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Amy Miskimon Goss, Ph.D.

Amy Miskimon Goss, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition Sciences
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
WEBB 654
Phone: (205) 975-9671
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Dr. Goss joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Nutrition Obesity Research Center in June of 2014 as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. Dr. Goss received her Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia, and her RD certification, Master’s degree, and Doctorate degree from the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Goss specializes in medical research image analysis for assessment of body composition and adipose tissue distribution. Her research interests are related to obesity and energy metabolism, with an emphasis on glucose metabolism, type 2 diabetes risk and aging. She has worked with controlled feeding studies in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and overweight/obese adults examining the effects of dietary glycemic load with and without caloric restriction on changes in visceral and ectopic adiposity and also to insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function. Her ongoing research examines how variation in diet macronutrient composition affects metabolic health, body fat distribution and risk of chronic metabolic disease in aging adults. Dr. Goss is also interested in the physiological factors related to development of sarcopenic obesity, e.g. adipose tissue distribution, inflammation, and insulin resistance.


  • Ph.D., Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.S., Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • RD (Registered Dietitian) – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S., Dietetics, University of Georgia


Published on Nov 19, 2018
UABSOPH - OPHP Seminar - Amy M. Goss, PhD, RD


Goss AM, Darnell BE, Brown MA, Oster RA, Gower BA. Longitudinal Associations of the Endocrine Environment on Fat Partitioning in Postmenopausal Women. Obesity 2012 May;20(5):939-44.

Goss, AM, Gower BA. Insulin sensitivity is associated with thigh adipose tissue distribution in healthy postmenopausal women. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 2012 Dec; 61(12):1817-23.

Goss AM, Chandler-Laney P, Goree LT, Ellis A, Casazza K, Gower BA.  Effects of diet macronutrient composition on body composition and fat distribution during weight maintenance and weight loss. Obesity,  doi: 10.1002/oby.20191.

Gower BA, Chandler-Laney PC, Ovalle F, Goree LL, Azziz R, Desmond RA, Granger WM, Goss AM, Bates GW. Favorable metabolic effects of a eucaloric lower-carbohydrate diet in women with PCOS.  Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2013 Feb 27, PMID:23444983.

Goss AM, Chandler-Laney PC, Ovalle F, Goree LL, Azziz R, Desmond RA,, Bates GW, Gower BA.  Effects of a eucaloric reduced carbohydrate diet on body composition and fat distribution in women with PCOS. Metabolism. Clinical and Experimantal 2014 Jul 18. doi: 0.1016/j.metabol.2014.07.007

Gower BA, Goss AM.  A lower-carbohydrate, higher-fat diet reduces risk for type 2 diabetes. In press; The Journal of Nutrition.

Goss AM, Goree LL, Azrad M, Ard J, Gower BA, Reduced sex hormone-binding globulin following a high fat weight maintenance diet is associated with change in fasting and post-challenge glycemia in overweight men and women. (under review)

Resuehr HS, Goss AM, Chandler-Laney P, Hunter G, Shelton R, Gower BA.  The relationships between depression, visceral fat, markers of inflammation before and after weight loss. (under review)

Morrison S, Goss AM, Gower BA.  Determinants of Insulin Sensitivity in Premenopausal Women With and Without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. (under review)

Ard J, Brown CJ, Bryan D, Buys DR, Dulin Keita A, Flagg LA, Goss AM, Gower BA, Haas M, Hovater M, Hunter G,  Locher JL.  Calorie Restriction in Overweight SeniorS: Response of Older Adults to a Dieting Study: The CROSSROADS Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. (under review)

Ellis  A, Goss AM, Hunter G, Gower BA. Oral supplementation with beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, arginine, and glutamine improves lean body mass in healthy, older adults. (under review)

Carter S, Plaisance EP, Goss AM, , Fisher G, Gower BA, Hunter GR. Racial Differences in Sex-hormones and Hemoglobin in Pre-Menopausal Women Following Weight Loss. (under review)

Goss AM, Ard J, Locher J, Wingo B, Dulin-Keita A, Gower B. Differences in fat distribution, inflammation and insulin resistance among lean mass phenotypes in obese, aging adults.  (In preparation)

In May 2016  I completed my training with the NORC and moved to a position as Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Nutrition Sciences at UAB.