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James P. Delany, PhD, BS

James P. Delany, PhD, BS

Senior Investigator at the Translational Research Institute

Translational Research

James DeLany

Overview

James P. DeLay, Ph.D. is a Senior Investigator at the TRI-MD. He earned his doctoral degree from The Ohio State University in 1986 followed by postdoctoral training with Dr. Schoeller in the doubly labeled water (DLW) method. In 1989 he set up a stable isotope laboratory at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and was a faculty member for 16 years. In 2005 he was recruited by Dr. David Kelly to the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh to expand stable isotope capabilities.

A major focus is his NIH-funded project applying PET/CT imaging to determine the role of specific steps of glucose uptake and the contribution of muscle and adipose tissue in the lower peripheral glucose uptake in African American women. He is also examining the role of mitochondrial function in racial differences in metabolic rate, aerobic fitness and glucose uptake. In another NIH-funded project he is employing DLW, indirect calorimetry, activity monitors, and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry to examine the role of energy balance in the increased obesity associated with the recently identified CREBRF missense variant in Samoans.

Dr. DeLany has published over 105 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts. He has also served on several NIH grant review panels and serves on the ADA Research Grant Review Committee.

Articles

Cascades of diabetes and hypertension care in Samoa: Identifying gaps in the diagnosis, treatment, and control continuum - a cross-sectional study

LANCET REGIONAL HEALTH-WESTERN PACIFIC

2022

Weight Loss and Exercise Differentially Affect Insulin Sensitivity, Body Composition, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Muscle Strength in Older Adults With Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial

JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

2021

Corrigendum to 'Non-invasive Assessment of Liver Fat in ob/ob Mice Using Ultrasound-Induced Thermal Strain Imaging and Its Correlation with Hepatic Triglyceride Content' [Ultrasound Med Biol 47 (2021) 1067-1076].

Ultrasound in medicine & biology

2021

NON-INVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF LIVER FAT IN OB/OB MICE USING ULTRASOUND-INDUCED THERMAL STRAIN IMAGING AND ITS CORRELATION WITH HEPATIC TRIGLYCERIDE CONTENT

ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY

2021

The effects of hydroxychloroquine on insulin sensitivity, insulin clearance and inflammation in insulin-resistant adults: A randomized trial

DIABETES OBESITY & METABOLISM

2021

Decreased Mitochondrial Dynamics Is Associated with Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Rate, and Fitness in African Americans

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM

2020

Bariatric Surgery vs Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes Treatment: 5-Year Outcomes From a Randomized Trial

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM

2020

A prospective cohort analysis of gut microbial co-metabolism in Alaska Native and rural African people at high and low risk of colorectal cancer

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION

2020

Effects of Oral Sodium Nitrite on Blood Pressure, Insulin Sensitivity, and Intima-Media Arterial Thickening in Adults With Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

HYPERTENSION

2020

Differences in Fecal Gut Microbiota, Short-Chain Fatty Acids and Bile Acids Link Colorectal Cancer Risk to Dietary Changes Associated with Urbanization Among Zimbabweans

NUTRITION AND CANCER-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

2019

Education & Training

Education

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Residency

University of Pittsburgh

Specialty

Nutrition

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