Graduate Manual

Students should be familiar with the contents of the graduate manual. It is important to be sure you have followed the appropriate checklist to ensure you have completed the required steps as you proceed through your program. 

Link to Graduate Manual

Theses and Dissertations 

Haley Bradley

Caree Cotwright
Beverage Policy Compliance Among Early Care and Education Providers in Georgia and Determining the Best e-Learning Format for a Beverage Policy Training”

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Summer 2017

Staci Belcher

Richard Lewis
Influence of Ad36 Seropositivity on Adolescent Musculoskeletal Development: A 5-Year Prospective Study M.S. Thesis
​University of Georgia

Summer 2017

Kelli Dunagan

Elisabeth “Lilian” Sattler
Factors Related to Readmissions in a Rural Georgia Hospital: A Feasibility and Acceptability Study M.S. Thesis
​University of Georgia

Summer 2017

Dorothy Dupree

Elizabeth Andress
Determination of 5-Log Reduction Times in Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Lactobacillus Species in Cucumber Juice Medium with Varied Salt Treatments M.S. Thesis
​University of Georgia

Summer 2017

Nicole Motoyasu

Alex Anderson
Infant Feeding Mode is Associated with Differences in Postpartum Weight Change and Percent Body Fat from 2 to 16 Weeks M.S. Thesis
​University of Georgia

Summer 2017

Sarah Stotz

Jung Sun Lee

Needs Assessment and Formative Evaluation of an Online Nutrition Education eLearning Program Tailored for SNAP-Ed Eligible Adults in Georgia

Ph.D. Dissertation 
University of Georgia

Spring 2017

Joseph Kindler

Richard Lewis

Insulin Resistance, Insulin-like Growth Factor I, and Pediatric Musculoskeletal Development

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring 2017

Annette Washington

Elisabeth Sattler
Effect of a Mindful Eating Intervention on Obesity Outcomes in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring 2017

Courtney Still
Rebecca M. Mullis

Childhood Obesity and the Home Environment in Rural Georgia

Ph.D. Dissertation University of Georgia

Fall 2016
Jennifer Fleming
Hea Jin Park
Response of One-Carbon Biomarkers in Maternal and Cord Blood to Folic Acid Dose During Pregnancy M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2016
Zachary Grunewald
Claire de La Serre
The Role of Cannabinoid Receptor Type-1 in Endotoxemia-Induced Metabolic Dysfunctions M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2016
Natalie Hohos
Mary Ann Johnson
Epigenetics of Obesity and DNA Methylation in Single White Blood Cell Types

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Summer 2016

Katherine Keirsey
Joan Fischer

Blueberry Supplementation Alerts Markers of Oxidative Stress in High Fat Fed Rats M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2016

Markita Lewis
Jung Sun Lee

Meal Patters on Low-Income Adults Participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) in Georgia: Adherence to Southern Meal Patterns M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2016
Andrea Lobene
Richard Lewis
Zinc Supplementation and Insulin Secretion in Children M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2016
Kathleen Norris
Robert Pazdro
Interactions Between Genetic Background and Diet:  Effects on the Glutathione Redox System M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2016

Yang Zhou
Robert Pazdro

Genetic Control of the Glutathione Redox System Throughout the Life Span M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2016
Claudette Bailey
*Jung Sun Lee
Overweight and Obesity, Weight Perception and Weight Management Practices Among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Participants in Georgia M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Spring 2016

Kellyn Shollenberger
*Mary Ann Johnson

Changes in Student Responses After an Interdisciplinary Graduate Course in Nutrition and Obesity M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Spring 2016

Kristen Johnson
*Mary Ann Johnson

Psychological Constructs, Diet Quality, and Intentional Weight Loss Among Post-Menopausal Middle-Aged and Older Adult Women" Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia
Fall 2015

Victoria Andersen
*Dorothy Hausman

Folic Acid Supplementation in Pregnancy: Maternal Outcomes

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

Alison Berg
*Mary Ann Johnson

Psychological Constructs, Measures of Adiposity and Weight Loss Following Intervention in Older Women

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

Whitney Bignell
*Joan Fischer

Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Collaborative Online Case-Based Learning Curriculum About Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

Sarah Elmer
*Judy Harrison

Developing Supplemental Social Media-based Nutrition Education for Use in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program: EFNEP Participants’ and Paraprofessionals’ Perspectives

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

Rachel Laudel
*Jung Sun Lee

Factors Associated with Diabetes Management in Low-Income Female Caregivers: A Feasibility Study

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

Emily Pleasance
*Ruthann Swanson

Assessing the Shelf Stability of Raw Nonpareil Almonds Through Sensory, Chemical and Instrumental Means

