Kathryn Chiang

MPH Candidate

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Kathryn Chiang is a graduate student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior pursuing the interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Obesity and Weight Management. Currently, she is a graduate teaching assistant for the undergraduate courses for Research Design and Methods in Health Promotion and a graduate research assistant with Dr. Gay working with Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services related to mountain bike trail development.

As a nutrition scientist, she conducted obesity research in the molecular nutrition lab at Georgia State University. She assisted in the evaluation of the mechanisms of action of Methionine Restriction and Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) on metabolic functioning and investigated the effects of berry consumption on high-fat diet-induced inflammation in obese individuals.

Kathryn pursued a Masters in Public Health to further enrich her passion for nutrition and population health. During her time with the CPH,  she has found herself being fueled by women’s health disparities. She hopes to pursue a future career as a female leader addressing these disparities while focusing on the health benefits of occupational physical activity and community nutrition programs.

Education
  • B.S. in Nutrition Science, Georgia State University, 2020
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In the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, I work as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Christina Proctor and am involved in a research project with Dr. Jennifer Gay and ACC Leisure Services. Outside of academia, I love to be active outside, gardening, running, spend time with my family and puppy, and cooking.

Affiliations

American Society for Nutrition, American Public Health Association

Course Instruction

HPRB 5010

Research Interests

Obesity, Chronic Disease Prevention, Women’s Health Disparities, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, Worksite Wellness, Population Health

Selected Publications

ABSTRACTS:

Perez P, Wanders D, Land H, Chiang K, Najjar RS, Patel R, Knapp D, Pearson K, Chassaing B, Feresin G. Effects of berries on high-fat diet-induced inflammation. American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, May 2020. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341739556_Effects_of_Berries_on_High-Fat_Diet-Induced_Inflammation

Land H, West C, Stern JE, Gettys TW, Perez P, Chiang K, Wanders D. Mechanisms of action of methionine restriction and FGF21. American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, May 2020.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341751994_Mechanisms_of_Action_of_Methionine_Restriction_and_Fibroblast_Growth_Factor_21_FGF21

Wanders D, Perez P, Land H, Chiang K, Najjar RS, Patel R, Knapp D, Pearson K, Chassaing B, Feresin G. Effects of berries on high-fat diet-induced inflammation. 13th Annual Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Day. Auburn, AL, March 2020.

Land H, West C, Stern JE, Gettys TW, Perez P, Chiang K, Wanders D. Mechanisms of action of methionine restriction and FGF21. 13th Annual Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Day. Auburn, AL, March 2020.

Chiang K, Perez P, Land H, Najjar RS, Patel R, Knapp D, Pearson K, Chassaing B, Feresin G, Wanders D. Effects of berries on glucose and lipid metabolism in a mouse model of obesity. 13th Annual Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Day. Auburn, AL, March 2020.PRESENTING AUTHOR. POSTER.

Perez P, Wanders D, Land H, Chiang K, Najjar RS, Patel R, Knapp D, Pearson K, Chassaing B, Feresin G. Effects of berries on high-fat diet-induced inflammation. Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC). April 2020.

Land H, West C, Stern JE, Gettys TW, Perez P, Chiang K, Wanders D. Mechanisms of action of methionine restriction and FGF21. Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC). April 2020.

Chiang K, Perez P, Land H, Najjar RS, Patel R, Knapp D, Pearson K, Chassaing B, Feresin G, Wanders D. Effects of berries on glucose and lipid metabolism in a mouse model of obesity. Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC). April 2020. PRESENTING AUTHOR. POSTER.