Betsy Cogan

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

PhD Candidate & Dietetic Intern

161 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

erc80113@uga.edu

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelor of Science Psychology University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire 2014
Bachelor of Science Dietetics Saint Catherine University 2019

Research

Betsy is currently conducting her doctoral research in the Human Nutrition Labortory under the direction of Dr. Jamie Cooper. Her broad research interest involves understanding how simple dietary modifications can affect vascular function and overall health. 

Teaching

Betsy was the instructor of record for FDN 2100-Human Nutrition and Food, Fall 2021. As IOR, Betsy adapted lecture material to engage students, wrote exams on content covered in class, and provided in-person, email, and online assistance to students when needed. 

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Grace Hartley Scholarship University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2022
Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship University of Georgia, Department of Nutritional Sciences 2021
Leilia Alberta Ritchie Mize Scholarship University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2020
Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition 2019
Sr. James Agnes Fogarty Memorial Scholarship St. Catherine University, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science 2018

Publications

Pearson RC, Cogan B, Garcia SA, & Jenkins NT. Effect of prior exercise on postprandial lipemia: An updated meta-analysis and systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism. 2022.  

Cogan B, Pearson RC, Paton CM, Jenkins NT, & Cooper JA. Effects of a 4-week pecan-enriched diet on cognitive function in healthy older adults. Nutrition and Healthy Aging. In Press. 2022. 

Working Papers

Cogan B, Pearson RC, Paton CM, Jenkins NT, & Cooper JA. Pecan-enriched diet improves cholesterol profiles and enhances postprandial microvascular reactivity in older adults. Nutrition Research. Under review. 2022.

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