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

Gisselle Rosa
*Lynn Bailey

Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy: Feasibility and Birth Outcomes

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

Sara Sheridan
*Ruthann Swanson

Use of Generic Internet-Based Survey Program for the Collection of Food Sensory Data: A Validation Study

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

Courtney Spillane
*Joan Fischer

An Online Collaborative Case-Based Learning Approach to Obesity Prevention and Treatment

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Summer 2015

 Paige Berger
 *Richard Lewis

Associations of Adenovirus 36 Infection, Bone, and Inflammatory-Related Markers in Children

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of
Georgia

Spring 2015

Sara Pritschet|
*Caree Cotwright

Eat Georgia Grown: Cooking Demonstrations and Recipe Sampling with Georgia EFNEP Program Assistants

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Spring 2015

Arielle Weekley
*Alex Anderson

Impact of a Nutrition and Health Education Program on Obese Children

M.S. Thesis
University of
Georgia

Spring 2015

Anna Cheely
*Ruthann Swanson

Consumer Acceptability of Dry Medium-Roasted Almonds Stored Under Varying Storage Conditions

M.S. Thesis University of Georgia

Fall 2014
Geetha Sivanandam
*Elizabeth Andress
Evaluation and Comparison of the Sealing Performance of Three Major Types of Jar Lids Available for Home Canning

M.S. Thesis University of Georgia

Fall 2014

Ellen Steinberg
*Elizabeth Andress

Statewide Evaluation of Foodservice Worker Health Policies in Georgia: Can Policies be Enforced and Compliance Measured?

Ph.D. Dissertation University of Georgia

Fall 2014
Kristin Harper
*Alex Anderson
Needs Assessment for Childhood Obesity Intervention Program M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2014
Melissa Kaus
*Jung Sun Lee
A Nutrition Education Intervention on Achieving Healthy Weights Among Adolescents for Nutrition Educators for Low-Income Families M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2014
Lauren Kort
*Richard Lewis
Do Former Collegiate Gymnasts Maintain Higher Bone Mineral Density After a 34-Year Retirement from the Sport? M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2014
Colette Miller
*Clifton Baile
Understanding the Relationship Between Sex and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Ph.D. Dissertation University of Georgia Summer 2014
Elizabeth Ripberger
*Ruthann Swanson
Validation of a Food Preparation Involvement Questionnaire and Its Use to Identify Factors Affecting Fruit and Vegetable Intake in College-Age Adults M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2014
Deanna Shade
*Dorothy Hausman
DNA Methylation Changes in Whole Blood and CD16+ Neutrophils in Response to Folic Acid Supplementation in Women of Child-Bearing Age M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2014
Kendall Smith
*Jung Sun Lee
The Prevalence and Distribution of Food Insecurity Among Older Georgians Receiving Aging Services M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2014
Courtney Vickery
*Mary Ann Johnson
Intakes of Plant Based Foods, Alcoholic Beverages, and Nonnutritive Sweeteners in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2014
Anne Armstrong
*Alex Anderson
Breastfeeding Intentions and Practices Among the Different Vegetarian Groups in the United States M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Spring 2014

Whitney Lay
*Mary Ann Johnson

Intake of Animal Foods and Related Nutrients in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Spring 2014

Tamara Myles
*Mary Ann Johnson

Food Insecurity and Eating Behavior Relationship Among Congregate Meal Participants in Georgia M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Spring 2014

Valeriya Chertin
*Richard Lewis

Zinc Supplementation and Bone Turnover in Young Adolescent Girls M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2013

Melvin Trae Cown
*Silvia Giraudo

Nutrition Education Intervention to Improve Nutrition Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors for Hispanic Children Ages 6-10 M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2013

Stephanie Foss
*Richard Lewis

Vitamin D Supplementation and Myokine Response in Early Pubertal Adolescents M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2013

Susannah Gordon
*Mary Ann Johnson

Non-Dietary Predictors and Consequences of Obesity in Older Adults in Congregate Meal Programs M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2013

Kelly Jackson
*Joan Fischer

Relationships of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress with Eating Behaviors in Older Adults M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2013

Amy Krauss
*Joan Fischer

Malividin and Delphinidin Exhibit a Dose-Dependent Effect on Cell Viability and Apoptosis in HT-29 Cells M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2013

Sara Najafi
*Jung Sun Lee

Understanding Nutrition Issues Among Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Athens M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2013

Elisabeth Lilian Sattler
*Jung Sun Lee

Food Insecurity, Medication Utilization, and Medication Adherence Among Low-Income Older Adults

