DAVIS, JAIMIE N

Jaimie N Davis

Associate Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences


jaimie.davis@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-0971

Office Location
PAI 3.24

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
103 W 24TH ST A2703
PAI 5.20
Austin, TX 78712

Dr. Jaimie Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Davis has her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Registered Dietitian.

Dr. Davis’s research focuses on designing and disseminating nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral interventions to reduce obesity and related metabolic disorders in overweight minority children and adolescents. She has a strong background in nutrition, physical activity, body composition assessment, and metabolic testing in pediatric populations.

Dr. Davis has written numerous papers examining the role that dietary intake, specifically added sugar and dietary fiber, plays on adiposity and metabolic profiles in overweight Latino children. She has also conducted numerous clinical randomized controlled trials to examine the effects of diet and physical activity interventions on adiposity and related metabolic disease risks. She has examined the effects of diet and physical activity behaviors on cancer biomarkers, such as circulated sex hormones, fat depots and inflammatory pathways. Dr. Davis has also explored how diet interacts with genes and how these interactions influence metabolic disease risk.

She is currently conducted and testing the effects of a school and community based garden, nutrition, and cooking interventions on reductions in obesity and metabolic disease risk in minority youth.

Below is a description of the projects I am conducting at UT, or intend to conduct, in the next two years.

Sugar Brain: This NIH R21 was funded in April of 2014. The goal of this study is to examine and compare how pictures of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and actual SSB receipt impacts brain reward pathways, food choice, subsequent food/beverage intake, and acute metabolic pathways in overweight Hispanic children (7-10 y), between frequent and naïve SSB consumers. It is a cross-sectional study of 50 overweight Hispanic children, half who are frequent SSB consumers (i.e., report ≥ 2 SSB per day; n=25) and half who are naïve drinkers (i.e., report ≤ 2 SSB per week; n=25). Subjects will undergo two functional MRI paradigms and a meal challenge test to assess affects of SSB exposure on neurological and metabolic outcomes

TX Sprouts: This is an NIH R01 study, will likely be funded spring of 2015. This is a one-year school based gardening, nutrition, and cooking intervention (called “TX Sprouts”) with over 2400 3rd-5th grade students to improve dietary intake and reduce obesity and related metabolic disorders in Hispanic youth and their families. Sixteen elementary schools across school districts in Austin will be cluster randomized into either the TX Sprouts intervention or Control (delayed intervention) and diet, obesity, and metabolic outcomes will be measured at baseline and one-year.

Freshmen Health Study: This is a cross-sectional study with 130 Hispanic college freshmen to examine the role of eating frequency (i.e., frequent vs. infrequent eating) on nutrient intake, physical activity, adiposity (specifically visceral and liver fat stores), metabolic parameters (i.e., glucose, insulin, lipids and gut peptides), and gut microbiome. The data acquired from this study will be used to submit for an NIH R01 feeding trial in the Spring of 2016.

Type 1 Diabetes Intervention Study: Currently, this is a pilot study, internally funded by UT-Austin Research office, to conduct focus groups with parents/caregivers and structured interviews with healthcare workers in charge of taking care of young type 1 diabetic children (birth-5 y) to determine barriers and strategies for improving blood glucose control. This preliminary data will be used to submit for an NIH DP3 grant to develop a centralized real-time monitoring interface that combines behavioral data (i.e., diet, exercise, sleep), insulin dosing, glucose levels, and emotional status, which communicates with parents/caregivers and healthcare professionals in real-time, and to test the effects on glucose control of the child and quality of life and emotional status of the child and parent. This grant will be submitted March of 2015.

