Meena Shah, Ph.D.

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Nutrition, University of London, London, England, 1986.

B.Sc. in Nutrition & Dietetics, Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1982.

 

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate: Nutrition and Physical Activity; Study of Human Disease; Health and Wellness Concepts

Graduate: Nutrition, Physical Activity and Disease; Obesity: Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment

 

Research Interests

Nutrition and exercise intervention in weight loss and maintenance

Role of nutrition and exercise in cardiovascular risk factors

Influence of the eating environment and eating behavior on energy intake and body weight

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Shah M, Snell P, Rao S, Adams-Huet B, Quittner C, Livingston E, Garg A. High volume exercise program in obese bariatric surgery patients: a randomized controlled trail. Obesity 2011;19:1826-34.

 

Shah M, Schroeder R, Winn W, Adams-Huet B. A pilot study to investigate the effect of plate size on meal energy intake in normal weight and overweight/obese women. J Hum Nutr Diet 2011;24:612-615.

 

Shah M, Chandalia M, Adams-Huet B, Brinkley L, Sakhaee K, Grundy SM, Garg A. Effect of a High-Fiber Diet Compared With a Moderate-Fiber Diet on Calcium and Other Mineral Balance in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2009;32:990-995.

 

Mitchell JB, Rowe JR, Shah M, Barbee MJ, Watkins AM, Simmons S, Stevens C. Effect of prior exercise on postprandial triglycerides in overweight young women after ingesting a high-carbohydrate meal. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 2008;18:49-65.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Brinkley L, Grundy SM, Garg A. Lipid, glycemic, and insulin responses to meals rich in saturated, cis-monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated (n-3 and n-6) fatty acids in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care 2007;30:2993-8.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Garg A. Effect of High-Carbohydrate Versus High-Cis-Monounsaturated Fat Diets on Blood Pressure: A Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2007;85:1251-6.

 

Shah M, Simha V, Garg A. Review: Long-term impact of bariatric surgery on body weight, co-morbidities, and nutritional status. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2006;91:4223-31.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Bantle JP, Henry RR, Griver KA, Raatz SK, Brinkley L, Reaven GM, Garg A. Effect of a high-carbohydrate versus a high-cis-monounsaturated fat diet on blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2005;28(11):2607-12.

 

Shah M, Tierney K, Adams-Huet B, Boonyavarakul A, Jacob K, Quittner C, Dinges WL, Peterson D, Garg A. The role of diet, exercise, and smoking in dyslipidaemia in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy. HIV Medicine 2005;6:291-8.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Grundy SM, Garg A. Effect of a high-carbohydrate diet versus a high-cis-monounsaturated fat diet on lipid and lipoproteins in individuals with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nutrition Research 2004;24:969-979.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Kavanaugh A, Coyle Y, Lipsky P. Nutrient intake and diet quality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus on a culturally sensitive cholesterol-lowering diet program. Journal of Rheumatology 2004;31(1):71-75.

 

Shah M, Kavanaugh, Coyle Y, Adams-Huet B, Lipsky P. Effect of a culturally sensitive cholesterol-lowering diet program on lipid and lipoproteins, body weight, nutrient intakes, and quality of life in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of Rheumatology 2002;29:2122-8.

 

Shah M, Coyle Y, Kavanaugh A, Adams-Huet B, Lipsky P. Development and initial evaluation of a culturally sensitive cholesterol lowering diet program for Mexican and African American patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care and Research 2000;13(4):205-212.

 

Shah M, McGovern M, Baxter J, Garg A: Nutrient and food intake in obese women on a low-fat or low-calorie diet. Am J Health Prom 1996;10(3):179-182.

 

Shah M, Garg A: High fat- and high-carbohydrate diets and energy balance. Diabetes Care 1996;19(10):1142-1152.

 

Shah M, McGovern P, French S, Baxter J: Comparison of a low fat ad-libitum complex carbohydrate and a low energy diet in moderately obese women. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;59:980-984.

 

Shah M, French S, Jeffery RW, McGovern P, Forster JL, Lando HA: Correlates of high calorie/fat foods in a worksite population: The Healthy Worker Project. Addictive Behaviors 1993;18:583-594.

 

Shah M, Hannan PJ, Jeffery RW: Secular trends in body mass index in the adult population of three communities from the upper mid-western part of the USA: The Minnesota Heart Health Program. Int J Obes 1991;15:499-503.

 

Shah M, Jeffery RW: Is obesity due to overeating and inactivity, or to a defective metabolic rate? A review. Annals Behavioral Med 1991;13:73-81.