Ph.D. Dissertation University of Georgia

Summer 2013

Christina Whitworth
*Alex Anderson

Associations of Early Infant Feeding and Adiposity Among School-Aged Children M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2013

Megan Allen
*Joan Fischer

Performance of Hypertension Management Behaviors by Older Adults in Senior Centers M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2012

Lauren Badger
*Jung Sun Lee

Advocate Training to Increase Food Stamp Participation in Older Adults M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2012

Erica Bass
*Silvia Giraudo

The Effects of Different Dietary Sugars on Measures of Bone Formation, Quality, and Strength in Growing Male Rats M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2012

Alexis Galambos
*Joan Fischer

The Effects of Blueberry Anthocyanidins on Antioxidant Enzyme Activity in Human HepG2 Cells M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2012

Hannah Goff
*Richard Lewis

Trabecular Microarchitecture and Cortical Bone Strength in Late Adolescent Females M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2012

Jacqueline Harrison
*Ruthann Swanson

Quality Characteristics and Consumer Acceptability of Traditionally Formulated and Reformulated High Phenolic Peanut Butters M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2012

Courtney Still
*Rebecca Mullis

Food Voyage: Nutrition Education for International Students and Their Spouses M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2012

Natalie Duncan
*Art Grider

Dietary Flavonoids and Liver Protein Expression in Healthy Rats M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Spring 2012

Jessica Furman
*Mary Ann Johnson

The Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire - R18 is Able to Deterimine Different Eating Behaviors and Food Patterns in Congregate Meal Participants M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Spring 2012

Kathryn Porter
*Mary Ann Johnson

Obesity and its Relationship with Eating Behaviors, Mental Health, and Dietary Intake in Congregarte Meal Participants

Ph.D. Dissertation University of Georgia

Spring 2012

Benjamin Sisic
*Dorothy Hausman

25-hydroxyvitamin D is not associated with BMI or HgbA1c in Black and White Octogenarians and Centarians M.S. Non-Thesis University of Georgia Spring 2012

Christian Wright
*Richard D. Lewis

Vitamin D Supplementation and Muscle Responses in Early Pubertal Adolescents

M. S. Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring  2012

Priyanka Chakraborty
*Alex Anderson

Determinants of Nutritional Status of Children Under Five Years in India - A Multilevel Approach Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia
Fall 2011

Ashley Ferira
*Richard Lewis

Vitamin D, Cardiometabolic Rish, and Insulin Sensitivity in Children Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia
Fall 2011

Olivia Seaver
*Rebecca Mullis

Community-Academic Partnerships: Can After-School and School-Based Programs Improve Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors of Youth in Georgia Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia
Fall 2011

Whitney Bignell
*Alex Anderson

Provision of Support Strategies and Services - A Comparison Between Paid and Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Counselors M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2011

Ashley Bramlett
*Judy Harrison

An Evaluation of the Use of Social Media for Food Safety Education M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2011

Benjamin Gray
*Mary Ann Johnson

Learning Outcomes of Freshman Seminar: Let the Big World Eat M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2011

Kali Kuzniak
*Jung Sun Lee

The Development of an Observational Tool to Measure the Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Stores M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2011

Britt Rotberg
*Silvia Giraudo

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Intervention Conducted in the Hispanic Population of Georgia M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2011

Cloviece Sanders
*Ruthann Swanson

Peanut Skin Fortified Peanut Butters:  Effects on Consumer Acceptability and Quality Characteristics M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2011

Sarah Wilson
*Jung Sun Lee

Perceptions of the Local Food Environment Among Low Income Residents of Athens M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2011

Caroline Colquitt
*Silvia Giraudo

The Effects of High Fructose Intakes in the Rat Diet on Serum Ghrelin and Body Composition M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2011

Elizabeth Sullivan
*Alex Anderson

Impact of Education and Training on Type of Care Provided by Breastfeeding Peer Counselors M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2011

Jamie Williams
*Richard Lewis

Vitamin D adn Muscle Relationships in Early Adolescents M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2011

Lauren Koff                  
*Rebecca Mullis

Nutrition Education and Technology:  Can Messages Delivered Via New Media Technology Effectively Modify Nutrition Behaviors in Preschoolers and Their Families? M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Fall 2010

Ching-Yi Lai                     
*Clifton Baile

Preventing Bone Loss and Weight Gain in Combinations of Vitamin D and Phytochemicals M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Fall 2010

Elizabeth O'Shea         
*Mary Ann Johnson

Environmental Factors Influencing Body Weight in Georgia Senior Centers M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Fall 2010

Heather Hamner        
*Mary Ann Johnson

The Role of Acculturation Factors Among Mexican Americans and their Association with Folate Status Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia
Fall 2010

