Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2018 Dissection of hepatic versus extra-hepatic insulin clearance: Ethnic differences in childhood 2018
2018 Higher n-6: N-3 fatty acid intake is associated with decreased cardiometabolic risk factors in a racially diverse sample of children 2018
2017 Changes in pediatric waist circumference percentiles despite reported pediatric weight stabilization in the United States 2017
2017 Alterations in hemoglobin and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D are related before and after weight loss independent of African Admixture 2017
2017 Acylcarnitines as markers of exercise-associated fuel partitioning, xenometabolism, and potential signals to muscle afferent neurons 2017
2016 Polymorphisms in stearoyl coa desaturase and sterol regulatory element binding protein interact with N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake to modify associations with anthropometric variables and metabolic phenotypes in Yup’ik people 2016
2016 The role of racial genetic admixture with endometrial cancer outcomes: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study 2016
2015 Discovery of phenotypic networks from genotypic association studies with application to obesity 2015
2015 Higher intake of PUFAs is associated with lower total and visceral adiposity and higher lean mass in a racially diverse sample of children 2015
2014 Home-schooled children are thinner, leaner, and report better diets relative to traditionally schooled children 2014
2014 Use of a simple liquid meal test to evaluate insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function in children 2014
2013 Vitamin D and calcium-sensing receptor polymorphisms differentially associate with resting energy expenditure in peripubertal children 2013
2013 Associations of the lactase persistence allele and lactose intake with body composition among multiethnic children 2013
2013 Genetic admixture and obesity: Recent perspectives and future applications 2013
2013 Obesity polymorphisms identified in genome-wide association studies interact with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and modify the genetic association with adiposity phenotypes in Yup'ik people 2013
2013 BMI but Not Race Contributes to Vitamin D-Parathyroid Hormone Axis in Peripubertal Girls 2013
2013 In reply 2013
2012 Common variants in the LAMA5 gene associate with fasting plasma glucose and serum triglyceride levels in a cohort of pre- and early pubertal children. 2012
2012 Socioeconomic status and cell aging in children 2012
2012 Genetic influences in childhood obesity: Recent progress and recommendations for experimental designs 2012
2012 Genetic admixture, social-behavioural factors and body composition are associated with blood pressure differently by racial-ethnic group among children 2012
2012 Common variants in the LAMA5 gene associate with fasting plasma glucose and serum triglyceride levels in a cohort of pre-and early pubertal children 2012
2012 Do neighbourhoods matter? Neighbourhood disorder and long-term trends in serum cortisol levels 2012
2012 Genetic polymorphisms in carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A gene are associated with variation in body composition and fasting lipid traits in Yup'ik Eskimos 2012
2012 Modest protective effects of breast-feeding on obesity: Is the evidence truly supportive? 2012
2011 Body fat and racial genetic admixture are associated with aerobic fitness levels in a multiethnic pediatric population 2011
2011 Body image as a mediator of the relationship between body mass index and weight-related quality of life in black women 2011
2011 Shorter Sleep may be a Risk Factor for Impaired Bone Mass Accrual in Childhood 2011
2011 Neighborhood Perceptions Affect Dietary Behaviors and Diet Quality 2011
2011 Birth weight is associated with body composition in a multiethnic pediatric cohort 2011
2011 Natural selection at genomic regions associated with obesity and type-2 diabetes: East Asians and sub-Saharan Africans exhibit high levels of differentiation at type-2 diabetes regions 2011
2011 Should we have a one-size fits all approach in obesity prevention? 2011
2011 The defining moment: Children's conceptualization of race and experiences with racial discrimination 2011
2011 Age-related changes in insulin sensitivity and β-cell function among European-American and African-American women 2011
2011 African genetic admixture is associated with body composition and fat distribution in a cross-sectional study of children 2011
2011 Ancestry-informative markers on chromosomes 2, 8 and 15 are associated with insulin-related traits in a racially diverse sample of children 2011
2011 Fat-free mass index: Changes and race/ethnic differences in adulthood 2011
2010 Adiposity and Β-cell function: Relationships differ with ethnicity and age 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 populations 2010
2010 African genetic admixture is associated with body composition and fat distribution in a cross-sectional study of children 2010
2010 Associations among calcium intake, resting energy expenditure, and body fat in a multiethnic sample of children 2010
2010 A conserved role for syndecan family members in the regulation of whole-body energy metabolism 2010
2010 Adiposity and genetic admixture, but not race/ethnicity, influence bone mineral content in peripubertal children 2010
2010 Fat distribution, aerobic fitness, blood lipids, and insulin sensitivity in African-American and European-American women 2010
2010 NIH consensus development conference statement: Lactose intolerance and health. 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? 2010
2009 Genetic determinants of cardiovascular disease in Hispanics 2009
2009 Relationships between reported macronutrient intake and insulin dynamics in a multi-ethnic cohort of early pubertal children 2009
2009 Neighborhood-Level Disadvantage Is Associated with Reduced Dietary Quality in Children 2009
2009 Obesity attenuates the contribution of African admixture to the insulin secretory profile in peripubertal children: A longitudinal analysis 2009
2009 Uncoupling protein 2 Ala55Val polymorphism is associated with a higher acute insulin response to glucose 2009
2009 Differential influence of diet and physical activity on components of metabolic syndrome in a multiethnic sample of children. 2009
2009 Physical fitness, activity, and insulin dynamics in early pubertal children 2009
2008 Adiponectin multimers and metabolic syndrome traits: Relative adiponectin resistance in African Americans 2008
2008 A panel of ancestry informative markers for estimating individual biogeographical ancestry and admixture from four continents: Utility and applications 2008
2008 Relationship Between the Dopamine Receptor Gene, Insulin Sensitivity and African Genetic Admixture 2008
2008 Resistance training conserves fat-free mass and resting energy expenditure following weight loss 2008
2008 Disruptions in energy balance: Does nature overcome nurture? 2008
2008 C677T methylene-H4-folate-reductase variant decreases binocular accommodation 2008
2008 Longitudinal analysis of the insulin-like growth factor system in African-American and European American children and adolescents 2008
2007 Correcting for measurement error in individual ancestry estimates in structured association tests 2007
2006 Polymorphism in the transcription factor 7-Like 2 (TCF7L2) gene is associated with reduced insulin secretion in nondiabetic women 2006
2006 Regional admixture mapping and structured association testing: Conceptual unification and an extensible general linear model 2006
2006 Regional admixture mapping and structured association testing: conceptual unification and an extensible general linear model. 2006
2005 Early ethnic difference in insulin-like growth factor-1 is associated with African genetic admixture 2005
2005 Lack of association between polymorphism of the human cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase gene and obesity 2005
2005 Antipsychotic drug-induced weight gain: Development of an animal model 2005
2005 Large-scale SNP analysis reveals clustered and continuous patterns of human genetic variation 2005
2005 Large-scale SNP analysis reveals clustered and continuous patterns of human genetic variation 2005
2005 Association of the intestinal fatty acid-binding protein Ala 54Thr polymorphism and abdominal adipose tissue in African-American and Caucasian women 2005
2005 Apolipoprotein A-II polymorphism and visceral adiposity in African-American and white women 2005
2004 Waist circumference percentiles in nationally representative samples of African-American, European-American, and Mexican-American children and adolescents 2004
2004 A simple significance test for quantile regression 2004
2004 Using Genetic Admixture to Study the Biology of Obesity Traits and to Map Genes in Admixed Populations 2004
2004 Using genetic admixture to study the biology of obesity traits and to map genes in admixed populations. 2004
2004 Ancestral proportions and their association with skin pigmentation and bone mineral density in Puerto Rican women from New York city 2004
2004 Racial differences in satiety 2004
2004 Rimonabant (Sanofi-Synthelabo) 2004
2004 Caloric restriction and body weight independently affect longevity in Wistar rats 2004
2003 Effect of Box-Cox transformation on power of Haseman-Elston and maximum-likelihood variance components tests to detect quantitative trait loci 2003
2003 Understanding racial differences in obesity and metabolic syndrome traits 2003
2003 Using genetic admixture to explain racial differences in insulin-related phenotypes 2003
2003 Association of African genetic admixture with resting metabolic rate and obesity among women 2003
2002 Improving the power of sib pair quantitative trait loci detection by phenotype Winsorization 2002
2002 A mixture model approach for the analysis of microarray gene expression data 2002
2002 A mixture model approach for the analysis of microarray gene expression data 2002
2001 Is African genetic admixture associated with BMI and resting metabolic rate in African American females? 2001
2001 Is the prediction of body fat from BMI in Hispanics different from African Americans and European Americans? 2001
2000 Exploring ethnic differences in body fat distribution among European Americans, African Americans and Puerto Rican Americans 2000
2000 Use of microarrays to defect genes differentially expressed with caloric and non-caloric restriction feeding: a focus on analytical approaches 2000
1999 Differences in locomotor activity across the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster 1999
1997 A multivariate model for the analysis of sibship covariance structure using marker information and multiple quantitative traits 1997

