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Deborah Cohen

Department : Clinical and Preventive Nutritional Sciences

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Office Address:
65 Bergen Street  
Room 157
Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: (973) 972-8525


Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
Master of Medical Science Emory University May 1986
Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition Rutgers University (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) September 2008
Title Authors Where and When
Working memory and inadequate micronutrient consumption in healthy seniors Goldberg E, Kindilien S, Roberts MH, Cohen DA J Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics - 2019;38(3):247-261. DOI: 10.1080/21551197.2019.1627269
Rural-urban differences in baseline dietary intake and physical activity levels of adolescents participating in the ACTION PAC cluster-randomized trial Euler, R, Yakes-Jimenez E, Sanders S, Kuhlemeier A, Van Horn ML, Cohen D, Gonzales-Pacheco D, Kong AS Prev Chronic Dis 2019;16:180200. DOI:
Effects of almond consumption on plasma concentration ratios of large neutral amino acids Pribis P, Chavez N, Gonzales-Pacheco D, Cohen D, Cole N Curr Dev Nutr. 2018;2:21. (Abstract)
Relationships between ALT, serum triglycerides, BMI and NAFLD in an outpatient pediatric clinic population Cohen D, Gonzales-Pacheco D, Myers O J Pediatric Nursing, 2016,31: 152-158
NAFLD susceptibility genes and association with type 2 diabetes and obesity in a New Mexico population Garner CJ, Conn CA, Cohen D, Castillo JJ, Garver WS J Diabetes & Obesity. 2015; 2(2): 12 J DOI: 10.15436/2376-0949.15
Cross sectional relationships between household food insecurity and child BMI, feeding behaviors and public assistance utilization among Head Start children from predominately Hispanic and American Indian communities in the CHILE study Trappmann JL, Jimenez EY, Keane PC, Cohen DA, Davis SM J of Hunger Environmental Nutrition, 2015;10:439–455. DOI:10.1080/19320248.2014.962770
Medical weight loss versus bariatric surgery: Does method impact body composition and weight maintenance after 15% reduction in body weight? Kulovitz M, Ferraro R, Kolkmeyer D, Conn C, Cohen DA Nutrition. 2014;30(1):49-54
Impact of two enteral formulations on nutritional indices and economic outcomes Cohen DA, Byham-Gray L, Denmark R J Hum Nutr Diet.2013;26(3):286-293
Award Year
Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics April 2012
Nominated: New Faculty Teacher of the Year University of New Mexico February 2012
Nominated: New Faculty Teacher of the Year University of New Mexico December 2009
Outstanding Teacher of the Year College of Health and Human Services, Southeast Missouri State University April 2007
Non-Tenure Merit Promotion College of Health and Human Services, Southeast Missouri State University May 2007
Research Grants
Title Sponsor Effective Dates Role
Exploring the validity and feasibility of a web-based physical activity and dietary intake assessment tool (ePPad-Q) for use in pediatric clinics and school settings UNM College of Education Summer Research Initiative May 2014-May 2015 Collaborator
Development of an Electronic Data Collection System for Pediatrics (ages 5-11) and Use of e-Tablet Technology to Improve Field Data Collection for Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors of Overweight and Obese Children in New Mexico UNM College of Education Summer Research Initiative May 2013- May 2014 Collaborator
Reproducibility of Abdominal Imaging to Assess Abdominal Visceral Adipose, Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Concentrations Measured by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) UNM Research Allocations Committee Grant March 2012-March 2013 Investigator
Enhancing Nutrition Assessment Skills of Nutrition Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students and Dietetic Interns with the Use of Metabolic Instrumentation UNM Teaching Allocations Grant January 2010 Investigator
Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship between C-Reactive Protein and Prealbumin in Critically Ill Patients UNM Research Allocations Committee Grant March 2009-March 2010 Investigator

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