Lauren Atwell         
*Arthur Grider

Effect of Short-Term Oral Zinc Supplementation on Serum Protein Content in Early Pubertal, Caucasian Females:  A Search for Candidate Biomarkers M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2010

Aimee Chisamore     
*Ruthann Swanson

Functionality of Sucralose/Maltodextrin:  Isomalt Blends in Yellow Shortened Cupcakes Over a 4-Day Storage Period M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2010

Angela Leone            
*Jung Sun Lee

The Availability and Price of Healthy Food Items in Leon County, Florida M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2010

Claire Maust             
*Richard Lewis

Bone Mineral Density in College Female Athletes and Non-Athletes:  A Three-Year Study M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2010

Sarah Peskoe           
*Mary Ann Johnson

Visual Plate Waste Study for Northeast Georgia Senior Center M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2010

Samantha Rigby       
*Jung Sun Lee

Food Deserts in Leon County, FL: Disparate Distribution of Food Stamps Accepting Stores by Neighborhood Characteristics M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2010

Yulia Tokarev                
*Joan Fischer

Delphinidin Alters Hydrogen Peroxide-Induced Cytotoxicity and Apoptosis in Human Colon Adenocarcinoma Cells M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2010

Amy Zack                      
*Joan Fischer

Diabetes Self-Management Behaviors by Older Adults in Georgia Senior Center M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2010

Lyndsey Brandau Jordan              
*Elizabeth Andress

Thermal Destruction of Listeria monocytogenes in a Partially-Fermented Dill Pickle Intended for Refrigerator Storage M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2010

Johane Filemon        
*Alex Anderson

The Effects of Acculturation on the Health and Nutritional Status of Haitian-American Mother M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2010

Katherine Harris      
*Richard Lewis

A Prospective Analysis of Body Fat and Bone Mineral Accrual During Pubertal Growth M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2010

Alyson Haslam         
*Alex Anderson

Anemia in Georgia Centenarians and Octogenarians M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2010

Elizabeth Metherell      
*Ruthann Swanson

Sourcing of Spices to Maximize Total Phenolic Levels in Food Product Development M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2010

Heather Mosley      
*Arthur Grider

Proteomic Analysis of Taste Aversion Resistance in Rats M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2010

Samantha Haring    
*Ruth Harris

Dietary Carbohydrate Interacts with Dietary Fat to Influence Leptin Responsiveness in Rats M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Fall 2009

Rebecca Bengle       
*Jung Sun Lee

Food Insecurity and Cost-Related Medication Non-Adherence in a Population of Community-Dwelling, Low-Income Older Adults in Georgia M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Maria Breen               
*Richard Lewis

Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I, 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, and Bone Mineral Accrual During Growth in Females M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Julie Buhrman         
*Mary Ann Johnson

Response of Older Adults with a Previous Depression Diagnosis to an Intervnetion Aimed at Increasing Health Promotion Behavior in Georgia Senior Centers M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Jessica Burge        
*Silvia Giraudo

The Effects of High Fructose Intakes in the Rat Diet on Serum Ghrelin and Receptor Expression in teh Arcuate Nucleus M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Alison Clune      
*Dorothy Hausman

Prevalence and Predictors of Recommendations to Lose Weight in Overweight and Obese Older Adults in Georgia Senior Centers M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Jenny Hwang              
*Arthur Grider

Zinc Deficiency and Exercise:  Effects on the Protein Composition of Lipid Rafts M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Michael Sabrin            
*Ruthann Swanson

Characterization of Acorn Meal M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Stephanie Sinnett      
*Jung Sun Lee

The Ability of the Nutrition Screening Initiative (NSI) DETERMINE Checklist to Evaluate the Nutrition Risk Status of Older Georgians M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Martha Turner             
*Joan Fischer

The Anthocyanins Malvidin and Peonidin Increase the Activity of Antioxidant Enzymes M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2009

Dawn Penn              
*Mary Ann Johnson

Obesity-related Comorbidities, Disability, Physical Inactivity, and Food Insecurity in Georgia Senior Centers Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia
Summer 2009

Christina Catlett           
*Mary Ann Johnson

Dietary and Health Characteristics of Older Adults Participating in Georgia Senior Centers M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2009

Kathryn Porter            
*Mary Ann Johnson

Improved Physical Function and Physical Activity in Depressed and Non-Depressed Older Adults Following a Community Based Intervention in Georgia Senior Centers M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2009

Lindsey Proctor       
*Silvia Giraudo

Maternal Nutrient Restriction:  Consequences on the Offspring M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2009

