Meena Shah

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) Effects of diet and exercise interventions on body weight, blood lipids and lipoproteins,
glycemic control, blood pressure, endothelial dysfunction, and appetite hormones.
2) Factors that contribute to type 2 diabetes in South Asians.
3) Effect of menu labeling on food choices and energy intake.
4) Effect of eating behavior on energy intake & appetite hormones.

Kreutzer K, Graybeal AJ, Rack P, Moss K, Augsburger G, Willis JL, Trocchio R, Shah M (senior author). Ketogenic and high-carbohydrate diets in cyclists and triathletes: performance indicators and methodological considerations from a pilot study. Communications in Kinesiology. 2022; 1(4):1-26. 10.51224/cik.2022.42.

Graybeal AJ, Willis JL, Morales-Marroquinc E, Tinsleye GM, Messiahc SE, Shah M (senior author). Emerging evidence of the relationship between fat-free mass and ghrelin, glucagon-like peptide-1, and peptide-YY. Nutrition 2022;103-104:111815. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2022.111815.

Graybeal AJ, Kreutzer A, Willis JL, Braun-Trocchio R, Moss K, Shah M (senior author). The impact of dieting culture is different between sexes in endurance athletes: a cross-sectional analysis. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2022 Aug 17;14(1):157. doi: 10.1186/s13102-022-00549-4. PMID: 35978366; PMCID: PMC9382595.

Kreutzer K, Graybeal AJ, Moss K, Braun-Trocchio R, Shah M (senior author) Caffeine Supplementation Strategies Among Endurance Athletes. Front. Sports Act. Living, 06 April 2022. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.821750.

Graybeal AJ, Kreutzer A, Willis JL, Moss K, Braun-Trocchio R, Shah M (senior author). Age drives the differences in dietary supplement use in endurance athletes: A cross-sectional analysis of cyclists, runners, and triathletes. Journal of Dietary Supplements. April 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/19390211.2022.2056670.

Moss K, Zhang Y, Kreutzer A, Graybeal A, Porter RR, Braun-Trocchio R, Shah M (senior author). The Relationship between dietary intake and sleep quality in endurance athletes. Front. Sports Act. Living, 03 March 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.810402.

Braun-Trocchio, R., Graybeal, A.*, Kreutzer, A.*, Moss, K.*, Williams, A.*, Harrison, K.*, Warfield, E.*, Renteria, J.*, & Shah, M. Recovery Strategies in Endurance Athletes. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2022, 7(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk7010022.

Shah M, Gloeckner A, Adams-Huet B, Bailey S, Kreutzer A, Stevenson J, Mitchell J. Effect of a late afternoon/early evening bout of aerobic exercise on postprandial lipid and lipoprotein particle responses to a high-sugar meal breakfast the following day in postmenopausal women: a randomized cross-over study. J Sports Science 2021. Published online: Sept 21, 2021. doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2021.1982497.

Graybeal AJ , Kreutzer K, Rack P, Moss K, Augsburger G, Willis JL, Braun-Trocchio R, Shah M (senior author). Perceptions of appetite do not match hormonal measures of appetite in trained competitive cyclists and triathletes following a ketogenic diet compared to a high-carbohydrate or habitual diet: a randomized crossover trial. Nutrition Research 2021;93:111-1123. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2021.07.008

Graybeal AJ, Shah M, Willis JL. Manipulation of fatty acid composition in a high-fat meal does not result in differential alterations in appetite or food intake in normal weight females: a single-blind randomized crossover study. Appetite 2021:160: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2020.105085.

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.

Graybeal AJ, Willis JL, Kreutzer A, Moss K, Trocchio R, Shah M (advisor). Nutrition beliefs and practices among endurance athletes. The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo Virtual Meeting. October 2021. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: 2021 (Volume 121) Supplement.

Kreutzer A, Graybeal AJ,  Moss K, Braun-Trocchio R, & Shah M (advisor). Caffeine supplementation strategies among endurance athletes. Poster Presentation, Texas American College of Sports Medicine, Feb 2021. International Journal of Exercise Science Conference Proceeding: 2021:2(13):19. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol2/iss13/19

Graybeal AJ, Kreutzer A, Rack P, Moss K, Augsburger G, Willis JL, Braun-Trocchio R, & Shah M (advisor). Appetite alterations in endurance athletes following the ketogenic diet. Poster Presentation, Texas American College of Sports Medicine, Feb 2021. Poster was a finalist. International Journal of Exercise Science Conference Proceedings: 2021;2(13):47. Abstract was a finalist. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol2/iss13/47

Moss K, Kreutzer A, Graybeal AJ, Zhang Y, Braun-Trocchio R, Porter RR, & Shah M (advisor). The relationship between dietary intake and sleep quality in endurance athletes. Poster Presentation, Texas American College of Sports Medicine, Feb 2021. International Journal of Exercise Science Conference Proceedings: 2021:2(13):43. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol2/iss13/43

Braun-Trocchio R, Kreutzer A, Graybeal AJ,  Rack P, Harrison K, Williams A, Renteria J, Warfield E, Augsburger G, Moss K, Willis JL, & Shah M (senior author). The effect of diet composition on mood in highly trained cyclists: A pilot study. Poster Presentation, NASPA Virtual Conference, March 2021.

Braun-Trocchio R, Kreutzer A, Graybeal AJ,  Rack P, Harrison K, Williams A, Renteria J, Warfield E, Augsburger G, Moss K, Willis JL, & Shah M (senior author). The effect of diet composition on mood in highly trained cyclists: A pilot study. 2021.

Renteria J, Warfield E, Kreutzer A, Graybeal AJ, Moss K, Williams A, Harrison K, Shah M, Braun-Trocchio R. Recovery strategies in endurance athletes. Poster Presentation, Texas American College of Sports Medicine, Feb 2021. Exercise Science Conference Proceedings: 2021;2(13): 46. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol2/iss13/46

Shah M. (September 18, 2020). Metabolic Lab and Research. One of several speakers, TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Research Symposium.

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 36 journals