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Mid-Atlantic NORC Funded Members

Name 

Affiliation 

Academic Rank 

Department/Division 

Research Interest 

Appel, Lawrence 

JHU

Professor

Medicine/Nephrology

Diet, hypertension, lipids, prevention

Argyropoulos, George 

Geisinger

Staff Scientist

Weis Research Center

Agouti-related protein (AgRP), obesity, genetics, aging

Baer, David 

Geisinger

Research Leader

Medicine/Gerontology

Phytonutrients, energy metabolism, obesity, CVD and diabetes risk

Beamer, Brock 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Gerontology

Genetics of frailty, aging, sarcopenia, inflammation

Beitelshees, Amber 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Pharmacogenetics of beta blockers, genes involved in lipid and glucose metabolism

Bi, Sheng 

JHU

Associate Professor

Psychiatry

Neuroscience, obesity, food intake, energy balance

Black, Maureen 

UMD

Professor

Pediatrics

Obesity and nutrition in children, physical activity

Boscarino, Joseph 

Geisinger

Senior Investigator

Epidemiology

Psychobiology of obesity, CVD, Chronic disease

Caballero, Benjamin 

JHU

Professor

Epidemiology

Childhood obesity, energy balance

Carey, David 

Geisinger

Senior Scientist

Weis Research Center

Genomics of morbid obesity, CVD

Chaffin, Charles 

UMD

Associate Professor

Ob/Gyn

Ovarian lipoprotein metabolism, glucose and lipid metabolism

Chang, Christy 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Genetics of hypertension, dietary sodium

Clark, Jeanne 

JHU

Associate Professor

Medicine/Gastroenterology

Hepatic steatosis, diabetes, obesity

Crow, Michael 

JHU

Associate Professor

Medicine

Cachexia of acute lung injury, vascular biology

Damcott, Coleen 

UMD

Assistant Professor

MedicineEndocrinology

Genetics of diabetes, obesity, perilipin, CVD

Davis, Stephen 

UMD

Professor

Medicine

Diabetes, hypoglycemia, glucoregulatory hormones

Devine, Scott 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genetics of obesity, diabetes, pharmacogenetics, nutrigenomics

Dobs, Adrian 

JHU

Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Hypogonadism, fertility

Farber, Steven 

JHU

Investigator

JHU/Carnegie Institute

Lipid and protein metabolism, intestinal physiology, zebra fish

Fink, Jeffrey 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine/Nephrology

Chronic kidney disease, hypertension

Fraser, Claire 

UMD

Professor

Medicine

Genetics of complex disease, the microbiome in disease, obesity

Gerhard, Glenn 

Geisinger

Staff Scientist

Weis Research Center

Genomic Medicine, morbid obesity, hepatic steatosis

Girnun, Geoffrey 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Biochemistry

PPARγ ligands and insulin sensitivity, cancer biology, obesity, diabetes

Goldberg, Andrew 

UMD

Professor

Medicine/Gerontology

Obesity, exercise, diet and fat metabolism in aging

Goldberg, Richard 

UMD

Associate Professor

Psychiatry

CVD prevention in schizophrenia, wellness, diet and exercise

Gong, Da-Wei 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genomics, insulin resistance, obesity, stem cells, diabetes

Hafer-Macko, Charlene 

UMD

Associate Professor

Neurology

Inflammation, muscle biology, neuromuscular disease, exercise

Hager, Erin 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

Child nutrition and obesity, physical activity in children, adolescent nutrition

Hochberg, Marc 

UMD

Professor

Medicine/Rheumatology

Osteoporosis, bone metabolism, rheumatology, hip fracture

Horenstein, Richard 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Phamacogenomics, genetics of obesity, insulin resistance, lipid metabolism

