Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2017 Commentary on “Changes in Bone Health During the First Year of Cancer Treatment in Children”Journal of Clinical Densitometry.  20:3-4. 2017
2016 Training in metabolomics research. II. Processing and statistical analysis of metabolomics data, metabolite identification, pathway analysis, applications of metabolomics and its futureJournal of Mass Spectrometry.  51:535-548. 2016
2016 Training in metabolomics research. II. Processing and statistical analysis of metabolomics data, metabolite identification, pathway analysis, applications of metabolomics and its futureJournal of Mass Spectrometry.  51:ii-iii. 2016
2016 Setting Adolescents Up for Success: Promoting a Policy to Delay High School Start TimesJournal of School Health.  86:552-557. 2016
2016 Training in metabolomics research. I. Designing the experiment, collecting and extracting samples and generating metabolomics dataJournal of Mass Spectrometry.  461-475. 2016
2016 Training in metabolomics research. I. Designing the experiment, collecting and extracting samples and generating metabolomics dataJournal of Mass Spectrometry.  51:ii-iii. 2016
2016 Erratum: Associations of total and undercarboxylated osteocalcin with peripheral and hepatic insulin sensitivity and B cell function in overweight adults (J Clin Endocrinol (2013) 98:7 (E1173-E1180) doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-1203)Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  101:2265. 2016
2016 Overweight adolescents with type 2 diabetes have significantly higher lipoprotein abnormalities than those with type 1 diabetesDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice.  115:83-89. 2016
2016 Surrounding Community Residents’ Expectations of HOPE VI for Their Community, Health and Physical ActivityJournal of Community Practice.  24:18-37. 2016
2015 Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity ResearchCRC critical reviews in food science and nutrition.  55:2014-2053. 2015
2015 Pediatric obesity prevention: From naïve examination of energy imbalance towards strategies that influence the competition for nutrient resources among tissues.World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics.  4:50-54. 2015
2015 Feasibility, acceptability, and characteristics associated with adherence and completion of a culturally relevant internet-enhanced physical activity pilot intervention for overweight and obese young adult African American women enrolled in collegeBMC Research Notes2015
2015 Feasibility, acceptability, and characteristics associated with adherence and completion of a culturally relevant internet-enhanced physical activity pilot intervention for overweight and obese young adult African American women enrolled in collegeBMC Research Notes.  8. 2015
2015 Associations of fibroblast growth factor-23 with markers of inflammation, insulin resistance and obesity in adultsPLoS ONE.  10. 2015
2015 Bone mineral content as a driver of energy expenditure in prepubertal and early pubertal boysJournal of Pediatrics.  166:1397-1403. 2015
2015 Circulating levels of fibroblast growth factor-21 increase with age independently of body composition indices among healthy individualsJournal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.  2:77-82. 2015
2015 Fibroblast growth factor-21, body composition, and insulin resistance in pre-pubertal and early pubertal males and femalesClinical Endocrinology.  82:550-556. 2015
2015 Improvements in Body Satisfaction Among Obese Preadolescent African American Girls After Participation in a Weight-Loss InterventionICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition.  7:148-153. 2015
2014 The effect of a 3-month moderate-intensity physical activity program on body composition in overweight and obese African American college femalesOsteoporosis International.  25:2485-2491. 2014
2014 Return of hunger following a relatively high carbohydrate breakfast is associated with earlier recorded glucose peak and nadirAppetite.  80:236-241. 2014
2014 Home-schooled children are thinner, leaner, and report better diets relative to traditionally schooled childrenObesity Research.  22:497-503. 2014
2014 Impact of weight cycling on risk of morbidity and mortalityObesity Reviews.  15:870-881. 2014
2014 The relationship between bioactive components in breast milk and bone mass in infants.BoneKEy Reports.  3:577. 2014
2014 Use of a simple liquid meal test to evaluate insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function in childrenPediatric Obesity.  9:102-110. 2014
2013 Vitamin D and calcium-sensing receptor polymorphisms differentially associate with resting energy expenditure in peripubertal childrenJournal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism.  31:695-702. 2013
2013 Divergent Effects of Obesity on Bone HealthJournal of Clinical Densitometry.  16:450-454. 2013
2013 Higher Serum Insulin Concentrations Positively Influence the Bone Mineral Density in African American Adolescents.British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research.  3:1050-1061. 2013
2013 Subclinical Indication of Linkage between Markers of Skeletal and Cardiovascular PropertiesBone Research.  1:291-297. 2013
2013 Diabetes-related impairment in bone strength is established early in the life course.World Journal of Diabetes.  4:145-150. 2013
2013 Associations of Total and Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin with Peripheral and Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity and β-Cell Function in Overweight AdultsJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  98. 2013
2013 The authors replyNew England Journal of Medicine.  368:2236-2237. 2013
2013 Effects of diet macronutrient composition on body composition and fat distribution during weight maintenance and weight lossObesity Research.  21:1133-1138. 2013
2013 BMI but Not Race Contributes to Vitamin D-Parathyroid Hormone Axis in Peripubertal GirlsICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition.  5:100-105. 2013
2013 Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesityNew England Journal of Medicine.  368:446-454. 2013
2013 Effects of diet macronutrient composition on body composition and fat distribution during weight maintenance and weight lossObesity Research.  21:1133-1138. 2013
2013 Getting to the height of the matter: the relationship between stature and adiposity in pre-pubertal children.Ethnicity and Disease.  23:71-76. 2013
2013 The relationships among total body fat, bone mineral content and bone marrow adipose tissue in early-pubertal girls.BoneKEy Reports.  2:315. 2013
2012 Effects of habitual diet on ethnic differences in serum total ghrelinEndocrine.  42:359-365. 2012
2012 Macronutrient intake influences the effect of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D status on metabolic syndrome outcomes in african american girlsCholesterol.  2012. 2012
2012 Calcium homeostasis may influence resting energy expenditure with effects most apparent in early pubertal girlsActa Paediatrica.  101. 2012
2012 Higher postprandial serum ghrelin among African-American girls before pubertyJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.  25:691-696. 2012
2012 Circulating ghrelin and GLP-1 are not affected by habitual dietRegulatory Peptides.  176:1-5. 2012
2012 Stagnation in the clinical, community and public health domain of obesity: the need for probative research.Clinical Obesity.  2:83-85. 2012
