Lilian de Jonge, PhD

Lilian de Jonge
Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor, Nutrition

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-5153
Building: Peterson Hall
Room 4109


Dr. Lilian de Jonge is an associate professor at the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. She obtained her PhD degree in nutrition from the Université de Montréal, in Montréal, Canada. After her PhD degree, Dr. de Jonge moved to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA where she was a faculty member and the director of the Metabolic Chambers Laboratory, a position she held until 2010. During this time, she developed the Indirect Calorimetry Core Laboratory. As the director of the core, she was involved in the redesign and reprogramming of the metabolic chambers. These chambers have become a model for several other metabolic chambers in the USA, including the NIH/NIDDK and the University of Colorado. At the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, she studied the adaptation of energy expenditure and substrate oxidation to changes in dietary composition and energy balance and the role of physical activity in this adaptation. Dr. de Jonge has collaborated with a large number of investigators on numerous studies, both federally and privately funded, including several long-term multicenter studies such as POUNDS LOST, a two-year intervention exploring the effect of diet composition on long-term weight loss and patient adherence, and CALERIE, a two-year intervention studying the effects of 25 percent caloric restriction on markers of longevity. In September 2010, Dr. de Jonge accepted a staff scientist position at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD where she was involved in the study of the role sleep and circadian rhythm on obesity.

University Service

  • Department of Nutrition and Food Studies Academic Program Review Committee, 2017-present

  • College of Public Health grievance committee, 2015-present

  • College of Public Health curriculum committee, 2015-present

Community Service

  • Scientific Advisor. Real Food for Kids, 2015-present
  • School representative, advisory board member, subject expert for the Montgomery County School District. Real Food for Kids Montgomery, 2014-present
  • Member. Loudoun Country Pediatric Obesity Coalition, 2014-present
  • Grant Reviewer. Community Council of Northern Virginia, 2015-present


Research Interests

  • Energy metabolism
  • Body composition
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic adaptation
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Dietary supplements


Liu G, Dhana K, Furtado JD, Rood J, Zong G, Liang L, Qi L, Bray GA, Smith SR, de Jonge L, Gardner CD, Coul Bl, Sacks FM, Grandjean P, Sun Q. Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Changes in Body Weight and Resting Metabolic Rate in Response to Weight-Loss Diets: The POUNDS Lost Trial. BMJ (submitted)

de Jonge L, Piaggi P, Csako G. Changes in Resting Energy Expenditure in Relationship to Changes in Sleep and Endocrine Variables in Obese Men and Premenopausal Women With Short Sleep Duration. IJO (submitted)

Gallo S, Rhoades S, Sanchez K, de Jonge L, Canales J. The Childhood Health, Education, & Wellness (CHEW) program: A Pilot Trial for an Individualized, Family-Centered and Culturally Adapted Intervention Targeting Childhood Obesity among Latino Children. Acad Ped (submitted)

de Jonge L, Brennan K, Gallo S, Slavin M, Herrick J. Water Consumption Increases Fat Oxidation. Obesity (submitted)

Bray GA, Smith SR, Sutton EF, Redman LM, de Jonge L. Body Compostition and Change in Amino Acids During 8 Weeks of Overfeeding. Obesity (submitted)

De Jonge L. Dairy Consumption in Teenage Girls and the Development of Type 2 diabetes Later in Life. Diabetes Res Open J. (submitted)

Persily A, de Jonge L. Carbon Dioxide Generation Rates for Building Occupants. Indoor Air 2017;

de Jonge L, Kitzhaber L. Sleep and Diabetes in Adolescents: A Battle between Physiology and Social Factors. Diabetes Res Open J. 2016; 2(2): e7-e9. doi: 10.17140/DROJ-2-e006

Bray GA, Redman LM, de Jonge L, Rood J, Smith SR. Effect of Three Levels of Dietary Protein on Metabolic Variables during Eight Weeks of Overfeeding. J Clin Invest 2016;101;2836-43 10.

Ravussin E, Redman LM, Rochon J, Das SK, Fontana L, Kraus WE, Romashkan S, Williamson DA, Meydani SN, Villareal DT, Smith SR, Stein RI, Scott TM, Stewart TM, Saltzman E, Klein S, Bhapkar M, Martin CK, Gilhooly CH, Holloszy JO,Hadley EC, Roberts SB; CALERIE Study Group. A 2-Year Randomized Controlled Trial of Human Caloric Restriction: Feasibility and Effects on Predictors of Health Span and Longevity. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015;70:1097-104.

