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Primary Faculty*


* MTP Trainers

Henri Brunengraber, MD, PhD*
Professor
BRB 922  (BRB 901/909 LAB)
Director - CASE Mouse Metabolic Phenotying Center  ( MMPC )
Director - CASE Metabolism Training Program  ( MTP)
p. (216) 368-6548   •   f. (216) 368-6560   •   Email:  hxb8@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Regulation of the pathways of fatty acid oxidation, ketone body metabolism, citric acid cycle and gluconeogenesis.

Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RD, LD
Associate Professor / Interim Department Chair
SOM • WG 48
p. (216) 368-2441   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  hdb@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Nutritional management of chronic liver diseases, glucose metabolism, sports nutrition and food safety.

David Cavallo, PhD, MPH, RDN
Instructor
SOM • WG 38
p. (216) 368-6627   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  david.cavallo@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Teaching in the public health program.

Lynn Cialdella-Kam, MBA, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Manager:  Coordinated Dietetic Internship/MS Degree Program  (CDI)
SOM • WG 34
p. (216) 368-2075   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  lak99@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Women’s health. Effects of nutrition and exercise in reducing chronic disease risk factors, improving skeletal muscle health, and preventing menstrual dysfunction under situations of stress (i.e., disease, obesity, and heavy exercise training).

Colleen Croniger, PhD
Associate Professor
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research
Director:   Metabolic Core » Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center   (MMPC)
BRB 920
p. (216) 368-4967 (LAB: 4512)   •   f. (216) 368-6560   •   Email:  cmc6@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Metabolic pathways in liver, muscle, adipose and pancreatic tissues. Molecular changes in animal pancreas models (resistant or sensitive to obesity in response to environmental stresses.

Paul Ernsberger, PhD
Associate Professor
BRB 926
p. (216) 368-4738 (LAB: 4724)   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  pre@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Nutrition and cardiovascular diseases; nutrient-drugs interactions; metabolic pharmacology; genetic obesity; lipids in cell signaling.

Stephanie Harris, PhD, RD, LD
Assistant Professor
SOM • WG 48
p. (216) 368-2443   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  stephanie.harris@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Metabolism of calcium levulinate and its conversion to the drug of abuse 4-hydroxypentanoate; Application of metabolomics in the discovery of new metabolites and metabolic pathways.

Mary Beth Kavanagh, MS, RD, LD
Senior Instructor
SOM • WG 48
p. (216) 368-3231   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  mxk109@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Cancer Survivorship, Weight Management and the Practice of Dietetics.

Danny Manor, PhD*
Associate Professor
Departmental Contact:  Doctoral Degree Programs
SOM • Wood RT 600
p. (216) 368-6230 (LAB: 0823)   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  dxm178@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Molecular-level treatment and prevention of cancer.

Isabel Parraga, PhD, RD, LD
Associate Professor
Director:   MS in Public Health Nutrition / Dietetic Internship Program
SOM • WG 38
p. (216) 368-6626   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  imp@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Nutritional anthropology; maternal and child nutrition; public health nutrition; child growth and schistosomiasis.

Michelle Puchowicz, PhD
Associate Professor
Director:   Metabolic Core » Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center   (MMPC)
BRB 924
p. (216) 368-2501 (LAB: 6491)   •   f. (216) 368-6560   •   Email:  map10@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Metabolomics; brain and body energy metabolism; regulation of fatty acid, ketone body and glucose metabolism; mass spectrometry.

Tamara Randall, MS, RDN, LP, CDE
Visiting Instructor
SOM • WG 34
p. (216) 368-6630   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  tlk3@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

James Swain, PhD
Associate Professor
SOM • WG 48
DirectorDidactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
p. (216) 368-8554   •   f. (216) 368-6644   •   Email:  jhs31@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Influence of dietary iron on intestinal tumorigenesis.

Guofang Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor
BRB 921
p. (216) 368-6533 (LAB: 6491)   •   f. (216) 368-6560   •   Email:  gxz35@case.edu
RESEARCH:  New pathway which catabolizes 4-hydroxyacids.

 


Secondary Faculty

Catherine Demko, PhD
Assistant Professor  -  Dentistry  | Case School of Medicine
(216) 368-8804   |   catherine.demko@case.edu

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD
Professor of Pediatrics and Nutrition | CWRU SOM
Neonatal Nutritionist - MetroHealth Medical Center
(216) 778-5902   |   sgrohwargo@metrohealth.org
RESEARCH:  Tolerance of a nutrient-enriched post-discharge formula for preterm infants.

