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Executive Director

The Executive Director provides administrative and financial oversight to the Institute to: support the vision/mission of the Institute; facilitate interactions among Diabetes Institute members and outside constituents; build infrastructure that supports diabetes research, education, clinical services and outreach and; seek funds to sustain the Institute.


BerrymanDarlene Berryman, PhD, RD, LD
Professor, Food and Nutrition
School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Associate Professor (Joint Appointment), Department of Biomedical Sciences,­
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Edison Biotechnology Institute

Dr. Berryman has been a member of the Ohio University faculty since 2001 and has played integral roles in a variety of committees at the university. She is professor of food and nutrition with a joint appointment at the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Berryman is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she studied biology. After receiving her doctorate from Cornell University in the field of nutritional sciences, she completed her post-graduate training at the University of Northern Colorado's Dietetic Internship program. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director for the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University. Before arriving at the university, Dr. Berryman worked as an assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College.

The unifying theme of her scholarly work is obesity. The majority of her research efforts assess the nutritional and hormonal factors that impact adipose (fat) tissue and influence risk of obesity as well as its associated diseases, specifically, how growth hormone (GH) levels and diets with various macronutrient profiles impact adipose tissue distribution, metabolism and function as well as the progression of obesity to overt diabetes. She is also interested in how GH and diet and how they manipulate longevity.

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Dr. Berryman's office is located in the Konneker Research Center, Room 108. You can reach her by email berrymad@ohio.edu.

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