Isabell Scherer        
*Ruth Harris

The Effect of Corticosterone on Stress-Induced Weight Loss and Stress Related Neuropetide mRNA Expression in the Limbic System M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2009

Melinda Bell              
*Mary Ann Johnson

A Community Intervention Improves Lifestyle Habits to Support Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention and Management in Older Adults M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2008

Dawn McDougald   
*Alex Anderson

The Effect of Maternal Dietary Fatty Acid Composition and Infant Feeding Practice on the Body Composition of Mothers and their Infants M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2008

Rebecca McKemie      
*Ruthann Swanson

Functionality of Susralost/Maltodextrin:  Isomalt Blends in Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips Cookies M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2008

Sarah Patterson          
*Joan Fischer

Effects of Anthocyanidins on Intestinal Adenocarcinoma Cells Under Oxidative Stress M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2008

Jennifer Teems           
*Mary Ann Johnson

Fall and Fracture Preventive Behaviors Increased Following a Community-Based Intervention in Georgia Senior Centers M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Summer 2008

Caree Jackson          
*Rebecce Mullis

Healthy 4 Life:  The Development of a Theater-Based Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention for Low-Income African American Adolescents Ph.D. Dissertation University of Georgia Summer 2008

Norman Pollock        
*Richard Lewis

Adiposity, Race and Bone Strength Ph.D. Dissertation University of Georgia Summer 2008

Lisa Kobs           
*James Hargrove

Polyphenolic Intake from Acorns and Acorn Meal M.S. Thesis  University of Georgia Spring 2008

Christina Chotiwat   
*Ruth Harris

The Effects of Antagonism of CRF Receptors in Areas Adjacent to the Thrid Ventricle During Repeated Restraint Stress M.S. Thesis University of Georgia  Fall 2007

Sara Williams            
*Silvia Giraudo

Differential Effects of the Kappa Opioid Receptor on the Melanocortin Antagonist Agouti-Related Protein M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Fall 2007

Rebecca Dearlove   
*James Hargrove

Inhibition of Protein Gycation by Polyphenolics M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2007

Joy Goetz                    
*Mary Ann Johnson

Intake of Fruit and Vegetable in Older Adults with and withour Diabetes M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2007

Sara Hendrix              
*Joan Fischer

Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Knowledge Increased Following a Community-based Intervention in Older Adults in Georgia Senior Centers M.S. Thesis University of Georgia Summer 2007

Yogendra Shrestha 
*Silvia Giraudo

Ghrelin and its Role on Energy Balance Ph.D. Dissertation University of Georgia Summer 2007

Wei Zhang             
*Clifton Baile

Real-time RT-PCR and Proteomic Analysis of Adipose Tissue from ob/ob Mice Treated with Leptin Ph.D. Dissertation University of Gerogia Summer 2007
Rachel Dulebohn 
*Joan Fischer
Effects of Bluberry Extract Supplementation on Basal Oxidative Stress in Young, Healthy Rats

M.S. Thesis University of Georgia

Spring 2007
Sara Fitzpatrick 
* Mary Ann Johnson
Physical Activity and Physical Function in Older Adults in Georgia M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Spring 2007
Irene Hatsu 
*Alex Anderson
Effect of Infant Feeding on Maternal Body Composition M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Spring 2007
Hillary Johnson 
*Ruthann Swanson
Description, Instrumental, and Acceptability Assessment of Reduced Calorie Cupcakes Prepared with Alternative Sweetners M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Spring 2007
Joanna Miragaya 
*Ruth Harris
The Effects of Blocking Brainstem CRF Receptors on Stress Responsiveness in Rats Ph.D. Dissertation 
University of Georgia
Spring 2007
Elizabeth Speer
*Mary Ann Johnson
Diabetes Self-Management Education for Older Adults M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Spring 2007
Rucha Dixit 
*James Hargrove
Inhibition of Hyaluronidase Activity by Extracts of Blackberry (Rubus hybrids), Blueberry (Vaccinium spp) and Raspberry (Rubus spp.) Fractions M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Fall 2006
Anita Kolmers 
*Joan Fischer
Dietary Patterns and Supplement Intake of Older Adults in Northeast Georgia M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Fall 2006
Jessica Principe 
*Richard Lewis
Effects of 16 Weeks of Isoflavone-Rich Soy Protein on Weight and Fat Gain in Female College Students M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Fall 2006
Anne Wilson McWaters 
*Rebecca Mullis
The Status of School-Based Nutrition Education and Physical Education at the State Level M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Fall 2006
Ariadne Legendre 
*Ruth Harris
The Effects of High Fat Diet on the Stress Response M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Fall 2006
Brighan Marsh 
*Ruthann Swanson
A Pilot Study with Older Adult Women: Does Taster Status, Smell Acuity and Taste and Smell Alteration Affect the Success of a Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Education Intervention?