Sanjay Gupta, PhD
Associate Professor -  Urology  |  University Hospitals of Cleveland
(216) 368-6162   |   sanjay.gupta@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Mechanisms of prostate carcinogenesis; treatment / prevention of prostate cancer.

Janos Kerner, PhD
Associate Professor  -  Department of Pharmacology, Case School of Medicine
(216) 368-5358   |   janos.kerner@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation and the regulation of pathway by malonyl-CoA (with special emphasis on the malonyl-CoA sensitive carnitine palmitoyltransferase).

John Kirwan, PhD
Associate Professor  -  Reproductive Biology
Dept. of Medicine MetroHealth Medical Center
Staff, Pathobiology - Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
(216) 778-8848   |   john.kirwan@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Aging; metabolism; endocrinology.

Laura Nagy, PhD*
Professor, Molecular Medicine
Staff, Gastroenterology and Pathobiology
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
(216) 444-4021   |   nagyl3@ccf.org
RESEARCH:  Effects of environmental factors such as diet and drugs on cellular signal transduction mechanisms.

Noa Noy, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology  |  CWRU School of Medicine
(216) 368-0302   |   noa.noy@case.edu
RESEARCH:  Transcriptional regulations by nuclear hormone receptors.

 


Faculty Emeriti

Adela Dolney, MS, RD
Associate Professor Emerita  |  CWRU School of Medicine
adela.dolney@case.edu

Edith Lerner, PhD, LD
Associate Professor Emerita  |  CWRU School of Medicine
exl2@case.edu

Grace Petot, MS
Assistant Professor Emerita  |  CWRU School of Medicine
grace.petot@case.edu

 


Adjunct Faculty

These department members provide students with specialized clinical, research, and/or public health fieldwork experiences.  Their current job position and contact information are listed below.

Victoria Adeleke (RD, LDN)
Wake County Human Services WIC Program - Raleigh, NC
M.P.H. (1992)  University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC

Phillis Allen (RD)
Office of Public Health - Columbia, SC
M.S. (1989)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Janet Anselmo (RD, LD)
Diabetes Self-Management Program - Louis Stokes VA Medical Ctr | Cleveland, OH
M.S. (1988)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Cynthia Bayerl (RD, LDN)
Office of Public Health - Columbia, SC
M.S. (1989)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Jennifer Bier (RD, LD)
Office of Public Health - Columbia, SC
M.S. (1989)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Mark Bindus (RD, LD)
Twinsburg City School District - Twinsburg, OH
B.S. (1993)   University of Akron (OH)

Josephine Anne Cialone (RD)
North Carolina Division of Maternal & Child Health - Raleigh, NC
M.S. (1980)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Rachel Colchamiro (RD, LDN)
Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program - Boston, MA
M.S. (1999)   University of California | Berkeley, CA

Janice Davis (RD, LD)
Western Reserve Area on Aging - Cleveland, OH
M.S. (1986)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Maureen Pisanick (RD, LD)
Hudson City School District - Hudson, OH
B.S.  Case Western Reserve University

Marcy Fenton (RD)
Los Angeles County - Office of AIDS Program & Policy
M.S. (1982)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Denise Ferris (RD)
West Virginia Office of Nutrition Services - Charleston, WV
Ph.D. (1989)  University of Pittsburgh

Karen Fiedler (RD, LD)
Adjunct Associate Professor | CWRU - Cleveland, OH
Ph.D. (1977)  University of Tennessee | Knoxville, TN

Cindy Finohr (RD, LD)
Orange City Schools - Pepper Pike, OH
B.S. (1981)  Kent State University (OH)

Lorna Fuller (RD, LD)
Sodexho Marriott Services, Huron Hospital - Cleveland, OH
M.S. (1995)  Kent State University (OH)

Deborah Gammell (RD, LD)
Cuyahoga County WIC Program - Cleveland, OH
M.S. (1980)   Miami University | Oxford, OH

Diana Garrison (RD, LD)
Regency Hospital - Cleveland, OH
B.S. (2001)   Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI

Brenda Garritson (RD, LD)
Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas, TX
M.S. (1993) Texas Woman's University | Dallas, TX

