Scientific American Nutrition for a Changing World with 2015 Dietary Guidelines
First Edition   ©2016

Scientific American Nutrition for a Changing World with 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Jamie Pope (Vanderbilt University) , Steven Nizielski (Grand Valley State University) , Alison McCook

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-11725-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-11725-2; Format: e-Book Agency, 512 pages


Instructors
Jamie Pope

Jamie Pope

Author

JAMIE POPE, M.S., R.D.,, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She has been with Vanderbilt University since 1986, working in the areas of obesity research, weight management, health promotion, and heart disease prevention and—since 2000—teaching introductory nutrition courses. Jamie’s popular classes bring together undergraduate students from a wide range of majors to learn about the science of nutrition and its application to their personal and professional lives. She was the recipient of the Faculty Innovation in Teaching Award in 2013. Beyond the classroom, Jamie adapted portions of her Vanderbilt courses to produce an open online course on the Coursera learning platform, which attracted more than 175,000 students from all over the world. Outcomes and application of this online course to dietetic practice and nutrition education were published in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics and presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Exhibition and Conference. Based on her professional and scholarly contributions, she earned the status of Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2017. She serves on the executive leadership committee for Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals dietetic practice group. Jamie has also served as corporate nutrition consultant, media representative, and scientific advisor for several national companies and corporations. Earlier in her career, Jamie coauthored several popular press books such as The T-Factor Fat Gram Counter, which remained for more than three years on the New York Times best-sellers list. She has authored or contributed to numerous other scientific and lay press publications. Jamie cherishes time with her family and friends and loves listening to historical fiction novels on tape while she takes long walks with her dog.


Steven Nizielski

Author

Steven Nizielski, M.S., Ph.D., MS, PhD, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in Wildlife Biology and assisted in research projects involving Siberian tigers and gray wolves before entering graduate school. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees at the University of Minnesota in nutrition, with an emphasis in biochemistry. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he teaches introductory nutrition, clinical nutrition, advanced metabolism, life cycle nutrition, and sports nutrition courses. Past research activities include investigating brown adipose tissue thermogenesis and changes in adipose tissue gene expression in response to aging and exercise. His current research focuses on evaluating the campus food environment. Steve is a fellow of The Obesity Society and is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and of the American Physiological Society. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, and cooking.


Alison McCook

Author

Alison McCook has been a science writer and editor for more than 15 years, crafting materials for both general and professional audiences. Her work spans topics ranging from health to molecular mechanisms, and has appeared in well-known publications such as Reuters, Nature, Discover, Scientific American, Popular Science, and The Lancet.

Alison has held staff positions at Reuters and Nature and most recently, she was the Deputy Editor of The Scientist, overseeing the entire editorial team. During her tenure, the magazine won two consecutive Magazine of the Year awards, across all categories, from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Alison resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.