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Alireza Jahan-Mihan

Assoc Professor

Nutrition & Dietetics | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Bioactive components and disease prevention and treatment, development, adulthood, aging.

Education

2004 – 2011: Ph.D., Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
1996 – 1999: M.Sc., Department of Nutritional Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
1989 – 1993 B.Sc., Department of Nutritional Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
 

Biography

My ultimate research goal is to unveil the role of functional foods and their dietary bioactive components in health and diseases. Understanding the mechanisms by which bioactive food components influence the risk of development of characteristics of metabolic syndrome including diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity and also factors affecting appetite and food intake regulatory system is my particular interest. The specific focus of my research program is on physiological and nutritional functions of dietary proteins and peptides. Both animal and clinical approaches are applied to reveal underlying mechanisms of functional foods and also to examine the applicability of research outcomes. It helps to transfer knowledge and findings from lab bench to the community level and facilitate collaboration between academia, community and food industry.

Awards

Christine Gagnon Memorial Travel Award
Canadian Obesity Network Travel Award
Iran Standard and Industrial Research Institute Award

Affiliations

American Society for Nutrition


The Obesity Society


Canadian Obesity Network


Dietitians of Canada (DC)


College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO)


Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


First Coast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Obesity Action Coalition
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

- Brooks College of Health Brooks Research Professorship. 2018

 

- Faculty Development Scholarship Grant. University of North Florida. 2016.

 

- Riverside Hospital Foundation Innovation Grant. 2016

 

- Brooks College of Health Brooks Research Professorship. 2015

 

- The US Grant. University of North Florida. 2014

 

- The US Grant. University of North Florida. 2013.

 

- Faculty Development Scholarship Grant. University of North Florida. 2013.

 

- The Christine Gagnon Memorial Travel award, Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences (CSNS). 2008.

 

- Canadian Obesity Network. Travel award, 2006. 

Publications & Presentations

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

Jahan-Mihan A. The Effect of Maternal Intact Protein- and Amino Acid-Based Diets on Development of Food Intake Regulatory Systems and Body Weight in Dams and Male Offspring of Wistar Rats. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Apr 4;20(7). pii: E1690. doi: 10.3390/ijms20071690.

 

Jahan-mihan A. Magyari, P. Jenkins S, Palamidy V, Pappas L, The Interactive Effect of Source of Protein and Exercise on Body Weight, Body Composition, Food Intake and Food Intake Regulatory System in Obese Female Wistar Rats. Current Nutrition and Food Science. Current Nutrition & Food Science. 2017, 15 (2), 175-184

 

Jahan-mihan A. Dietary Proteins, Developmental Programming and Potential Implication in Maternal Obesity. Journal of Nutrition and Food Security. 2017, 2(3) 235-242

 

Greco E; Winquist A; Lee TA; Collins S; Lebovic Z; Zerbe-Kessinger T; Jahan-mihan A.  The Role of Source of Protein in Regulation of Food Intake, Satiety, Body Weight and Body Composition.  Journal of Nutritional Health and Food Engineering. Role: Mentor, Corresponding Author. Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Engineering. 2017, 6(6): 00223. Role: Mentor, Corresponding Author.

 

Alireza Jahan-mihan, Corinne Labyak, Andrea Arikawa. The Effect of Characteristics of Proteins Fed during Gestation and Lactation on Development of Metabolic Syndrome in Dams and Male Offspring of Wistar Rats: Obesity Science and Practice. 2017, 3(2) 224-232

 

Jahan-Mihan Alireza, Labyak Corinne, Arikawa Andrea and Ertemin-Pearson Ezgi. The Effect of Devazepide (CCK-1 Receptor Blocker) on Food Intake Suppression Induced by Whey Protein and Glycomacropeptide in Wistar Rats. Current Nutrition & Food Science. 2017, 13, 1-6

 

Corey Parliament, MS, RDN; E. McKenzie Driscoll, MS, RDN;  Kristin Samuels, MS; Laura Ward, RDN; Tammy M. Baranowski, MS, RDN; Tara Kessinger, MS, MPH; Alireza Jahan-mihan, PhD, RDN. Childhood Obesity in Florida: A Narrative Review on Current Trends and Interventions. Florida Public Health Journal.  2016, 13, 128-136. Role: Mentor, Corresponding Author.

 

Labyak CA; Jahan-Mihan A; Patterson R; Rodriguez J; Seabrooks-Blackmore JJ; Patterson K; Yu Z; Christie C; Sealey-Potts C. Fruit, Vegetable and Beverage Consumption in Duval County Middle School Students: Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2009-2013. Florida Public Health Review, 2016; 13, 99-107.

 

Yu Z; Jahan-Mihan A; Labyak CA; Sealey-Potts C, Christie C; Rodriguez J; Seabrooks-Blackmore JJ; Patterson K; Patterson R. Duval County 2009, 2011, and 2013 Fruit and Vegetable Intake by Health Zone: Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Florida Public Health Review, 2016; 13, 29-36.

 

Jahan-Mihan A, Rodriguez J, Christie C, Sadeghi M, Zerbe T. The Role of Maternal Dietary Proteins in Development of Metabolic Syndrome in Offspring. Nutrients. 2015 Nov 6; 7(11):9185-217.