Bray GA, Redman L, de Jonge L, Covington J, Rood J, Brock C, Mancuso S, Martin CK, Smith SR. Effect of Protein Overfeeding on Energy Expenditure Measured in a Metabolic Chamber. Am J Clin Nutr 2015;101:496-505 

Apolzan JW, Bray GA, Smith SR, de Jonge L, Rood JC, Han H, Redman LM, Martin CK. Effects of weight gain induced by controlled overfeeding on physical activity. Am J Physiol 2014;307:E1030-E1037.

Cizza G, Piaggi P, Rother KI, Csako G; for the Sleep Extension Study Group. Hawthorne Effect with Transient Behavioral and Biochemical Changes in a Randomized Controlled Sleep Extension Trial of Chronically Short-Sleeping Obese Adults: Implications for the Design and Interpretation of Clinical Studies. PLoS One. 2014;20:e104176

Frost EA, Redman LM, de Jonge L, Rood JC, Zachwieja JJ, Volaufova J, Bray GA, Smith SR. Post-Exercise induced increase in energy expenditure is dependent on dietary fat. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2014;306:E1093-8

Cizza G, de Jonge L, Piaggi P, Mattingly M, Zhao X, Lucassen E, Rother KI, Sumner AE, Csako G. Neck circumference is a predictor of metabolic syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea in short sleeping obese men and women. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2014;12:231-241.

Lucassen EA, Piaggi P, Dsurney J, de Jonge L, Zhao X, Mattingly MS, Ramer SA, Gershengorn J, Csako G, Cizza G. Sleep extension without medications improves neurocognitive functions in chronically short-sleeping obese individuals. PLoS One 2014;9:E84832

Mirzaei K, Xu M, Qi Q, de Jonge L, Bray GA, Sacks F, Qi L. Glucose and circadian related genetic variants affect response of energy expenditure to weight-loss diets: the POUNDS LOST Trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2014;99:392-399.

Redman LM, Kraus WE, Bhapkar M, Das SK, Racette SB, Martin CK, Fontana L, Wong WW, Roberts SB, Ravussin E, CALERIE Study Group. Energy requirements in nonobese men and women: results from CALERIE. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99:71-78.

Cizza G, Piaggi P, Lucassen EA, de Jonge L, Mattingly MS, Csako G, Rother KI. Glucose Metabolism In Obese Individuals With Short Sleep Duration. PLoS One. 2013;29:8:e65400

Galli G, Piaggi P, Mattingly MS, de Jonge L, Courville AB, Pinchera A, Santini F, Csako G, Cizza G. Food And Alcohol Intake In Obese Subjects Are Inversely Related To Sleep Duration And Sleep Quality. Nutr Diabetes. 2013 28;3:e58

Whiting DM, Tomycz ND, de Jonge L, Bailes J, Lecoultre VM, Ravussin E, Wilent B, Alcindor D, Wilberger Jr J., Prostko ER, Cheng B, Angle C, Cantella D, Whiting BB, & Oh M. Lateral hypothalamic area deep brain stimulation accelerates human metabolism. J Neuro Surg 2013;19:56-63.

Lucassen EA, Zhao X, Mattingly MS, de Jonge L, Courville AB, Csako G, Cizza G. Correlations between Chronotype, Food Intake Behavior And Endocrine Parameters In Obese Participants Reporting Sleeping Less Than Six And Half Hours Per Night. PLOS One 2013;8:e56519

de Jonge L, Mattingly MS, Zuber SD, Zhao X, Cizza G. Associations between Sleep with Resting Energy Expenditure in Chronic Sleep Deprived Obese Men and Pre-Menopausal Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012;97:2881-2889.

de Jonge L, Bray GA, Smith SR, Ryan DH, de Souza R, Loria CM, Champagne CM, Williamson DA, Sacks FM. Effect of weight loss and diet composition on resting energy expenditure in the POUNDS LOST study. Obesity 2012;20:2384–2389

Bray GA, Smith SR, de Jonge L, Xie H, Rood J, Martin CK, Most M, Brock C, Mancuso S, Redman LM. Effect of Dietary Protein on Nutrient Partitioning and Thermogenesis during Overfeeding. JAMA 2012;307:47-55

Bray GA, Smith SR, de Jonge L, Rood J, Laranjo J, Carey V, Obarzanek E, Loria CM, Anton SD, Ryan DH, Greenway FL, Williamson DA, Sacks FM. Changes in energy expenditure with weight loss in the POUNDS LOST Study. Int J Obes 2012;36:448-55

Cizza G, Requena M, Galli G, de Jonge L. Chronic sleep deprivation and seasonality: Implications for the obesity epidemic. J Endocrinol Invest. 2011;34:793-800.

