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Center Member                                 Department & Institution                                                           Brief Research Description

Addison, Odessa Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science; University of Maryland School of Medicine Examining the effects of weight loss + exercise vs exercise alone on improving mobility in older Veterans with PAD and the muscle mechanisms by which this improvement occurs
Adebamowo, Clement Epidemiology & Public Health; University of Maryland School of Medicine  Cancer disparities in order to better understand the role of genetics, environment cultural and socio-economic factors in cancer prevention
Appel, Lawrence J. Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Clinical, epidemiologic, and translational research with a particular focus on preventing blood pressure-related cardiovascular and kidney diseases through pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches, often nutrition-based.
Aslibekyan, Stella Epidemiology; University of Alabama at Birmingham Epidemiologic study design, integrating epigenetic data with other –omic and phenotypic data in the context of chronic disease
Badjatia, Neeraj Neurology, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery; University of Maryland School of Medicine Understanding the systemic consequences after brain injury
Baraban, Jay Neuroscience; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Neuronal plasticity
Barlow, Mary Allison International Health; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Developing public health interventions with tribal communities to address behavioral and mental health disparities among Native children and families.
Beitelshees, Amber Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine Understanding interpatient variability in drug response.
Bennett, Wendy Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Obesity prevention and control. Behavioral interventions to promote healthy weight gain in pregnancy and postpartum weight loss.
Bi, Sheng Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Molecular and neural mechanism underlying theactions of the hypothalamic signaling system in the regulation of energy balance and glucose homeostasis, and to determine potential targets for preventing and treating metabolic disorder and associated diseases
Black, Maureen M. Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine Strategies to promote healthy nutrition and child development and to prevent health disparities.
Brigham, Emily Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Environmental and metabolic determinants of respiratory morbidity, with a special interest in asthma.
Buckley, Jessie Enviromental Health and Engineering; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Developmental origins of health and disease framework and focuses on determining effects of early life exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals on child physical growth and development
Carnell, Susan Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Investigations of appetite and body weight in infants, children, adolescents and adults, including studies of eating behavior in anorexia nervosa, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, cystic fibrosis, and individuals undergoing bariatric surgery.
Clark, Jeanne Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Exercise and Quality Diet After Leukemia
Clemens, Thomas L Orthopaedic Surgery; Johns Hopkins Unviersity School of Medicine Identifying the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling bone osteoblast activity
Crews, Deidra Candice Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Disparities in the care and outcomes of chronic kidney disease.
Dallal, Cher Epidemiology and Bisotatisics; University of Maryland School of Public Health Evaluation of lifestyle and hormonal factors as they relate to estrogen-mediated carcinogenesis of the breast, endometrium and ovary.
Daumit, Gail L. Medicine;Johns Hopkins University Improving overall health and decreasing premature mortality for persons with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Ginsberg, Henry Medicine; Columbia University Regulation of the levels and metabolism of apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins, the lipoproteins carrying triglycerides and the bulk of cholesterol in blood.
Gittelsohn, Joel International Health; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Developing, implementing and evaluating community-based programs for the primary prevention of chronic disease in disadvantaged ethnic minority populations
Griffith, Kathleen      Nursing; George Washington University Mechanisms of weight gain during breast cancer chemotherapy and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Gudzune, Kimberly Anne Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine The impact of obesity on the patient-physician relationship and how factors in the physical and social environments influence body weight.
Hager, Erin Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine School/Child Care Wellness Policy Implementation, Pediatric Obesity Prevention Intervention Studies, Environmental Influences on Health Promoting Behaviors of Children, Physical Activity Assessment via continuous wear ankle accelerometry, Measures development for obesity/nutrition-related constructs
He, Ling  Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine The mechcanism of metformin action and AMPK's role in regulating glucose metabolsim in the liver. To   investigate the changes of intestinal microbiota composition and co-activater P300's role in the development of fatty liver.
