Associate Professor of Nutrition
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Contact: 864-656-7716 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivian Haley-Zitlin is an associate professor of nutrition and a registered dietitian. Her research focus is chronic disease prevention and treatment with an emphasis on translational research linking basic science and clinical application. Primary research interests include type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome and includes the inter-relatedness of these diseases. Examination of the influences of nutrient/neutraceutical intake and physical activity on the physiological parameters associated with these diseases, the role of emerging biomarkers in the assessment of disease onset and progression, the influence/efficacy of disease-specific dietary recommendations and the effect of nutrition education programs on disease outcomes have personified Vivian’s research activities. Her training includes an NIA postdoctoral fellowship in the nutritional gerontology program in the departments of physiology and medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. She has worked with varied populations, school-aged children to older adults, with advanced training in aging. She has also used a variety of animal models to answer study questions. She teaches a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in medical nutrition therapy and human nutrition, and also mentors student research teams focused on obesity and diabetes.
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Vivian’s research works toward transforming the care and management of chronic disease with a focus on diabetes, CVD and obesity. She has been involved with research teams delivering diabetes education and care for several years. She is also assessing the impacts of the New National School Lunch Program Guidelines on childhood obesity.
Nutrition, Dietetics, Diabetes, Obesity, CVD, Nutrition Education