Meena Shah

Professor
Kinesiology

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

Education

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

BS In Nutrition and Dietetics, 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, blood glucose, and blood pressure
2) Type-2 diabetes in South Asians
3) Menu labeling
4) Eating behavior and intake & appetite hormones

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, Bouza B, Adams-Huet B, Jaffery M, Esposito P, Dart L. The effect of calorie or exercise labels on menus on calories and macronutrients ordered and calories from specific foods in Hispanic participants: a randomized study. J Investigative Med 2016;64:1261-1268 (epub ahead of print on 7/12/16: DOI 10.1136/jim-2016-000227).

Oliver JM, Almada AL, Van Eck LE, Shah M, Mitchel JB, Jones MT, Jagim AR, Rowlands DS. Ingestion of high molecular weight carbohydrate enhances subsequent repeated maximal power: a randomized controlled trial. PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0163009 September 16, 2016; 1-17.

James A, Adams-Huet B, Shah M. Menu labels displaying the kilocalorie content or the exercise equivalent: effects on energy ordered and consumed in young adults. Am J Hlth Prom; 2015;29(5):294-302 (epub ahead of print on Feb 27, 2014).

Shah M, Crisp K, Adams-Huet B, Dart L, Bouza B, Franklin B, Phillips M. The effect of eating speed at breakfast on appetite hormone responses and daily food consumption. J Investigative Med. 2015;63:22-28.

Shah M, Copeland J, Dart L, Adams-Huet B, James A, Rhea D. Slower eating speed lowers energy intake in normal-weight but not in overweight/obese subjects. J Acad Nutr Diet 2014;114:393-402.

Shah M, Adams-Huet, B, Rao S, Snell P, Quittner C, Garg A. The effect of dietary counseling on nutrient intakes in gastric banding surgery patients. J Investigative Medicine 2013;61:1165-1172.

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.

Shah M. What can the western world learn from diets in the developing world? Invited speaker, TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Board of Visitors meeting, Sept 16, 2016.

Franklin B, Adams-Huet B, Jaffery M, Mitchell J, Oliver J, Phillips M, Bouza B, Dart L,  Shah M. Impact of meal composition on postprandial lipid responses in overweight/obese participants. FASEB J April 2016 30:1164.2. Poster presentation at the 2016 American Society for Nutrition meeting at Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA.

Franklin B, Adams-Huet B, Phillips M, Mitchell J, Bouza B, Jaffery M, Villanueva A, Jenke S, Repshas J, Brace L, Aleck H, Caldwell A, Sanders E, Dart L, Shah M. The effect of meal composition on postprandial glucagon-like peptide-1 response in overweight/obese participants. J Inter Soc Sports Nutr 2015;12(Suppl 1):P12.  Poster presentation, 2015 International Society for Sports Nutrition, Austin, Texas. Poster was a finalist.

Bouza B, Fellow J, Lorenz M, Rutledge L, Jaffery M, Adams-Huet B, Dart L, Esposito P, Shah M. Exercise and calorie information on menus is not enough to improve food choices in Hispanic adults. J Inter Soc Sports Nutr 2015;12(Suppl 1):P3.  Poster presentation, 2015 International Society for Sports Nutrition, Austin, Texas.

Crisp K, Phillips M, Adams-Huet B, Dart L, Bouza B, Franklin B, Shah M. Effect of eating speed at breakfast on gut appetite hormone responses and daily energy intake. The FASEB J 2015;29(suppl 1): 597.1. The abstract was a finalist and winner at the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Competition hosted by the Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism Research Interest Section at the American Society for Nutrition, 2015 Experimental Biology, Boston, MA.

James A, Adams-Huet B, Crisp K, Mitchell J, Dart L, Turner M, Kasper M, Bowman J, Joeckel J, Toomey M, Heefner H, Blasco E, Shah M. The Effect of Menu Labels, Displaying Minutes of Brisk Walking Needed to Burn Food Calories, on Calories Ordered and Consumed in Young Adults. Faseb J. 2013;27:367.2. Oral presentation. Expanded abstract was awarded 2nd place (runner up) in the Nutrition Education Research Interest Section, American Society for Nutrition, 2013 Experimental Biology, Boston, MA.

Copeland J, James A, Chatley B, Brown K, Pelzel K, Crane J, Mashni S, Dart L, Rhea D, Shah M (April 2012).  The effect of eating speed on energy intake in normal weight and overweight/obese subjects. Faseb J. 2012;26:380.6. Oral presentation, 2012 Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA.

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 27 journals