;2015;2013
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018;2016
Clinical Obesity 2018
Scientific Reports 2018
Nutrition and Diabetes 2017;2016
PLoS ONE 2017;2015;2014;2013
BMC Pediatrics 2017
Public Health Nutrition 2017
Physiology & Behavior 2017
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016;2015;2014;2013;2012
International Journal of Obesity 2016;2013;2012
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2016
BMC Research Notes 2016
Biology Letters 2016
BMC Public Health 2016
Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases 2015
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2015
British Medical Journal 2015
Obesity 2014;2013;2012
Lipids 2014
Childhood Obesity 2014
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2013;2012
Evaluation Review 2013;2012
Biochemical Pharmacology 2013
Lipids in Health and Disease 2013
Nutrition Research 2011
Food and Function 2011


Entity Year(s)
Epigeum (Oxford University Press) 2018
United Soybean Board 2016
CE Outcomes 2013
Farmland Foods 2011

Other Service

Activity Title Year(s)
Science Unbound Foundation Best Paper Competition Reviewer 2018;2016

Intramural Service

Indiana University Bloomington

Activity Title Year(s)
Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative Representative for the School of Public Health 2018;2017
Obesity and Energetics Offerings Deputy Editor 2018;2017
Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Co-leader of Comparative Data Analytics Core 2018
SPH Committee on Research Member 2018
Workshop in Methods Advisory Board Member 2018

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Activity Title Year(s)
Obesity and Energetics Offerings Deputy Editor 2017;2016
Postdoctoral Research Day Judge 2017
Mastering the Art of Reproducible Science Panelist 2017
Statistical Support and Teaching in the School of Health Professions Task Force Member 2017
Obesity and Energetics Offerings Co-Compiler 2016;2015;2014;2013;2012
Graduate Student Research Day Session Moderator 2015
Mock NIH Study Section for Trainees Chair 2015
Statistician Search Committee Member 2014
Graduate Biomedical Sciences Poster Session Judge 2013;2012
Summer Research Expo Judge 2013
SOPH/NORC Professional Development Workshop Committee Co-chair of Grant writing workshop subcommittee 2012

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Activity Title Year(s)
Graduate Student Association Legislative Representative: Interdepartmental Nutrition Program 2010-2011
Graduate Student Association Member: Academic Affairs committee 2010-2011

Iowa State University

Activity Title Year(s)
Graduate and Professional Student Senate President 2006-2007
Special Student Fees and Tuition Committee Voting member 2006-2007
President’s Advisory Committee on Budget and Planning 2006-2007
Recreation Facilities Study Graduate Student Representative 2006-2007
Memorial Union Board of Directors Member: Facilities Committee 2006-2007
Memorial Union Board of Directors Member: Student Affairs Committee 2006-2007
VEISHEA Advisory Council 2006-2007
Executive Vice President and Provost Search Committee 2006
Ombuds Screening Committee 2006
Graduate and Professional Student Senate Senator: Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology 2005-2007
Biochemistry Graduate Student Organization 2005-2007
Graduate and Professional Student Senate Chair: University Relations and Legislative Affairs 2005-2006
Government of the Student Body Director of Graduate Affairs 2005-2006