Carol Braunschweig

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    College: Applied Health Sciences Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition
    Secondary Department: Human Nutrition
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 1919 w. taylor Phone: 3129962575
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Primary research interests are centered on :
    1. Assessment of how nutritional intake and non-volitional nutritional support (parenteral and enteral feedings) impact overall risks and clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients;
    2. The impact of obesity and body composition on disease risks in various populations including women, the disabled and minority populations and
    3. The design, implementation and assessment of exercise and nutrition interventions for obesity prevention and treatment.

    My lab is focused primarily on translational research that combines the foundations from basic nutrition research and human clinical trials in an effort to answer questions of how obesity, body composition, insulin resistance and inflammation influence disease risks and health outcomes. These investigations involve a variety of high risk populations including critically ill adults exposed to non-volitional feeding (enteral and parenteral nutrition), morbidly obese individuals undergoing gastric bypass surgery, men with spinal cord injury and obese children. Epidemiologic principles are employed to assess the dietary intake and nutritional status of a population and explore the relationships between these nutritional exposures and illness.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    GPA of >3.3, jr status in nutrition program

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    willingness to work with participants in various studies. Efforts will include recruitment, nutritional assessment, dietary assessment, data collection, data entry and cleaning. Working with PhD students in my lab assisting with their dissertation research

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