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Fall 2006
Veronique Bredas 
*Richard D. Lewis
Non-thesis MFCS 
University of Georgia
Summer 2006
Margaret Kabahenda 
*Rebecca M. Mullis
Effect of Nutrition Education on Nutritional Status and Growth of Young Children in Uganda

Ph.D. Dissertation 
University of Georgia

Summer 2006
Tiffany Sellers 
*Mary Ann Johnson
Home Food Safety Intervention for the Georgia Older American's Act Nutrition Program M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia
Summer 2006
Sohyun Park 
*Mary Ann Johnson
Hearing Impairment, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, Methylmalonic Acid, and Vitamin B12 Status in Older Adults Ph.D. Dissertation 
University of Georgia
Spring 2006
Catherine Marie Voorhees 
*Richard D. Lewis
A Prospective Analysis of Plasma 25(OH)D Concentrations in White and Black Prepubertal Females in the Southeastern United States M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Spring 2006

Kari Bolt 
*Silvia Giraudo

Effects of a High Fat Diet on POMC, Agrp and MC4R Gene Expression in the ARC and PVN of the Hypothalamus

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georiga

Fall 2005

Ilsy Ventura 
*Silvia Giraudo

Mu Opioid Antagonist Effect on Agrp in the Rat Brain

MFCS 
University of Georgia

Fall 2005

Courtney Blair Wagoner 
*Ruth Harris

Direct and Indirect Effects of Leptin on Preadipocyte Proliferation and Differentiation

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Fall 2005

Joni Michelle Garcia
*Joan G. Fischer

A Furit and Vegetable Education Intervention in Georgia's Older Americans Act Nutrition Program Improves Intake, Knowledge, and Barriers Related to Consumption

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Summer 2005
Ruth Gildea
*Richard D. Lewis
Insulin-like Growth Factors and Bone in Young Female Gymnasts M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2005
Elizabeth Stein
*Richard D. Lewis
Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in Girls aged 4-8 y Living in the Southeastern United States M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2005

Mary Elizabeth Barnett
*Rebecca Mullis

Pilot Testing of a Diabetes Information and Management Kiosk in a Rural Community Pharmacy

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring 2005

Laura Ellen Brewer Jones
*Silvia Giraudo

Evaluation of a Computer Mediated Eating Disorder Prevention Study in College Females

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Spring 2005

Sylvia Pete Poulos
*Gary Hausman

Thiazolidinedione Inducted Adipogenesis in Porcine Subcutaneous and Intramuscular Adipose Tissue Depots

Ph.D. Dissertation 
University of Georgia

Spring 2005

Shilesa Chandler
*Richard Lewis

Non-Thesis

MFCS 
University of Georgia

Fall 2004

Caree Jackson
*Rebecca Mullis

An Evaluation of the Use of Theater in Nutrition Education for Low-Income African-American Children

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Fall 2004

Kimberly Gibson Lane 
*Rebecca Mullis

The Evaluation of a Web-Based Food Frequency Questionnaire: My FoodChoices.com Among Pre-Adolescents

Ph.D. Dissertation 
University of Georgia

Fall 2004

Jatun Kreatson McKenzie 
*Ruthann Swanson

Non-Thesis

MFCS 
University of Georgia

Fall 2004

Norman Pollock
*Richard Lewis

Retired Collegiate Artistic Gymnasts Retain High Bone Mass

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Fall 2004

Cherie Rooks
*Ruth Harris

Effects of Leptin and the Sympathetic Nervous System on Adipose Tissue Metabolism in Male C57BL/6 Mice and Sprague Dawley Rats

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Fall 2004

Angela Ruhlen
*Rebecca Mullis

Non-Thesis

MFCS 
University of Georgia

Fall 2004

Erica Renee Wallace
*Art Grider

Using Proteomics as a Tool for the Study of Micronutrient Metabolism

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Fall 2004

Holly Garner
*Elizabeth Andress

Food Safety Knowledge and Practices Followed by Member Agencies of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

M.S. Thesis 
University of Georgia

Summer 2004

Elizabeth Buck
*James L. Hargrove

The effect of the flavonoid quercetin on phase 1 and phase 2 enzyme activity in the SW-480 human colon carcinoma cell line

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall 2003

Roshni Patel
*James L. Hargrove

Effects of lipoic acid on porcine adipocyte differentiation in a primary culture model

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall 2003

Emma Monkhouse Laing 
*Richard D. Lewis

Changes in Bone Mass and Strength Properties in Female Gynmasts 4 to 10 Years of Age