Investigator On

  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center - Biostatistics Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Race - Adiposity Interactions Regulate Mechanisms Determining Insulin Sensitivity  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2019
  • UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2017
  • UAB Obesity Training Program  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2017
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) - Biostatistics Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017
  • UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2017
  • Genetic Control of Quantitative Traits Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2016
  • Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response (TIGER)  awarded by University of Texas at Austin 2013 - 2015
  • UAB Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Obesity-Related Research  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2015
  • COMPLETED - UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center - NORC Core B - Genomics Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • Identification of Muscle-Specific Biomarkers of Fatty Acid Beta-Oxidation  awarded by Agricultural Research Service/Department of Agriculture 2009 - 2013
  • Comprehensive Minority and Health Disparities Research Center  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2012
  • Teaching Activities

  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR666 - Nutrit Mindful & Wellness (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR779 - Obesity in the 21st Century (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR621 - Appld Stats to Nutr Sciences I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR623 - AppldStats to Nutr Sciences II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR666 - Nutrit Mindful & Wellness (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR621 - Appld Stats to Nutr Sciences I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR623 - AppldStats to Nutr Sciences II (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR755 - Teaching Practicum in NS (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR637 - App Res in Nutrition Sciences (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR778 - Spec Topics in Nutrition Sci (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR779 - Obesity in the 21st Century (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR621 - Appld Stats to Nutr Sciences I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR623 - AppldStats to Nutr Sciences II (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR755 - Teaching Practicum in NS (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR769 - Race Nutrition and Health (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR769 - Race Nutrition and Health (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR621 - Appld Stats to Nutr Sciences I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR778 - Spec Topics in Nutrition Sci (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR579 - Obesity in the 21st Century (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR779 - Obesity in the 21st Century (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR222 - Nutrition and Health (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR778 - Spec Topics in Nutrition Sci (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR769 - Race Nutrition and Health (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR579 - Obesity in the 21st Century (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR779 - Obesity in the 21st Century (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR733 - Lab Instr and Method Nutri Res (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR579 - Obesity in the 21st Century (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR725 - Human Nutr Through Life Cycle (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR778 - Spec Topics in Nutrition Sci (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR788 - Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Sciences, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 1999
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education and Teaching, Teachers College/Columbia University 1992
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, University of Puerto Rico 1988
  • Full Name

  • Jose Fernandez