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  1. Hsieh, S, Klasson AC, Curriero FC, Caulfield LE, Cheskin LJ, Davis JN, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D. Built Environment Associations with Adiposity Parameters among Overweight and Obese Hispanic Youth. Preventive Medicine Reports 2015: 2, 406-412.
  1. Martinez LC, Gatto NM, Spruijt-Metz D, Davis JN. Design and methodology of the LA Sprouts nutrition, cooking and gardening program for Latino youth: A randomized controlled intervention. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2015:42; 219-227.
  2. Miller SJ, Batra AK, Shearrer GE, House BT, Martinez LT, Pont SJ, Goran MI, Davis JN. Dietary fiber linked to decreased inflammation in overweight minority youth. Pediatric Obesity 2015 doi:10.1111/ijpo.12017
  3. Davis JN, Spaniol M, Sommerset S. Sustenance and sustainability: maximizing the impact of school gardens on health outcomes. Public Heath Nutrition 2015 Feb 23: 1-10.
  4. House BT, Shearrer GE, Miller SJ, Pasch KE, Goran MI, Davis JN. Increased eating frequency linked to decreased obesity and improved metabolic outcomes. Int J Obesity 2015: 39;136-141.
  5. Shearrer GE, Whaley SE, Miller SJ, House, BT, Held, T, Davis JN. Association of gestational diabetes and breastfeeding on obesity prevalence in predominately Hispanic low-income youth. Pediatric Obesity 2014: 10(3);165-171.
  6. Hsieh S, Klassen AC, Curriero F, Caulfield LE, Cheskin LJ, Davis JN, Goran MI, Weigensberg MD, Spruijt-Metz D. Fast food restaurants, park access and insulin resistance among Hispanic Youth. Am J Prev Med 2014: 46 (4):378-387.
  7. Gyllenhammer LE, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Hooman Allayee, Goran MI, Davis JN. Modifying Influence of Dietary Factors in the Relationship Between Cortisol and Visceral Adipose Tissue in Minority Youth. Obesity 2014: 22 (2): 474-481.
  8. Cook LT, O’Reilly G, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Davis JN. Vegetable consumption is linked to decrease visceral and liver fat and improved insulin resistance in overweight Latino youth. J Acad Nutr Diet 2014: 114 (11): 1776-83.
  9. Davis JN, Koleilat M, Shearrer GE, Whaley SE. Association of infant feeding and dietary intake on obesity prevalence in low-income toddlers. Obesity 2014: 22(4):1103-11.
  10. House BT, Cook LC, Gyllenhammer LE, Schraw JM, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ, Davis JN. Meal Skipping Linked to Increased Visceral Adipose Tissue and Triglycerides in Overweight Minority Youth Obesity. Obesity 2013: 22(5);E77-84.
  11. Hasson RE, Adam TC, Watanabe R, Davis JN, Goran MI. Compensatory Responses to Insulin Resistance in Obese African-American and Latina Girls. Pediatric Obesity 2013: 8(6); e68-e73.
  12. Gyllenhammer LE, Vanni A, Meija M, Byrd-Williams C, Kalan, M. Bernstein L, Davis JN. Objective Habitual Physical Activity and Estradiol Levels in Obese Latina Adolescent Females. J Phys Act Health 2013: 10 (5): 727-33.
  13. Schembre, SM, Wen F, Davis JN, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Belcher BR, Hsu YW, Shen E, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Eating breakfast more often promotes lower levels of adiposity through higher levels of physical activity in high-risk Latina and African American girls. Am J Clin Nutr 2013: 98 (2): 275-281.
  14. Hasson RE, Adam TC, Pearson J, Davis JN, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Sociocultural and Socioeconomic influences on type 2 diabetes risk in overweight/obese African American and Latino youth. Obesity 2013: Article ID 512914.
  15. Davis JN, Gunderson EP, Gyllenhammer LE, Goran MI. Impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on pubertal changes in adiposity and metabolic profiles in Latino offspring. J Pediatrics 2013: 162(4); 741-745.