Hong, L Elliot  Psychiatry; University of Maryland School of Medicine Neuroimaging, genetics, clinical trials, brain stimulation, and neurophysiological methods to study etiology of and treatment for severe mental illness and addiction.
Irvin, Ryan Epidemiology; University of Alabama at Birmingham Epidemiology, epigenetics, post-prandial lipemia
Joshu, Corinne Epidemiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Modifiable risk factors, in particular obesity, on cancer incidence and outcomes.
Jun, Jonathan Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine The role of lipolysis in intermittent hypoxia-induced insulin resistance
Katzel, Leslie I. Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Effects of exercise and weight loss on metabolic and physiologic function in older adults with numerous medical comorbidities
Lindberg, Iris Anatomy and Neurobiology; University of Maryland School of Medicine Control of the production of bioactive peptides by specific synthesizing enzymes, the enzymes known as proprotein convertases.
Maruthur, Nisa        Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Diabetes and obesity with an emphasis on prevention and genetic epidemiology.
Miller, (Pete) Edgar Medicine; Johns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical & Translational Research Nutrition, Hypertension, and Kidney disease
Miller, Michael  Biomedical Engineering; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Characterization of the human populations, studying the functional and structural characteristics of the human brain.
Mitchell, Braxton Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and obesity
Montasser, May Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Applying genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics to identify the genetic components of complex diseases
Moran, Alyssa  Health Policy and Management; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health identification and adoption of effective public health policies to promote healthy, equitable, and sustainable food systems
Moran, Timothy Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Controls of eating as they relate to the etiology of obesity and eating disorders.
Mueller, Noel Epidemiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease from the perspectives of life course, nutritional and microbiome epidemiology
Neelon, Sara Elizabeth Health, Behavior and Society; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Dietary and behavior change interventions targeting children and families. Evaluating natural experiments to help prevent obesity in children and families. Evaluating and informing nutrition and physical activity policy change interventions. Observational studies examining weight gain in young children.
O'Connell, Jeffrey Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Developing, implementing and applying methods to analyze genomic data in large pedigree and population data
Parker, Elizabeth Family and Community Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Obesity, energy balance and lifestyle interventions to improve health and chronic disease related outcomes, particularly in populations such as minority and underserved communities at high risk for obesity
Perry, James Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Developing high-speed, automated approaches for analyzing genotype and phenotype data combined with tools for searching, visualizing and understanding the results.
Pilla, Scott Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine The individualized use of diabetes medications, particularly for older adults, and the contribution of autoimmunity in type 2 diabetes to differences in phenotype (including obesity and adiposity), outcomes and treatment needs.
Pollin, Toni Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Using analytical tools to identify genes and genetic variants involved in susceptibility and response to treatment and preventive intervention for type 2 diabetes and related traits in the Amish, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study. Elucidating the function of apolipoprotein C-III and cardioprotective and metabolic effects of its deficiency through deep phenotyping of carriers of the first known null mutation in the APOC3 gene. Integration of genomic medicine into health care.
Polotsky, Vsevolod Y Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Hypoxia, Obesity and Metabolic syndrome.
Puett, Robin Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH), Epidemiology and Biostatistics; University of Maryland School of Public Health Environmental and Spatial exposure assessment and epidemiology, as well as the intersection of mind, body, environment and health.
Punjabi, Naresh M Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Sleep apnea-related cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes; effects of sleep apnea on cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes; and epidemiology of sleep apnea.
Rasika, Mathias Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Cardiovascular disease and lung disease; genetic determinants of complex disease
Rebholz, Casey Marie Epidemiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Biomarkers in relation to cardiovascular disease and kidney disease and dietary intake as a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and kidney disease.
Reeves, Gloria Psychiatry; University of Maryland School of Medicine Child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatric psychopharmacology, family-centered research, obesity research, antipsychotic treatment, metabolic side effects, clinical high risk psychosis
Riddle, Ryan ARC. Orthopaedic Surgery; Johns Hopkins Unviersity School of Medicine Wnt/b-catenin signaling in musculoskeletal development and physiology
Rizzo, Megan Physiology; University of Maryland School of Medicine Insulin biology
Roberts, Jen Kinesiology; University of Maryland School of Public Health The relationship between the built environment and physical activity in addition to its impact on obesity and other public health outcomes.
