Marie Caudill
Marie Caudill
Division of Nutritional Sciences

228 Savage Hall



Professor Caudill is internationally recognized for her work on folate and choline, and the intake levels required to meet metabolic requirements and improve physiological outcomes. She has published over 160 papers, reviews, and chapters in these areas, and is frequently an invited speaker on topics related to the importance of choline nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.  Professor Caudill is also a co-editor on the popular graduate level nutrition textbook "Biochemical, Physiological, & Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition”.  Publications can be accessed via: Google Scholar.

Research Program


A primary goal of the Caudill laboratory is to generate data that will inform the development of nutrient intake recommendations that promote mother and child nutrition, health and well-being.  An integrative approach which includes targeted and non-targeted assessments of genomic, epigenetic, biochemical, nutritional and physiologic endpoints is employed.

Current Research Activities

Impact of prenatal choline supplementation on DHA delivery to the developing fetus in human pregnancy

Effect of prenatal choline supplementation, and genetic variation, on choline metabolism and partitioning during human pregnancy

Interactions between prenatal choline supplementation and the gut microbiome in human pregnancy

A top priority for me in my teaching and advising is to convey respect for the students and a sense that I care about their learning.

NS 4410: Nutrition and Disease

NS 3310: Human Nutrition and Nutrient Metabolism

Professor Caudill has over 160 publications including 145 peer reviewed original research papers. Her published work can be found at Google Scholar.

  Scientific Advisory Services

     Balchem Corporation, New Hampton, New York, USA

     Proctor and Gamble Health Germany

     Natals, Inc (dba Ritual), Los Angeles, California, USA

     Bayer, Whippany, New Jersey, USA; Better For You Nutritional, Inc., USA

     Pharmavite, West Hills, California, USA

  Scientific and Professional Societies

     American Society for Nutritional Sciences, 1997-2021

     American Dietetic Association, 1994-present

  Graduate Program Memberships

     Cornell University Graduate Field Membership: Nutrition

  NIH Training Grant Memberships

     Nutrition Training Grant, 2008-Present

     Infant-Maternal Nutrition Training Grant, 2008-Present

     ReproGenomics Training Grant, 2012-2018













Invited Speaker, Hungarian Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Satellite Session: Choline Awareness During the Perinatal Period: Gaining Importance in the United States but still overlooked in Europe. November 26th, 2020.

Invited Speaker  “Choline and the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Opportunities to Help All Americans Improve Intakes”. Washington, DC.  August 2020.

Invited Speaker, Choline Webinar “Building Better Babies With Choline” for Registered Dietitians, Live on  July 30 2020 4-5pm EST.

Invited Speaker, Choline Webinar “Choline: The Under the Radar Nutrient for Maternal and Infant Health” for the National WIC Association (NWA); July 23 2020.

Invited Speaker, Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation: Exploring New Evidence – A Workshop for the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  Washington DC. January 29th 2020.  Publication, along with Proceeding in Brief, which summarizes the presentations and discusssions that took place at the January 2020 workshop can be accesessed here:

Choline Briefing, Invited Speaker, National WIC Association.  December 17th 2019.

Invited Speaker and Chair, Choline Awareness During the Perinatal Period: Gaining Momentum in the United States Yet Overlooked in Europe. European Gynecology Society Congress Vienna, Austria. October 18th 2019.

Invited Speaker, Choline Webinar for Medical Professionals, Live on  Oct 15, 2019.

Invited Speaker, Shopping For Health Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, July 14-16 2019. 

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) Public Comments Session (2020).  Provided public comments to DGAC in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of adequate choline during the perinatal period. Washington, DC, July 11 2019.

DNS Director (July 2020 - December 2021), Undergraduate Studies

HE Representation (2017- 2022), University Tenure Appeals Pane

CHE, DNS Representative (2020-present), Education Policy Committee

Chair (2020-2021), DNS Curriculum Committee

DNS Representative (2020-2021), Biology Curriculum Committee

DNS Representative (2020-2021), CALS Curriculum Committee

1990, BA, Physical Education, College of Education, University of North Florida

1992, BS, Health Science, College of Health, University of North Florida

1993, MS, Health Science, College of Health, University of North Florida,

1997, PhD, Nutritional Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Agriculture, University of Florida

1994, Registered Dietitian, Dietetic Internship , Emory University Hospital

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