Hurley, Ben 

UMCP

Professor

Kinesiology

Resistive exercise, lipid and glucose metabolism, frailty, sarcopenia

Ivey, Frederick 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Gerontology

Exercise rehabilitation, vascular biology, insulin resistance, stroke

Kao, Wen Hong Linda 

JHU

Associate Professor

Epidemiology

Genetics of obesity, fatty liver, CVD

Kirchner, H. Lester 

Geisinger

Sr Research Investigator

Center for

Health Research

Biostatistics, genetics of morbid obesity, post surgery weight loss

Kittner, Steven 

UMD

Professor

Neurology

Genetics of early onset stroke, thrombosis, vascular biology

Liggett, Stephen 

UMD

Professor

Medicine/Pulmonary

Genetics of G-Protein receptors, cardiac phenotypes, obesity

Macko, Richard 

UMD

Professor

Neurology

Stroke rehabilitation, insulin resistance, muscle and vascular biology, neuroplasticity

Magaziner, Jay 

UMD

Professor

Epidemiology

Epidemiology of aging, frailty, hip fracture

McLenithan, John 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Adipocyte biology, insulin signaling, obesity

Miller, Michael 

UMD

Professor

Cardiovascular Medicine

Preventive medicine, low fat diets, lipid metabolism

Mitchell, Braxton 

UMD

Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genetic epidemiology of diabetes, CVD, osteoporosis

Moran, Timothy 

JHU

Professor

Psychiatry

Neuroscience, eating behavior, GI, food intake

Munger, Steven 

UMD

Associate Professor

Anatomy and Neuroscience

Taste, olfaction, eating behaviors

Passaniti, Antonio 

UMD

Associate Professor

Pathology

Angiogenesis, antioxidants and insulin sensitivity

Polotsky, Vsevolod  

JHU

Associate Professor

Medicine/Pulmonary

Sleep-disordered breathing, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, diabetes

Prigeon, Ronald 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Gerontology

Diabetes, insulin secretion, obesity, biostatistics

Punjabi, Naresh 

JHU

Associate Professor

Medicine/Pulmonary

Sleep apnea, sleep architecture, insulin resistance, obesity

Quinn, Charlene 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology

Diabetes in the elderly, epidemiology of aging and chronic disease

Reece, E. Albert 

UMD

Professor and Dean

Dean’s Office

Diabetes and maternal-fetal health, disease prevention

Reeves, Gloria 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry

Childhood obesity, antipsychotic drugs

Rizzo, Mark 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Physiology

Insulin secretion, incretin hormones

Robishaw, Janet 

Geisinger

Senior Scientist

Weis Research Center

G-Proteins, diet induced obesity, genetics

Ronnett, Gabriele 

JHU

Professor

Neuroscience and Neurology

Metabolism and obesity research, energy balance, olfaction, neuroscience

Rumpler, William 

USDA

Research Physiologist

 

Energy balance, obesity, cafeteria feeding

Russell, James 

UMD

Associate Professor

Neurology

Diabetic neuropathy, prevention, oxidative stress

Ryan, Alice 

UMD

Professor

Medicine/Gerontology

Obesity, exercise, glucose metabolism, inflammation muscle biology

Schwartz, Alan  

JHU

Professor

Medicine/Pulmonary

Sleep disorder breathing, obesity, metabolism

Shuldiner, Alan 

UMD

Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genetics of diabetes, obesity and complex diseases, nutragenomics and pharmacogenomics

Silver, Kristi 

UMD

Assoicate Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genetics of islet cell biology, diabetes, insulin secretion

Smith, Barbara 

UMD

Professor

School of Nursing

Obesity, exercise, HIV, cachexia

Snitker, Soren 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

PPARγ agonists, insulin sensitivity, energy balance, childhood obesity

Sorkin, John 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine/Gerontology

Biostatistics, informatics, obesity, diabetes, exercise

Stanley, William 

UMD

Professor

Cardiovascular Medicine

Nutrition, energy metabolism, heart failure, mitochondrial function

Steinle, Nanette 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Eating behavior, hypertension, gut microbiome, genetics of metabolic syndrome