Ph.D. Dissertation 
University of Georgia

Summer 2003

Kathryn H. Hardy
*Richard D. Lewis

Bone Biomarkers in Prepubertal Females, 4-8 Years of Age

M.S. Thesis Unversity of Georgia

Summer 2003

Dawn Marie Penn
*Joan G. Fischer

Effects of the phytochemicals quercetin and genistein on the phase I and phase II enzyme activities

M.S. Thesis 
Unversity of Georgia

Summer 2003

Jacy Wade
*Joan G. Fischer

A fruit and vegetable nutrition education intervention in Northeast Georgia Old Americans Act Nutrition programs improves intake, knowledge, and barriers related to consumption

M.S. Thesis 
Unversity of Georgia

Summer 2003

Jie Lu
*Dorothy Hausman

Mechanisms for Compensatory Growth of Adipose Tissue in Lipectomized Rats

M.S. Thesis 
Unversity of Georgia

Spring 2003

Elizabeth Buck
*James Hargrove

Effects of quercetin on phase I and Phase II enzyme activity in human colon cancer cells

M.S. Thesis 
Unversity of Georgia

Fall 2002

Roshni Patel
*James Hargrove

Effects of lipoic acid on differentiation of porcine preadipocytes

M.S. Thesis 
Unversity of Georgia

Fall 2002

Katherine Silvis
*Rebecca Mullis

Determinants of Adolescent Snacking Behavior

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall 2002

Rebecca Pakola
*Elizabeth Andress

Heat Penetration Studies of Stewed Tomatoes
in 6, 8, and 17 Quart Household Pressure Retorts

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall 2002

Heather Bowen
*Ruth Harris

Effects of High-Fat Feeding on Leptin Sensitivity in 
Weaning and Adult Mice

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall 2002

Ye Chu
*Arthur Grider

Effects of Dietary Zinc-Deprivation and Pair-Feeding
on Water Maze Performance and Protein Expression
in Young Male Rats

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Fall 2002

M. Allison McCamey
*Mary Ann Johnson

An Education Iintervention in the Georgia Elderly Nutrition Program Improves Nutrition and Physical Activity

M.S. Thesis 
Unversity of Georgia

Summer 2002

Sarah McClure Burnett 
*Mary Ann Johnson

A Nutrition and Diabetes Education Program Improves A1C Knowledge and A1C Blood Levels

M.S. Thesis 
Unversity of Georgia

Summer 2002

Jennifer Cheong
*Mary Ann Johnson

Reduction in Modifiable Osteoporosis-Related Rrisk factors in the Georgia Elderly Nutrition program

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Summer 2002

P. Scott Gullicksen
*Clifton Baile

The Effect of Leptin Administration and Recovery
on Energy Metabolism, Uncoupling Proteins, and
Adipose Tissue Apoptosis

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Summer 2002

Alison Kane
*Ruthann Swanson

Reduced-in-Calorie Cookies: Impact of Modification
on Storage and Color

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring 2002

Margaret Kabahenda
*Rebecca Mullis

Developing a Nutrition Intervention to Improve the
Child-Feeding Behaviors of Rural Mothers in 
Western Uganda

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring 2002

Salli Chism
* Richard D. Lewis

The Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Trindadian Adolescents

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall
2001

William Mayer
*Joan Fischer

The Effects of Iron and Quercetin on Apoptosis in a Human Heptoma Cell Line

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall
2001

Erica Ann Aspinwall
* Mary Ann Johnson

Serum Cartenoid Concentrations and Fruit, Vegetable, and Carotenoid Intake Among Participants in the Northeast Georgia Elderly Nutrition Program

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Summer
2001

Daniel Oliver Claassen
* Carolyn D. Berdanier

Retinoic Acid and Mitochondrail Transcription in Three Cell Types

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Summer
2001

Kelly Dawn Cordray
* Richard D. Lewis

A Prospective Study of Body Image and Eating/Attitudes and Behaviors in Female Prepubertal Artistic Gymnasts and BMI-Matched Nongymnasts Controls 

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Summer
2001

Xinxia Peng
* Roy J. Martin

Activation of IGF-I System During Adipogenesis: Examination In Vitro and In Vivo

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Summer
2001

Jennifer Michelle Perry
* Ruthann Swanson

Instrumental and Sensory Evaluation of Reduced-In-Calorie Cookies

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring
2001

Ami Suzanne Henriques
* Ruthann Swanson

Effects of Locust Bean and Xanthan Gums on Multi-Grain Bread

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall
2000

Emma Elizabeth S. Monkhouse Laing
* Richard D. Lewis

Bone Mass and Body Composition Changes in Female Adolescent Gymnasts.

