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Topic: Obesity

Peter Mancuso Peter Mancuso, PhD

Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Phone: (734) 615-5158 E-mail: pmancuso@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Brings expertise in physiology and immunology to study the effects of environmental factors (such as nutrition and airborne particulates) on the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory diseases and host defense against bacterial pneumonia.
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia, malnutrition/starvation, pulmonary inflammation, leptin, macrophage biology, and eicosanoid (leukotrienes and prostaglandins) biology are main research areas.
  • Recognizes role of malnutrition and starvation as causes of immune suppression in the elderly and individuals with chronic illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema.
  • Previous to his academic appointments, he was employed as a food scientist in research and development in the food industry.

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SPH Faculty Experts for Obesity

Andrew JonesAndrew Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: 734-647-1881 E-mail: jonesand@umich.edu

  • Can discuss food safety, security, and policy as well as food systems.     MORE

Peter MancusoPeter Mancuso, PhD

Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: (734) 615-5158 E-mail: pmancuso@umich.edu

  • Brings expertise in physiology and immunology to study the effects of environmental factors (such as nutrition and airborne particulates) on the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory diseases and host defense against bacterial pneumonia.      MORE

Kendrin SonnevilleKendrin Sonneville, Sc.D., R.D.

Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: (734) 763-8789 E-mail: kendrins@umich.edu

  • Focuses on the prevention of eating disorders     MORE

Julia WolfsonJulia Wolfson, PhD, MPP

Assistant Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: 734-764-6036 E-mail: jwolfson@umich.edu

  • Mixed-methods health policy researcher whose work focuses on health and social policies and programs related to food and beverage choices, diet quality, and obesity and diet-related disease prevention     MORE

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