PROFILES OF CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS

Bonnie Patchen
bkp44@cornell.edu
Education:
Cornell University, Ph.D., expected 2021, Human Nutrition
Cornell University, R.D.,2018, Nutritional Sciences
Simmons College, D.P.D., 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.  
Bonnie is the lead author of a paper on the little evidence links between Vitamin D levels and the risk of contracting COVID-19:  Study: Vitamin D won’t limit risk, severity of COVID-19

Alexander Vonderschmidt
wav25@cornell.edu
Education:
Cornell University, M.S., expected August 2021, Human Nutrition
Cornell University, R.D.N., 2020, Nutritional Sciences
Kansas State University, B.S., 2019, Dietetics
Kansas State University, B.A., 2019, French
Current Research Activities:
I am training in nutritional epidemiology and am very much interested in using quantitative analyses to determine the most appropriate routes for translating nutrition and health research into policy. Currently, my research focuses on examining the relationship between the Healthy Eating Index and Mediterranean dietary patterns to assess how diet may play a role in the attenuation of lung function decline, longitudinally with age.

Kathryn Bass
kb526@cornell.edu
May 2022 expected graduation date, Cornell University

PAST GROUP MEMBERS

Post-doctoral researchers and Staff members:
Lindsay Burwell, Ph.D.
Kjersti Danielsen, M.D./Ph.D.
Kristin Guertin, Ph.D. [Cornell '05, Cornell '13]
Kathyrn Ritchie, D.D.S./Ph.D. [B.S., Cornell '08]
Monica Bertoia, M.P.H., Ph.D. [B.S. Cornell '04]

Ph.D. Students:
Jiayi Xu, Ph.D., ’19, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY
Katie C. Hootman, Ph.D., ’15, Director, Nutrition Core, CTSCm Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, NY
Wenbo Tang, Ph.D., '13; Senior Statistician, Boehringer Ingleheim, Danbury CT
Joyanna G Hansen, Ph.D., '13; Asst. Prof., Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Kristin Guertin, Ph.D., '13; Asst. Prof, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Brian Reardon, Ph.D. '11; Scientific Curator, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, CA
Anne Agler, Ph.D. '11; Director, Adult Nutrition Research, Abbott, Columbus OH
Susan Wernimont, Ph.D. '11, R.D.N.; Principal Scientist, Clinical Research, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Lawrence, KS
Amy Bentley, Ph.D. '10; National Human Genome Research Institute
Farbod Raiszadeh , Ph.D. '07; Cardiologist, Hudson, NY
Unhee Lim , Ph.D. '02; Associate Professor, Cancer Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Masters Students:
Eun Ah Song, M.S. ’19; Ph.D. student Tufts University, Boston MA
Xuan-Mai Nguyen, M.S. '08 (also Cornell Ph.D. '10); Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
Livia Navon, M.S. '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, M.P.H.
Alex Gileta, '12,  Ph.D.
John LaBarre, '12,  B.S./R.N.
Rachael Grant ' 11; P.A.
Ellen Smith '10;  Ph.D.
Jessica Brownell '08; Ph.D.
Priya Malhotra '08;  Ph.D.
Allison Gordon '07, D.D.S.
Parastu Emrani '06, M.D.
Kristen Pellingra '06, M.P.H.
Kathyrn Ritchie '05, D.D.S./Ph.D.
Paul Nielsen '05, M.D.
Melissa Wei '04, M.D./M.P.H.
Ellen Katch '04, M.D.
Jennifer Elges '03
Rachel Rubin '02, M.D.

students

Alexander Vonderschmidt
wav25@cornell.edu
Education:
Cornell University, M.S., expected August 2021, Human Nutrition
Cornell University, R.D.N., 2020, Nutritional Sciences
Kansas State University, B.S., 2019, Dietetics
Kansas State University, B.A., 2019, French
Current Research Activities:
I am training in nutritional epidemiology and am very much interested in using quantitative analyses to determine the most appropriate routes for translating nutrition and health research into policy. Currently, my research focuses on examining the relationship between the Healthy Eating Index and Mediterranean dietary patterns to assess how diet may play a role in the attenuation of lung function decline, longitudinally with age.

Juan in lab

Juan