Cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis and blood lipids; macular degeneration; nanotechnology delivery of nutrients and drugs; nutrition and hormone metabolism; diabetes and obesity; nutrition and exercise physiology
Influence of nutrients, diet, supplements and medications on chronic diseases in pre-clinical (animal models) and clinical studies including cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration, diabetes and obesity;
Influence of nutrients, diet, supplements and medications on cancer prevention and treatment both in a xenograft mouse model and in vitro; Diet effects on antioxidant status and the development oxidative stress and its relationship to chronic disease development;
Diet, drug, and supplement effects on inflammation and chronic disease prevention and treatment;
Development of nanotechnology as delivery vehicles for nutrients in foods (especially water-based beverages) and supplements and medications on chronic disease prevention and treatment.
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island 1992; M.P.H. Nutrition, University of North Carolina 1989; B.S. Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Lowell 1987