Martin CK, Das SK, Lindblad L, Racette SB, McCrory MA, Weiss EP, Delany JP, Kraus WE; CALERIE Study Team. Effect of calorie restriction on the free-living physical activity levels of nonobese humans: results of three randomized trials. J Appl Physiol. 2011;110:956-63

Pieper C, Redman L, Racette S, Roberts S, Bhapkar M, Rochon J, Martin C, Kraus W, Das S, Williamson D, Ravussin E. for the CALERIE Team. Development of adherence metrics for caloric restriction interventions. Clin Trials. 2011;8(2):155-64

Rochon J, Bales CW, Ravussin E, Redman LM, Holloszy JO, Racette SB, Roberts SB, Das SK, Romashkan S, Galan KM, Hadley EC, Kraus WE; CALERIE Study Group. Design and conduct of the CALERIE study: comprehensive assessment of the long-term effects of reducing intake of energy. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011 Jan;66(1):97-108.

Galgani JE, de Jonge L, Rood JC, Smith SR, Young A, Ravussin E. Urinary C-peptide excretion: a novel alternate measure of insulin sensitivity in physiological conditions. Obesity. 2010;18:1852-7.

Galgani JE, de Jonge L, Most MM, Bray GA, Smith SR. Whole-body carbohydrate oxidation predicts lower ad-libitum energy intake in humans. Int J Obes. 2010;34:886-91

Cefalu WT, Rood J, de Jonge L, Pinsonat P, Jianhua Qin, Sereda O, Anderson R, Zhang XH, Martin C,Wang CQ, Newcomber B. Characterization of the Metabolic and Physiologic Response from Chromium Supplementation in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes. Metabolism. 2010;59:755-62.

Larson-Meyer DE, Ravussin E, Heilbronn L, de Jonge L. Ghrelin and peptide YY in postpartum lactating and nonlactating women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91:366-72.

Redman LM, Veldhuis JD, Rood J, Smith SR, Williamson D, Ravussin E; Pennington CALERIE Team. The effect of caloric restriction interventions on growth hormone secretion in nonobese men and women. Aging Cell. 2010:32-9.

de Jonge L, Moreira EAM, Martin CK, Ravussin E. Impact of Six-Month Caloric Restriction on Autonomic Nervous System Activity in Healthy, Overweight, Individuals. Obesity 2010 ;18:414-6

Sparks LM, Pasarica M, Sereda O, de Jonge L, Thomas S, Loggins H, Xie H, Miles JM, Smith SR. Effect of adipose tissue on the sexual dimorphism in metabolic flexibility. Metabolism. 2009;58:1564-71.

Sparks LM, Pasarica M, de Jonge L, Sereda O, Thomas S, Loggins H, Xie H, Miles JM, Smith SR. Relation of adipose tissue to metabolic flexibility. JCEM Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009;83:32-43

Redman LM, Heilbronn LK, de Jonge L, Martin CK, Williamson DA, Delany JP, Ravussin E. Caloric restriction, weight loss and metabolic adaptation in non-obese humans. PLoS ONE. 2009;:e4377

Lefevre M, Redman LM, Heilbronn LK, Smith JV, Martin CK, Rood JC, Greenway FL, Williamson DA, Smith SR, Ravussin E; Pennington CALERIE team. Caloric restriction alone and with exercise improves CVD risk in healthy non-obese individuals. Atherosclerosis 2009;203:206-13.

Wang S, Xie H, de Jonge L, Greenway FL, Sparks LM, Smith SR. Subtyping Obesity With Microarrays; implications for the diagnosis and treatment of obesity. Int J Obes 2009 33:481-9.

Sacks FM, Bray GA, Carey VJ, Smith SR, Ryan DH, , Anton S, McManus K, Champagne CM, Levitan L, Bishop LM, Laranjo N, Leboff MS, Rood JC, Loria CM, Obarzanek E, Williamson DA. Randomized trial comparing fat, protein, and carbohydrate composition of diets for weight loss. NEJM 2009;360:859-73.