  16. Alderete TL, Gyllenhammer LE, Byrd-Williams C, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI, Davis JN. Increasing physical activity decreases hepatic fat and metabolic risk factors. J Exerc Physiol 2012 15 (2): 40-54.
  17. Walker RW, Le K-A, Davis JN, Alderete TL, Cherry R, Lebel S, Goran MI. High rates of fructose malabsorption are associated with with reduced liver fat in obese African Americans. Journal of American College of Nutrition 2012: 31:5; 369-374.
  18. Gatto NM, Ventura EE, Cook LT, Gyllenhammer LE, Davis JN. LA Sprouts: A garden-based nutrition intervention impacts motivation and preferences for fruits and vegetables in Latino youth. J Acad Nutr Diet 2012: 112 (6); 913-920.
  19. Kim JS, Le KA, Mahurka S, Davis JN, Goran MI. Influence of elevated liver fat on circulating adipocytokines and insulin resistance in obese Hispanic adolescents. Pediatric Obesity 2012: 7(2); 158-164.
  20. Davis JN, Ventura EE, Tung A, Munevar MA, Hasson, RE, Byrd-Williams C, Vanni A, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Effects of a maintenance intervention on obesity and metabolic disease risk in overweight minority adolescents. Pediatric Obesity 2012: 7: 16-27.
  21. Davis, JN, Goran, MI, Whaley, S. Effects of full breastfeeding and early exposure to sugar intake on pediatric obesity. Am J Clin Nutr 2012: 95 (12); 3-8.
  22. Hasson RE, Adam TC, Davis JN, Kelly LA, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams C, Roberts CK, Lane CJ, Azen SP, Chou CP, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Berhane K, Goran MI. Randomized control trial to improve adiposity and insulin resistance in obese African American and Latino adolescents. Obesity 2012: 20(4):811-818.
  1. Adam TC, Hasson RE, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Fasting indicators of insulin sensitivity: Effects of ethnicity and Tanner stage. Diabetes Care 2011: 34(4):994-9.
  2. Shaibi GQ, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Roberts CK, Goran MI. Improving insulin resistance in obese youth: Choose your measures wisely. IJPO 2011; 6; No 2-2; e290-e296.
  3. Hsu Y-H, Belcher BR, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams C., Weigensberg M.J., Davis JN, McClain A., Goran MI., Spruijt-Metz D. Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and the Metabolic Syndrome in Minority Youth. MSSE 2011:43 (12);2307-2313. PMID: 21552153
  4. Davis JN, Gyllenhammer LE, Vanni AA, Meija M, Tung A, Schroeder ET, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Start-up circuit training program reduces metabolic risk in Latino adolescents. MSSE 2011: 43 (11); 2195-2203.
  5. Davis JN, Ventura EE, Cook LE, Gyllenhammer LE, Gatto NM. LA Sprouts: A Gardening and Nutrition, and Cooking Intervention for Latino Youth Improves Diet and Reduces Obesity. J Am Diet Assoc 2011; 111:1224-1230.
  6. Le KA, Ventura EE, Fisher JQ, Davis, JN, Weigensberg MJ, Punyanitya M, Hu HH, Nayak KS, Goran MI. Ethnic differences in pancreatic fat accumulation and its relationship with other fat depots and inflammatory markers. Diabetes Care 2011; 34 (2): 485-490.
  7. Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Alderete TL, Weigensberg MJ, Ayala CT, Li Y, Hodis N, Goran MI. Subclinical atherosclerosis in Latino youth: Progression of carotid intima media thickness and its relationship to cardiometabolic risk factors. J Pediatrics 2011; 158 (6): 935-940.
  8. Ventura EE, Davis JN, Goran MI. Sugar content of popular sweetened beverages base on objective laboratory analysis: focus on fructose content. Obesity 2010; 19 (4); 868-874.
  9. Goran MI, Walker R, Le KA, Mahurkar S, Davis JN, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Allayee H. Effects of PNPLA3 on Liver Fat Deposition in Overweight and Obese Children and Teenagers. Diabetes 2010; 59 (12); 3127-30.
