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Nutriional Sciences Directory

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Martin O'Neill, Ph.D.
Martin O'Neill, Ph.D.

Professor & Acting NS Department Head

(334) 844-3264 | oneilm1@auburn.edu | 328 Spidle Hall

Ph.D., University of Ulster - Services Marketing
Research interests: Services marketing and management, customer relationship management, service quality, disconfirmation modeling, total quality management and internal service, complaining behavior, trust and service recovery.

Curriculum Vitae

Tanya Stringer
Tanya Stringer

Administrative Support Assistant

(334) 844-4261 | Fax:(334) 844-3279 | tds0001@auburn.edu | 328 Spidle Hall

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Onikia Brown, Ph.D., RD.
Onikia Brown, Ph.D., RD.

Associate Professor

(334) 844-3161 | onbrown@auburn.edu | 102A Poultry Science

Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Iowa State University
Research interests: My interests include using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to examine the nutritional determinants, consequences, and prevention of diet related health disparities in ethnic minority and low-income populations. I am also interested in developing interventions and tools to assess and prevent unwanted and unhealthy weight gain in underserved populations. Ultimately, I work to increase the quality of life of ethnic minority, low-income, and underserved populations by developing and implementing sustainable programs that change negative nutrition behaviors.

Curriculum Vitae

Donna O. Burnett, PhD, RD Faculty Image
Donna O. Burnett, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor & Director Graduate Clinical Education Programs

(334) 844-3429 | donna.burnett@auburn.edu | 102F Poultry Science

Ph.D., Ph.D. Health Education and Health Promotion, UAB
Research interests: Nutrition counseling; professional practice in dietetics and dietetics education; adverse childhood experiences and adult health outcomes; college weight gain and college health; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research.

Curriculum Vitae

Michael W. Greene, Ph.D.
Michael W. Greene, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(334) 844-8435 | mwg0006@auburn.edu | greenelab | Poultry Science Building 101C

Ph.D., Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
Research interests: Obesity-linked conditions such as fatty liver disease and certain forms of cancer; mechanisms of insulin resistance; signal transduction; diet-induced animal models of obesity and insulin resistance; animal models of cancer

Curriculum Vitae

Kevin W. Huggins, Ph.D.
Kevin W. Huggins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(334) 844-3296 | huggikw@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 102D

Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology, Wake Forest
Research interests: Role of Group 1B phospholipase A2 in diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance; molecular mechanisms related to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes; use of gene-knockout mice to study molecular mechanisms of dietary lipid absorption.

Curriculum Vitae

Ramesh Jeganathan, Ph.D.
Ramesh Jeganathan, Ph.D.

Bruno Endowed Professor of Nutrition & Graduate Program Director (Nutrition)

(334) 844-3840 | jeganrb@auburn.edu | auburn.edu/~jeganrb/ | Poultry Science Building 101F

Ph.D., University of Madras
Research interests: Insulin signaling in animal models of obesity and type 2 diabetes; ubiquitination and trafficking of proteins in insulin signaling pathway; biochemical and cellular mechanisms responsible for insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes; linking Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes.

Curriculum Vitae

 Geetha Thangiah, Ph.D.
Geetha Thangiah, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(334) 844-7418 | thangge@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 101B

Ph.D., University of Madras
Research interests: Molecular mechanisms that influence the development of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome in minority racial/ethnic population; insulin and neurotrophin signaling proteins in type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Curriculum Vitae

Douglas White, Ph.D.
Douglas White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(334) 844-3266 | whitebd@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 101E

Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center
Research interests: Regulation of food intake and body weight including effects of diet on neuropeptides and neurotransmitters that play a role in the development of obesity, and examining how diet interacts with the ability of leptin to regulate energy balance.

Curriculum Vitae

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Sondra Parmer, Ph.D., RD.
Sondra Parmer, Ph.D.

Extension Specialist, Program Coordinator, SNAP-Ed

Phone: (334) 844-2231 | parmesm@auburn.edu | 201 Duncan Hall

Ph.D., Auburn University
Research interests: My career has been dedicated to designing, implementing and evaluating nutrition education with low-income audiences. My work has focused on creative methods for evaluating hard-to-reach audiences, developing teaching tools that continue to provide education over time, creating paths for healthy food access, creating effective community-based obesity prevention initiatives and integrating technology into nutrition education.

Curriculum Vitae

Alicia Powers, Ph.D.
Alicia Powers, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Hunger Solutions Institute

Phone: (334) 844-3219 | arp0042@auburn.edu | 337 Spidle Hall

Ph.D., Southern Mississippi
Research interests: My interests are within the area of public health nutrition with a specific focus on planning, implementing and evaluating policy, systems and environmental strategies to increase access and appeal of healthy food and physical activity opportunities in a variety of settings (schools, faith communities, food retail, gardens, farmers markets and emergency food assistance sites). I also conduct applied and translational research to understand processes and outcomes of these strategies related to obesity.

Curriculum Vitae

Ann Marie O'Neill
Ann Marie O'Neill

Assistant Professor (AUM)

(334) 844-2647 | oneilam@auburn.edu | Poultry Science Building 102C

PhD in Biomedical Science Auburn University
Research interests: Gene therapy vector for canine lymphoma - this work involves the development of a viral vector targeted to lymphoma cells. Cancer immunology - characterizing regulatory T cells and dendritic cells in the dog

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Margaret Craig-Schmidt, Ph.D.
Margaret Craig-Schmidt, Ph.D.

craigmc@auburn.edu

Evelyn Crayton, Ph.D.
Evelyn Crayton, Ph.D.

craytef@auburn.edu

Robin Fellers, Ph.D., RD..
Robin Fellers, Ph.D., RD.

fellerb@auburn.edu

Sareen Gropper, Ph.D., RD.
Sareen Gropper, Ph.D., RD.

groppss@auburn.edu

Robert E. Keith, Ph.D.
Robert E. Keith, Ph.D.

keithre@auburn.edu

Barbara J. Struempler, Ph.D.
Barbara J. Struempler, Ph.D.

struebj@auburn.edu