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Tammy Wagner, PhD

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Biography

Dr. Tammy Wagner is a Term Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies.  Wagner’s research interests include: 1) nutrition and exercise relationships in special population groups; 2) disease prevention, specifically behavior modification techniques necessary for prevention of overweight in children and adult women; and 3) performance nutrition - macronutrient needs of athletes.  Wagner is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with multiple certificates in Adult and Child Overweight specialties.  Before coming to Mason, Wagner taught at James Madison University in the Department of Health Sciences/Dietetics Program.  

University Service

  • Member of University Sustainability Committee, 2017
  • Member of CHHS, Faculty Development Committee, 2017
  • Member of Adhoc -  Degree Celebration Committee, 2017

Degrees

PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry, Ohio State University (1994)

MS, Food, Nutrition and Exercise Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1989)

BS, Dietetics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1987)

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Research

Research Interests

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Disease Prevention
  • Behavior Modification

Publications

Wagner, TL, Melanson, C, Behavioral Strategies to Lose Weight and Maintain Loss, J of Nutr, June 2012

Snoddy, A, Brevard, PB, Rittenhouse, M, Wagner, T, Lee, RE. Weight Status and Vending Machine Purchases of College Students, JADA, 12(3), 2010.

McDonald, J., Brevard, PB, Lee, RE, Wagner, T, Link between diet and cardiovascular disease in Latin America and the Caribbean using geographic information systems, Pan Am J Public Health, 26(4), 2009.

Wells, LA, Wagner, TL, Brevard, PB, Domangue, RJ. Implicit Motor Learning Sequence in Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes, Diabetes Care, April 2006, 4(2): 112-123.

Akers, JA, Wagner, TL, Brevard, PB, Flohr,JA, Yesilcay, Y. Health Risks Associated with Nutritional Ergogenic Aid Use in High School Football Players, J Strenth Cond Res, November 2005, 22(3):76-82.

L Hamlett, T Wagner, P Brevard. Reasons for breastfeeding cessation by WIC participants in a Virginia health district. JADA. 2004; Suppl 2:61.

Albert, ME, Wagner, TL. Assessing the Need for Nutrition Education at the Elementary School Level through a Parent Survey Questionnaire. The Virginia Journal, Fall 2004, 26(2): 13-15.

Wagner, TL. Fortified Food Intake of School Aged Children: What Should Health Professionals Be Recommending? The Virginia Journal, Spring 2004, 26(1): 8-10.

Wagner, TL. Childhood Obesity: A Serious Health Threat. The Virginia Journal, Fall 2003 25(2): 8-10.

Patel, SK, Wagner, TL, Wenos, DL, Koslow, RE. Effects of Weight-Bearing and Non-Weight-Bearing Activity on Bone Mass Density in Female Collegiate Athletes, Sept. 2003 Abstract Suppl. 1, 103(9): A-54.

Akers, JA, Wagner, TL, Brevard, PB, Flohr,JA, Yesilcay, Y. Health Risks Associated with Nutritional Ergogenic Aid Use in High School Football Players, Sept. 2003 Abstract Suppl. 1, 103(9):A-54.

Wells, LA, Wagner, TL, Brevard, PB, Domangue, RJ. Implicit Motor Learning Sequence in Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes, ADA, Sept. 2003 Abstract Suppl. 1, 103(9):A-9

Lachnicht, D., Brevard, PB, Wagner, TL & DeMars, CE. Dietary oxygen radical absorbance capacity as a predictor of bone mineral density. Nutrition Research, (2002) 22:1389-1399.

Jones, AA, DiSilvestro, RA, Coleman, M, Wagner, TL. Copper supplementation of adult men: effects on blood copper enzyme activities and indicators of cardiovascular disease risk. Metabolism (1997) 46,1380-1383.

Mak IT, Komarov AM, Wagner TL, Stafford RE, Dickens BF, Weglicki WB. Enhanced nitric oxide production during Mg-deficiency and its role in mediating erythrocyte glutathione loss. Circulation Research (1997) 5:1102-1110.

Wiles ME, Wagner TL, Weglicki WB. Effect of acute magnesium deficiency (MgD) on aortic endothelial cell (EC) oxidant production. Life Sci. (1997) 60(3), 221-236.

Weglicki, WB, Dickens, BF, Wagner, TL, Chmielinska, Phillips, TM. Immunoregulation by neuropeptides in magnesium deficiency: ex viva effect of enhnaced substance P production on circulating T lymphocytes from magnesium-deficient mice. Magnes. Res. (1996) 9(1), 3-11.

DiSilvestro, RA, Wagner TL. Carrageenan-induced acute inflammation in magnesium deficient rats. Nutr. Res. (1995) 15:11, 1669-1672.

Wagner TL, DiSilvestro RA, Medeiros DM. Marginal copper intake and inflammation effects on copper enzyme activities in rats. J. Trace Elem. Exper. Med. (1995) 8, 41-46.

DiSilvestro RA, Foltz TL, Davidson J and Medeiros DM. Effects of copper intake and exercise training on copper antioxidant enzyme activities in rats. J. Trace Elem. Exper. Med. (1990)5,1-9

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