PROFILES OF CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS

Jiayi Xu
jx99@cornell.edu
Education:
Cornell University, Ph.D., expected 2019, Human Nutrition
Cornell University, B.S., 2014, Nutritional Sciences
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, B.S., 2014, Nutrition
Current Research Activities:
I am interested in how nutrition can alter health outcomes on a population level. I appreciate aspects of diversity and idea-sharing in research. My dissertation research is focusing on how specific nutrients, such as Vitamin D, ω-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E, interact with genes to affect lung function using cohort studies from across the U.S and Europe, and one intervention study. During my undergraduate honors thesis research, I investigated satisfaction levels of pregnant women with an online weight management intervention in Rochester, NY.

Bonnie Patchen
bkp44@cornell.edu
Education:
Cornell University, Ph.D., expected 2021, Human Nutrition
Cornell University, RD, expected 2018, Nutritional Sciences
Simmons College, DPD, 2016, Nutritional Sciences
Williams College, B.S., 2012, Biology
Current Research Activities:
I am interested in nutrition for the prevention and management of chronic disease on both societal and individual levels.  I appreciate the physiological changes that occur with different states of health and disease, and I am interested in nutrition recommendations that optimize health and/or disease management in different populations.  My current research examines the associations of specific nutrients and metabolic profiles with lung function, and the influence of genetics on these associations using population data.  

Eun Ah Song
es938@cornell.edu
Education:
Cornell University, Ph.D., expected 2021, Human Nutrition
Yonsei University, M.S., 2016, Food and Nutrition
Yonsei University, B.S., 2015, Food and Nutrition 
Current Research Activities:
My core interest lies on understanding the role of diet and nutrition and their interaction with lifestyle, metabolic, and genetic factors in the etiology and prevention of chronic diseases. I previously worked on investigating the anti-inflammatory effect and its underlying biochemical and molecular mechanism of DHA on pancreatitis. My current and future work is to study the influence of healthy diet patterns and dietary fiber and their interaction with genome on pulmonary function at the population level.

PAST GROUP MEMBERS

Post-doctoral researchers and Staff members:
Lindsay Burwell, PhD [Wells College]
Kjersti Danielsen, MD/PhD [University of Tromso, Tromso, Norway]
Kristin Guertin, PhD [Cornell '05, Cornell '13 (see below)]
Kathyrn Ritchie, DDS/PhD [Cornell '08 (see below)]
Monica Bertoia, MPH, PhD [Cornell '04]

PhD Students:
Katie C. Hootman, PhD, ’15, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota
Wenbo Tang, PhD, '13; Senior Statistician, Boehringer Ingleheim, Danbury CT
Joyanna G Hansen, PhD, '13; Asst. Prof., Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Kristin Guertin, PhD, '13; Asst. Prof, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Brian Reardon, PhD '11; Bioinformatics Analyst, J.Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, CA
Anne Agler, PhD '11; Technology Manager, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
Susan Wernimont, PhD '11, RDN; Principal Scientist, Clinical Research, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Lawrence, KS
Amy Bentley, PhD '10; National Human Genome Research Institute
Farbod Raiszadeh , PhD '07; Cardiologist, Hudson, NY
Unhee Lim , PhD '02; Associate Professor, Cancer Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Masters Students:
Xuan-Mai Nguyen, MS '08 (also Cornell PhD '10); Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
Livia Navon, MS '01; Cancer Epidemiology Field Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chicago IL

Undergraduates:
Samantha Rettig, ’18, currently at NYU Langone Medical College, NY, NY
Jared Feldman ’16, currently College Of Osteopathic Medicine, NYIT, NY, NY
Alexandra Munson '12, MPH
Alex Gileta, '12,  PhD 
John LaBarre, '12,  BS/RN 
Rachael Grant ' 11; PA
Ellen Smith '10;  PhD 
Jessica Brownell '08; PhD
Priya Malhotra '08;  PhD 
Allison Gordon '07, DDS
Parastu Emrani '06, MD
Kristen Pellingra '06, MPH
Kathyrn Ritchie '05, DDS/PhD
Paul Nielsen '05, MD
Melissa Wei '04, MD/MPH
Ellen Katch '04, MD
Jennifer Elges '03
Rachel Rubin '02, MD