College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Dietetics
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Foods and Nutrition||University of Georgia||2003|
|M.S.||Foods and Nutrition||University of Georgia||2000|
|Dietetic Internship||Clinical Nutrition||Emory University Hospital||1997|
|B.S.||Nutrition and Dietetics||University of Delaware||1995|
My expertise is in the area of imaging techniques for assessment of bone and body composition and employing dietary and physical activity interventions to reduce the risk of chronic disease, including osteoporosis. I am also interested in determining the efficacy of non-diet approaches to improve health and well-being. My courses likewise challenge diet culture and incorporate the deleterious effects of weight stigma on health.
I currently teach: Medical Nutrition Therapy I (FDNS 4500/6500), Medical Nutrition Therapy II (FDNS 4530/6530), Clinical Nutrition Interventions (FDNS 4520/6520), Dietetics Practicum (FDNS 5910), Nutrition and Disease Processes II (FDNS 8530), and Professional Development in FDNS (FDNS 5900)
In the News
Only select contributions are listed below. View curriculum vita for all media appearances.
- Dietetics students achieve perfect match rate (UGA FACS, April 2021)
- Eat Healthier, Even During a Pandemic (Consumer Reports, January 2021)
- How to Ditch Weight Stigma and Reach your Goals (MyFitnessPal, January 2021)
- Will Doing a ‘Dry January’ Improve your Sleep? (Saatva, December 2020)
- How challenging my own fatphobia will make me a better parent (Healthline, September 2020)
- COVID-19 and the rise of the #ChloeTingChallenge (Elle Magazine, August 2020)
- Professor challenges students on diet culture (UGA Today, June 2020)
- Tips to avoid overeating while working from home (UGA Today, May 2020)
- Be leery of ‘immune boosting’ diets and pills (UGA Today, March 2020)
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|(selected from 2015-present)|
|Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Teacher of the Year||UGA College of FACS||2021|
|Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award||Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2021|
|Fellow||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2021|
|Creswell Mentoring Award (2020)||UGA FACS Alumni Association||2021|
|Distinguished Service for Media Excellence||Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2020|
|Student Career Development Recognition||UGA Career Development Center||2015-2021|
|Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award||Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2017|
|Super-Includer Diversity Award||UGA College of FACS||2016|
|Teacher of the Week||UGA Center for Teaching and Learning||2015|
|(listing only current service activities)|
|Georgia Nutrition Council||Historian||2021-||State|
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, NEHP (DPG)||Communications Chair||2020-||National|
|100+ Women Who Care Athens||Member||2019-||Local|
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, NEHP (DPG)||Membership Chair||2017-||National|
|Student Dietetic Association||Faculty Advisor||2017-||College|
|FDN Curriculum Committee||Chair||2017-||Department|
|FDN Communications Committee||Director||2015-||Department|
Current Professional Affiliations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Association for Size Diversity and Health
Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Georgia Nutrition Council
Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association
Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors
Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals
Selected from 2013-present
Laing E.M. and Lewis R.D. New concepts in vitamin D requirements for children and adolescents: a controversy revisited. (2018) In: Giustina and Bilezikian (Eds.) Frontiers in Hormone Research: Vitamin D in clinical medicine, Vol 50, pp 42-65. Karger.
Lewis R.D., Laing E.M., Weaver C.M. Chapter 41: Adolescence and Acquisition of Peak Bone Mass. (2018) In: Feldman D., Pike J.W., & Adams J.S. (Eds.) Vitamin D, Volume 1: Biochemistry, Physiology And Diagnostics, 4th Edition, pp 731–753. Elsevier, Inc. Available online.
Lewis R.D., Kindler J.M., Laing E.M. Chapter 3: Obesity, Insulin Resistance and Pediatric Bone. In C. M. Weaver, R. M. Daly, & H. A. Bischoff-Ferrari (Eds.), Nutritional Influences on Bone Health (9th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis ed., pp. 21-33). Springer International Publishing. Available via eBook.
