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Graduate Student Research

Thesis/Directed Project Posters

Medical Nutrition

Cynthia Banuelos (PDF), Medical professional perspectives on nutrition care for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Katie Cheng (PDF), An exploration of parent and medical professional perceptions on the role of registered dietitian nutritionists providing nutrition care to children with autism spectrum disorder.

Amy James (PDF), The impact of sleep restriction on subjective sensations of appetite and food cravings: A quantitative study in healthy men.

Kaylee Brimm, Exploration of the attitudes and beliefs of mental health professional in regards to nutrition and depression, Video: Kaylee Brimm Thesis Presentation 

Robin Hensch, A guidebook: Using the nutrition facts label to promote healthy food choices for pregnant women at risk for gestational diabetes, Video: Robin Hensch Thesis Presentation

Gabby Zeagler, Evaluating mental health indicators, perceived stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms and their relationship with emotional eating scores among Latina and African American girls, Video: Gabby Zeagler Thesis Presentation  

Candace Gonzalez (PDF), Thesis: The relationship between dietary intake of magnesium, fiber, and fluid intake and constipation using NHANES data

Kelly Sloan (PDF), Directed Project: A guide for nutrition and health professionals to improve their ability to identify and use credible, science-based resources on the internet

Sports Nutrition

Sarah Domino (PDF), Examining pathways to low energy availability in high school athletes.

Lani Rausa (PDF), Athletes’ selection of nutrition goals in relation to gender, dietary behaviors, and risk of energy deficiency.

Meghan Arita (PDF), Development of infographics to improve adolescent runners' energy availability, health, and performance.

Elika Imandel, Dietary intake behavior and bone mass in male collegiate runners according to disordered eating status, Video link: Elika Imandel Thesis Presentation

Marco Aguirre, Dietary patterns and nutrition intake among elite adolescent and young adult soccer athletes, Video link: Marco Aguirre Thesis Presentation

Christina Belarde, Evaluating the concurrent validity of a web-based Nutrition Screening Survey among preadolescent student athletes, Video link: Christina Belarde Thesis Presentation

Gabrielle Teitelbaum, The average macronutrient composition and calorie content of fueling station snack selections of NCAA Division I athletes, Video link: Gabrielle Teitelbaum Thesis Presentation

Alyssa Quintanilla, An evaluation of nutrition knowledge among NCAA collegiate athletes, Video link: Alyssa Quintanilla Thesis Presentation

Nicole Alai (PDF), Development of a sport-specific curriculum addressing self-efficacy to optimize carbohydrate and calorie intake among male and female high school cross-country runners

Caroline Olson (PDF), Evaluating the concurrent validity of a novel-based survey to detect nutritional risk among elite collegiate endurance runners

Francis Dizon (PDF), Treatment and return to play of three runners with bone stress injury and/or other traits of a male-version of the Female Athlete Triad: A case series

Allison Yoshinaga (PDF), Snacking in youth sports

Casey Bautista (PDF), Thesis: An evaluation of the “Run Fueled” nutrition education application: Component use among collegiate endurance runners

Community Nutrition

Christina Nice, A prospective examination of freshman weight change during the first semester of college, Video link: Christina Nice Thesis Presentation

Natt Aram, Guidelines and recipes to promote optimal brain development in low-income children from the time of gestation to three years of age, Video link: Natt Aram Directed Project Presentation

Ashley Priest, Development of a nutrition education workbook for local, regional, and over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers, Video link: Ashley Priest Directed Project Presentation

Alycen Parsons, A nutrition counseling guide to address body image and body function among adolescents with eating disorders. Video link: Alycen Parsons Directed Project Presentation

Trisha Naresh (PDF), Development of infographic to support breastfeeding in African American women.

Shanna Hie, Analysis of a pilot study of a Culinary Medicine course for community health workers, Video link: Shannie Hie Thesis Presentation

KC Chung, A social media guide to nutrition messaging for young adult audiences: A directed project, Video link: KC Chung Directed Project Presentation

Rachel McGowan, Nutrition education curriculum teaching new parents about complementary foods with traditional and online environments, Video link: Rachel McGowan Thesis Presentation

Kelly Smallwood, Parental values, strategies, and percieved barriers during the introduction of solid foods: A qualitative study, Video link: Kelly Smallwood Thesis Presentation

Grace Aguirre (PDF), Exploring the relationship between online media exposure and cooking self-efficacy, skills and behavior among college students.

Lauren Cook (PDF), Comparing teacher and parent evaluations of a backpack program to reduce food insecurity.

Sarah Fortunato (PDF), Facilitators and barriers to farmers' market use for WIC clients.

Taylor Towne (PDF), Does knowledge and/or use of MyPlate correlate to better diet quality? 