 

Shah M, Jeffery RW, Laing B, Savre SG, VanNatta M, Strickland D: Hypertension Prevention Trial (HPT): Food pattern changes resulting from intervention on sodium, potassium, and energy intake. J Am Diet Assoc 1990;90:69-76.

 

Shah M, Jeffery RW, Hannan PJ, Onstad L. Relationship between socio-demographic and behavior factors, and body mass index in a population with high-normal blood pressure: Hypertension Prevention Trial. Europ J Clin Nutr 1989;43:583-596.

 

Shah M, Miller DS, Geissler CA. Lower metabolic rates of post-obese versus lean women: thermogenesis, basal metabolic rate, and genetics. Europ J Clin Nutr 1988;42:741-752.

 

Shah M, Geissler CA, Miller DS. Metabolic rate during and after aerobic exercise in post obese and lean women. Europ J Clin Nutr 1988;42:455-464.

 

Geissler CA, Miller DS, Shah M. The daily energy expenditure of the post obese and the lean. Am J Clin Nutr 1987;45:914-920.

 

Recent Presentations

Copeland J, James A, Chatley B, Brown K, Pelzel K, Crane J, Mashni S, Dart L, Rhea D, Shah M. (April 2012). The Effect of Eating Speed on Energy Intake in Normal Weight and Overweight/Obese Subjects. Faseb J. 2012; 26:380.6.

 

Copeland J, James A, Chatley B, Brown K, Pelzel K, Crane J, Mashni S, Dart L, Rhea D, Shah M. (April 2012). The Effect of Eating Speed on Energy Intake in Normal Weight and Overweight/Obese Subjects. Oral presentation by Shah M. American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology, San Diego, California.

 

Shah M. (Oct 2011). Feasibility and efficacy of a high volume exercise program in obese bariatric surgery patients. A randomized controlled trial. Invited speaker. Master's Program, Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Health Professionals, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Rao S, Snell P, Quittner, C, Garg A. (April 2011). The effect of dietary counseling on nutrient intakes in bariatric surgery patients. Faseb J. 2011; 25:989.26.

 

Shah M. (Nov 2010). High volume exercise program in obese bariatric surgery patients. A randomized controlled trial. Invited speaker. TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Research Symposium.

 

Shah M. (May 2010). High volume exercise program in obese bariatric surgery patients. Invited speaker. Obesity Outreach Seminar Series, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

 

Shah M, Snell P, Rao S, Adams-Huet B, Quittner C, Mitchell J, Garg A. (April 2010). High volume cardiorespiratory endurance exercise (CREE) improves physical fitness in obese bariatric surgery patients in a randomized controlled trial. Faseb J. 2010; 24:953.

 

Shah M, Snell P, Rao S, Adams-Huet B, Quittner C, Mitchell J, Garg A. (April 2010). Feasibility of a high volume exercise program in obese bariatric surgery patients in a randomized controlled trial. Oral presentation, American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology, Anaheim, California.

 

Shah M. (Aug 2009). Effect fo a high fiber diet on calcium and other mineral balance in patients with type 2 diabetes. Invited speaker. Mineral Metabolism Seminar Series, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

 

Schroeder B, Winn W, Shah M, Adams-Huet B. (Oct 2009). The effect of plate size on energy intake in normal and overwieght/obese subjects. Poster presentation, American College of Nutrition 50th Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

 

Shah M. (Oct 2009). Effect of a high fiber diet on mineral absorption in patients with type 2 diabetes. Invited speaker. TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Research Symposium.

 

Schroeder B, Winn W, Shah M, Adams-Huet B. (2009). The effect of plate size on energy intake in normal and overweight/obese subjects. J Am Coll Nutr 2009; 28(3):313.

 

Shah M, Chandalia M, Adams-Huet B, Brinkley L, Garg A. (Oct 2008). Effect of a high dietary fiber diet versus a moderate fiber diet on mineral absorption in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Oral presentation, American College of Nutrition 49th Annual Meeting, Arlington, Virginia.

 

Shah M, Chandalia M, Adams-Huet B, Brinkley L, Garg A. (2008). Effect of high dietary fiber intake on calcium and other mineral absorption in subjects with type 2 diabetes. J Am Coll Nutr 2008; 27(5):605.

