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- Ph.D., Florida State University, Nutrition Science, 2010
- American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
- American Society for Nutrition
My research focuses on the role of both natural and synthetic compounds in prevention and/ or treatment of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. My work in the area of bone includes studying the protective effects of natural compounds using cell culture, animal models and humans. I am also interested to understand the etiology of osteoarthritis and the role of sex steroids in cartilage degradation and the preventative role of estrogen-like compounds in cartilage degradation.