James Childers (PDF), Evaluating parental opinions of healthy snack guidelines for youth soccer.

Christine Gilbert (PDF), Factors associated with dietetic interns’ knowledge of sodium and the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).

Audrianna Atencio (PDF), Effectiveness of nutrition education sessions to increase non-nutrition graduate students’ level of nutrition knowledge and confidence in giving nutrition advice.

Caitlin Peterson (PDF), Qualitative evaluation of an after-school youth leadership program based on the perceptions of the program participants.

Stephanie Detoya (PDF), Canned food choices of college students using NuVal nutrient profiling system.

Caitlin Woglom (PDF), An analysis of the perceived and objective diet quality of young adults in the United States.

Food Science

Jelena Etemovic, A cookbook for individuals with Parkinson's Disease with emphasis on antioxidant and omega-3 fatty acids, Video link: Jelena Etemovic Directed Project Presentation

Hannah Gross, Chemopreventative potential of plant-based extracts coffee (coffea) and mauby (Colubrina Arborescens) using the Global Antioxidant Response (GAR) method via in vitro simulated digestion, Video link: Hannah Gross Thesis Presentation 

Chathuranga Magammana (PDF), A comparison of the polyphenolic and antioxidant properties of cold versus hot brew black tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceae).

Jessica Fey (PDF), Qualitative analysis of bioactive compounds (Saponins) in Mauby tree bark (Colunbrina arborescens).

Jenny Nguyen (PDF), Thesis: Product development considerations of flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) supplementation for the aging population: A pilot study.

 

Published Work From Graduates

Medical Nutrition

Garcia, G., Gray, V. B., Moore, D. (2019). Eating disorder risk among student veterans in a southern California universityJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 119(9), A-27. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2019, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Philadelphia, PA.

Goh, V., LaRose, M., Gray, V., Wang, L., Hill, M. (2018). The relationship between dietary fat and cognitive status in older adults. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 118(9), A-74. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2018, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington, D. C.

Goh, V., Petersen, S., Gray, V., Barrack, M., Wiss, D., Wang, L. (2018). Eating disorder risk evaluation for males in substance abuse recovery. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 118(9), A-28. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2018, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington, D. C. 

Chamberlain, A., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S., Gray, V. B., Reiboldt, W., Peterson, C., & Spruijt-Metz, D. (2018). Academic-related factors and emotional eating in adolescents. Journal of School Health. 88(7), 493-499.

Zolfaghari, S., Wang, L., Gray, V. B., Roy, R., Goh, V.* (2017). Hormonal birth control, vitamins, and depression: Examining the intakes of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 in oral contraceptive users. California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference 2017, Sacramento, CA

Adams, E., Genter, P., Gray, V. B., Ipp, E. (abstract). (2016). The effect of glucose on glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion in Hispanic adults with type two diabetes mellitus, impaired glucose tolerance, or normal glucose tolerance. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(9), A-95. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2016, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Boston, MA.

Dizon, F., Wang, L., Parsons, P., Gray, V. B., Reiboldt, W. (abstract). (2016). Impact of modified dietary education combined with high energy/protein meals during hemodialysis treatment on protein and phosphorus intake and nutritional status in hypoalbuminemic hemodialysis patients. Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA.

Frank, G., McOsker, S., Beaudoin, J. & Gerl, R. (2016). Development of a healthy eating guide book for patients after roux-en-y gastric bypass. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(9), A-75. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2016, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Boston, MA.

Mahood K., Wang, L., McMicken, B., Rock, C. (2016). Wine tasting with isolated congenital aglossia: Wine taste perception in a sommelier and naïve wine tasters with and without a tongue. Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA.

Moore, K., Gray, V. B., Parker, E., Wiss, D. (abstract). (2016). Hands-on nutrition and culinary intervention within a substance use disorder residential treatment facility. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(9), A-20. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2016, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Boston, MA. 

Nguyen, J., Wang, L., Frietas, T., Parker, E., Reiboldt, R. (2016). The relationship between EPA, DHA, and total polyunsaturated fat intake and adult depression: 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA.

Rafferty, A., Wang, L., Parsons, P., Gray, V. B., Reiboldt, W. (abstract). (2016). Effect of dietary education and high energy/protein meals on lean body mass during hemodialysis treatment in hypoalbuminemic hemodialysis patients. Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA.

Roberts, K., Wang, L., Gonitzke, D., Reiboldt, W. (2016). Intakes of selenium and calcium are inversely correlated with incidence of colorectal cancer: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2014. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(9), A-55. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2016, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Boston, MA.

Valent, F., Wang, L., McMicken, B., Rock, C. (2016). Taste testing in a pediatric case of congenital aglossia. Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA.