 

Shah M. (June 2008). The role of lifestyle in blood pressure. Invited speaker. Obesity Outreach Seminar Series, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Brinkley L, Grundy SM, Garg A. (Oct 2007). Postprandial lipid, glycemic, and insulin responses to meals rich in saturated, cis-monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated (n-3 and n-6) fatty acids in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Oral presentation, American College of Nutrition 48th Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Brinkley L, Grundy SM, Garg A. (2007). Lipid, glycemic, and insulin responses in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) to meals rich in different fatty acids. J Am Coll Nutr 2007; 26(5):486.

 

Shah M. (2006). Can dietary changes reduce blood pressure? Invited speaker. Exercise Science Seminar, Department of Kinesiology, UTA, Arlington, Texas.

 

Bruner E, Pope C, Rhea D, Shah M. (2006). Jump training in young children with Down syndrome: Effects and relationships to jump ability, balance, and flexion. Oral presentation, 9th World Down Syndrome Congress, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Bruner E, Pope C, Rhea D, Shah M. (2006). Jump training in young children with Down syndrome: Effects and relationships to jump ability, balance, and flexion. Down Syndrome Quarterly 2006; 8(1):101.

 

Shah M. (2006). Can dietary changes reduce blood pressure? Invited speaker. Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denton, Texas.

 

Shah M. (2005). Comparison of high-carbohydrate versus high-cis-monounsaturated fat diets on lipids, lipoproteins, and blood pressure in type 2 diabetes. Invited speaker. Exercise Science Seminar, Department of Kinesiology, UTA, Arlington, Texas.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Garg A. (Oct 2005). Effect of a high-carbohydrate versus a high-cis-monounsaturated fat diet on blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes. Oral presentation, American College of Nutrition 46th Annuual Meeting, Kiawah Island, Chaleston, South Carolina.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Garg A. (2005). Effect of a high-carbohydrate versus a high-cis-monounsaturated fat diet on blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes. J Am Coll Nutr 2005; 24(5):425.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Grundy SM, Garg A. (Oct 2004). Effect of a high-carb versus a high-cis-monounsaturated fat (high-mono) diet on lipid and lipoproteins in subjects with and without type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Oral presentation, American College of Nutrition 45th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California.

 

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Grundy SM, Garg A. (2004). Effect of a high-carb versus a high-cis-monounsaturated fat (high-mono) diet on lipid and lipoprotein in subjects with and without type 2 diabetes (T2DM). J Am Coll Nutr 2004; 23(5):462.

 

Mitchell JB, Rowe JR, Shah M, Barbee MJ, Watkins AM, Simmons S, Stevens C. (2004). The effect of prior exercise on postprandial blood lipid responses in lean and obese young women following the ingestion of a high carbohydrate meal. Poster presentation, Texas American College of Sports Medicine.

 

Shah M, Boonyavarakul A, Adams-Huet B, Dinges W, Peterson D, Garg A. (Oct 2003). Lifestyle factors in dyslipidemia in HIV patients with lipodystrophy (LD-HIV). Oral presentation, American College of Nutrition 44th Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Shah M, Boonyavarakul A, Adams-Huet B, Dinges W, Peterson D, Garg A. (2003). Lifestyle factors in dyslipidemia in HIV patients with lipodystrophy (LD-HIV). J Am Coll Nutr 2003; 22(5):465.

 

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Nutrition

American College of Nutrition (past member)

Society for Behavioral Medicine (past member)

Society for Clinical Trials (past member)

FW Dietetics Association (past member)

 

Editorial Activities

Associate Editor, Journal of American College of Nutrition, 2009-11

Member of the Editorial Team, American Journal of Health Promotion, 1992-present

Reviewed paers for the following journals:

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

American Journal of Health Promotion

British Journal of Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition

Current HIV Research

Endocrine Practice

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Gynecological Endocrinology

International Journal of Obesity

Journal of American Dietetic Association

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Journal of Nutrition

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Nutrition and Metabolism

Obesity

Public Health Nutrition

Qualitative Health Research

Rheumatology

 

Awards/Recognitions

Chair, Preventing Nutrition and Chronic Disease Council, American College of Nutrition, 2008-09

Board member for the American College of Nutrition, 2008-11 February

Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, awarded in 2006

Nominee for the TCU Deans' Research Award, 2007

Recipient of the Mortar Board Achievement Award, 2002

B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics awarded with Commendation

Meena Shah, Ph.D.

 

Since 2001

Professor


Department of Kinesiology

TCU Box 297730

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX 76129


Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Clinical Nutrition

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75235-9052


Office Phone: (817) 257-7665

Fax: (817) 257-7702

E-Mail: m.shah@tcu.edu