Corrie Whisner

Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Associate Faculty
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Corrie Whisner joined the ASU School of Nutrition and Health Promotion faculty in August 2014. Her research focuses on the effects of diet on human metabolism. Specifically, she is interested in studying the effects of dietary components on the gut microbiome and related metabolic diseases such as osteoporosis and obesity. Dr. Whisner received both her BS and PhD from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, she was a USDA NIFA postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she studied how maternal diet impacts in utero development among pregnant adolescents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Nutrition Science, Purdue University 2011
  • B.S. Nutrition Science, Purdue University 2007

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Research Interests

Dr. Whisner's broad research interests encompass metabolic disturbances in nutrition-related diseases, lifestyle interventions to prevent or correct chronic disease, and the influence of both genetic and environmental factors on health outcomes. Her specific interests include:

  • interactions between dietary intake and gut microbiome
  • mineral metabolism
  • functional foods which improve metabolic health via the microbiome
  • nutrition for optimizing growth and development among pediatric populations (infants, children and adolescents)
  • maternal and child health outcomes in relation to prenatal nutrition

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Publications

Whisner CM, CA Aktipis. The role of the microbiome in cancer initiation and progression: How microbes and cancer cells utilize excess energy and promote one another’s growth. Current Nutrition Reports. 2018 [accepted]

Vander Wyst KB, Whisner CM, Reifsnider E, Petrov ME. The Combined Impact of Sleep and Diet on Adiposity in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children: A Systematic Review. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2018 [accepted]

Bruening M, van Woerden I, Schaefer DR, Hruschka D, Brewis A, Whisner CM, Dunton GF, Todd M, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Laska MN. Friendship as a social mechanism influencing body mass index (BMI) among emerging adults. PLoS ONE. 2018; 18;13(12):e0208894.

Whisner CM, Maldonado J, Dente B, Krajmalnik-Brown R, Bruening M. Diet, physical activity and screen time but not body mass index are associated with the gut microbiome of a diverse cohort of college students living in university housing: a cross-sectional study. BMC Microbiology. 2018;18:210.

Steinl GK, Whisner CM, Pressman EK, Cooper EM, CNM, Groth SW, O'Brien KO. Patterns and Correlates of Self-Reported Physical Activity in a Cohort of Racially Diverse Pregnant Adolescents. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2018 [e-pub ahead of print]

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2018.09.003

Whisner CM, Castillo LF. Prebiotics, Bone and Mineral Metabolism. Calcified Tissue International. 2018;102(4), 443-479.

Akoh C, Pressman EK, Whisner CM, Thomas CE, Cao C, Kent T, Cooper EM, O’Brien KO. Vitamin D Mediates the Relationship between Placental Cathelicidin and Group B Streptococcus Colonization during Pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 2017;121:42-48.

Jackemeyer D, Forzani E, Whisner C. Study of resting energy expenditure and weight changes during pregnancy. Global Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. 2017;2455-8583.

Petrov ME, Vander Wyst KB, Whisner CM, Jeong M, Denniston M, Moramarco MA, Gallagher MR, Reifsnider E. Relationship of sleep duration and regularity with dietary intake among preschool-aged children with obesity from low-income families. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2017;38(2):120-128.

Whisner CM, O’Brien KO, Cooper EM, Pressman EK. Pregnant adolescents participating in a vitamin D supplementation trial have a preference for receiving prenatal nutrition and health information via digital media platforms. The Medical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016;4(4):1089.

Bruening M, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Brewis A, Laska MN, Todd M, Hruschka D, Schaefer DR, Whisner CM, Dunton G. Longitudinal social networks impacts on weight and weight-related behaviors assessed using mobile-based ecological momentary assessments: Study Protocols for the SPARC study. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:901.

Whisner CM, Martin BR, Nakatsu CH, Story JA, MacDonald-Clarke CJ, McCabe LD, McCabe GP, Weaver CM. Soluble corn fiber increases calcium absorption associated with shifts in the gut microbiome:  A randomized dose-response trial in free-living pubertal girls. Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(7):1298-1306.

Whisner CM, Bruening M, O’Brien KO. A brief survey of dietary beliefs and behaviors of pregnant adolescents. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2016;29(5):476-481.

Miller BJ, Whisner CM, Johnston CS. Vitamin D supplementation appears to increase plasma Aβ40 in vitamin D insufficient, older adults: a pilot RCT. Journal of Alzheimers Disease. 2016; 52(3):843-847.

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
NTR 492Honors Directed Study
NTR 493Honors Thesis
BIO 493Honors Thesis
NTR 499Individualized Instruction
NTR 540Adv Micronutrient Metabolism
NTR 599Thesis
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
NTR 450Nutrition in the Life Cycle
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
NTR 499Individualized Instruction
NTR 540Adv Micronutrient Metabolism
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 692Research
NTR 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
NTR 450Nutrition in the Life Cycle
BIO 493Honors Thesis
NTR 499Individualized Instruction
NTR 550Adv Nutrition Life Cycle
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
NTR 450Nutrition in the Life Cycle
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
NTR 499Individualized Instruction
MIC 591Seminar
NTR 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
NTR 450Nutrition in the Life Cycle
BIO 493Honors Thesis
NTR 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 101The ASU Experience
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
NTR 535Nutrigenomics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
NTR 440Advanced Human Nutrition I

Honors/Awards

Pat Tillman Veterans Center Honor Roll, Arizona State University, 2018

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, 2017

BUILDingSCHOLARS Mentor Award, UTEP BUILD Summer Research Internship Program, 2016

Rookie of the Year, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, 2016

Diamond of the Department, Nutrition Science 110th Anniversary Gala, Purdue University, 2016

Dannon Nutrition Leadership Institute, Early Career Leader, 2015

Sun Award for Excellent Performance and Fostering Cooperation, Arizona State University, 2014

Experimental Biology, Community and Public Health Nutrition Poster Competition, 2nd Place, 2014

Experimental Biology, Vitamins & Minerals Research Session Poster Competition, 1st Place, 2013

Professional Associations

American Society for Nutrition, 2008 - present

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2013 - present

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2012 - present

Sigma Xi (current member of ASU Chapter, past member of Cornell Chapter), 2013 - present

Service

Professional Service

Public Information Committee Member, American Society for Nutrition, 2014-2016

Session Chair, ISNAO Conference, Montreal Canada, 2015

Poster Judge, Sigma Xi International Student Research Conference, 2014

 

College/University Service

Member, College of Health Solutions Committee on Committees, 2018-present

Faculty Affiliate, Residential College Advisory Board, 2016-2017

Faculty Mentor, ASU Edson Award-winning Startup Company NeoLight, 2014-2017

Mentor, ASU Startup Summit Innovation Challenge, 2014

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

College of Nursing and Health Innovation