Zolfaghari, S., Wang, L., Gray, V. B., Roy, R. (abstract). (2016). The relationship between folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 intakes and depression in women who use hormonal oral contraceptives: 2003–2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA.

McMicken B. L., Von Berg, S., Wang, L., Kunihiro, A., Vento-Wilson, M., & Rogers, K. (2015). Speech and swallow kinematics of a person with congenital aglossia. Anatomy & Physiology, 5 (1), 1-6.

Kunihiro, A., Wang, L., Reiboldt, W., Devine, W. (2014). The relationship between dietary ω-3 and ω-6 intake and colorectal cancer. FASEB J.28 (1_ supplement): LB350, Experimental Biology 2014, San Diego, CA.

McMicken, B., Kunihiro, A., Wang, L., Rogers, K. (2014). Language remediation in a case of Wernicke’s Aphasia post herpes simplex virus Type 1 encephalitis. J Clin Case Rep 4: 441. doi:10.4172/2165–7920.1000441

McMicken, B., Kunihiro, A., Wang, L., Salles, F., Bezerra, P.C., Rogers, K. (2014). Randomized testing of taste discrimination in a case of congenital aglossia. J Oral Biol Craniofac Res doi: 10.1016/j.jobcr.2014.08.001

McMicken, B., Kunihiro, A., Wang, L., Von Berg, S., Rogers, K. (2014). Electropalatography in a case of Congenital Aglossia. Commun Disord, Deaf Stud Hearing Aids, 2: 113. doi:10.4172/jcdsha.1000113

 

Sports Nutrition

Wood, K. L., Barrack, M T., Gray, V. B, Cotter, J.A., Van Loan, M. D., Rauh, M. J., McGowan, R. Nichols, J. F. (2021). Cognitive dietary restraint score is associated with lower energy, carbohydrate, fat, and grain intake among female adolescent endurance runners. Eating Behaviors, 40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2020.101460

Osterman, S., Gray, V. B., Loy, M., Coffey, A., Smallwood, K, Barrack, M. (2020). Prioritized dietary supplement information needs of 307 NCAA division I student athletes. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2020.01.007

Yoshinaga, A., Gray, V. B., Barrack, M., Blaine, R. E., Smallwood, K. (2020). Team snacks in youth basketball: Which factors influence parent snack selection? FCSRJ, 48(3):276–288

Ibrahim, A., Barrack, M.T., Fredericson, M., Cotter, J.A., Blaine, R.E., Nattiv, A. (2019) Prevalence and frequency of supplement use and sports foods: A comparison between collegiate and high school endurance runners [Presented at the 2019 Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Costa Mesa, CA]

Wood, K.L., Gray, V.B., Cotter, J.A., Van Loan, M.D., Rauh, M.J., Nichols, J.F., Barrack, M.T. (2019) Cognitive dietary restraint predicts energy, macronutrient, and food group intake in female adolescent endurance unners. [Presented at the 2019 Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Costa Mesa, CA] 

Yoshinaga, A., Gray, V. B., Barrack, M., Blaine, R. (2019). Snacking in youth sports. California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference 2019, Pomona, CA.

Alai, N., Barrack, M.T., Gray, V. Development of a sport-specific curriculum addressing self-efficacy to optimize carbohydrate and calorie intake among male and female high school cross-country runners. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2017, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.

Coffey, A., Gray, V., Alai, N., Barrack, M.T. Implementation of a nutrition education curriculum to optimize carbohydrate and energy intake among male and female adolescent distance runners [Presented at the 2017 Southwest American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Long Beach, CA]

Osterman, S., Barrack., M., Gray, V. B., Coffey, A. (2017). A qualitative and quantitative evaluation of dietary supplement topics prioritized by collegiate athletes. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2017, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.

Sassone, J., Muster, M., Barrack, M.T. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of high-risk supplement use among collegiate athletes. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Submitted for review October 2016, in revision.

Community Nutrition

Gray, V. B., Jung, Y., Pattnaik, J., Dayne, N. Domino, S., Adel, H. (2021). Parenting and snacks: A mixed methods study to guide intervention development. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Poster presentation delivered at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, August 2021.

Hensch, R., Frank, G., Rock, C., Devine, W. A Guidebook: Using the Nutrition Facts Label to Promote Healthy Food Choices for Pregnant Women at Risk for Gestational Diabetes. California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference (Accepted in 2020; presented at virtual CAND conference in 2021 due to COVID-19).

Smallwood, K., McGowan, R., Chiong, R., Gawel, I., Blaine, R. E., Roy, R., Gray, V. B. Parental Values, Strategies, and Perceived Barriers During the Introduction of Solid Foods: A Qualitative Study. California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference (Accepted in 2020; presented at virtual CAND conference in 2021 due to COVID-19.

