Mindy Dopler-Nelson

Mindy Dopler-Nelson, Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

Mindy Dopler-Nelson, Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

Assistant Professor
Phone:
978-934-4632
Office:
OLE 540G

Expertise

Nutritional Sciences, Endocrinology, Preventive Medicine

Research Interest

  • Influence of genetic, endocrine, psychological, social, and dietary factors on the prevention, development, and treatment of obesity and its related diseases
  • Influence of addictive behaviors/reward pathways and food properties on reducing the risk for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer
  • Biobehavioral moderators and mediators of weight loss and maintenance;
  • Development of effective weight management interventions based on genetic, nutritional, and behavioral factors, sleep, physical activity, and insulin resistance
  • Translating research into community programs and public policy.

Educational Background

B.A., Psychology with dual emphasis in Personnel and Business Administration and Eating Disorders, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1981.
M.S., Nutrition Science, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 2000
Ph.D., Nutritional Biology with minors in Endocrinology and Biostatistics, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 2007
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2008-2010