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Valene Garr Barry

Valene Garr Barry Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Obesity Related Research
Department of Nutrition Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Full CV

The role of inflammatory response, adiposity, and nutritional stress in the development of pregnancy-induced chronic disease. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) as a diagnostic tool to monitor changes in physiology that occur during pregnancy. Exploring BIA as an indicator for infertility, gestational complications such as diabetes, and fetal outcomes. Behavioral and environmental determinants of maternal and offspring health in vulnerable populations.


  1. Wingo, Brooks C; Garr-Barry, Valene; Ellis, Amy; Gower, Barbara A. Comparison of segmental body composition estimated by bioelectrical impedance analysis and DXA" Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; In review
  2. Ma, E ; Stewart, M. Garr,V.; Soleymani, T; Morrow, C.; Gower, BA& Garvey, TW. Effects of Low Fat vs. Very Low Carbohydrate Diets on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome During Acute Weight Loss. The Obesity Society - Abstracts

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Years: 2017 - present
Mentor(s): Barbara Gower PhD ( Primary) , Courtney Peterson PhD, Olivia Affuso PhD , and Paula Chandler- Laney, PhD