Lewis R.D., Laing E.M., Foss S.M. Chapter 6: The War on Hunger to the Fight Against Obesity (2015) In: Nickols S.M., et al. (Eds.) Remaking Home Economics, UGA Press.
Laing E.M. (2013) Chapter 23: Exercise and Nutrient Need In: Berdanier C.D., Feldman E. & Dwyer J. (Eds.) Handbook of Nutrition and Food (pp. 359-371). CRC Press, Inc.
Lewis R.D. and Laing E.M. (2013) Chapter 23: Vitamin D Supplementation and Changes in Vitamin D and Bone Metabolites in Children In: Burckhardt P., et al. (Eds.) Nutritional Influences on Bone Health, Springer-Verlag, 227-236.
Selected from 2017-present
Kindler JM, Laing EM, Liu W, Dain JA, Lewis RD. Pentosidine is Associated with Cortical Bone Geometry and Insulin Resistance in Otherwise Healthy Children, J Bone Miner Res, 2019 Aug;34(8):1446-1450.
Wright C., Laing E., Pollock N., Hausman D., Weaver C., Martin B., McCabe G., Peacock M., Warden S., Hill Gallant K., Lewis R. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and intact parathyroid hormone influence muscle outcomes in children and adolescents. 2018, J Bone Miner Res, Nov;33(11):1940-1947.
Coheley L.M., Kindler J.M., Laing E.M., Oshri A., Hausman D.B., McCabe G.P., Martin B.R., Hill Gallant K.M., Warden S.J., Weaver C.M., Peacock M., Lewis R.D. Egg consumption and cortical bone outcomes in healthy black and white children. 2018, Osteoporosis International, Aug;29(8):1783-1791.
Yli-Piipari, S., Berg, A., Laing, E.M., Hartzell, D.L., Parris, K.O., Udwadia, J., and Lewis, R.D. A 12-Week Lifestyle Program to Improve Cardiometabolic, Behavioral, and Psychological Health in Hispanic Children and Adolescents. 2018 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Feb;24(2):132-138.
Kindler J.M., Ross H.L., Modlesky C.M., Laing E.M., Pollock N.K., Baile C.A., Harshvardhan, S., Lewis R.D. Obese versus normal-weight late-adolescent females have inferior trabecular bone microarchitecture: a pilot case-control study. 2017 Calcified Tissue International, 101(5):479-488.
Lobene A.J., Kindler J.M., Jenkins N.T., Pollock N.K., Laing E.M., Grider A. Lewis R.D. Zinc supplementation does not alter indicators of insulin secretion and sensitivity in black and white female adolescents. 2017 Journal of Nutrition, 147(7):1296-1300.
Kindler J.M., Pollock N.K., Laing E.M., Oshri A., Jenkins N.T., Isales C.M., Hamrick M.W., Ding K.H., Hausman D.B., McCabe G.P., Martin B.R., Hill-Gallant K.M., Warden S.J., Weaver C.M., Peacock M., Lewis R.D. The IGF-I-cortical bone relationship is moderated in children who are insulin resistant. 2017 Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 32(7):1537-1545.
Grider A., Bakre, A.A. Laing, E.M., Lewis, R.D. In Silico Analysis of MicroRNA Regulation of Bone Development: Metal Response Element-Binding Transcription Factor 1 and Bone Signaling Pathways. 2017 Austin Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism, 4(1):1042.
Giudici K.V., Kindler J.M., Martin B.R., Laing E.M., McCabe G.P., McCabe L.D., Hausman D.B., Martini L.A., Lewis R.D., Weaver C.M., Peacock M., Hill Gallant K.M. Associations among osteocalcin, leptin and metabolic health in children ages 9-13 years in the United States. 2017 Nutrition & Metabolism, 7;14:25.
For a complete list of publications, visit this link in PubMed.