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Theses and Dissertations

Rebecca Gould

Robert Pazdro

Systems Genetics of Glutathione Metabolism and Its Effects on Health

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring 2021

Julie Dean

Alex Anderson

Factors Contributing to Dietary Acculturation Among International Students at the University of Georgia

M.S. Thesis

University of Georgia

Spring 2021

Jiyoung "Sammi" Kim

Claire de La Serre

Influence of Microbiota -Vagal -Brain Signaling on Appetitive Feeding Behavior

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgai

Spring 2021

Allie Lindke

Ginnefer Cox

Development, acceptance and consumption of plant-based protein entrees in the National School Lunch Program

Ph.D. Dissertation 

University of Georgia

Spring 2021

Xi Fang

Hea Jin Park

Impact of Bioactive Compounds in Neurocognitive Development and Metabolism

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Fall 

2020

Taylor Newman

Jung Sun Lee

Understanding the Produce Prescription Program in the U.S.: A Focus on Program Models, Facilitators and Barriers, and Participant Experiences

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Fall

2020

Ariathni Powell

Jung Sun Lee

HABLEMOS DE COMIDA ¡POR SU SALUD!: A FORMATIVE EVALUATION OF A SPANISH SNAP-ED NUTRITION EDUCATION AND OBESITY PREVENTION CURRICULUM

M.S. Thesis

University of Georgia

Summer

2020

Elizabeth Wood

Chad Paton

Development of a Method to Increase the Flux of Metabolism of Hepatocytes in Vitro

M.S. Thesis

University of Georgia

Summer 

2020

Carolina Cawthon

Claire de La Serre

ROLE OF MICROBIOTA-BRAIN SIGNALING IN DIET-INDUCED ALTERATION OF THE GUT-BRAIN AXIS

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Spring 

2020

Lauren Coheley

Richard Lewis

The Link Between Dietary Protein, Egg, Intake, and Inflammation on Pediatric Bone Development

Ph.D. Dissertation

University of Georgia

Fall

2019

Alexis Marquardt

Jamie Cooper

Comparison of Metabolic and Antioxidant Responses to a Breakfast Meal with and Without Pecans

M.S. Thesis

University of Georgia

Fall 

2019

Marina Tandoh

Alex Anderson

Interventions to Improve Nutritional Status and Cognitive Performance of School-Age Children Living in Helminth-Endemic Farming and Fishing Communities in Rural Ghana Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Summer

2019

Michael Francis

Arthur Grider

Bioinformatic analyses of zinc-activated transcription factor binding sites M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Summer

2019

Ruth Schade

Claire de La Serre

Impact of Maternal Diet on Offspring Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Health M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Alexis Carraway

Caree Cotwright

The Development of an e-Learning Beverage Policy Training for Early Care and Education Providers in Georgia

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Hannah Winston

Richard Lewis

Skeletal Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Diet and Physical Activity M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Camaria Welch

Caree Cotwright

Bee Smart, Eat Smart: A pollinated foods nutrition curriculum to improve fruit and vegetable consumption among children

M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Kathryn Kear

Caree Cotwright

Assessing Disparities in Foods and Beverages Served in Child Care Programs across Georgia M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Megan Houston

Jamie Cooper

The Relationship between Self-Weighing Frequency and Health Measures M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Emily Unwin

Alison Berg

Pilot Testing the EFNEP Food Talk Curriculum with Georgia Teens M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Spring

2019

Kendall Farr

Jamie Cooper

The effect of caffeine mouth rinses in endurance running M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Fall

2018

Sepideh Kaviani

Jamie Cooper

Daily self-weighing and holiday-associated weight gain in adults Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Fall

2018

Temitope Walker

Jung Sun Lee

The Impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation on food purchasing practices, diet quality, and food insecurity among low-income older adults Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Summer

2018

Kristine Polley

Jamie Cooper

Differential Effects of Dietary Fats on Metabolism and Appetite Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia
Summer 2018

Jenissa Gordon

Silvia Giraudo

Process Evaluation of the Youth Obesity Undergraduate Research and Extension (YOURE) Fellowship M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia

Summer 2018

Emily Rollins

Richard Lewis

The Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Insulin-Like Growth Factor I in Adolescents M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2018

Emily Selph

Alison Berg

Process Evaluation of UGA Cooperative Extension's Cooking for a Lifetime Cancer Prevention Cooking School M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2018

Hannah Urban

Caree Cotwright

Healthy Child Care Georgia: Improving Teacher Modeling for Obesity Prevention Best Practices M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Summer 2018

Fabiola Jiminez

Caree Cotwright

An Online Technology Intervention to Increase Maternal Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Salubrious Seed M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Spring 2018

Jordan Merideth

Silvia Giraudo

Barriers and Facilitators to Organized Physical Activity in Summer Campers M.S. Thesis
University of Georgia
Spring 2018

Sun Hye Lee

Claire de La Serre

Preserving the Intestinal Epithelial Integrity Improves Metabolic Syndrome Ph.D. Dissertation
University of Georgia

Spring 2018

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
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