  10. Davis JN, Le KA, Walker RW, Vikman S, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Allayee H, Goran MI. Increased Liver Fat in Overweight Hispanic Youth Influenced by Interaction Between Genetic Variation in PNPLA3 and High Dietary Carbohydrate and Sugar Consumption. Am J Clin Nutr; 2010; 92:1522-7.
  11. Davis JN, Ventura EE, Shaibi GQ, Byrd-Williams CE, Alexander KE, Vanni AK, Meija MR, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Interventions for improving metabolic risk in overweight Latino youth. IJPO 2010;5: 451-455.
  12. Hasson RE, Adam TC, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Ventura EE, Lane CJ, Roberts CK, Goran MI. Ethnic Differences in Insulin Action in Obese African American and Latino Adolescents. JCEM 2010; 95:4048-405
  13. Byrd-Williams CE, Belcher BR, Spruijt-Metz D, Davis JN, Ventura EE, Kelly LA, Berhane K, Azen S, Goran MI. Increased physical activity and reduced adiposity in overweight Latino adolescents.   MSSE 2010: 42 (3): 478-484
  14. Adam TC, Toledo-Coral C, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Davis JN, Goran MI. Insulin sensitivity as an independent predictor for longitudinal fat mass gain in Hispanic adolescents. Diabetes Care 2009; 32 (11):2114-5.
  15. Davis JN, Alexander KE, Ventura EE, Goran MI. Inverse relation between dietary fiber intake and visceral adiposity in overweight Latino youth. Am J Clin Nutr 2009: 90:1160-1166.
  16. Spruijt-Metz D, Belcher BR, David Anderson, Christianne J. Lane, Chi-Ping Chou, Salter-Venzon D, Davis JN, Hsu Y-W, Neuhouser M, Richey JM, McKenzie TL, McClain A, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. A high-sugar/low-fiber meal compared with a low-sugar/high-fiber meal leads to higher leptin and physical activity levels in overweight Latina females. J Am Diet Assoc 2009: 109:1058-1063.
  17. Ventura EE, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Goran MI. Persistence of the metabolic syndrome over 3 annual visits in overweight Hispanic children: Association with progressive risk for type 2 diabetes. J Pediatrics 2009:155:535-541.
  18. Alexander KE, Ventura EV, Goran MI, Davis JN. Association of breakfast skipping with visceral fat and insulin indices in overweight Latino youth. Obesity 2009: 17:1528-1533.
  19. Davis JN, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams CE, Alexandar KA, Azen SP Chou CP, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, K Berhane, Goran MI. Randomized control trial to improve adiposity and insulin resistance in overweight Latino adolescents. Obesity 2009: 17:1534-1541.
  20. Davis JN, Tung A, Chak SS, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams CE, Alexander KE, Lane CJ, Weigensgerg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Aerobic and strength training reduces adiposity in overweight Latina adolescents. MSSE 2009: 41 (7); 1494-1503.
  21. Ventura EE, Davis JN, Byrd-Williams CE, Alexandar KE, McClain A, Lane CJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Reduction in risk factors for type 2 diabetes in response to a low-sugar, high-fiber dietary intervention in overweight Latino youth. Archive of Pediatric Medicine 2009: 163 (4): 320-327.
  22. Davis JN, Nelson MC, Ventura EE, Lytle LA, Goran MI. A brief dietary screener: Appropriate for overweight Latino adolescents? J Am Diet Assoc 2009: 109; 725-729.
  23. Goran MI, Davis JN, Kelly LA, Shaibi GQ, Spruijt-Metz D, Suni MS, Weigensberg MJ. Low prevalence of type 2 diabetes in overweight Hispanic children: Where’s the epidemic? J Pediatrics 2008: 152 (6): 753-755.
  24. Koebnick C, Roberts CK, Shaibi, GQ, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Ventura EE, Alexander KE, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Adiponectin and leptin are independently associated with insulin sensitivity but not insulin secretion or beta-cell function in overweight Hispanic adolescents. Hormone and Metabolism. 2008: 40; 708-712.
