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Vandyousefi, Sarvenaz

Sarvenaz Vandyousefi

Teaching Assistant
Department of Nutritional Sciences


Davis Lab

s.vandy@utexas.edu


Office Location
PAI 3.24

Postal Address
103 W 24TH ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712

 

Sarvenaz Vandyousefi is a registered dietitian and a Ph.D. candidate in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, currently working under the mentorship of Dr. Jaimie Davis. She has some experience in grants writing and have been awarded two small pilot grants. For the mentioned pilot grants, she developed the surveys, trained UT undergraduate students in data collection procedures, and supervised all data collection.  

She has also served as a wet lab manager on a large NIH funded trial (PI: Davis), which involved creating protocols for blood processing, and supervising and training many students and staff on these procedures, overseeing lab safety, and assisting with anthropometric measurements.  

Below is the list of Sarvenaz Vandyousefi's academic credentials:

  • Registered Dietitian (RD): Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Ph.D. Candidate: Nutritional Sciences

  • M.Sc. in Nutrition and Food Management

  • B.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician 

My research program examines the role of early life infant feeding on child growth, obesity prevalence, and metabolic changes among offspring of mothers with and without gestational diabetes mellitus. In addition, I am interested in examining how dietary related behaviors impact obesity and related metabolic diseases risk in youth. 

 

Publications in Press

  1. Vandyousefi S, Goran MI, Gunderson EP, Khazaee E, Landry, BS MJ, Ghaddar R, Asigbee FM, Davis JN. (2019). Association of Breastfeeding and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus with the Prevalence of Prediabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome in Offspring of Hispanic Mothers. Pediatric Obesity, e12515. doi: 0.1111/ijpo.12515
  2. Vandyousefi S, & Bhargava K. (2017). Formulation and application of cinnamon Oil–Chitosan emulsion coating to increase the internal quality and shelf‐life of shelled eggs. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 41(2), e12859. doi:10.1111/jfpp.12859
  3. Landry MJ, Asigbee FM, Vandyousefi S, Khazaee E, Ghaddar R, Boisseau JB, House BT, Davis JN. Diet quality is an indicator of disease risk factors in Hispanic college freshman. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (In Press).
  4. Davis JN, Asigbee FM, Markowitz AK, Landry MJ, Vandyousefi S, Khazaee E, Ghaddar R, Goran MI. (2018). Consumption of artificial sweetened beverages associated with adiposity and increasing HbA1c in Hispanic youth. Clinical Obesity, 8(4):236-243. doi: 10.1111/cob.12260.
  5. Landry MJ, Khazaee E, Markowitz AK, Vandyousefi S, Ghaddar R, Pilles K, Asigbee FM, Gatto NM, Davis JN. (2018). Impact of food security on glycemic control among low-income primarily Hispanic/Latino children in Los Angeles, California: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, doi: 10.1080/19320248.2018.1491367
  6. Deyhim F, Foroudi S, Potter AS, Deyhim N, Vandyousefi S, Faraji B, Stamatikos A, Patil BS. (2018). Grapefruit juice: Potential functional drink for improved antioxidant capacity in adults. International Journal of Food and Nutritional Science, 4(2), 1-5. doi: 10.15436/2377-0619.17.1285

PublicationsUnder Review 

  1. Vandyousefi S, Whaley SE, Asigbee FM, Landry MJ, Ghaddar R, Davis JN. (2019).Association of exclusive breastfeeding and sugar-sweetened beverages with obesity prevalence in predominantly Hispanic offspring born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus. Pediatric Obesity. 
  2. Landry MJ, van den Berg AE, Asigbee FM, Markowitz AK, Khazaee E, Vandyousefi S, Davis JN. Comparison of child versus parent perceptions of child-level food security in a Hispanic cohort. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 
  3. Deyhim F, Strong K, Deyhim N, Vandyousefi S, Stamatikos A, Faraji B. Vitamin C reverses bone loss in an osteopenic rat model of osteoporosis, International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research

 

 

  • Vandyousefi S (2018). Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition Award in Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition Topical Area (2nd place winner). American Society for Nutrition. Nutrition 2018. Boston, MA. (Received)
  • Vandyousefi S (2018). The Nutritional Sciences Retreat Poster Competition 2018 (2nd place winner). University of Texas at Austin. (Received)
  • Vandyousefi S, Davis JN. (2017). The impact of early life infant feeding on obesity prevalence and metabolic changes among offspring of Hispanic mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Received)
  • Vandyousefi S, Davis JN. (2016). Austin School Gardens: Assessing the landscape of gardening schools around Austin”. The City of Austin, Office of Sustainability. (Received)
  • Vandyousefi S, Bhargava K (2014). Formulation and application of cinnamon oil–chitosan emulsion coating to increase the internal quality and shelf‐life of shelled eggs. Research, Creative & Scholarly Activities (RCSA) Grant. The University of Central Oklahoma. (Received)

 