Larson-Meyer DE, Newcomer BR, Heilbronn LK, Volaufova J, Smith SR, Alfonso AJ, Lefevre M, Rood JC, Williamson DA, Ravussin E; Pennington CALERIE Team. Effect of 6-month calorie restriction and exercise on serum and liver lipids and markers of liver function. Obesity 2008;16:1355-62

Redman LM, Rood J, Anton SD, Champagne C, Smith SR, Ravussin E; Pennington Comprehensive Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy (CALERIE) Research Team. Calorie restriction and bone health in young, overweight individuals. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168:1859-66.

Lovejoy JC, de Jonge L, Champagne CM, Xie H, Smith SR. Decreased physical activity and increased visceral fat during the Menopausal Transition. Int J Obes 2008;32:949-58

de Jonge L, Smith SR. Macronutrients and exercise. Obesity Management 2008 4:11-13

Williamson DA, Martin CK, Anton SD, York-Crowe E, Han H, Redman L, Ravussin E; Pennington CALERIE Team. Is caloric restriction associated with development of eating-disorder symptoms? Results from the CALERIE trial. Health Psychol. 2008;27:S32-42.

Martin CK, Anton SD, York-Crowe E, Heilbronn LK, VanSkiver C, Redman LM, Greenway FL, Ravussin E, Williamson DA; Pennington CALERIE Team. Empirical evaluation of the ability to learn a calorie counting system and estimate portion size and food intake. Br J Nutr. 2007;98:439-44.

Frisard MI, Broussard A, Davies SS, Roberts LJ, Rood J, de Jonge L, Fang X, Jazwinski JM, Deutsch WA, Ravussin E. Aging, Resting Metabolic Rate and Oxidative Damage: Results from the Louisiana Healthy Aging Study. J Gerontol Med Sci 2007;62:752-9.

Martin CK, de Jonge L, Heilbronn LK, DeLany JP, Volaufova J, Anton SD, Redman LM, Smith SR, Ravussin E. Effect of calorie restriction on the metabolic adaptation of resting metabolic rate and spontaneous physical activity. Obesity 2007;15:2964-73.

Pasarica M, Zachwieja, JJ, de Jonge, L. Redmann, S. Smith, SR. Effect of growth hormone on body composition and visceral adiposity in middle aged men with central obesity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007;92:4265-70.

Bogacka I, de Jonge L, Gettys T, Nguyen T, Smith J, Xie H, Greenway F, Smith S. Combining beta-adrenergic and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma stimulation upregulates lipid metabolism in human subcutaneous adipose tissue. Diabetes Care 2007;30:1179-86

Ukropcova B, Sereda O, de Jonge L, Bogacka I, Nguyen T, Xie H, Bray GA, Smith SR. Family history of diabetes links impaired substrate switching and reduced mitochondrial content in skeletal muscle. Diabetes 2007;56:720-7

Redman LM, de Jonge L, Fang X, Gamlin B, Recker D, Greenway FL, Smith SR, Ravussin E. Lack of an effect of a novel β3-adrenoceptor agonist, TAK-677 on energy metabolism in obese individuals: A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized study. JCEM 2007;92:527-31

Sözen MA, de Jonge LHM, Greenway FL, Ravussin E, Smith SR, Argyropoulos G. A rare mutation in AgRP, +79G>A, affects promoter activity. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007;61:809-12

Civitarese AE, Carling S, Heilbronn LK, Hulver MH, Ukropcova B, Deutsch WA, Smith SR, Ravussin E; CALERIE Pennington Team. Calorie restriction increases muscle mitochondrial biogenesis in healthy humans. PLoS Med. 2007;4:e76

de Jonge L, Redman LM, Nguyen TN, Ravussin E. Assessment of Adherence to Caloric Restriction using Doubly Labeled Water and Changes in Body Composition (author reply). Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:1252-3.

de Jonge L, DeLany JP, Nguyen T, Howard J, Redman LM, Ravussin E. Assessment of Adherence to Caloric Restriction using Doubly Labeled Water and Changes in Body Composition. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85:73-9.

Lefevre M, Lovejoy JC, Smith SR, Delany JP, Bray GA, Champagne CM, Most MM, Denkins YM, de Jonge L, Rood JC. Comparison of the acute response to cis- and trans-oleic acid containing fats on glucose and lipids in overweight individuals with differing FABP-2 genotypes. Metabolism 2005;54:1652-8.

Greenway F, de Jonge-Levitan L, Martin C, Roberts A, Grundy I, Parker C. Dietary herbal supplements with phenylephrine for weight loss. J Med Food. 2006;9:572-8.

