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Translational Research Institute

Translational Research Institute

Our Team

Anna Casu

Anna Casu, MD

Associate Investigator

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Paul M. Coen

Paul M. Coen, PhD

Associate Investigator at the Translational Research Institute

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Karen D. Corbin

Karen D. Corbin, PhD, RD

Investigator at the Translational Research Institute

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James P. DeLany

James P. Delany, PhD, BS

Senior Investigator at the Translational Research Institute

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Stephen Gardell

Stephen J. Gardell, PhD

Senior Investigator

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Bret H. Goodpaster

Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD

Scientific Director at the Translational Research Institute

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Pratley

Richard E. Pratley, MD

Medical Director at the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute, Senior Investigator, Diabetes Program Lead at the Translational Research Institute

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S. Smith

Steven R. Smith, MD

Chief Scientific Officer, Senior Vice President of the AdventHealth Research Institute

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Dr. Sparks

Lauren M. Sparks, PhD

Associate Investigator at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes.

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Melissa Erickson

Melissa Erickson, PhD

Faculty Investigator

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Renee Rogers

Renee Rogers, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

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John Jakicic

John Jakicic, PhD

Senior Faculty Investigator, Director of Population Science

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C. Davis

Christopher A. Davis, PhD

Executive Director Research Operations

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A. Jones

Amanda Jones

Director of Clinical Research – Translational, Orthopedic, and Digestive Health Institutes

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N Waters

Natasha Waters

Clinical Research Operations Manager

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Research Scientists

Elvis Carnero, PhD

Research Scientist

Adeline Divoux, PhD

Research Scientist

Carley E. Glass, PhD, PhD

Research Scientist

Yury O. Nunez-Lopez, PhD, PhD

Research Scientist

Post Docs

Andrea Brennan, PhD

Giovanna Distefano, PhD

James Hinkley, PhD

Stephanie Marshall, PhD, PhD

Patient Access Specialist

Maria Pino, PhD

Calorimetry Core

Christopher Bock, MSME

Principal Investigator

CRU Core

Tavis Cross, AS, RN

Clinical Research Unit Manager

Exercise Core

Lindy Moore, MS

Exercise Physiology Manager

Imaging Core

Heather Cornnell, PhD, PhD

Research Scientist Imaging

Lab Core

Joshua Smith, BS

Lab Manager

Nutrition Core

Rita Emerson, MS, RD

Research Dietitian

Portfolio Management

Erika Puleo, MS

Research Operations Manager