Joseph Kindler

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

Assistant Professor

Dr. Joseph Kindler is a nutritionist and bone biologist studying the role of diet and chronic disease in peak bone mass attainment and maintenance.

281 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

kindlerj@uga.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Fellowship Adolescent Medicine Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2020
Certificate Translational Research The University of Pennsylvania 2019
Ph.D. Foods and Nutrition The University of Georgia 2017
B.S. Applied Nutritional Sciences The Pennsylvania State University 2012

Research

Dr. Kindler's research focuses on identifying determinants of peak bone mass, notably with respect to diet and chronic disease. His lab uses several bone imaging methodologies for clinical and translational research studies, including high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT), peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT), and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Dr. Kindler is currently leading several clinical studies aimed at characterizing the influence of cystic fibrosis, type 2 diabetes, and severe food selectivity on the growing skeleton. To learn more, visit the Nutrition and Skeletal Health Laboratory page.

Teaching

FDNS 4510/6510 - Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle

FDNS 2100 - Human Nutrition and Food

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine Nutrition Fellow 2019-2020
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Research Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2020
Purdue University, Department of Nutrition Science Post-Doctoral Research Associate 2017-2018
The University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant 2012-2017
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Kinesiology Undergraduate Research Assistant 2010-2012

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Pacesetter Award (nominee) UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2021
Top Poster Presentation in Patient-Oriented Research Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day 2019
Excellence in Research by Graduate Students Award in Professional and Applied Sciences University of Georgia Graduate School 2018
Emerging Professional – Undergraduate Degree Award Alumni Society of the College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University 2017
Young Investigator Award International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis 2017
President's Award American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2016
Young Investigator Award European Calcified Tissue Society 2016
Mary Creswell Research Fund Award University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2016
Young Investigator Award American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2016
Bess Dawson Hughes Best Poster Award International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis 2015
Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2015
Ruth Rowan Morrison Scholarship University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2015
June and Bill Flatt Graduate Scholarship University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2014
Mary Creswell Research Fund Award University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2014
Graduate Student Poster Award Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietet 2013
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