2012 Genetic influences in childhood obesity: Recent progress and recommendations for experimental designsInternational Journal of Obesity.  36:479-484. 2012
2012 A higher-carbohydrate, lower-fat diet reduces fasting glucose concentration and improves β-cell function in individuals with impaired fasting glucoseMetabolism.  61:358-365. 2012
2012 Reduced carbohydrate diet to improve metabolic outcomes and decrease adiposity in obese peripubertal African American girlsJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.  54:336-342. 2012
2012 Genetic admixture, social-behavioural factors and body composition are associated with blood pressure differently by racial-ethnic group among childrenJournal of Human Hypertension.  26:98-107. 2012
2012 Parental feeding practices and socioeconomic status are associated with child adiposity in a multi-ethnic sample of childrenAppetite.  58:347-353. 2012
2012 Do neighbourhoods matter? Neighbourhood disorder and long-term trends in serum cortisol levelsJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  66:24-29. 2012
2012 Modest protective effects of breast-feeding on obesity: Is the evidence truly supportive?Nutrition Today.  47:33-38. 2012
2012 Short-term physical activity intervention decreases femoral bone marrow adipose tissue in young children: A pilot studyBONE.  50:23-27. 2012
2011 Body fat and racial genetic admixture are associated with aerobic fitness levels in a multiethnic pediatric populationObesity Research.  19:2222-2227. 2011
2011 Shorter Sleep may be a Risk Factor for Impaired Bone Mass Accrual in ChildhoodJournal of Clinical Densitometry.  14:453-457. 2011
2011 Dietary macronutrient composition affects β cell responsiveness but not insulin sensitivityAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  94:120-127. 2011
2011 Neighborhood Perceptions Affect Dietary Behaviors and Diet QualityJournal of Nutrition Education.  43:244-250. 2011
2011 Beyond thriftiness: Independent and interactive effects of genetic and dietary factors on variations in fat deposition and distribution across populationsAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology.  145:181-191. 2011
2011 Contributors to pediatric obesity in adolescence: More than just energy imbalanceOpen Obesity Journal.  3:17-26. 2011
2011 African genetic admixture is associated with body composition and fat distribution in a cross-sectional study of childrenInternational Journal of Obesity.  35:60-65. 2011
2011 Ancestry-informative markers on chromosomes 2, 8 and 15 are associated with insulin-related traits in a racially diverse sample of childrenHuman Genomics.  5:79-89. 2011
2011 Can Reduction in Dietary Carbohydrate Play a Role in Normalizing the Endocrine-Metabolic State Perturbed During the Pubertal Transition? The PRIMO Pilot StudyICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition.  3:31-37. 2011
2010 Role of various cytokines and growth factors in pubertal developmentMedicine and Sport Science.  55:14-31. 2010
2010 Does fat fuel the fire: Independent and interactive effects of genetic, physiological, and environmental factors on variations in fat deposition and distribution across populationsJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.  23:1233-1244. 2010
2010 African genetic admixture is associated with body composition and fat distribution in a cross-sectional study of childrenInternational Journal of Obesity2010
2010 Associations among calcium intake, resting energy expenditure, and body fat in a multiethnic sample of childrenJournal of Pediatrics.  157:473-478. 2010
2010 The association between the rs2234693 and rs9340799 estrogen receptor α gene polymorphisms and risk factors for cardiovascular disease: A reviewBiological Research For Nursing.  12:84-97. 2010
2010 A conserved role for syndecan family members in the regulation of whole-body energy metabolismPLoS ONE.  5. 2010
2010 Adjusting adiposity and body weight measurements for height alters the relationship with blood pressure in childrenAmerican Journal of Hypertension.  23:904-910. 2010
2010 Adiposity and genetic admixture, but not race/ethnicity, influence bone mineral content in peripubertal childrenJournal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism.  28:424-432. 2010
2010 The Role of European Genetic Admixture in the Etiology of the Insulin Resistance Syndrome in Children: Are the Effects Mediated by Fat Accumulation?Journal of Pediatrics.  157. 2010
2009 Genetic determinants of cardiovascular disease in HispanicsCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports.  3:175-180. 2009
2009 Intrabdominal fat is related to metabolic risk factors in Hispanic Americans, African Americans and in girlsActa Paediatrica.  98:1965-1971. 2009
2009 Relationships between reported macronutrient intake and insulin dynamics in a multi-ethnic cohort of early pubertal childrenInternational Journal of Pediatric Obesity.  4:249-256. 2009
2009 Neighborhood-Level Disadvantage Is Associated with Reduced Dietary Quality in ChildrenJournal of The American Dietetic Association.  109:1612-1616. 2009
2009 Obesity attenuates the contribution of African admixture to the insulin secretory profile in peripubertal children: A longitudinal analysisObesity Research.  17:1318-1325. 2009
2009 Uncoupling protein 2 Ala55Val polymorphism is associated with a higher acute insulin response to glucoseMetabolism.  58:877-881. 2009
2009 Differential influence of diet and physical activity on components of metabolic syndrome in a multiethnic sample of children.Journal of The American Dietetic Association.  109:236-244. 2009
2009 Do Dietary Modifications Made Prior to Pubertal Maturation Have the Potential to Decrease Obesity Later in Life? A Developmental PerspectiveICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition.  1:271-281. 2009
2009 Effect of dietary adherence with or without exercise on weight loss: A mechanistic approach to a global problemJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  94:1602-1607. 2009
2009 Physical fitness, activity, and insulin dynamics in early pubertal childrenPediatric Exercise Science.  21:63-76. 2009
2008 Genetic variation in a member of the laminin gene family affects variation in body composition in Drosophila and humansBMC Genetics.  9. 2008
2008 Disruptions in energy balance: Does nature overcome nurture?Physiology and Behavior.  94:105-112. 2008
2008 Associations among insulin, estrogen, and fat mass gain over the pubertal transition in African-American and european-american girlsJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  93:2610-2615. 2008
2008 Longitudinal analysis of the insulin-like growth factor system in African-American and European American children and adolescentsJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  93:4917-4923. 2008
2007 Psychosocial risk factors for eating disorders in Hispanic females of diverse ethnic background and non-Hispanic females.Eating Behaviors.  8:1-9. 2007
2007 The method of delivery of nutrition and physical activity information may play a role in eliciting behavior changes in adolescents.Eating Behaviors.  8:73-82. 2007
2006 CDE and non-CDE dietitians' knowledge of exercise and content of exercise programs for older adults with type 2 diabetes.Journal of Nutrition Education.  38:157-162. 2006
2006 Improving the dietary patterns of adolescents using a computer-based approach.Journal of School Health.  76:43-46. 2006

