Teaching

Classroom Teaching

Course Information n Date
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
18 2021 Spring
Heroes, Villains and Kinesiology
– Guest Contributor
– SPH-K 450
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed basic bioenergetics of Captain America’s running speed. Online course.
0 2021 Spring
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
42 2020 Fall
Advanced Nutrition I
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 430
Indiana University Bloomington
This course covers the structure and function of the major energy-containing macronutrients and energy balance.
32 2020 Fall
Research Methods
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-H 750
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed the importance of measurement in research under different contexts.
10 2020 Fall
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
10 2020 Spring
Research Methods
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-H 750
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed registering, designing, analyzing, and reporting randomized controlled trials.
15 2019 Fall
Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (RRT) at the Interdisciplinary Interface
– Co-Coordinator
Indiana University Bloomington
Co-coordinated a three-day event to convene a group of nationally and internationally renowned experts in rigor, reproducibility, and transparency. Supported in part by the Sloan Foundation.
25 2019 Fall
Human Sexuality
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-F 255
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed basic overview of nutrition and obesity.
82 2019 Fall
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
15 2019 Fall
Nutrition in Sports
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 620
Indiana University Bloomington
The role of nutrition in athletic performance, especially the effects of various nutrition practices during training, competition, and recovery. Current concepts and controversies.
5 2019 Fall
Fifth Short Course on The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research
– Co-Coordinator
Baltimore, MD
Co-coordinated a week-long short course on incorporating engineering, statistics, computer science, physics, econometrics, psychometrics, epidemiology, and mathematics qua mathematics in advancing our understanding of the causes, consequences, and alleviation of obesity. Supported by NIH/NIDDK.
25 2019 Summer
Fourth Short Course on Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research
– Co-Coordinator
Indiana University Bloomington
Co-coordinated a week-long short course providing exposure to key fundamental principles underlying a broad array of causal inference techniques, experiences, principles, and techniques through guided discussion of real examples in obesity research. Supported by NIH/NHLBI.
50 2019 Summer
Medical Nutrition Therapy
– Joint Instructor
– SPH-N 431
Indiana University Bloomington
Dietary modifications for therapy in metabolic and pathological disorders with allowance for cultural patterns.
17 2019 Spring
Nutrition to Support Performance and Prevent Chronic Disease
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 305
Indiana University Bloomington
Basic knowledge of nutrition, physiology and fitness to improve health, support performance, and reduce risks for chronic disease.
9 2019 Spring
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
24 2018 Fall
Research Methods
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-H 750
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed registering, designing, analyzing, and reporting randomized controlled trials.
5 2018 Fall
Nutrition to Support Performance and Prevent Chronic Disease
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 305
Indiana University Bloomington
First time offered as N305. Basic knowledge of nutrition, physiology and fitness to improve health, support performance and reduce risks for chronic disease.
6 2018 Spring
3rd Year Medical Students
– Guest Lecturer
Indiana University Health Bloomington
Discussed high-level overview of nutrition and obesity research.
8 2017 Fall
Gastrointestinal & Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
Indiana University School of Medicine – Bloomington
Co-lectured on obesity and co-led obesity clinical case study discussion.
32 2017 Fall
Research Ethics Beyond Misconduct
– Guest Lecturer
BioTeach, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lectured on research ethics beyond concepts of research misconduct to a group of high school science teachers.
8 2017 Summer
Energetics: Scientific Foundations of Obesity and Other Health Aspects
– Guest Lecturer
– HB706
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lectured on lipids
5 2016 Fall
BIG DATA 2016: A Classroom Experience
– Material Design and Suppo
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Expanding the SEEC teacher professional development program for high school and advanced middle school teachers to understand the concepts underlying Big Data Science and to translate this knowledge into their classroom. Supported by NIH/OD.
10 2016 Fall
Research Ethics Beyond Misconduct
– Guest Lecturer
BioTeach, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lectured on research ethics beyond concepts of research misconduct to a group of high school science teachers.
12 2016 Summer
Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
– Guest Lecturer
– HB773
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lectured on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses
12 2016 Spring
Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism I
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 4510
Clemson University
Lecture on sterols and lipid chemistry.
69 2015 Fall
Workshop on Responsible Communication of Science
– Co-Coordinator
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-coordinated a day-long training event on the Responsible Communication of Science using the ‘Diamonds or Deceit’ case study from Iowa State University.
15 2015 Fall
Nutritional Methodology
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 8200
Clemson University
Lecture on systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
5 2015 Spring
Nutritional Biochemistry
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 8200
Clemson University
Lecture on sterols and lipid chemistry.
3 2014 Fall
Workshop on Research Ethics
– Co-Coordinator
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-coordinated a day-long training event on research ethics for Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Office of Energetics. Discussed local and federal aspects of research misconduct, and facilitated group participation in an interactive video exercise, The Research Clinic,” hosted by the Office of Research Integrity.
25 2014 Summer
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
– Co-Coordinator
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-coordinated a day-long training event on the Responsible Conduct of Research for Nutrition Obesity Research Center trainees. Discussed local and federal aspects of research misconduct, and facilitated group participation in an interactive video exercise, “The Lab,” hosted by the Office of Research Integrity.
21 2013 Summer
Introduction to Statistics
– Instructor
– STAT 218
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Developed student’s basic statistical knowledge, including understanding of terminology, computational concepts, and research literacy, through a combination of lectures and activities designed to encourage both quantitative and qualitative comprehension of the uses of statistics.
43 2010 Fall
New Directions in Human Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lectured on research and regulatory aspects of supplements and drugs.
29 2010 Fall
Advanced Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 455
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lecture on dietary and herbal supplements.
100 2010 Fall
Advanced Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 455
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lecture on dietary and herbal supplements.
100 2009 Fall
Advanced Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 455
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Macro- and micro-minerals as they relate to nutrition and nutritional status.
100 2008 Fall
Physiological Chemistry
– Teaching Assistant
– BBMB 420
Iowa State University
Assisted the teaching of biochemistry in a course designed for Veterinary Medicine and Health and Human Performance students by lecturing, grading, tutoring students, and designing and maintaining an online course supplement.
132 2007 Fall
Freshman Honor Program
– Seminar Co-Leader
– HON 302
Iowa State University
Co-led educational and training activities for incoming Freshman Honor Program students.
10 2004 Fall