  25. Byrd-Williams CE, Shaibi GQ, Lane CJ, Ventura EE, Davis JN, Kelly LA, Goran MI. Cardiorespiratory fitness predicts changes in adiposity in overweight Hispanic boys. Obesity 2008: 16; 1072-1077.
  26. Toledo-Corral CM, Roberts CK, Shaibi GQ, Lane CJ, Davis JN, Higgins PB, Weigensberg MJ, and Goran MI. Insulin-like growth factor-1 is inversely related to adiposity in Hispanic adolescents. J Ped Endocrinol and Metab 2008 Sep; 21(9): 855-64.
  27. Ventura EE, Davis JN, Alexander KE, Shaibi GQ, Lee W, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Lane CJ, Kelly LA, Weigensberg WJ, Goran MI. Dietary intake and the metabolic syndrome in overweight Latino children. JADA 2008; 108: 1355-1359.
  28. Koebnick C, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Roberts CK, Shaibi GQ, Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Combined association of maternal and paternal family history of diabetes with plasma leptin and adiponectin in overweight Hispanic children. Diabet Met Syn 2007: 25 (9): 1043-1048.
  29. Koebnick C, Shaibi GQ, Kelly LA, Roberts CK, Lane CJ, Toledo-Corral C, Davis JN, Byrd-Williams C, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Leptin-to-adiponectin ratio as independent predictor of insulin sensitivity during growth in overweight Hispanic youth. J Endocrinol Invest 2007: 30(7): RC13-16.
  30. Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Koebnick C, Weigensberg MJ, Roberts CK, Davis JN, Toledo CM, Shaibi GQ, Goran MI. Parental history and risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight Latino adolescents: A longitudinal analysis. Diabetes Care 2007: 30; 2700-2705.
  31. Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Toledo CM, Lane CJ, Kelly LA, Davis JN, Koebnick C, Ventura EE, Roberts CK, Goran MI. Adiponectin independently predicts metabolic syndrome in overweight Latino youth. JCEM 2007: 92; 1809-1813.
  32. Byrd-Williams CE, Kelly LA, Davis JN, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI.   Influence of gender, BMI, and Hispanic ethnicity on physical activity in children. IJPO 2007: 2(3); 159-166.
  33. Davis JN, Ventura EE, Alexander KE, Kelly LE, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Associations of dietary sugar and glycemic index with adiposity and insulin dynamics in overweight Latino youth. Am J Clin Nutr 2007: 86; 1331.
  34. Davis JN, Ventura EE, Shaibi GQ, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Watanabe RM, Goran MI. Reduction in added sugar intake and improvement in insulin secretion in overweight Latina adolescents. Met Syn Rel Dis 2007: 5 (2);183-193.
  35. Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Shaibi GQ, Crespo NC, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Goran MI. Influence of breastfeeding on obesity and type 2 diabetes risk factors in Latino youth with a family history of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2007: 30 (4); 784-789.
  36. Davis JN, Ventura EE, Alexander KE, Salguero LE, Weigensberg MJ, Crespo NC, Spruijt-Metz D, & Goran MI Feasibility of a home-based vs. classroom-based nutrition intervention to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes in Latino youth. IJPO 2007: 2; 22-30. 
  37. Goran MI, Shaibi G, Weigensberg MJ, Davis JN, and Cruz ML. Deterioration Of Insulin Sensitivity And Beta-Cell Function In Overweight, Insulin Resistant Hispanic Children: A Longitudinal Assessment. IJPO 2006; 1(3):139-145.
  38. Davis JN, Ventura EE, Weigensberg MJ, Ball G, Bergman RN, Goran MI. The relationship of dietary components to poor -cell function in overweight Latino children at risk of type 2 diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr 2005; 82:1004-1010.
  39. Davis JN, Gillham MB, Hodges, VA. Normal weight adults consume more fiber and fruit than their age and height matched overweight/obese counterparts. J Am Diet Assoc: 2006: 106; 833-840.

