Jamie A. Cooper
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Professor, Director of UGA Obesity Initiative
180 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
Dr. Cooper's research encompasses a number of areas ranging from human obesity to athletic performance. Her primary research interests are aimed at addressing metabolic and satiety hormone responses to different nutrients and/or exercise in humans.
FDNS 2050 - Introduction to Sport Nutrition and Wellness
FDNS 2050E- Introduction to Sport Nutrition and Wellness (Online course)
FDNS 6220/4220 - Nutrition in Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport
FDNS 6230E - Current Issues in Sports Nutrition (Online course)
FDNS 8230 - Advanced Nutrition in Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport
Faculty-led Education Abroad Program: Nutritional Tour of Italy
Prior Professional Positions
|Organization||Title||Years of Service|
|Texas Tech University (TTU)/ Department of Nutritional Sciences||Assistant Professor||6|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|CURO Research Mentoring Award||University of Georgia||2020|
|Fellow||The Obesity Society||2018|
|First Year Odyssey Seminar Program Teaching Award||University of Georgia||2018|
|Undergraduate Research Mentor Award||University of Georgia- Department of Family and Consumer Sciences||2018|
|Career Center Faculty Recognition Award for Student’s Career Development and Success||University of Georgia||2017, 2016|
|Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award Nominee||University of Georgia||2016|
|Office of Online Learning Faculty Fellows Cohort Program Selection||University of Georgia||2015|
|Young Investigator Award||Recent Advances and Controversies in Measuring Energy Metabolism (RACMEM)||2014|
|New Faculty Award||TTU Alumni Association||2013|
|Favorite Professor Award||TTU Dept. of Athletics||2013|
|Selected to the Teaching Academy||Texas Tech University||2013|
|New Faculty Award||College of Human Sciences at TTU||2013|
|Coach of the Year (Triathlon)||TTU Intramural Sports Club Federation||2012|
|Faculty Grant Writing Competition Winner||College of Human Sciences at TTU||2011|
|Favorite Professor Award||TTU Dept. of Athletics||2011|
|Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award||Texas Tech University||2010|
|Outstanding Poster Award||University of Wisconsin-Madison||2009|
|NIH Pre-Doctoral Training Grant Recipient||University of Wisconsin-Madison||2006-2009|
Areas of Expertise
Metabolism and Energy Balance
Hunger and Satiety
Holiday and Vacation Weight Gain
The Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes. 2012. Written by Jamie A. Cooper, PhD. Falcon Guides: An Imprint of Globe Poquet Press. ISBN: 978-0-7627-8104-1
101 Sports Medicine Tips/Facts: Vol. 1 – Understanding the Basics. Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning. Chapter 6: Sports Nutrition written by Patricia Deuster, PhD, and Jamie Cooper, MS. Editors: Boden B., O’Connor F., and Wilder R. ISBN-10: 1585180556 ISBN-13: 978-1585180554
Sports Nutrition: Vitamins and Trace Elements, 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Chapter 13: Choline written by Patricia Deuster, PhD and Jamie Cooper, MS. Editors: Driskell, Judy A and Wolinsky, Ira. 2005 ISBN-10: 084933022X ISBN-13: 978-0849330223
Patricia Deuster, Steven Maier, Vincent Moore, Jamie (Cooper) Paton, Rita Simmons, and Kenneth Vawter. Dietary Supplements and Military Divers. A Synopsis for Undersea Medical Officers. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. January, 2004. http://www.usuhs.mil/mem/hpl/DietarySupplementUMO.pdf
My research lab is currently examining the metabolic and endocrine responses to high-fat meals or diets of varying fatty acid composition in normal weight and obese women. We are particularly interested in fat metabolism and hunger and satiety hormone responses to these meals or diets.
M.C. Prater, A.R. Scheurell, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Metabolic responses to eight weeks of consuming cottonseed oil v. olive oil in adults with dyslipidemia, a randomized trial. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2022, In Press.
L.G. Halsey, V. Careau,…J.A. Cooper… Y. Yamada, and J.R. Speakman.Variability in energy expenditure is much greater in males than females. Journal of Human Evolution. 2022, In Press.
L.L. Guarneiri, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Angiopoietin-like protein responses to pecan-enriched diets. Journal of Medicinal Food. 2022, In Press. PMID: 36036731. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2022.0034
Zhang, Y. Yamada, …J.A. Cooper… H. Pontzer and J.R. Speakman. Human total, basal and activity energy expenditures are independent of ambient environmental temperature. iScience. 2022; 25(8): 104682. PMID: 35865134. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.104682
M.C. Prater, A.R. Scheurell, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Comparison of blood lipid responses to diets enriched with cottonseed oil vs. olive oil in adults with high cholesterol in a randomized trial. Journal of Nutrition. 2022, 152(9): 2060-2071. PMID: 35511204. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxac099
L.L. Guarneiri, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Changes in body weight in response to pecan-enriched diets with and without substitution instructions: A randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Nutritional Sciences. 2022, In Press. PMID: 35320927. doi: 10.1017/jns.2022.14.
