Research

Funded Grants

Auld, G. (PI), Baker, S. (Co-PI) Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) Related Research: Testing and Validation of National Program Evaluation Tools. [2017]

Baker, S. (Co-PI) Hughes S. (PI), Power T. (Co-PI) Use of Engaging Online Videos in Conjunction with New Feeding Content to Enhance a Current EFNEP Program in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity. USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004492 [2020]

Baker, S. (PI), ), Auld, G. (Co-PI), (Barale K., (Co-PI) The Western Region Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence. USDA-NIFA-OP-004574 (CSU Project #53-14026)[2017]

Bellows, L. (PI), Davies P, Johnson, S, Gavin W, Chamberlin B. (Co-PI’s) Bridging Home and Preschool Environments to Promote Healthy Eating and Activity Behaviors and Prevent Obesity in Early Childhood. USDA NIFA AFRI.[2020]

Bellows, L. (PI), Johnson S, Boles R, (Co-PI’s) The Home Food Environment: Linking Home Food Availability with Nutritional Health and Chronic Disease Risk. Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station.[2017]

Bellows, L. (PI) Johnson S, Boles R, (Co-PI’s) Understanding the Home Food Environment and its Link to Chronic Disease Risk in Families with Young Children: An Exploratory Study. (Bellows, L, PICSU Public Health Seed Grant.[2016]

Bunning, M. (Co-PI) Paradigm Shift: Revolutionizing our Understanding of Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology through Whole Genome Analysis of Microbial Communities USDA-NIFA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture-00119587 [2016]

Cunningham-Sabo, L. (Co-PI) Baer MT. (PI). Partners in Excellence for Leadership Training in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition, PI of sub-award through University of California, Los Angeles, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.[2016]

Cunningham-Sabo, L. (PI), Baker, S. (Co-PI) Professional Standards Training Projects Grant Award, USDA/Dept. of Education Office of School Nutrition [2016]

Cunningham-Sabo, L. (PI), Lohse B., Baker S., Balgopal, M., Bellows, L., Browning, R., Kelly, K. (Co-I’s): Cooking with Kids 2.0: Plus Parents and Play (CWK 2.0), USDA NIFA AFRI.[2016]

Cox-York, K (Co-PI), Van Pelt, R (Co-PI). Aging Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Response to Overfeeding. CCTSI [2016]

Cox-York, (Co-I), Bell, C (PI), Weir, T (Co-I). Does Liposomal Encapsulated Curcumin/Benfotiamine/Alpha-lipoic-acid Provide Superior Resistance to High-Gat, Over-Feeding Induced Insulin Resistance? [2017]

Foster, M. (PI): Metabolic Benefits of Peripheral Fat Accumulation, NIH, NIDDK.[2016]

Foster, M. (PI): The Role of Subcutaneous Fat Storage in Insulin Resistance, NIH-Nutrition Obesity Research Center.[2016]

Foster, M. (PI): The Role of Visceral Fatty Acids in Relation to Insulin Resistance, NIH, NIDDK.[2016]

Gentile, C. (PI) Mechanism: Boettcher Foundation Early Investigator Award, Title: Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and the NLR Inflammasome in Obesity-Related Vascular Function. [2017]

Gentile, C. (PI) Forxiga and Enothelial Function in Diabetic Mice. AstraZeneca-00123024 [2016]

Johnson, S.A., (Co-PI) Kim JS, Arjmandi BH. Effects of MindWorks® supplementation and Tai Chi on cognitive function, motor skills and balance in middle-aged and older individuals. Funding Agency: Shaklee Corporation.[2016]

Johnson, S.A. (Co-PI) Arjmandi BH. Health promoting role of pear in metabolic syndrome. Funding Agency: Pear Bureau Northwest/Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission.[2016]

Johnson, S.A. (Co-PI) Arjmandi BH. Assessment of bone health in postmenopausal women: a follow-up from the dried plum, dried apple, and bone health study. California Dried Plum Board. [2016]

Melby, C. (Co-PI), Bell C (PI): Farxiga promotes favorable health benefits that are independent of weight loss in overweight/obese adults. AstraZeneca. Approved for funding.[2017]

Shoemaker L. (PI), Riggs N, Lucas-Thompson R, Melby, C, Cornier Marc-Andre (Co-PI’s) CAES Evaluation of a Mindfulness Group in Adolescents At-Risk for Obesity [2016]

Li Y. (PI), Miller J., Park J. (Co-PI’s) Microbial-Sensing “Smart” Nonwoven Hygiene Wipes for Monitoring of Foodborne Bacterial Infection [2015-present]

Pagliassotti, M. (Co-PI), Hamilton K. (Co-PI), Miller, B. (PI): Translation regulation of mitochondrial protein synthesis, NIH, NIA.[2018]

Pagliassotti, M. (PI): Obesity and Hepatic Steatosis, NIH, NIDDK.[2016]

Pagliassotti, M (PI), Cox-York, K., Hickey, M., Shomaker, L. (Co-PI’s) Collection and characterization of human subcutaneous adipose tissue for the submission of a disciplinary, translational NIH Research Program Project Proposal (P01) [2016]

Weir, T. (PI) Identifying Genomic and Microbiome Influence on Response to Dietary Interventions for Improved Lipid Parameters. International Life Sciences Institute-117847 [2016]

Weir, T. (Co-PI) Opportunity to Assist Institutional Capacity Build. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. [2016]