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Carol J. Lammi-Keefe

Alma Beth Clark Professor
Human Nutrition and Food

297B Knapp Hall
phone: 225-578-1518

email: clammi-keefe@agcenter.lsu.edu

Carol Lammi-Keefe is Alma Beth Clark Professor in the newly merged School of Nutrition & Food Sciences, a unit formed from the former Division of Nutrition in the School of Human Ecology, where she headed the Division of Nutrition (August 2006-August 2013), and the Department of Food Science. During this transition she continues to provide leadership to the nutrition unit, teach, and conduct her scholarly work which is focused on the mother-infant dyad and nutrient effects, specifically omega-3 fatty acids.

RELEVANT POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT
10/1981 - 8/2013 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, U. Connecticut, Storrs, CT
8/2006 - Present Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2/1989 - 5/1989 Visiting Scientist, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD (sabbatical leave)
8/2006 – Present Alma Beth Clark Professor, Human Nutrition and Food, School of Human Ecology (to 9/2013), School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
8/2006 – Present Adjunct Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA

OTHER EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
1988 – Present USDA Northeast Regional Technical Research Committee
1988 – 1994 USDA Northeast Regional Tech Res Committee, Vice-Chair 1988-1991, Chair, 1991-1994
1989 – 1995 Faculty Associate, Travelers Center on Aging, U. Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1995 – 1998 Member, Executive Committee, International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation
2001 – 2002 Chancellor’s Task Force on Research Policy, U. Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2002 Task Force on Building a Science Roadmap, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy
2003 – 2005 American Society of Nutritional Sciences, Graduate Nutrition Education Committee, Chair
2003 – 2004 University of Connecticut President’s Research Administration Committee
2004 University of Connecticut, Provost’s Commission on the Status of Women
2007 – 2008 Perinatal Nutrition Working Group

