Melanie B. Gillingham, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.

  • Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
  • Director, Master's Program, Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, School of Medicine
  • Molecular and Medical Genetics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition, School of Medicine
  • Pediatrics, School of Medicine
  • Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine

Education and training

    • B.F.A., 1990, Texas Christian University
    • B.S., 1990, Texas Christian University
    • M.S., 1992, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
    • Ph.D., 2000, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Fellowship

    • Post-doctoral Fellowship, OHSU Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, 2001-2006
  • Certifications

    • Certificate in Human Investigations, OHSU 2005

Memberships and associations:

  • Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International (GMDI), President 2017-2019
  • Society of Inherited Metabolic Diseases (SIMD), Member, Board of Directors 2013-2016
  • American Society of Nutrition, member
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, member
  • AND Pediatrics Nutrition Practice Group, Research Awards and Chair 2015
  • AND SCAN, member
  • AND Research DPG, member

Areas of interest

  • Fatty acid oxidation, disorders, and essential fatty acids
  • Sports nutrition
  • Insulin resistance
  • Nutritional laboratory assessment
  • Retinopathy of LCHAD deficiency



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