Martha Halko (RD, LD)
Cuyahoga County Board of Health - Cleveland, OH
M.S. (2000)  University of Akron (OH)

Samia Hamdan (RD)
USDA-Food and Nutrition Service | Chicago, IL
M.P.H. (2003)  Minnesota State | Twin Cities, MN

Brigette Hires (RD, LD)
Ohio Department of Education - Columbus, OH
Ph.D. (2005)  University of Kentucky, TN

Janelle L'Heureux (RD)
AIDS Project - Los Angeles, CA
M.S. (1998)  University of New Haven | West Haven, CT

Karen Horvath (RD, LD)
Southwest General Health Center - Middleburg Heights, OH
B.S. (1986) University of Akron (OH)

Natalia Smolilo (RD, LD)
Mt. Alverna Home, Inc. - Parma, OH
B.S. (1982)  Cincinnati State, OH

Richard Koletsky (MD)
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
M.D. (1975)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Jennifer Kravec (RD, LD)
Cuyahoga County WIC Program - Cleveland, OH
B.S. (1997)  Ohio State University | Columbus, OH

Lois Lenard (RD, LD)
Nutrition and Food Service - Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
B.S. (1974)  Kent State University (OH)

Patricia Liang-Tong (RD, CDE)
The Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems (NHHCS) - Oahu, HI
B.S. (1998)  University of Hawaii | Manoa, HI

Michelle Lundon Fox (RD, LD)
Abbott Nutrition - Cleveland, OH
M.Ed. Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN

Lisa Ogg (RD, LD)
Cuyahoga County WIC Program - Cleveland, OH
B.S. (1996)  Kent State University (OH)

Alison Patrick (RD, LD)
Cuyahoga County Board of Health - Parma, OH
M.P.H. (2006)  Ohio State University

Barbara Pryor (RD, LD)
Ohio Department of Health - Columbus, OH
M.S. (1994)  Ohio State University

Anne Raguso (RD, LD)
Director Dietetic Internship | VA Medical Center - Cleveland, OH
Ph.D. (1985)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Jacqueline Rohr (RD, LD)
Parma City School Disctrict - Parma, OH
B.S.   Case Western Reserve University

Anna Rostafinski (RD, LD)
Cuyahoga County WIC Program - Cleveland, OH
M.S. (1988)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Maryanne Salsbury (RD, LD)
Cuyahoga County WIC Program - Cleveland, OH
B.S.  Seton Hill College - Greensburg, PA

Joanne Samuels (RD, LD)
Solon City School District - Solon, OH
B.S. (1992)  SUNY (State University of New York)

Sharon Sass (RD)
Arizona Department of Health Services - Phoenix, AZ
B.S. (1975)  University of Nebraska

Barbara Sipe (RD, LD)
Summit County Health District WIC Program - Stow, OH
M.A. (1979)  Kent State University (OH)

Gil Sisneros
California Department of Health Services - Sacramento, CA
M.P.H. (1990) California State University

Donna Skoda (RD, LD)
Summit County General Health District - Stow, OH
M.S. (1980)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Mary Kay Solera (CHES)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Atlanta, GA
M.S. (1988)  Whitworth - Spokane, WA

Laura Elizabeth Spinks (RD, LD)
Berea City Schools - Berea, OH
M.S. (1976) Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

Ann Stahlheber (RD, LD, CSN)
Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Cleveland, OH
M.A. (2004)  Simmons College, Boston, MA

Denise Tabar (RD, LD)
Olmsted Falls City School District | Olmsted Falls, OH
M.S. (1982)  Kent State University

Alicia Thomas (RD, LD)
Center for Clinical Investigation, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
M.S. (1997)  University of Akron

Felicia Vatakis (MS, RD, LD)
Program Director
Nutrition Services, UH Case Medical Center - Cleveland, OH

Sarah Walden (RD, LD)
DaVita Hilliard Dialysis - Rocky River, OH
M.S. (2002)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Karen Y. Warman (RD)
General Clinical Research Center, UH Case Medical Center - Cleveland, OH
M.S. (1979)   Texas Woman's University

Diane Ohama Yates (RD, LD)
Medical Nutritional Representative (Ross Products Division)
Abbott Laboratories - Cleveland, OH
B.S. (1978)  Hawaii

Wendy Youmans, RD. LD
DaVita Dialysis - Cleveland, OH
M.S. (1996)  Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

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