  40. Davis, JN, Hodges VA, Gillham MB, Physical Activity Compliance: Differences Between Overweight /Obese Adults and Normal Weight Adults. Obesity 2006: 14; 2259-2265.

Chair, Sugar sweetened beverages, obesity and related metabolic diseases in children Presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, San Diego (Summer 2014).

Chair, School gardening for sustainable healthy living. Presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Austin, TX (Summer 2012).

Davis JN, Martinez LT, Spruijt-Metz D, Gatto NM. “LA Sprouts: Main Effects on Obesity and Dietary Intake”, Presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; Edinburgh, Scotland (Summer 2015).

Davis JN, Cook LT, Spruijt-Metz D, Gatto N. “LA Sprouts: Preliminary results from the randomized controlled gardening, nutrition, and cooking intervention”. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; San Diego CA, Summer 2014

Davis JN. “Review of Nutrition Interventions to Reduce Obesity”. Presented at the Children’s Policy Conference; Austin TX (Spring 2014).

Davis, JN.Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) reduces liver, subcutaneous, and visceral fat depots in overweight Latino adolescents”. Presented at The Obesity Society (TOS); Orlando, FL (Fall 2011).

Davis, JN.Physical Activity: Effects on Metabolic Outcomes in Minority Youth”. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); Denver, CO (Summer 2011).

Davis JN & Ventura EE. “Is Dietary Sugar the Leading Culprit in Obesity?” Findings from the NCI’s TREC. Presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISNBPA); Lisbon, Portugal (Summer 2009).

Davis JN. “Changes in Sex Hormones During Growth and Development in Overweight Children". Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM); Seattle, WA (Summer 2009).

Davis JN. “Interventions to Improve Metabolic Parameters in Overweight Youth: Obesity and Cancer, the TREC Initiative”. Experimental Biology; New Orleans, LA (Spring 2009).

Davis JN, Goran MI. “Randomized control trial of Nutrition Education and Strength Training to Reduce Risk Factors for Obesity Related Diseases in Overweight Latino Adolescents”. Presented at the TREC conference; Seattle, WA (Fall 2008).

Davis JN. “Childhood Obesity Approaches” Presented at the Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children, Health Disparities and Obesity Prevention in Latinos; Los Angeles, CA (Summer 2009).

Davis JN, Ventura EE. Dietary Approaches for Obesity Management in Children” Presented at the Coalition for Community Health; Los Angeles, CA (Spring 2007).

Davis JN. “Dietary Approaches for Obesity Management in Children”, Presented at Community Hospital Network Program; Los Angeles, CA (Spring 2006).

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Nutritional Sciences, In charge of scheduling NTR 394 Seminar series, April 2013-present

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Lecturer for NTR365 (Obesity and Metabolic Health), Spring of 2014

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Lecturer for NTR394 (Seminar), Fall of 2013

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Lecturer for NTR365 (Obesity and Metabolic Health), Spring of 2013

The University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Lecturer for Undergraduate course HP430 (Obesity and Health) Fall 2011.

The University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Lecturer for Undergraduate course HP430 (Obesity and Health) Fall 2010

The University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Lecturer for graduate course PM541 (Obesity: A Public Heath Crisis), Summer 2009

The University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Lecturer for Undergraduate course HP430 (Nutrition and Exercise Epidemiology: Obesity) Spring 2007

Guest lecturer for USC, HP 350 (Health Behavior Statistical Methods) “Randomized Experiments and Causal Inferences”. Fall 2010

Guest Lecturer for USC, PM 601 (Basic Theory and Strategies in Prevention) “Pathophysiology and Prevention Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes”. Fall 2010.

Guest lecturer for HP 200. “Pediatric Obesity, What can we do?”, Spring 2010

Guest lecturer for Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children, Health Disparities and Obesity Prevention in Latinos, Summer 2009

Guest lecturer for HP 200 (Introduction to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention). “Dietary Approaches for Childhood Obesity” Fall 2009

Guest lecturer for Coalition for Community Health, Los Angeles, CA: Dietary Approaches for Obesity Management in Children, Spring 2007

Guest lecturer for Community Hospital Network Program, Los Angeles, CA. Dietary Approaches for Obesity Management in Children, Spring 2006

Guest lecturer for Dietary Approaches for USC - Continuing Medical Education Obesity Seminars, Los Angeles, CA, Obesity Management in Children, Nutritional Approaches for Cancer Prevention, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007