Jennifer Sacheck's research interests lie at the intersection of nutrition, physical activity, and health promotion. She was initially drawn to this field through her early studies in muscle physiology and more recently through obesity and chronic disease prevention research which has spanned basic science to community-based work.
Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition
Dietary determinants of body fatness, energy efficiency, expenditure, and intake; stable isotope kinetic techniques, and development of behavioral programs for weight loss and prevention of weight regain. This work is currently being conducted both in the U.S and also internationally (China, Brazil and Guinea Bissau).
Required of Post-Doctoral and Training Grant Fellows. The grading basis for this course is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
To enroll in a Directed Study course, please complete and submit the Directed Study Course Proposal Form (available at: http://nutrition.tufts.edu/students/registrar/forms) by the semester's Add Deadline to the Registrar's Office so the Directed Study course may be manually added to your schedule in SIS.
Required of all students in the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology programs, NUTR 371 is an advanced course in nutritional sciences. Nutr 371 will cover topics related to minerals, watersoluble micronutrients and fat-soluble micronutrients. Students are expected to be familiar with the material covered in an introductory nutrition course, as well as the biochemistry and physiology courses.
Required of all students in the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology programs. The course will expand understanding of the biological roles of nutrients and their metabolism using basic knowledge in physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. It will integrate information on the roles of macronutrients in nutrition and health especially on their relationship to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as provide a forum for discussing the experimental approaches to studying macronutrient metabolism and function.
Required of senior standing students enrolled in the Combined Masters Degree/Dietetic Internship program. The grading basis for this course is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.