Minkow, S., Gray, V. B., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S., Reiboldt, W., Gonitzke, D., Childers, J. (2020). Cooking attitudes, behaviors, and self-efficacy in relation to fruit and vegetable intake among young adults. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. (accepted)

Woglom, C., Gray, V. B., Wang, L, Hill, M. (2020). Significant relationships exist between perceived and objective and diet quality in young adults. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120(1):103-110. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2019.06.002

Towne, T., Gray, V. B., Hill, M., Wang, L. (2019). Does knowledge and/or use of MyPlate correlate to better diet quality? California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference 2019, Pomona, CA.

Khouraki, N., Gray, V. B., Frank, G., Khalil, K. (2017). The impact of key demographic factors on Arab American perceptions of obesity and health. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2017, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.

Minkow, S., Gray, V. B., Gonitzke, D., Reiboldt, W. (2017). Cooking attitudes, behaviors, and self-efficacy in relation to fruit and vegetable intake among young adults. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2017, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.

Atencio, A., Frank, G., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S., Bird, M., Gatdula, N., & Bonilla, E. (2016). Association of nutrition knowledge and use of nutrition guidelines by Latino mothers young children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(9), A-27. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2016, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Boston, MA.

Frank, G., & Teo, Y. Evaluation of entry-level dietitians’ competency after graduation from California State University Long Beach Dietetic Internship (CSULB DI). (2016). Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(9), A-50. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition 2016, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Boston, MA.

Lord, V., Reiboldt, W., Gonitzke, D., Parker, E., and Peterson, C. (2016). Experiences of recovery in binge-eating disorder: A qualitative approach using online message boards. Eating and Weight Disorders, published online October 31, 2016.

Ajine, S., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S., Rios-Ellis, B., & and Frank, G. (2015). Availability of fruit, vegetable, and physical activity options in the Latino Home Environment. California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference 2015, Riverside, CA.

Atencio, A., Frank, G. C., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S. T., Bird, M., Gatdula, N., & Bonilla, E. (2015). Assessing the correlation between nutrition knowledge and the use of nutrition guidelines. Poster presented at the 2016 5th Annual Latino Health Equity Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Gonzalez, C., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S. T., Frank, G. C., Bird, M., Gatdula, N., & Bonilla, E. (2015). Parental intentions are associated with child dietary intake in Latino families. Poster presented at the 2016 5th Annual Latino Health Equity Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Gray, V. B., Gustin, L., Smith, K, & Jensen, L. (2015). Validating the made-from-scratch vs. traditional style approach for improving the nutritional quality of Heart Start menus. Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition. doi: 10.1177/1941406415611475

Ajine, S., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S. T., Rios-Ellis, B., & Frank, G. C. (2013). Availability of fruit, vegetable, and physical activity options in the Latino home environment. Poster presented at the 2013 National Conference on Health Disparities, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and the 2014 Latino Health Equity Conference, Nuestra Cultura es Nuestra Riqueza: Integrating Cultural Capital into Latino Health Research, Long Beach, CA.

Frank, G.C., Beaudoin, J., Rascon, M., & Rios-Ellis, B. (2013). Development of a culturally-relevant nutrition promotion course for Latinos. Journal of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 105(1):10–17.

Parker, E.C., Lee, J., and Reiboldt, W. (2013). Responses of youth with diabetes and their parents to the youth eating perceptions survey: What helps kids with diabetes eat better? Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition, 5(3), 141–153.

Ek, L., & Frank, G.C. (2009). Unintended consequences of simple messages – helping new RDs achieve balance. Women’s Health Report, 5-7.

Frank, G.C., Avila, V., Detoya, S. (2016). Simplifying education to improve healthy food purchases of Latina women. Adelante.

Food Science

Magammana, C., Rock, C., Gray, V., Wang, L. (2019). A Comparison of the polyphenolic and free radical scavenging activity of cold brew versus hot brew black tea (camellia sinensis, theaceae). Journal of Food Research, 8(3). Doi: 10.5539/jfr.v8n3p35

Nguyen, J., Rock, C. R., Gray, V. B., Claver, M., Costa, C. (2019). Product development considerations of flaxseed supplementation for the aging populations: A pilot study. Journal of Food Research, 8(3). doi: 10.5539/jfr.v8n3p42

Chakalian, M., Rock, C. R, Costa, C., Gray, V. B., Salcido, E., Liu, Y., Marquez, S. (abstract). (2016). Consumer acceptability of a “sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) ginger (Zingiber officinale) crisp” prototype rich in dietary chemopreventative compounds and natural sugars in a whole food matrix. Institute of Food Technology Annual Meeting 2016, Chicago, IL.