Chair: S C A N (Sports, CArdiovascular, Wellness Nutrition)*
* a practice group of the ADA - American Dietetic Association
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Dr. Barkoukis is a registered dietitian who received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining the faculty, she served as corporate nutrition consultant for Fortune 500 companies specializing in wellness and sports nutrition. She was also a clinical research dietitian, and on the faculty of Cleveland State University.
While at Cleveland State, she was the Director of the Nutrition Education and Training Center - a Federally-funded program designed to foster the integration of nutrition education into public (K-12) school curriculums.
Dr. Barkoukis completed advanced training in culinary arts and has taught healthy cooking courses for television audiences as well as professional and community groups. She has conducted research in the areas of insulin resistance and substrate utilization in hepatic cirrhosis, as well as the use of low glycemic dietary interventions to modulate insulin sensitivity.
Dr. Barkoukis is an undergraduate nutrition advisor as well as the current MS in Nutrition Program contact. She also teaches the following courses:
NTRN 342: Food Science;
NTRN 343: Dietary Patterns;
NTRN 364 - Human Nutrition II: Vitamins;
NTRN 388: Nutrition for Sports and Fitness;
NTRN 440 - Nutrition for the Aging and Aged;
NTRN 460 - Sports Nutrition;
In 2001, Dr. Barkoukis was the recipient of the John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching awarded by the CWRU School of Graduate Studies.
Nutritional management of chronic liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis C.
Nutritional issues in the elderly including determination of nutritional status, factors influencing insulin sensitivity, use of the glycemic index to modulate weight and glucose metabolism, sports nutrition and dietary supplementation issues.
Issues of food safety.
Dietary supplement use, abuse, fraud.
Kelly KR, Haus JM, Solomon TP, Patrick-Melin AJ, Cook M, Rocco M, Barkoukis H, Kirwan JP. (2011) A low-glycemic index diet and exercise intervention reduces TNF(alpha) in isolated mononuclear cells of older, obese adults. J Nutr. 2011 Jun; 141(6): 1089-94. Epub 2011 Apr 27. PMID: 21525252 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMID: 21525252 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID: PMC3095140 [Available on 2012/6/1]
Solomon TP, Haus JM, Kelly KR, Cook MD, Filion J, Rocco M, Kashyap SR, Watanabe RM, Barkoukis H, Kirwan JP. (2010) A low-glycemic index diet combined with exercise reduces insulin resistance, postprandial hyperinsulinemia, and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide responses in obese, prediabetic humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Dec; 92(6): 1359-68. Epub 2010 Oct 27. PMID: 20980494 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
Solomon TP, Haus JM, Kelly KR, Cook MD, Riccardi M, Rocco M, Kashyap SR, Barkoukis H, Kirwan JP. (2009) Randomized trial on the effects of a 7-d low-glycemic diet and exercise intervention on insulin resistance in older obese humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Nov; 90(5): 1222-9. Epub 2009 Sep 30. PMID: 19793849 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID: PMC2762157 Free PMC Article
Barkoukis H, Marchetti CM, Nolan B, Sistrun SN, Krishnan RK, Kirwan JP. (2007) A high glycemic meal suppresses the postprandial leptin response in normal healthy adults. Ann Nutr Metab. 2007; 51(6): 512-8. Epub 2007 Dec 10. PMID: 18073462 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Barkoukis H. (2007) Journal of the American Dietetic Association; 107(2): 234-236, 2007.
Steiber A, Barkoukis H. (2006) Individualized Research Experiences in a Dietetic Internship Program. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 21(3): 176, 2006.
Steiber A, Barkoukis H. (2007) Healthy Eating Index Scores in a Nationally Representative Sample of Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. Journal of the American Dietetic Association; 106(8): 6, 2006.
Barkoukis H, Marchetti C, Stetzer B, Gonzalez F, Kirwan J. (2004) VO2 Max and Dietary Carbohydrate Determine the Variance in Insulin Resistance Following Exercise in Obese Elderly. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise; 36(5): 19, 2004.
Kirwan J, Marchetti C, Barkoukis H, Stetzer B, Gonzalez F. (2003) Effects of Exercise and Dietary Glycemic Load on Insulin Resistance in Obese Elderly. The Gerontologist; 43: 430, 2003.
Barkoukis H. (2002) Glycemic Index: A complementary approach to the diabetes exchange diet. NCC Newsletter of The American Dietetic Association; Vol. 5(2): 23, 2002.
Barkoukis H, Fiedler KM, Lerner E. (2002) A combined high-fiber, low-glycemic index diet normalizes glucose tolerance and reduces hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in adults with hepatic cirrhosis. J. Am. Diet. Assoc.; 102: 1503-7, 2002.
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