CORPH Seminar: Dr. Allison Sylvetsky 5/20/19
Location: Egleston Classroom 4
"From Biology to Behavior: Low-calorie Sweeteners, Diet and Metabolic Health"
Dr. Sylvetsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and is Director of the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science undergraduate degree program. She is also affiliated faculty at the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness and a Special Volunteer at the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to joining the GW faculty in 2014, Dr. Sylvetsky was a post-doctoral fellow in the Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch of NIDDK in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), before which she completed her doctorate in Nutrition and Health Science from Emory University. Dr. Sylvetsky's research focuses broadly on obesity and diabetes. Her primary research interests are in studying the consumption and health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and low-calorie (artificial) sweeteners. She also studies the role of early life dietary exposures on weight and health, as well as the role of dietary patterns in the prevention and management of obesity and diabetes in youth.