Book

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2014 Clinical insights: Obesity and childhood 2014

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2012 Body Composition Evaluation.  1000-1011. 2012
2012 Insulin-like growth factor system in different ethnic groups and relationship with growth and health.  1471-1490. 2012

Teaching Activities

  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HC120 - Honors Seminar (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR693 - Clinical Prac: Pediatric Nutr (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN405 - Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN674 - Advanced Sports Nutrition (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR630 - Maternal Child Hlth Ped Nutrit (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR630 - Maternal Child Hlth Ped Nutrit (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR630 - Maternal Child Hlth Ped Nutrit (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR612 - Res/Tech Appl in Dietetics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR612 - Res/Tech Appl in Dietetics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR789 - Diabetes & Energy Metabolism (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR612 - Res/Tech Appl in Dietetics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR612 - Res/Tech Appl in Dietetics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR725 - Human Nutr Through Life Cycle (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR789 - Diabetes & Energy Metabolism (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR601 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR601 - Advanced Medical Nutrition (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR789 - Diabetes & Energy Metabolism (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR789 - Diabetes & Energy Metabolism (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR789 - Diabetes & Energy Metabolism (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR789 - Diabetes & Energy Metabolism (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Dietetics/Human Nutritional Services, Florida International University 2006
  • Master of Science in Animal Nutrition, University of Florida 1997
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Zoology / Animal Biology, University of Florida 1996
  • Full Name

  • Krista Casazza