HONORS
1989 – 1990 Travelers Center on Aging, U. Connecticut, Storrs, Outstanding Contribution
1995 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumnae Teaching Award, U. Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2001 Gamma Sigma Delta Senior Faculty Award of Merit
2001 Ross Award in Women’s Health, The American Dietetic Association Foundation
2002 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Faculty Award of Merit, U. Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2002 American Dietetic Association Foundation Award for Excellence in Dietetic Research
2003 University of Connecticut Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award
2004 – 2006 Northeast Regional Research Technical Committee, member at large
2004 – 2005 Provost’s Commission on Status of Women, U. of Connecticut
2004 – 2006 Advisory Board, Gerontology Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
2006 – Alma Beth Clark Professor, Division of Human Nutrition and Food, School of Human Ecology, Louisiana State University
2007 – 2008 American Dietetic Association Education Work Group
2008 – Annual Meeting Chair, American Oil Chemists’ Society, Health and Nutrition Div.
2008 Editor, Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy, Humana Press
2009 Rainmaker, Louisiana State University
2011 – 2013 Fellow, Food Systems Leadership Institute
2013 – American Oil Chemists Society, Governing Board
RECENT and NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS
  • Judge, M.P., Harel, O., and C.J. LAMMI-KEEFE. 2007. A docosahexaenoic acid-functional food during pregnancy benefits infant visual acuity at four but not six months of age. Lipids, 42:117-122.
  • Judge, M.P., Harel, O., and C.J. LAMMI-KEEFE. 2007. Maternal consumption of a DHA-functional food during pregnancy: benefit for infant performance on problem-solving but not recognition memory tasks at 9 months of age. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 85:1572-1577.
  • Wood, J.T., Pandarinathan, L., Courville, A., Keplinger, M.R., Janero, D.R., Vouros, P., Makriyannis, A, and C.J. LAMMI-KEEFE. 2008. Comprehensive profiling of the human circulating endocannabinoid metabolome: formulation and validation of a clinical sampling protocol. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med, 46(9):1289-1295.
  • LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J., S. Couch and E. Phillipson (eds). 2008. Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy. Humana Press, NJ.
  • LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2009, Fish is brain food. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine, 51(4):24-25.
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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Champagne, C., Han, H., Bajpeyi, S., Rood, J., Johnson, W.D., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J., Flatt, J-P., Bray, G.A. Day tp day variation in food intake and energy balance in healthy women: the dietitian II study. J. Acad Nutr. Diet., 2013 Nov;113(11):1532-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.07.001. Epub 2013 Sep 8.
  • Smilowitz, J.T., Totten, S.M., Huang, J., Grapov, D., Durham, H.A., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J., Lebrilla, C., German, J.B. 2013. Human milk secretory immunoglobulin A and lactoferrin N-glycans are altered in gestational diabetes mellitus. J Nutrition, Ahead of print Sept 18, 2013 as doi: 10.3945/jn.113.180695.
  • Fakhrawi, D.H., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J., Beeson, W.L., Darnell, A., Cordero-MacIntyre, Z. 2013. Increased dietary dairy calcium combined with caloric restriction in overweight/obese postmenopausal women decreases body fat and total plasma cholesterol. Internatl J Body Comp J, 11(1):25-33.
  • Judge, M.P., Cong, X., Harel, O., Courville, A.P., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2012. Maternal consumption of a DHA-containing functional food benefits infant sleep patterning: An early neurodevelopmental measure. Early Human Dev., 88:531-537.
  • Courville, A.B., Harel, O, LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2011. Docosahexaenoic acid containing functional food during pregnancy: decreased infant ponderal index and cord plasma insulin concentration. Br. J. Nutr. 106:208-2012.
  • Wood, J.T., Williams, J.S., Pandarinathan, L., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J., Makriyannis, A.. 2010. Docosahexaenoic acid-enriched diet alters select endocannabinoid-system metabolites in brain and plasma. J. Lipid Research, 51:1416-1423.
  • Fakhrawi, D.H., Beeson, L., Libanati, D. Feleke, C., Kim, H., Quansah, A., Darnell, A., LAMMI- KEEFE, CJ. 2009. Comparison of body composition by bioelectrical impedance and DXA in overweight/obese postmenopausal women. J. of Clin. Densitometry, 12:238-244.
  • Courville, A.B., Keplinger, M.R., Judge, M.P., LAMMI-KEEFE. C.J. 2009. Plasma or erythrocyte phospholipids can be used to assess DHA status during pregnancy. Nutr. Res., 29:151-155.
  • Wood, J.T., Pandarinathan, L. Courville, A., Keplinger, M.R., Janero, D.R., Vouros, P. Makriyannis, LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2008. Comprehensive profiling of the human circulating endocannibinoid metabolome: formulation and validation of a clinical sampling protocol. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med, 46(9):1289-1295.
  • Judge, M.P., Harel, O., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2007. A docosahexaenoic acid-functional food during pregnancy benefits infant visual acuity at four but not six months of age. Lipids, 42:117- 122.
  • Judge, M.P., O. Harel, LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2007. Maternal consumption of a DHA-functional food during pregnancy: benefit for infant performance on problem-solving but not recognition memory tasks at 9 months of age. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 85:1572-1577.
  • Loosemore, E.D., Judge, M.P., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2004. Dietary intake of essential and long- chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy. Lipids, 39:421-424.
  • Cheruku, S., Montgomery-Downs, H.E., Farkas, S.L., Thoman, E.B., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2002. Higher maternal docosahexaenoic acid concentration is associated with more mature neonatal sleep patterning. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 76:608-613.
  • Wijendran, V., Bendel, R.B., Couch, S.C., Philipson,E.H., Cheruku, S, LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 2000. Fetal erythrocyte phospholipid polyunsaturated fatty acids are altered in pregnancy complicated with gestational diabetes mellitus. Lipids, 35:927-931.
  • Wijendran, V., Bendel, R. B., Couch, S.C., Philipson, E.H., Thomsen, K., Zhang, X, LAMMI- KEEFE, C.J. 1999. Maternal plasma phospholipid polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy with and without gestational diabetes mellitus: relationships with maternal factors. Am. J. Clin. Nutr, 70:53-61.
  • Couch, S.C., Philipson, E.H., Bendel, R.B., Wijendran, V., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 1998. Maternal and cord plasma lipid and lipoprotein concentrations in women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus: Predictors of infant birth weight? J. Reprod. Med. 43:816-822.
  • Couch, S.C., Philipson, E.H., Bendel, R.B., Pujda, L.M., Milvae, R.A., LAMMI-KEEFE, C.J. 1998. Elevated lipoprotein lipids and gestational hormones in women with diet-treated gestational diabetes mellitus compared to healthy pregnant controls. J. Diab. Comp. 12;1:1-9.
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