Roberts AT, de Jonge L, Parker C, Grundy IR, Yu Y, Greenway FL. Globin digest: no evidence for a weight loss mechanism. J Med Foods 2006;9:579-81

Heilbronn LK, de Jonge L, Delany JP, Larson-Meyer DE, Martin CK, Volaufova J, Most MM, greenway FL, Smith SR, Williamson DA, Ravussin E. Metabolic adaptation and low body temperature in response to caloric restriction in man. JAMA . 2006;295:1539-48

Roberts AT, de Jonge L, Parker C, Greenway FL. The effect of black tea extract and caffeine (TeaLean) on oxygen consumption in man. Alternative Medicine Review 2005;10:321-5.

Sparks L, Mynatt R, Koza RA, de Jonge L, Bray GA, Smith SR. High Fat Diet Coordinately Downregulates Genes Required for Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation In Skeletal Muscle. Diabetes. 2005;54:1926-33.

Ukropcova B, McNeil M, Sereda O, de Jonge L, Xie H, Bray GA, Smith SR. Dynamic changes in fat oxidation in human primary myocytes mirror metabolic characteristics of the donor. J Clin Invest. 2005;115:1934-41.

Smith SR, Bray GA, de Jonge L, Volaufova J. Effect of pioglitazone on body composition and energy expenditure: A randomized controlled trial. Metabolism 2005;54:24-32.

Greenway FL, de Jonge L, Frisard M, Effect of a dietary herbal supplement containing caffeine and ephedrine on weight, metabolic rate and body composition. Obesity Research 2004;12:1152-7

Nguyen T, de Jonge L, Smith SR, Bray GA. Implementation of a fast-response algorithm for the pull-calorimeters at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Med Biol. Eng. Comp 2003;41:572-86

Bray, G.A., J.C. Lovejoy, M.Most-Windhauser, S.R. Smith, J. Volaufova, Y Denkins, L de Jonge, Roos, R. Lefevre, A.L. Eldridge, J.C. Peters. A nine-month randomized clinical trial comparing a fat-substituted and fat-reduced diet in healthy obese men: The Ole Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;76: 298-34.

de Jonge L, Bray GA. The thermic effect of food is reduced in obesity. Nutr Rev 2002;60:295-298.

Lovejoy JC, Champagne CM, Smith SR, de Jonge L, Xie H. Ethnic differences in dietary intakes, physical activity, and energy expenditure in middle-aged, premenopausal women: The Healthy Transitions Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2001;74:90-5.

de Jonge L, Smith SR, Zachwieja JJ, Roy H, Bray GA. Prediction of energy expenditure in a whole body indirect calorimeter at both low and high levels of physical activity. Int J Obes 2001;25:929-34.

Smith SR, de Jonge L, Zachwieja JJ, Roy H, Nguyen T, Rood JC, Windhauser MM, Bray GA. Fat and carbohydrate balances during the adaptation to a high fat diet. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71:450-7

Smith S.R. de Jonge L., Pellymounter M, Nguyen, T., Harris, R., York, D., Redmann, S., Rood, J. , Bray, G.A.. Peripheral Administration of human CRH, but not ovine CRH, Increases Energy Expenditure and Fat Oxidation in-vivo in humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2001;86:1991-8.

Smith SR, Lovejoy JC, Greenway F, Ryan D, de Jonge L, de la Bretonne J, Bray GA. Deep abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue; sexual dimorphism and relationship to fasting insulin levels. Metabolism 2001;50:425-35.

Smith SR. de Jonge L, Zachwieja J, Roy H, Nguyen T, Rood J, Windhauser M, Bray GA. Physical fitness is associated with improved fat oxidation during the adaptation to a high fat diet. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72:131-138.

de Jonge L, Bray GA. The thermic effect of food in obesity: A critical review. Obesity Research 1997;5:622-31

de Jonge L, Garrel DR. Role of the autonomic nervous system in the thermogenic response to food in lean individuals. Am J Physiol 1997;272:E775-80.

Jobin N, de Jonge L, Garrel DR. Effects of RU486 on energy expenditure and meal tolerance in normal men. J Am Coll Nutr 1996;15:283-8.

Garrel DR, de Jonge L. Should we still use the Harris and Benedict equations? Nutrition in Clinical Practice 1996;11:99-103

Garrel DR, de Jonge L. Intragastric feeding does not decrease the thermogenic response to food in obesity. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;59:971-4.

