Profiles in "Obesity" Expertise Area

  • Gabriel Shaibi's research examines obesity-related health in high-risk and vulnerable populations with an emphasis on understanding and preventing cardiometabolic diseases.
  • Luecken is a member of the clinical and developmental psychology faculty. Her research interests include women's health and the impact of early life adversity on mental and physical health.
  • Sweazea is a physiologist who specializes in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Katsanos is an exercise physiologist studying metabolic responses in humans. His laboratory utilizes stable isotope tracer and molecular biology techniques to understand muscle protein and fat metabolism in obesity.
  • Arlene Fernandez, M.A. has a background in Health Psychology and over 10 years of experience in health research. She oversees multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 projects.
  • Johnston is an expert in vitamin C metabolism, the medicinal use of vinegar, high protein diets, and vegetarian nutrition. She is also the associate dean for faculty success in the College of Health Solutions.
  • Dr. Hruschka studies culture change and the relationship between culture and behavior. His two main research questions focus on how we stay healthy in diverse social environments and how humans cooperate.
  • Swan has been at ASU for 27 years. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a fellow of the The Obesity Society. She studies the physiological effects of exercise on obesity and chronic disease.
  • Allison Williams, MSW, PMP is a Program Manager of Research in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She has managed NIH funded trials since 2009.
  • Glenn Gaesser is a professor of Exercise Physiology in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Gaesser’s research focuses on the effects of exercise and diet on cardiovascular fitness and health.