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

  • (503) 494-1682
    • Associate 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

Areas of interest

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


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

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