Still, Christopher 

Geisinger

Director

Geisinger Obesity Institute

Morbid obesity, nutrition, preventive medicine

Strickland, Dudley 

UMD

Professor

Surgery

Lipoprotein metabolism, LDL receptor

Sztalryd, Carole 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine

Adipocyte biology, lipid droplet, obesity, insulin resistance,

Tamashiro, Kellie 

JHU

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry

Epigenetics of prenatal environment, metabolic disease

Walston, Jeremy 

JHU

Professor

Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Frailty, inflammation, nutrition, mobility

Watkins, Paul 

JHU

Professor

Neurology

Fatty acid metabolism, obesity

White, Owen 

UMD

Professor

Medicine

Genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics

Yang, Rong-Ze 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genomics, liver hepatic biology

Young, Deborah 

UMCP

Professor

Epidemiology/Pediatric Endocrinology

Childhood obesity

 

Mid-Atlantic NORC Associate Members

Name 

Affiliation 

Academic Rank 

Department/ Division 

Research Interest 

Aja, Susan 

JHU

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry

Energy metabolism/obesity/CNS Neuropeptides/Food Intake

Badros, Ashraf 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine/Oncology

Stem cell transplants, cancer biology

Blumenthal, Jacob 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Inflammation, obesity, insulin resistance, CVD prevention

Cole, John 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Neurology

Genetics of stroke, statistical genetics, stroke risk factors

Elahi, Dariush 

JHU

Professor

Surgery

Insulin resistance, morbid obesity, glucose metabolism, gastric bypass, aging

Fu, Mao 

UMD

Research Associate

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genetics of diabetes, obesity, CVD

Gorden, Alexis

UMD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Medicine

Gastroenterology, hepatic steatosis, genetics

Hagberg, James 

UMCP

Professor

Kinesiology

Kinesiogenetics, exercise, CVD risk factors, lipid metabolism

Hartle II, James 

Geisinger

Director, Department of Nephrology

Nephrology

Nephrolithiasis after bariatric surgery

Inscore, Anjeli 

UMD

Research Associate

Medicine/Gerontology

Cognitive function, stress, obesity, yoga

Jones, Laundette 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Pharmacology

Adiposity, energy balance, breast cancer, biomarkers, obesity

McArdle, Patrick 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genetics, obesity, diabetes

Mongodin, Emmanuel 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Nutritional effects on gut microbiome, genetics, obesity

O'Connell, Jeffrey 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine

Statistical genetics, obesity

Ortmeyer, Heidi 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Gerontology

Muscle biology, glucose and fat metabolism

Pollin, Toni 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Genetics of complex disease, diabetes, lipid metabolism

Prior, Steven 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Exercise, insulin resistance, angiogenesis

Rodriguez, Annabelle 

JHU

Associate Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Lipoprotein metabolism, genetic epidemiology

Roth, Stephen 

UMCP

Associate Professor

Kinesiology

Genetics, exercise, muscle metabolism, aging

Saksvig, Brit 

UMCP

Research Assistant Professor

Epidemiology

Obesity prevention in children, physical activity

Shaughnessy, Marianne 

UMD

Associate Professor

Nursing

Stroke rehabilitation, cognitive function, CVD risk factors

Smesler, Diane 

Geisinger

Research Associate

Henry Hood Research Center

Genetics of obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes

Streeten, Elizabeth 

UMD

Associate Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Bone metabolism, osteoporosis

Wang, Hong 

UMD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Medicine/Endocrinology

Adipocyte biology, lipid droplet

Wang, Yan 

UMD

Epidemiol-ogist/ Data Analyst

Pediatrics

Epidemiology, obesity, drug abuse, children

Warren, Kimberly 

UMD

Research Associate

Psychiatry

Eating behavior, metabolic syndrome, physical fitness, schizophrenia

Wortman, Jennifer 

UMD

Assistant Professor

Medicine/Endocrinology

Genome analysis, human microbiome, bioinformatics

Yarowsky, Paul 

UMD

Associate Professor

Pharmacology

Neurodegenerative diseases, cholesterol metabolism

Norann Zaghloul  UMD Assistant Professor Medicine/Endocrinology  Functional assessment of genes associated with common, complex disorders (zebrafish); rare ciliopathies, obesity