Dr. Goss is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition Sciences at UAB, a Register Dietitian, and an early career investigator with expertise in conducting randomized clinical trials to examine the effects of diet quality and macronutrient composition on risk factors of chronic metabolic diseases such as obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and type 2 diabetes. The goal of her research is to identify effective, sustainable, and non-invasive dietary means of preventing and reversing disease with metabolic origins. Dr. Goss specializes in MRI and MRS techniques for the assessment of fat distribution and organ lipid content in adult and pediatric populations. She recently has conducted studies using a family-based, controlled feeding experimental design aimed at improving outcomes in children with NAFLD.
Her research interests are related to obesity and energy metabolism, with an emphasis on glucose metabolism, type 2 diabetes risk and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). She has worked with controlled feeding studies in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and overweight/obese adults examining the effects of dietary glycemic load with and without caloric restriction on changes in visceral and ectopic adiposity and insulin sensitivity. Her ongoing research examines how variation in diet macronutrient composition affects metabolic health, body fat distribution and risk of chronic metabolic disease in aging adults. Dr. Goss also has ongoing research examining the effects of diet composition on hepatic lipid content and hepatic insulin sensitivity in adolescents with NAFLD.