Russell, James Neurology; University of Maryland School of Medicine Neuropathy, mitochondrial, diabetes, autonomic
Ryan, Alice S. Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Obesity, body fat distribution, intramuscular fat and their role in insulin resistance with emphasis on the effects of weight loss and exercise training on muscle and glucose metabolism in sedentary, overweight individuals.
Shuldiner, Alan R Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Molecular biology and genetics complex diseases and traits including of type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and aging, common entities that contribute significantly to mortality, morbidity, and functional loss.
Soffer, Gissette Medicine; Columbia University New lipid-altering targets/proteins that regulate cardiovascular risk and Analysis of the Proteome
Sorkin, John Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Diabetes, Obesity, Longevity, Longitudinal Change in risk factors, Biostatistics, Informatics
Steinle, Nanette Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Exploring genetic contribution to chronic disease including hypertension, obesity, diabetes and eating behavior
Streeten, Elizabeth Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Clinical and translational research on endocrine disorders including those pertaining to nutrition, diabetes and bone/mineral disorders.
Sun, Xiao Jian Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Molecular mechanism of insulin action and molecular basis of insulin resistance
Sunny, Nishanth Department of Animal and Avian Sciences; University of Maryland, College Park Metabolic defects in pathways of glucose, lipid and protein metabolism, contributing to the progression of insulin resistance, T2DM and fatty liver disease
Taylor, Simeon Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, insulin action, insulin resistance, pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, SGLT2 inhibitors, metreleptin
Timofte, Irina Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine The pathogenesis and development of new treatments for chronic rejection, while developing noninvasive and prompt methods to evaluate graft integrity and to predict early onset of lung rejection less invasively with higher sensitivity than a biopsy of the lung allograft though integration of data obtained from cell free DNA and microarray analysis.
Verceles, Avelino Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Investigating the role of physical rehabilitation and nutritional optimization in improving outcomes of older survivors of critical illness.
Wang, Hongbing Pharmaceutical Sciences; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Regulation and function of drug-metabolizing/detoxifying enzymes and transporters in the human liver.
Wang, Jian-Ying Surgery; University of Maryland School of Medicine Gut Mucosal Regeneration; Gut Barrier Function; Injury and Repair; Posttranscriptional Regulation; RNA Binding Proteins; Long-Noncoding RNAs
Wang, Yan Pediatrics; University of Maryland School of Medicine Obesity, substance use, mental health disorders, food insecurity, injury, risky sexual behaviors, advanced data analysis (mediation analysis, SEM, multi-level modeling, survival analysis, and dual trajectory analysis)
Wolfgang, Michael J. Biological Chemistry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Role and regulation of cellular and organismal metabolism.
Wong, G. William Physiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Mechanisms of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes; Function of adipose-and skeletal muscle-derived hormones; Mechanisms governing metabolic homeostasis
Xu, Huichun Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Genetic Epidemiology, Stroke, neurological disorders, cardiovascular diseases,GWAS(genome wide association study), transcriptome, epigenetics,DNA methylation, Pathway Analysis
Yang, Peixin Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; University of Maryland School of Medicine Molecular mechanism(s) and potential therapeutic approaches of maternal diabetes-induced neural tube defects and cardiovascular defects in the offspring.
Yeh, Jessica Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Obesity and cancer; cancer epidemiology; clinical trials; racial disparity
Ying, Zhekang Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Cardiometabolic diseases including Hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and Atherosclerosis
Yu, Liqing Medicine; University of Maryland School of Medicine Lipid metabolism and transport, nafld, Cardiovascular disease
Zilliox, Lindsay Neurology; University of Maryland School of Medicine Peripheral neuropathies and specifically in lifestyle interventions in the treatment of neuropathy in diabetes and prediabetes as well as the metabolic syndrome