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Darlene  Berryman, PhD, RD, LD

Professor, Food and Nutrition


Grover Hall E338 / Konneker 108 

740-593-9943 Office

740-593-9661 Lab Office

Member Type: Investigator 

Research Interest

The unifying theme of my scholarly work is obesity. I am fortunate to be able to address this timely subject from two different perspectives, mainly as a basic scientist but occasionally as a clinician. The majority of my scholarly efforts are to assess the nutritional and hormonal factors that impact adipose (fat) tissue and influence risk of obesity as well as its associated diseases. More specifically, I investigate 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. Because GH and diet also have been shown to manipulate longevity, I am interested in how these factors influence aging. 

Complete Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Selected Publications

For more publications please link to PubMed.

Awards and Honors


2011-2012        Honors Tutorial College Distinguished Mentor Award,
                          Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University
2010                 Outstanding Research and Creativity Award,
                          College of Health Sciences and Professions, Ohio University
2010                 Lee Cibrowski Mentor Award,
                          College of Health Sciences and Human Services, Ohio University


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