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Renee Barrile

Renee Barrile Lecturer department of Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences.
Dr. Renee D. BarrileLecturer and Program Director for the MPH Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentBiomedical & Nutritional Sciences
  • Phone(978) 934-4457
  • OfficeDugan Hall - 110 I
  • EmailRenee_Barrile@uml.edu

Research Interests

Dietetics and Inter Professional Education

Education

  • Ph D: Nutrition Biochemistry and Metabolism, (2008), Tufts University - Boston, MA
    Supporting Area: Epidemiology
  • MS: Nutrition Biochemistry and Metabolism, (2001), Tufts University - Boston, MA
    Supporting Area: Epidemiology
  • BS: Nutrition, (1999), University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

Biography

Dr. Barrile has developed innovative teaching methods to help students succeed. She has been awarded grants and presented her findings at poster presentations at UMass Lowell and published an article in the newsletter for the NDEP Line on using flipped teaching models in the classroom. She was recently named the Dietetics Educator of the Year for Coordinated Dietetics programs.

Awards and Honors

  • Patty Berg Academic and Athletic Achievement Award (1997) - Patty Berg Academic
  • Patty Berg Academic and Athletic Achievement Award (1995) - Patty Berg Academic

Publications

  • Barrile, R.D., Paul, L., Selhub, J. (2011) "Determination of unmetabolized folic acid in human plasma using affinity HPLC.," The American journal of clinical nutrition 94:1 pp. 343S-347S
  • Barrile, R.D., Choumenkovitch, S.F., Troen, A.P., Jacques, P.F., D'Agostino, R., Selhub, J. (2008) "A 19-base pair deletion polymorphism in dihydrofolate reductase is associated with increased unmetabolized folic acid in plasma and decreased red blood cell folate.," The Journal of nutrition 138:12 pp. 2323-7
  • Barrile, R.D., Choumenkovitch, S.F., Troen, A.M., D'Agostino, R., Jacques, P.F., Selhub, J. (2008) "Circulating folic acid in plasma: relation to folic acid fortification.," The American journal of clinical nutrition 88:3 pp. 763-8
  • Jacques, P.F., Barrile, R.D., Bagley, P.J., Russo, G.T., Rogers, G., Wilson, P.W., Rosenberg, I.H., Selhub, J. (2002) "The relationship between riboflavin and plasma total homocysteine in the Framingham Offspring cohort is influenced by folate status and the C677T transition in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene," J Nutr 132:2 pp. 283-288

Presentations

  • Incorporating Technology into a Nutrition Course - UML Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences Spring retreat, 2017
  • Incorporating IPE into the Curriculum: Where to Start - NDEP Annual Meeting, April 2017
  • Child Malnutrition in Haiti - College of Health Sciences Advisory Board, April 2016
  • Partial Flip of Life Cycle Nutrition - Research Day, March 2014
  • Incorporating Hands on Learning Labs into the Classroom, November 2013 - Lowell, MA
  • Surgical Treatment for Obesity - Presented for health educators at WedMD, February 2011 - Indianapolis, IN
  • The Emerging Role of Surgical Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes - Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, November 2010 - Boston, MA
  • A mutation in dihydrofolate reductase has a functional effect on folate metabolism - Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) meeting, 2008 - San Diego CA
  • Weight Loss Surgery as Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, March 2008
  • Weight Loss Surgery as Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes - Massachusetts Dietetic Association annual meeting, February 2008 - Boston, MA
  • Methodology to measure folate forms in plasma - Friedman School Symposium, 2007
  • The effect of folic acid fortification on unmetabolized folic acid concentrations, 2007 - Washington, DC
  • Healthy eating and stress, 2003
  • Healthy eating during the holidays, 2003
  • Meal replacements for weight loss and weight management - Winchester Hospital and McCall Middle School Health Fair, 2003
  • Interactions between herbal supplements and HIV medications - Bridging Community and Clinical Perspectives, 2002 - Charleston, SC
  • The relationship between riboflavin and plasma total homocysteine in the Framingham Offspring cohort is influenced by folate status and the C677T transition in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene, 2001 - Orlando, FL