Meena Shah

Interim Chair, Professor and Director, Graduate Program
Kinesiology

m.shah@tcu.edu | 817-257-6871

Education

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

BS In Nutrition and Dietetics (awarded with Commendation), Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology, Aberdeen, Scotland

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Study of Human DiseaseHealth and Wellness Concepts

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

Areas of Focus

1) Role of diet/exercise in body weight, blood lipids and lipoproteins, glycemic control, blood pressure, and endothelial function.
2) Contributing factors to type 2 diabetes in South Asians.
3) Menu labeling and food choices.
4) Eating behavior and intake & appetite hormones

Shah M, Abhimanyu G. The relationships between macronutrient and micronutrient intakes and type 2 diabetes mellitus in South Asians: A review. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 2019;33:500-507. doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2019.04.010

Shah M, Bailey S, Gloeckner A, Kreutzer A, Adams-Huet B, Cheek D, Mitchell J. Effect of acute exercise on postprandial endothelial function in postmenopausal women: A randomized cross-over study. J Invest Med 2019;67:964-970. doi:10.1136/jim-2019-000992.

Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Franklin B, Phillips M, Mitchell J. The effect of a high-protein versus a high-monounsaturated fat meal on postprandial lipids, lipoprotein particle numbers, cytokines, and leptin responses in overweight/obese subjects. Metabolic Syndrome Related Disorders 2018 Apr;16(3):150-158. doi: 10.1089/met.2017.0167. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Shah M, Vasandani, C, Adams-Huet B, Garg A. Comparison of nutrient intakes in South Asians with type 2 diabetes mellitus and controls living in the United States. Diab Res & Clin Prac(2018),138:47-56. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2018.01.016

Shah M, Jaffery M, Adams-Huet B, Franklin B, Oliver J, Mitchell J. (2017) Effect of meal composition on postprandial lipid concentrations and lipoprotein particle numbers: A randomized cross-over study. PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0172732. Feb 21, 2017:1-18.

Shah M, Franklin B, Adams-Huet, B, Mitchell J, Bouza B, Dart L, Phillips M.  Effect of meal composition on postprandial glucagon-like peptide-1, insulin, glucagon, c-peptide, and glucose responses in overweight/obese subjects. Europ J Nutr 2017;56:1053-1062.  DOI10.1007/s00394-016-1154-8.

Shah M. (October 26, 2018). The effect of menu labels, specifically exercise labels, on food choices. Speaker, TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Research Symposium.

Shah M, Vasandani C, Adams-Huet B, Marella P, Bynum R, Holcomb S, Garg A. Comparison of nutrient intakes in South Asians with type 2 diabetes mellitus and controls living in the United States. Poster presentation, Nutrition 2018 (June), American Society for Nutrition, Boston, MA.Current Developments in Nutrition 2018;2(11):P01-089.

Shah M. The effect of menu labels, specifically exercise labels, on food choices. Invited Speaker, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department Grand Rounds, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, Feb 2, 2018.

Bailey S, Glockener A, Kreutzer A, Garrity E, Adams L, Cook C, Mitchell J (advisor), Adams-Huet B, Cheek C, Oliver J, Phillips M, Shah M (advisor). Effect of prior aerobic exercise on high-sugar meal induced endothelial dysfunction in postmenopausal women. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Poster presentation, March 2018 Texas American College of Sports Medicine, Austin, TX. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: 2018;2(10):article 76.

Glockener A, Bailey S, Kreutzer A, Garrity E, Adams L, Cook C, Shah M (advisor), Adams-Huet B, Cheek C, Jada S, Mitchell J  (advisor). The effects of prior aerobic exercise on lipid and lipoprotein responses following a high-carbohydrate meal in postmenopausal women. Poster presentation, March 2018 Texas American College of Sports Medicine, Austin, TX. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: 2018;2(10):article 80.

Shah M. Dietary Intake and Physical Activity Levels in South Asians with Early Onset Type-2 Diabetes. Invited speaker, Jiv Daya Foundation, Dallas, Texas, Dec 14, 2016.

TCU Deans’ Research and Creativity award, 2013

Elected Board Member, American College of Nutrition, 2008 – 2011.

Nominee for the TCU Deans’ Research and Creativity Award, 2007

Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, 2006

TCU Mortar Board Achievement Award, 2002

B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics awarded with Commendation

American Society for Nutrition

NIH Review Panel, 2013

TCU IRB Chair, 2011-2012 and 2008-2009

Editorial Board/Team, Am J Hlth Prom, 2001-present

Associate Editor, J Am Coll Nutr, 2009-2011

Reviewed papers for 30 journals