OHSU

Theses & Publications

 Class of 2013 

 

Thesis Projects

 

Class of 2006

 

Whitney (Silverstein) Ellersick, MS, RD

Comparison of Body Composition by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry and Bioelectrical Impedance in Obese Individuals:  A Subanalysis of the Insight Weight Loss Study

Chair, Diane D. Stadler, PhD, RD

 

Clair Stephenson, MS, RD

Impact of a School-Based Nutrition Curriculum on Intake of Dietary Calcium among Adolescents

Chair, Victoria Warren-Mears, PhD, RD

 

Elizabeth Legg, MS, RD

Are Nutritional Beliefs Consistent with the Dietary Practices of Female Endurance Walkers?

Chair, Dorothy Hagan, PhD, RD

 

Class of 2007

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Natalia Bailey, MS, RD

Influence of Food Consistency on Spontaneous Caloric Intake Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Chair, Robert Martindale, MD

 

Stacey (LaVoie) Lamb, MS, RD

Normal Plasma Fatty Acid Concentrations Among Young Children With Phenylketonuria

Chair, Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD

 

Yueh-Han Lin, MS, RD

Vitamin D and Thrombosis

Chair, Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD

 

Class of 2008

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Sherri (Fechter) Hall, MS, RD

The Effects of High-and Low-Carbohydrate Diets on Urinary Calcium Excretion, Bone Turnover Markers, and Bone Quality

Chair, Diane Stadler, PhD, RD

 

Anna Forester, MS, RD

Quercetin and Prostate Cancer: A Case–Control Study

Chair, Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD

 

Erica (Strobl) Van Mieghem, MS, RD

Food Insecurity During Pregnancy and Its Relation to Birth Weight

Chair, Elizabeth Adams, PhD, RD

 

Mary Travis, MS, RD

Food Insecurity and Children With Special Health Care Needs

Chair, Elizabeth Adams, PhD, RD

 

Class of 2009

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Svetlana (Zubkova) Didenco, MS, RD

Normal Plasma Vitamin E Metabolite Concentrations in Pregnant Women and Umbilical Cord Blood Plasma

Chair, Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD

 

Melissa Kumagai, MS, RD

Acute Effect of High-and-Low Carbohydrate Meals on Postprandial Concentrations of Weight Regulation Markers

Chair, Diane Stadler, PhD, RD

 

Krista (Schaefer) Miller, MS, RD

SPARTA Pro: Dietary Protein Intake and Injury Rate Among High School Athletes

Chair, Diane Stadler, PhD, RD

 

Julie Smith, MS, RD

The Postprandial Excursion of Total and Undercarboxylatated Osteocalcin Following Low-versus High-Complex Carbohydrate Meals in the Healthy Weight Adult

Chair, Tracy Ryan-Borchers, PhD, RD

 

Julie (Feifers) McGuire, MS, RD

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Inflammation, and Outcome in Men with and without Prostate Cancer

Chair, Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD

 

Sarah (Bergman) Tesar, MS, RD

Effects of Low-and-High Carbohydrate Meals on Postprandial Concentrations of Circulating Plasma Lipids

Chair, Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD 

 

Class of 2010

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Danielle Podesta, MS, RD

Impact of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet versus a High-Carbohydrate Diet on Fasting Plasma Fatty Acid and Inflammatory Marker Concentrations

Chair, Diane Stadler, PhD, RD

 

Sarah Lowe, MS, RD

Risk of Fasting Induced Hypoketotic Hypoglycemia in Children with CPT1A Deficiency

Chair, Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD

 

Stephanie Miksa, MS, RD

Change in Vitamin D Concentration in Obese Individuals After a 6 Month Weight Loss Intervention of High-versus Low-Carbohydrate Diets

Chair, Diane Stadler, PhD, RD

 

Christine Murphy, MS, RD

Breast Feeding Duration of Oregon African-American Women

Chair, Elizabeth Adams, PhD, RD

 

Annie Behrend, MS, RD

Effects of MCT Supplementation on Exercise Tolerance in Patients with Long-Chain 3-Hydroxy Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (LCHAD) Deficiency

Chair, Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD

  

Class of 2011

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Emily Kennedy, MS, RD

The Effects of High Fructose Meal on Postprandial Substrate Oxidation

Chair, Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD

 

Class of 2012

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Anne Southworth, MS, RD

A Single Session Nutrition Intervention in the Context of a Health Fair Might Positively Influence the Factors that Determine and 
Mediate the Dietary Behaviors of 4th-6th Grade Students 

Chair, Diane Stadler, Ph.D, RD

 

Jessica Peretti, MS, RD

Group Education for Children with Phenylketonuria 

Chair, Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD

 

Tysen Cullen, MS, RD

Association between Body Mass Index and the Development of New Onset Diabetes Mellitus or the Worsening of Pre-existing Diabetes Mellitus in Adults after Kidney Transplantation 

Chair, Maureen McCarthy, MPH, RD

 

Katie Geiger, MS, RD

Serum Vitamin D Among Children with Inherited Metabolic Disorders

Chair, David Koeller, MD

 

Ariela (Brodsky) Nielson, MS, RD

Comparison of Plasma Vitamin E Concentration in Maternal Smokers and Non-Smokers and Matching Umbilical Blood Cord Pairs

Chair, Cynthia McEvoy, MD 

 

Publications

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Normal Plasma Fatty Acid Concentrations Among Young Children With Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Stacey M Lavoie, Cary O Harding, Melanie B Gillingham

Top Clin Nutr. 2009 October; 24(4):333-340

Increased vitamin E intake is associated with higher α-tocopherol concentration in the maternal circulation but higher α-carboxyethyl hydroxychroman concentration in the fetal circulation

Svetlana Didenco, Melanie B Gillingham, Mitzi D Go, Scott W Leonard, Maret G Traber, and Cindy T McEvoy

Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 February; 93(2): 368–373

Impaired fasting tolerance among Alaska native children with a common carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A sequence variant

Melanie B. Gillingham, Matthew Hirschfeld, Sarah Lowe, Dietrich Matern, James Shoemaker, William E. Lambert, David M. Koeller

Mol Genet Metab. 2011 Nov;104(3):261-4

Substrate Oxidation & Cardiac Performance during Exercise in Disorders of Long Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation

Annie M Behrend, Cary O Harding, James D Shoemaker, Dietrich Matern, David J Sahn, Diane L Elliot, and Melanie B Gillingham

Mol Genet Metab. 2012 January; 105(1): 110–115.