L.L. Guarneiri, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Appetite responses to pecan-enriched diets. Appetite. 2022, In Press. PMID: 35307465. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2022.106003
R. Rimbach, Y. Yamada, …J.A. Cooper…J.R. Speakman, and H. Pontzer. Total energy expenditure is repeatable in adults but not associated with short-term changes in body composition. Nature Communications. 2022; 13(1):99. PMID: 35013190. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-27246-z.
Careau, V., Halsey, L.G., …J.A. Cooper…Yamada, Y., and Speakman, J.R. Energy compensation and adiposity in humans. Current Biology. 2021; 31(20): 4659-4666. PMID: 34453886. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.08.016
L.L. Guarneiri, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Pecan-enriched diets increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation in adults at-risk for cardiovascular disease: randomized control trial. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2021, In Press. PMID: 34841598. doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12966
S. Kaviani Y., K. Polley, M.K. Dowd, J.A. Cooper, and C.M. Paton. Differential response of fasting and postprandial angiopoietin-like proteins 3, -4, and -8 to cottonseed oil versus olive oil. in human and mouse models. Journal of Functional Foods. 2021; 87:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jff.2021.104802
L.L. Guarneiri, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Pecan-enriched diets decrease postprandial lipid peroxidation and increase total antioxidant capacity in adults at-risk for cardiovascular disease. Nutrition Research. 2021; 93:69-78. PMID: 3448717. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2021.07.004
K.R. Westerterp, Y. Yamada, …J.A. Cooper…W.W. Wong, D.A. Schoeller, and J.R. Speakman. Physical activity and fat-free mass during growth and in later life. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2021; 114(5): 1583-1589. PMID: 34477824. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab260
L.L. Guarneiri, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Pecan-enriched diets alter cholesterol profiles and triglycerides in adults at-risk for cardiovascular disease in a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Nutrition. 2021; 151(10): 3091-3101. PMID: 34383903. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxab248
L.L. Guarneiri, M.O. Spaulding, A.R. Marquardt, J.A. Cooper, and C.M. Paton. Acute consumption of pecans decreases angiopoietin-like protein-3 in healthy males: a secondary analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutrition Research. 2021; 92:62-71. PMID: 34274555. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2021.06.001
S. Bhutani, M.R. vanDellen, L.B. Haskins and J.A. Cooper. Energy balance-related behavior risk pattern and its correlates during COVID-19 related home confinement. Frontiers in Nutrition. 2021; 8:680105. PMID: 34169088. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.680105
S. Bhutani, J.A. Cooper, and M.R. vanDellen. Self-reported changes in energy balance behaviors during COVID-19 related home confinement: A Cross-Sectional Study. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2021; 45(4):756-770. PMID: 34340742. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.45.4.14
S. Bhutani, M.R. vanDellen, and J.A. Cooper. Longitudinal weight gain and related risk behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic in adults in the US. Nutrients. 2021; 13:671- 685. PMID: 33669622.
J.A. Cooper, M.R. vanDellen, and S. Bhutani. Self-Weighing Practices and Associated with Health Behaviors during COVID-19 and Related Home Confinement. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2021; 45(1):17-30. PMID: 33402235.
L.L. Guarneiri and J.A. Cooper. Long-term nut intake does not lead to weight gain, independent of dietary substitution instructions: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Advances in Nutrition. 2020. In Press. PMID: 32945861.
S. Bhutani and J.A. Cooper. COVID-19 related home confinement in adults: weight gain risks and opportunities. Obesity. 2020, In Press.
CM. Paton, Y. Son, R. Vaughan, and J.A. Cooper. Free fatty acid-induced Peptide YY expression in L-cells occurs via Xbp1 splicing. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2020; 21(9). PMID: 32397573.
N.H. Knudsen, K.J. Stanya, A.L. Hyde, M.M. Chalon, R.K. Alexander, Y.Liou, M.R. Gangl, D. Jacobi, S. Liu, V. Narkar, C.M. Paton, J.A. Cooper, and C. Lee. Interleukin 13 Drives Metabolic Conditioning of Muscle to Endurance Exercise. Science. 2020; 368 (6490). PMID: 32355002.
Y. Son, J.M. Cox, J.L. Stevenson, J.A. Cooper, and C.M. Paton. Angiopoietin-1 protects 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes from saturated fatty acid-induced cell death. Nutrition Research. 2020; 76: 20-28. PMID: 32146252
A.R. Marquardt, K.R. Lewandowski, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Comparison of Postprandial Metabolic and Antioxidant Responses to a Meal with and without Pecans. Journal of Functional Foods. 2019; 62: 1-9.
L. Rodrigues, J.A. Cooper, and C.M. Paton. Acute Consumption of Black Walnuts Increases Fullness and Decreases Lipid Peroxidation in Humans. Nutrition Research. 2019; 71: 56-64. PMID: 31757635.
