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Michelle Cardel

  • Doctoral Student
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Michelle's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 15Followers

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I am currently pursing a Ph.D. in nutrition sciences. I received my B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry from Florida State University in 2005, after which I completed a M.S. in nutrition sciences at UAB in 2009. Currently I am supported by a supplemented fellowship from the Cancer Control and Prevention Training Program. My mentor is Dr. Jose Fernandez. I have also worked with a postdoc on our team, Dr. Krista Casazza, on her PRIMO study, a weight-loss intervention in overweight African-American girls ages 9-14. Under Dr. Fernandez's direction, my research interests are focused on behavioral contributors to child adiposity, particularly in diverse populations. For my dissertation I plan to focus on underlying behavioral, environmental, and hormonal predictors of weight regain following weight loss on a hypocaloric diet. My eventual goal is to translate scientific research by creating culturally appropriate interventions in children to prevent overweight.

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  • Laura Kelly Vaughan

    Laura Kelly VaughanKing University

  • Sally Gustafson

    Sally GustafsonUSDA-ARS

  • Yann Klimentidis

    Yann Klimentidis

  • Danielle Cabrini

    Danielle CabriniUniversidade de Brasília - UnB

  • Emily Dhurandhar

    Emily DhurandharUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Hwasoon Kim

    Hwasoon KimUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education

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Publications (3)

  • African genetic admixture is associated with body composition and fat distribution in a cross-sectional study of children

    • Cardel M H
  • Contributors to Pediatric Obesity in Adolescence: More than just Energy (Im)balance

    • Cardel M D
  • Associations among Calcium Intake, Resting Energy Expenditure, and Body Fat in a Multiethnic Sample of Children

    • Hanks LJ C

Professional experience

Doctoral Student

University of Alabama at Birmingham

August 2006 - Present



Florida State University


University of Alabama at Birmingham