Mentoring

Mentee Project Dates
Graduate Students
Jingyi Wang
-Member of Academic Committee
Adolescent body satisfaction 2020-
Yilin Yang
-Co-Mentor for MS
Effects of replacing SOFAS with avocado on cardiometabolic health 2020-
Velarie Ansu
-Mentoring team member
Magnesium pharmacokinetics 2019-
John Davis, IV
-Member of Academic Committee
2018-
Daniel Lingle
-Primary Mentor for MS degree
2018-
Luis Mestre
-Mentoring team member
Epidemiology of obesity 2018-
Romain Debru
-International internship
Evaluating the rigor of reporting murine genetic modification obesity research. 2017
Mary Latimer
-NORC Mentoring Team, and Dissertation Committee
Establishing the role miRNAs play in muscle during methionine restriction. 2016-2018
Adeniyi Jeremiah Idigo Quick service restaurants and obesity: systematic review and meta-analysis. 2014-2015
Ann Laszczyk
-Rotating student
Insulin sensitivity in liver in rodent Burn/CLP model. 2012
Undergraduate Students
Hannah Wilson
-Undergraduate researcher
Reporting and characterization of energetics balance in nutrition textbooks 2021-
Vrushabh Ulhaskumar
-Undergraduate researcher
Reporting and characterization of energetics balance in nutrition textbooks 2021-
Sarah Eperjesi
-Undergraduate researcher
Reporting quality in murine genetic models of obesity 2020-
Izzy Mandema
-Undergraduate honors student
Automated extraction of registration and data sharing statements in publications 2020-
Darien Pipkin
-Undergraduate honors student
Automated extraction of registration and data sharing statements in publications 2020-
Kevin Walters
-Undergraduate researcher
P-hacking in the dietary supplement literature 2018-2019
Chris Zent
-Undergraduate researcher
Reporting quality in murine genetic models of obesity 2018-2019
Rohit Borah
-Honors Thesis Committee
PROSPERO review; Animated Vignettes 2015-2017
Joseph Thornton Research integrity project: best nutrition papers tournament 2015
Rebecca Nitzel Intestinal lipid composition after phytosterol consumption. 2010-2011
Paige Lundy
-UCARE student
Cholesterol solubility in micelles. 2009-2010
Aaron Brandt Cholesterol solubility in micelles. 2009
Kate Wolford
-UCARE student
Cholesterol solubility in micelles. 2008
Christopher Ferrel Substrate specificity for cholesterol esterase. 2008
Maria Fabiosa Effects of CLA from natural sources on health in humans. 2007
Kristine Onken
-WISE intern
Sucralose and ghrelin. 2006-2007
Mallory Breuker
-Freshman Honors Program
Effects of CLA from natural sources on health in humans. 2006
Chris Baudy
-Carver Intern
CLA in beef preparation and storage. 2006
High School Students
Alexia Bowen
-Summer Science Institute
High-intensity interval training vs continuous moderate exercise (HIIT Max study). 2013