M. Houston, M. vanDellen, and J.A. Cooper. Self-Weighing Frequency and its Relationship with Health Measures. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2019; 43(5): 975-993. PMID: 31439103.
S. Kaviani, M. vanDellen, and J.A. Cooper. Daily Self-Weighing to Prevent HolidayAssociated Weight Gain in Adults: a randomized control trial. Obesity. 2019; 27(6): 908- 16. PMID: 31119881.
K. Polley, N.J. Oswell, R.B. Pegg, and J.A. Cooper. Exercise and Tart Cherry Effects on Postprandial Antioxidant Capacity and Triglyceride Levels Following High-Fat Meal Consumption. Applied Physiology, Metabolism, and Nutrition. 2019; In Press. PMID: 30917287
S. Kaviani, C.M. Taylor, J.L. Stephenson, J.A. Cooper, and C.M. Paton. A 7-day high PUFA diet reduces angiopoientin-like 3 and 8 responses and postprandial triglyceride levels in healthy females but not males: a randomized control trial. BMC Nutrition. 2019, 5:1.
K. Polley, F. Kamal, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Appetite Responses to High-Fat Diets Rich in Mono-unsaturated versus Poly-unsaturated Fats. Appetite. 2018; 134: 172- 181. PMID: 30550892
K. Polley, N.J. Oswell, R.B. Pegg, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Changes in lipid profiles following a high-fat diet rich in cottonseed oil versus olive oil. Nutrition Research. 2018; 60: 43-53. PMID: 30527259
K. Polley, M. Miller, M. Johnson, R. Vaughan, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Metabolic Responses to High-Fat Diets Rich in Mono-unsaturated versus Polyunsaturated Fats. British Journal of Nutrition. 2018. 120, 13-22.
S. Kaviani, D.A. Schoeller, E. Ravussin, E.L. Melanson, S.T. Henes, L.R. Dugas, R.E. Dechert, G. Mitri, P.F. Schoffelen, P. Gubbels, A. Tornberg, S. Fritzdorf, M. Akkermans, and J.A. Cooper. Determining the Accuracy and Reliability of Indirect Calorimeters Utilizing the Methanol Combustion Technique. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2018; 33(2): 206-216.
A.M. Coughlin, P.R. Nagelkirk, J.A. Cooper, C.M. Paton, K.H. Friderici, B.A. Wingerd, J.M. Pivarnik, and C.J. Womack. The influence of tissue plasminogen activator I/D polymorphism on the tPA response to exercise. International Journal of Exercise Science. 2018; 11(3):1136-1144. PMID: 30338017.
J.L. Stevenson, C.M. Paton and J.A. Cooper. Hunger and satiety responses to high-fat meals after a high polyunsaturated fat diet. Nutrition. 2017; 41:14-23.
S. Krishnan, L. Steffen, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. Impact of dietary fat composition on prediabetes – a 12-year follow up study. Public Health Nutrition. 2017; 20(9):1617-1626.
S. Kaviani and J.A. Cooper. Appetite responses to different dietary fatty acid compositions in high-fat meals or diets. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017; 71(10):1154-65.
K.R. Hawkins, S. Krishnan, L. Ringos, V. Garcia, and J.A. Cooper. Running performance with nutritive and non-nutritive sweetened mouth rinses. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2017; 17:1-23.
J.L. Stevenson, M.K. Miller, H.E. Skillman, C.M. Paton, and J.A. Cooper. A PUFA-rich diet improves fat oxidation following saturated fat-rich meals: a randomized trial. European Journal of Nutrition. 2017; 56(6):1845-1857.
J.A. Cooper and T.N. Tokar. A prospective study on vacation weight gain in adults. Physiology and Behavior. 2016; 156: 43-47.
R. Vaughan, R. Garrison, A. Stamatikos, M. Kang, J.A. Cooper, and C.M. Paton. A high linoleic acid diet does not induce inflammation in mouse liver or adipose tissue. Lipids. 2015; 50(11): 1115-22.
J.L. Stevenson, H.C. Clevenger, and J.A. Cooper. Hunger and Satiety responses to high-fat meals of varying fatty acid composition in women with obesity. Obesity. 2015; 23(10):1980-6.
J.L. Stevenson, A. Stamatikos, S. Krishnan, M. Inigo, J. Gonzales, and J.A. Cooper. Echinacea-Based Dietary Supplement Does Not Increase Maximal Aerobic Capacity in Endurance-Trained Men and Women. Journal of Dietary Supplements. 2015; 13(3): 324-8.
H. Chang, J.A. Stevenson, and J.A. Cooper. Metabolic responses to dietary fatty acids in obese women. Physiology and Behavior. 2015; 139: 73-79.
S. Krishnan, T.N. Tokar, M. Boylan, K. Griffin, D. Feng, L. McMurry, C. Esperat, and J.A. Cooper. Zumba dance improves physical fitness in overweight and obese women. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2015; 39(1):109-120.