B.A. (1974) Williams
Ph.D. (1980) University of Georgia
Current research areas relate to biochemical
and physiological aspects of human nutrition and milk.
Specific interests include: Mammary gland
biology and lactation; Milk composition, chemistry and functional
properties; Mineral and vitamin nutrition and metabolism;
Food allergy; Epithelial transport; Regulatory biology;
Nutrition education; Diabetes and obesity; Glycemic index
Recent projects have developed methods to
fortify low-fat foods with fat-soluble vitamins, measured
interaction of water soluble forms of calcium and vitamin
D on bone, investigated cultural and dietary factors related
to type-2 diabetes and control of blood glucose, and developed
internet resources for nutrition courses and diet analysis.