Houde-Nadeau M, de Jonge L, Garrel D. Thermogenic Response to Food: Intra-individual variability and measurement reliability. J Am Coll Nutr 1993;12:511-6.

Garrel DR, de Jonge L. Thermogenic response to feeding in severely burned patients: Relationship with resting metabolic rate. Burns 1993;19:467-74.

de Jonge L, Agouès I, Garrel DR. Decreased thermogenic response to food with intragastric vs oral feeding. Am J Physiol 1991; 260: E238-E242.


"One Week Exposure of Egg Breakfast vs Conventional Breakfast on Fasting and Postprandial Glucose Response in Obese Teenagers with Impaired Glucose Tolerance," Egg Nutrition Center. Role: Principal Investigator, $50,000 (in review).

"Effect of dairy intake on fasting and postprandial glucose response in Obese Teenagers with Impaired Glucose Tolerance," National Dairy Council. Principal Investigator, Role: $50 000 (LOI submitted).

"Nighttime Agitation and Restless Legs Syndrome in Persons with Dementia," National Institute on Aging, Grant Number 1R01AG051588 - 01A1. Kathy Culpepper Richards (Principal Investigator), 2016-2019.
Role: Co-Investigator. $3,882,803.

"Dining Hall and Menu Labeling - Mason Undergraduate Nutrition for Campus Health Project," GMU Provost's Multidisciplinary Research Initiative. Margaret Slavin (Principal Investigator). Role: Co-Investigator. $35,000.

"Effects of Body Fat on Response to Dietary Fat," USDA Project Numbers 1996-34323-3031, 2003-34323-14010, 2005-34323-15741, 2008-34323-19029, 2009-34323-19892. George A Bray (Principal Investigator), 1996-2012. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. $457,703.52.

"Bariatric surgery vs Very Low Calerie Diet (VLCD) as a weight loss treatment on markers of diabetes," Ethicon. Eric Ravussin (Principal Investigator), 2009-2012. Role: Co-Investigator. $57,661.

"Fat Cell Size, Overfeeding and Ectopic Fat," NIDDK Project Number 5R01DK060412. Eric Ravussin (Principal Investigator), 2001-2011. Role: Co-Investigator. $13,876.99

"Metabolic Adaptation after Two Years of Calorie Restriction in Non-Obese Humans," NIH Project Number 2 U01 AG022132. Eric Ravussin (Principal Investigator), 2006-2011. Role: Co-Investigator. $57,379.

"Lateral hypothalamic area deep brain stimulation for refractory obesity: A pilot study," West Virginia University. Donald Whiting (Principal Investigator), 2010. Role: PBRC Principal Investigator. $2,229.

"Efficacy of Dietary Methionine Restriction for Weight Loss and Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Humans with Metabolic Syndrome," Orentreich Foundation for Advancement of Science. Thomas W. Gettys (Principal Investigator), 2006-2010. Role: Co-Investigator. $17,895.56.

"Insulin Sensitivity in African American and Caucasian Children with Low Birth Weight," NIH Project Number 5R01HD049046. Melinda S. Sothern (Principal Investigator), 2005-2009. Role: Co-Investigator. $12,277.92.

"Effect of Regular Postpartum Exercise on Body Weight and Overall Fitness," ACSM. D. Enette Larson (Principal Investigator), 2006-2008. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. $10,000.

"Urinary C-peptide Excretion as an Index of Food Intake," Nutrition and Obesity Research Center, PBRC. 2008. Role: Principal Investigator. $10,000.

"Chromium, Cellular Energy Status and Whole Body Energy Balance," NIH Project Numbers 5R21AT002995. William T Cefalu (Principal Investigator), 2005-2007. Role: Co-Investigator. $34,498.15.

"The Effects of Increased Dairy Intake on Energy Expenditure and Substrate Metabolism," Division of Health and Performance Enhancement, PBRC. 2007. Role: Principal Investigator. $10,000.

"Metabolic Adaptation after Six Months of Calorie Restriction in Non-Obese Humans," NIH Project Number 5U01 AG020478. Eric Ravussin (Principal Investigator) 2002-2005. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. $181,359.40.

Honors and Awards


  • Top 10 Poster, Bio-behavioral Research Section of The Obesity Society, 2016, Obesity Week
  • Distinction in Scholarship Award, 2015, American Physiology Association
  • NIDDK Directors Award, 2012, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH