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Lifestyle Modification: Physical Activity and Nutrition

The lifestyle modification team’s research focuses on the lifestyle, nutrition, and behavioral modifications that impact musculoskeletal health and physical function, specifically in regards to nutrition and mobility. The goals of this research is to better understand how musculoskeletal health and physical function affect the overall health of the population and how chronic diseases impact musculoskeletal health.

Team Leaders

NiCole R. Keith, PhD

NiCole R. Keith, PhD

Professor Tenured/Tenure-Track
Ranjani N. Moorthi, MBBS

Ranjani N. Moorthi, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Faculty Investigators

Keith G. Avin, PhD

Keith G. Avin, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD

Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD

Associate Professor of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry
Andrea Bonetto, PhD

Andrea Bonetto, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Neal X. Chen, MD, PhD

Neal X. Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine
Zhenhui Chen, PhD

Zhenhui Chen, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine
Tien-Min G. Chu, PhD

Tien-Min G. Chu, PhD

Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry
Robyn K. Fuchs, PhD

Robyn K. Fuchs, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Theresa A. Guise, MD

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology
Nilsson Holguin, PHD

Nilsson Holguin, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Jiliang Li, PhD

Jiliang Li, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Khalid S. Mohammad, MD, PhD

Khalid S. Mohammad, MD, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine
Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Fredrick M. Pavalko, PhD

Fredrick M. Pavalko, PhD

Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Uma Sankar, PhD

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Michael Sturek, MS,  PhD

Michael Sturek, MS, PhD

Chair, Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
William R. Thompson, PhD

William R. Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Stephen B. Trippel, MD

Stephen B. Trippel, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Joseph Wallace, PhD

Joseph Wallace, PhD

Associate Professsor, School of Engineering & Technology
Stuart J. Warden, PhD

Stuart J. Warden, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology