Positions

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Nutrition
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Biostatistician
RRO Office, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

BS from University of Warwick
Psychology and Philosophy
MS from Kings College London
Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry
PhD from Kings College London
Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Statistical Genetics, Epidemiology, Nutrition

Honors & Awards

Conference Award Finalist
Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research
2nd place
1st Place
1st Place
2nd place
1st Place
Young Investigator Award Finalist
Young Investigator Award
Best paper winner
Our paper "Cognitive performance and BMI: shared genetics between BMI and reaction time, but not response inhibition, across childhood" was selected as one of 6 winning entries to the society's annual conference and featured in a special symposium.
Associate Faculty Member F1000 Prime
Appointed an Associate Faculty Member of the Faculty of 1000 http://f1000.com/
Mark Bieber Award for Excellence in Nutrition Research

Selected Publications

Memberships

American Heart Association
Behavior Genetics Association

Funding

Early Genetic and Environmental Influences on Adiposity:The Baylor Infant Twin (BITS) Study
Grant funding from USDA
Role: PI
Hummus for Health: Dietary Quality and Gut Microbiota in Toddlers
Grant funding from Sabra Dipping Company
Role: Co-PI
ROLE OF PUFA-GENE INTERACTIONS IN HEALTH DISPARITIES
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health
Role: Subcontract PI
Ethnic Differences in Lipoprotein Risk Factors
- #14BGIA18740011
Grant funding from American Heart Association
Role: PI
Overcoming Obstacles in Epigenetic Analysis of Human Twins
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health
Role: Co-PI
Novel Multimodal Postoperative Arrhythmia Detection Tool in Children with Congenital Heart Disease
Grant funding from Baylor College of Medicine Pilot Awards
Role: Biostatistician
Evaluation of an Educational Intervention to Improve Early Detection of Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders Among Front-Line Health Workers in Botswana
Baylor College of Medicine Pilot Award
Role: Biostatistician
Associations between blood fatty acids and sleep duration: a pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies
International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America
Role: Biostatistician
Impact of the gut microbiome and diet on change in insulin homeostasis and cardiometabolic risk
National Institutes of Health
Role: Subcontract PI
Genetics at the interface of lipid and glycemic traits
National Institutes of Health
Role: Co-investigator