Meet Our FIU Nutrition Research Team

Dr. Cristina Palacios, MetA-Bone Clinical Trial

Cristina Palacios MS, Ph.D

Primary Investigator
Associate Professor, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University (FIU)

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Marian Trak MPH, Ph.D

Study Coordinator
Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University (FIU)

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Fatima Huffman, PhD, RD

Collaborator
Professor, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Robert Stempel School of Public Health, FIU

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Zoran Bursac, PhD

Statistician
Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Stempel School of Public Health, FIU

Yolangel Hernandez MD

Supervising Physician
Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs,
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and VP Population Health and Well Being, FIU

Thresia Gambon, MD

Study Pediatrician
Pediatrician, Citrus Health Network

Connie Weaver, PhD

Consultant
Professor, Department of Nutrition Science
Director, Women’s Global Health Institute
Deputy Director, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Cindy Nakatsu, PhD

Consultant
Professor, Purdue University
Department of Agronomy

Priscilla Clayton

Research Assistant
Doctoral Student
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University

Rodolfo Galván

Research Radiologist
DXA scan Laboratory
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Stempel School of Public Health,
Florida International University (FIU)

Julia Leone

Research Assistant
Masters Student
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University

Cesar Simón

Research Phlebotomist
Nursing Undergraduate Student
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Florida International University