University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Julianne Clina, M.S is currently a fourth year PhD student in Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her interests involve developing a comprehensive understanding of how to assist those with disabilities achieve and maintain an optimal body composition for function and quality of life. Previously, Julianne has been involved with behavioral weight loss interventions, serving as a coordinator for a multi-cohort clinical trial comparing differing amount of protein for weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes. She used data from this project to compare weight loss and behavioral outcomes by geographical location, earning her the Howerde E. Sauberlich Award for Excellence in Nutrition Science Research in 2021. Her dissertation work focuses on weight loss and physical activity for people with physical disabilities. She was awarded the Student/Trainee Award for Research Grant in 2022 to include people with physical disabilities into The International Weight Control Registry (IWCR), a newly developed longitudinal study aimed at gaining a deep understanding of factors associated with weight management. In addition, she has adapted a comprehensive behavioral weight loss program to be inclusive of people with physical disabilities which will be implemented in a pilot study in 2023. She currently serves as a graduate research assistant at the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) which supports her PhD training.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
3:55 PM – 4:11 PM