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Sport Faculty

  **Mentorship subject to change based on research availabilty**

Name/Degree(s)

Rank

Primary (& Secondary) Appointment(s)

Role in Program

Research Interest

Beitelshees, Amber, PharmD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor

Treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Black, Maureen, PhD

Professor

Department of Pediatrics, (Epidemiology and Public Health, Family and Community Medicine, Department of Medicine), UMSOM

Mentor

Nutrition and child development, focusing on both under nutrition and overweight

Blumenthal, Jacob, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine, Co-Director of the GRECC Assessment Clinic, UMSOM

Mentor

The effects of aging and obesity on cytokine production by adipose tissue and their relationship to systemic levels and constituents of the metabolic syndrome, as well as examine the effect(s) of weight loss and aerobic exercise training in an older subset of subjects

Clark, Jeanne, MD, MPH

Professor and Director

Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM)

Mentor

Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Crimmins, Sarah, DO

Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UMSOM

Mentor

Medical Complications of Pregnancy, Diabetes in pregnancy, Gestational diabetes, group prenatal care, prevention of preterm labor.

**D’Adamo, Christopher, PhD**

Assistant Professor

Department of Family & Community Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine(Department of Epidemiology & Public Health), UMSOM

Mentor

Synergistic effects of diet and exercise on the prevention of obesity and chronic disease.

Davis, Stephen, MBBS

Professor

Department of Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor

Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Exercise, Inflammation

Fink, Jeffrey, MD, MS

Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology; Division Head, General Internal Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor

Epidemiology of chronic kidney diseas

Hager, Erin, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics(Department of Epidemiology & Public Health), UMSOM

Mentor

Physical activity assessment and the development and validation of novel methods for assessing constructs related to nutrition

Joy, Nino, MD

Instructor

Department of Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor

Glucose and pancreatic clamps investigating the independent effects of insulin and glucose on endothelial function, inflammation, and atherothrombotic balance

Katzel, Leslie, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor

Aging, exercise, physical functioning and cognition

**Kittner, Steven, MD, MPH**

Professor

Department of Neurology(Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland), UMSOM

Mentor

Apply epidemiological principles to neurological problems. He established a population-based case-control study of ischemic stroke in young adults with a biorepository of DNA, serum, and plasma, which has been utilized to study novel stroke risk factors. This work has included historical, biochemical, and more recently genetic factors.

**Magaziner, Jay, PhD, MS**

Professor and Chair

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of its Division of Gerontology(Department of Medicine, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science), UMSOM

Mentor

Epidemiology of hip fracture, psychosocial aspects of health and log-term care, and methods for studying older populations

Magee, Michelle, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM); Director, MedStar Diabetes Institute

Mentor

Type 2 diabetes, diabetes therapeutics and complications, disparities in diabetes care, hospital management of diabetes, readmission rate reduction, personal health records, mobile health, hypertension and related comorbidities, cardiovascular disease, lipids, diabetes self-care management

**Mitchell, Braxton, PhD**

Professor

Department of Medicine (Epidemiology & Public Health), UMSOM

Mentor

Genetic basis of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and other common aging-related diseases

Olson, John, MD, PhD

Professor

Department of Surgery, UMSOM

Mentor

Hyperparathyroidism and obesity

Ortmeyer, Heidi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, UMSOM

Mentor

Human-Animal interaction effects on physical activity, Quality of life, and Cardiovascular health in older Veterans 

Parker, Elizabeth, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor

Department of Family and Community Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor

 

Passaniti, Antonio, PhD

Professor

Department of Pathology/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMSOM

Mentor

Angiogenesis, antioxidants and insulin sensitivity

Pollin, Toni, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, UMSOM(Co-Tract Leader, Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics, Graduate Program in Life Sciences)

Mentor

Genetic epidemiology and mapping of diabetes (type 2 and monogenic) and related complications, genomic medicine implementation research 

Prior, Steven, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, UMSOM

Mentor

Angiogenesis, aging, exercise, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, peripheral arterial disease

Quinn, Charlene RN, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UMSOM

Mentor

Long term care services for older adults, diabetes, technology and aging, mobile health interventions, epidemiology of aging populations

Reece, E. Albert, MD, PhD, MBA

Distinguished Professor and Dean

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UMSOM

Mentor

Diabetes in pregnancy, birth defects and prenatal diagnosis

Reeves, Gloria, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry, UMSOM

Mentor

Treatment of youth with chronic serious mental illness, antipsychotic-induced weight gain, public health/public policy, family-centered research

Rizzo, Megan, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Physiology, UMSOM

Mentor

Regulation of insulin secretion from the pancreas, development of optical biosensors to examine dynamic regulation of proteins in living cells

Roghmann, Mary-Claire, MD, MS

Professor

Epidemiology & Public Health(Department of Medicine), UMSOM

Co-Investigator

Implementation of a clinical trial to decrease the recurrence of diabetic foot complication in veterans

Russell, James, MB, ChB, MS

Professor

Department of Neurology, UMSOM

Mentor

Neuropathy, mitochondrial, diabetes, autonomic nervous system

Ryan, Alice, PhD

Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, UMSOM, VA Senior Research Career Scientist 

Mentor

Mechanism by which aerobic and resistive exercise and weight loss affect body composition and glucose metabolism in obese elderly

Schneider, Martin, PhD

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMSOM, (GPILS: Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine, Program in Neuroscience)

Mentor

Generation and modulation of the Ca2+ transient in skeletal muscle; Molecular basis of activity dependent skeletal muscle fiber type plasticity; Calcium signaling in neurons.

Sorkin, John, MD, PhD

Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology(Epidemiology & Public Health), UMSOM

Mentor

Phenotypes associated with aging successfully and the genetics of longevity

Steinle, Nanette, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, UMSOM

PI

Nutrition, diabetes, obesity, genetics

**Taylor, Simeon, MD, PhD**

Professor

Department of Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor

Diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, insulin action, insulin resistance, pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, SGLT2 inhibitors, metreleptin

Terrin, Michael, MD, CM, MPH

Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (Department of Medicine), UMSOM

Mentor

Applying epidemiological methods to solve problems in the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, vascular diseases, and lung diseases and the prevention of these diseases through address of their risk factors. Translational science.

Thompson, Richard, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMSOM

Mentor

Development of fluorescence-based biosensors for analytes of clinical and environmental interest, particularly metal ions. The biological and pathological roles of metal ions such as zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, and cobalt in humans are of growing interest in a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer disease, diabetes, stroke, epilepsy, cancer, macular degeneration of the eye, and others.

**Turan, Mehmet Ozhan, MD, PhD**

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UMSOM

Mentor

DIabetes in pregnancy, management of diabetes during pregnancy and diagnosis of fetalabnormalities related to diabetic fetopathy

Turner, Douglas, MD, FACS

Associate Professor

Department of Surgery, UMSOM

Mentor

Thyroid diseases, including thyroid cancer, and treatment of hyperparathyroidism

Wieland, Susan, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Department of Family & Community Medicine 

Mentor 

Systematic Reviews, Informational Retrieval, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Knowledge Translation 

Ying, Zhekang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor

Air pollution, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, inflammation

Yu, Liqing 'Justin', MD, PhD 

Professor 

Department of Medicine, UMSOM

Mentor 

Lipid Metabolism and Transport, Nafld, Cardiovascular Disease 

 **Mentorship subject to change based on research availabilty**