Oral Presentations

  • Oral Presentation. The Impact of Breastfeeding and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Offspring of Hispanic Mothers. Nutrition 2018 Conference. American Society for Nutrition. Boston, MI.                                                                                                                          06/2018
  • Guest speaker. The Impact of Breastfeeding and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Children. Pediatric and Neonatal Dietitians of Austin Fall Symposium 2018. Austin, TX.                                                                                                                                         10/2018
  • Guest speaker. Austin School Gardens: Assessing the Landscape of Gardening Schools around Austin. Austin Registered Dietitians Alliance Wellness Symposium 2018.                                                     02/2018
  • Guest speaker, Food and Culture in the Middle East. UT- Austin, TX.                      10/2015, 2016, 2017, 2018                             
  • Guest speaker, Diseases and Deficiencies in Iran. UT- Austin, TX.                                                        12/ 2017                                            
  • Guest speaker, Austin School Gardens: Assessing the Landscape of Gardening Schools around Austin.      UT-Austin                                                                                                                                  10/2016 & 11/2016                                                 

Poster Presentations

  1. Vandyousefi S, Markowitz AK, Landry MJ, Asigbee FM, Khazaee E, Ghaddar R, Davis JN. (2019). Cooking and Gardening Behaviors, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy and Improvements in Dietary Intake in Hispanic Youth. SBM 2019. The Society of Behavioral Medicine. Washington, D.C.
  2. Vandyousefi S, Khazaee E, Landry MJ, Ghaddar R, Asigee FM, Davis JN. (2018). The Impact of Breastfeeding and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Offspring of Hispanic Mothers. Nutrition 2018. American Society for Nutrition. Boston, MI.
  3. Davis JN, Markowitz AM, Landry MJ, Khazaee E, Vandyousefi S, Ghaddar R, Asigbee FM. (2018). Dietary Carotenoid Intake Correlates with Skin Carotenoids. The Obesity Society conference. Nashville, TN.
  4. Davis JN, Markowitz AM, Khazaee E, Vandyousefi S, Ghaddar R, Asigbee FM, Landry MJ. (2018). Nutrient-rich vegetable intake correlates with skin carotenoid levels. American Public Health Association conference. San Diego, CA.
  5. Ghaddar R, Landry MJ, Khazaee E, Vandyousefi S, Boisseau JB, Asigbee FM, Davis JN. (2018). Socioeconomic Determinants of Fasting Plasma Glucose and Prediabetes in Low-Income Hispanic Children. The Obesity Society conference. Nashville, TN.
  6. Landry MJ, Evans A, Asigbee FM, Khazaee E, Vandyousefi S, Davis JN. (2018). Comparison of Child versus Parent Perceptions of Child-Level Food Security in a Hispanic Cohort. The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity conference. Hong Kong, China.
  7. Landry MJ, Asigbee FM, Khazaee E, Vandyousefi S, Ghaddar R, Davis JN. (2018). Comparison of Diet Quality in Low-Income Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Children. Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Washington, DC.
  8. Landry MJ, Asigbee FM, Khazaee E, Vandyousefi S, Ghaddar R, Davis JN. (2018). National School Lunch Program Associated with Higher Dietary Quality. Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Washington, DC.
  9. Landry MJ, Khazaee E, Markowitz AK, Vandyousefi S, Ghaddar R, Asigbee FM, Davis JN. (2017). Validity and Reliability of a Fruit and Vegetable Screener in Hispanic, Elementary School Children. Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Chicago, IL. 
  10. Asigbee FM, Bartholomew JB, Jowers EM, Golaszewski NM, Errisuriz VL, Ghaddar R, Hoover A, Landry MJ, Khazaee E, Vandyousefi S, Johnson LP, Davis JN. (2018). The Association Between School Gardens and Physical Activity: A Way to Increase Kids Physical Activity. American Public Health Association conference. San Diego, CA.
  11. Vandyousefi S, Khazaee E, Landry MJ, Ghaddar R, Asigee FM, Davis JN. (2017). The Impact of Early Life Infant Feeding on Obesity Prevalence and Metabolic Changes among Offspring of Hispanic Mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Nutritional Sciences Retreat Poster Competition. The University of Texas at Austin.
  12. Vandyousefi S & Davis JN.(2016). Gardening Programs at Schools of Austin: Barriers and Success Strategies. Nutritional Sciences Retreat Poster Competition. The University of Texas at Austin, TX. 
  13. Vandyousefi S, Bhargava K, Kotturi H, Khadka P, Park A, Daugherty Y, Chooback L. (2014). Formulation, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Efficacy of Cinnamon Oil Emulsion Against Staphylococcus Aureus. Proceedings of Oklahoma Research Day 2014, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.

 

 

Statistics Courses Completed:

  • Applied Hierarchical Linear Modeling
  • Time Series Forecasting and Modeling 
  • Power Analysis for Proposal Writing
  • Questionnaire Design and Survey Analysis
  • Introduction to Stata
  • Data Analysis Using SAS
  • Correlation/Regression Methods 
  • Fundamental of Statistics
  • Statistical Methods 2-SAS

 

Teaching:

  • Teaching Assistant, Nutrition Through Life Cycle, UT- Austin, TX
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Nutritional Science, UT- Austin, TX
  • Teaching Assistant, Medical Nutrition Therapy I, UT- Austin, TX
  • Teaching Assistant, Medical Nutrition Therapy II, UT- Austin, TX                          
  • Teaching Assistant, Fundamentals of Nutrition, UT- Austin, TX
  • Teaching Assistant, Introductory Food Science, UT- Austin, TX
  • Teaching Assistant, Food Science and Laboratory, UCO, Edmond, OK