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall
2000

Jennifer Angela Massoni
* Richard D. Lewis

Does Gymnastics Participation Affect Growth and Sexual Maturation in Adolescent Female Gymnasts?

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall
2000

Emilia Papakonstantinou
* Nancy L. Canolty 
* James L. Hargrove

Assessment of Perceptions of Nutrition Knowledge and Disease Using a Group Interactive System: The Perception Analyzer

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall
2000


* Gary J. Hausman

Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) During Gestation and Lactation Alters Adipocyte Development in Neonatal Sprague-Dawley Rats.

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall
2000

Jinah Hwang
* James L. Hargrove

Effects of Dietary Fats on Fatty Acids Composition of Membrane Phospholipids and Drugs Toxicity: The Saturation Kinetic Model

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Fall
2000

Cheryl Christine Miller
* Gladys Edwards

Decreased Alcohol Consuption and Anxiolysis in the Area Postrema Lesion Rat Model of Food Motivated Behavior

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Fall
2000

Alissa Marie Reinhart Wilson
* Richard D. Lewis

Physical Activity, Diet and Bone in 4-8 Years Old Girls

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Fall
2000

Nicole Accettura 
*Mary Ann Johnson

M.S.Micronutrient Intervention in Elderly Nutrition Programs

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

2000

Tracy Lynn Chason 
*Mary Ann Johnson

M.S. Nutrition and Age-Related Hearing Loss

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

2000

Deborah Joy Clegg 
*Roy Martin

Factors Affecting Glucoprivic Feeding Induced by 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2DG)

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

2000

Helen Breitmaier Everts 
*Carolyn Berdanier

The Effects of Dietary Vitamin A on Mitochondrial Function and Gene Expression in Diabetes-Prone BHE/Cdb Rats

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

2000

Heather Lynn McAfee Fisher 
*Joan Fisher

Affects of Dietary Quercetin Supplementation on Oxidative Sress in Liver and Colon of Sprague-Dawley Rats

M.F.C.S. M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

2000

Christina Lynn Hermoyian 
*Carolyn Berdanier

Hepatocyte Mitochondrial Gene Expression is Influenced by Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Retinoic Acid, and Thyroid Hormone (T3) in Sprague-Dawley and BHE/Cdb Rats

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

2000

Dana Rebecca Higbee 
*Roy Martin

The Opposing Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Upon Growth of Adipose Tissue May Be Gender-Dependent In Vitro vs In Vivo Observations

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

2000

Staci Nichole Nix 
*Arthur Grider

Enhancement and Implementation of a 5'Nucleotidase Enzyme Assay As An Assessment Tool for Zinc Status

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

2000

Yourka Dimova Tchoukalova 
*Gary Hausman

In Vitro Studies of Magnesium Deficiency and Preasipocyte Differentation Mechanism and Interaction With ThiazolidiedionesDi

Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

2000

Wimberly Brackett 
*Mary Ann Johnson

Nutritional Status of Participants of Northeast Georgia Senior Nutrition Centers

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

1999

Hyunsook Kim 
*Roger Dean

Regulation of Differentiation and the Cell Cycle in Pig Adipocyte Development

Ph. D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

1999

Krystyna M. Kras 
*Roy Martin

Factor-Alpha as a Paracrine Factor in Promoting Adipose Tissue Development

Ph. D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

1999

Charles Lawton OgburnIII 
*Richard Lewis

Bone Density of Male and Female College Cross-Country Runners versus Age Matched Lean Controls

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

1999

Kimberly Porter 
*Mary Ann Johnson

Age-Related Hearing Loss and Nutrition in Older Women

Ph. D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

1999

Marie A. Spano 
*Richard D. Lewis

Weight Loss and Changes in Bone Mass in Obese Premenopausal Women

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

1999

Taofei Yin 
*Joan Fischer

The Effects of Dietary Iron Intake and WY-14,643, A Peroxisome Proliferator, on Liver Oxidative Status and Protein Kinase C Activation

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

1999

Xiaoli Chen 
*Gary Housman

Regulation of Leptin Gene Expression in the Developing Adipose Cells

Ph.D. Dissertation
Unversity of Georgia

Spring 1998

Suzanne Elbon 
*Mary Ann Johnson

Diary Product Consumption Among Older American Adults

Ph.D. Dissertation
Unversity of Georgia

Spring 1998

Meenakshi Mahadevan 
*Elizabeth Andress

Nutritional Status of the Elderly in Georgia Personal Care Homes

M.S. Thesis
Unversity of Georgia

Spring 1998