 

Jahan-mihan A, The effect of proteins in maternal diet on fetal and early post-natal development of food intake regulation in hypothalamus (editorial article) 2014, Jacobs Journal of Physiology

 

Jahan-mihan A, Szeto IMY, Luhovyy BL, Huot PSP, Anderson GH. Soy protein and casein based nutritionally complete diets fed during gestation and lactation differ in effects on characteristics of metabolic syndrome in male offspring of Wistar rat. Br J Nutr 2011, Jun 29:1-11.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Luhovyy BL, El Khury D, Anderson GH. Dietary proteins as determinants of metabolic and physiologic functions of the gastrointestinal tract. Nutrients 2011, 3(5):574-603.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Smith C, Anderson GH. Soy protein and casein based weaning diets differ in effects on food Intake and blood glucose regulation in male Wistar rats. Nutr Res 2011, 31(3):237-45.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Smith C, Anderson GH. The effect of nutritionally adequate protein sources in maternal diets on development of intake regulatory system in male offspring of Wistar rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2011, 300(5):R1175-84.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Smith C, Anderson GH. Soy protein-based compared with casein-based diets fed during pregnancy and lactation increase food intake and characteristics of metabolic syndrome less in female than male rat offspring. Nutr Res. 2011;31(8):644-51.

 

Szeto IMY, Payne M, Jahan-mihan A. Effect of gestational vitamin intake on body weight and macronutrient selection in rat offspring. J Dev Orig Health Dis 2010, 1:386-395.

 

Szeto IMY, Huot PSP, Reza-Lopez SA, Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. The effect of high multivitamin diet during pregnancy on food intake and glucose metabolism in Wistar rat offspring fed low-vitamin diets post-weaning. J Dev Orig Health Dis, doi: 10.1017/S2040174411000523.

 

Jahan-mihan A. Dietary Recommendations for Hyperlipidemic Patients (booklet) 1994, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.

 

CONSUMER RESOURCES

 

Rodriguez J., Ed. Christie C, Jahan-mihan A, 200 Surefire Ways to Eat Well and Feel Better. Four Winds Press. 2014 (Book chapter)
 

ABSTRACTS

 

Alireza Jahan-mihan. PhD. RD.; Kea Schwarz, BSc; Leila Ninya, BSc; Tatyana Kimble, BSc; The Main and Interactive Effects of Fat and Sodium Contents of the Diet on Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome in Male Wistar Rats. American Society for Nutrition.

 

Alireza Jahan-mihan. PHD. RDN. Jennifer Wihlborg. BSc. The Effect of Maternal Protein and Amino Acid Diets on Food Intake and Weight in Offspring of Rats. Obesity 2018

 

Jahan-mihan A, Magyari PM, Pinkstaff S, Palamidy V, Drake K, Quinn C. The Effect of Intensity of Exercise on Appetite and Food Intake in Post-Exercise Period. FASEB J. 2016; 30 (1161) 8

 

Jahan-mihan A. The role of dietary proteins in maternal diet in risk of development of glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus in offspring. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism. 2016; 7(5)32

 

Jahan-mihan A, The Effect of Devazepide (CCK-1 Receptor Blocker) on Food Intake Suppression Induced by Whey Protein Isolate and Glycomacropeptide (GMP). (Obesity Journal)

 

Jahan-mihan A, Magyari P, Jenkins S, Palamidy V, Pappas l. The Effect of Exercise and Source of Protein on Body Weight, Body Composition and Food Intake in Obese Female Wistar Rats. (Obesity Journal)

 

Jahan-mihan A, Magyari P, Jenkins S, Palamidy V, Pappas l. The Effect of Exercise and Protein Source on Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Female Wistar Rats. (Obesity Journal)

 

Magyari PM, Pinkstaff S, Maier D, Jenkins S, Quinn C, Jahan-Mihan A. The Effect of Exercise Intensity on Food Intake and Energy Balance, (Obesity Journal)

 

Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. Protein source during pregnancy influences body weight, glucose metabolism and blood pressure in offspring of rats. Obesity 2009, 17 (Suppl 2): S89.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Luhovyy B, Anderson GH. The source of protein in nutritionally adequate gestational diet affects blood pressure in the offspring of rats. J Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2008, 3 (33): 618.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Luhovyy B, Duan J, Anderson GH. Protein source in a nutritionally adequate diet during pregnancy influences food intake regulation, body weight and blood pressure in offspring of rats. Obesity 2008, 16 (Suppl 1): S190.

 

Reza-Lopez SA, Huot PSP, Jahan-mihan A, Szeto IM, Okubo N, Ma DWL, Anderson GH. High multi-vitamin intake during the first pregnancy alters the phenotype of the second litter male offspring. J Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2008, 3 (33): 631.

 

Payne M, Luhovyy B, Szeto IM, Jahan-mihan A, Duan J, Anderson GH. Fetal programming of food selection and regulation by serotonergic system by maternal diet in rats. J Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2008, 3 (33): 631.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. The protein composition of the weaning diet alters satiety response to the protein preloads. Obesity 2007, 15 (9): A120.


Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. Protein source during pregnancy influences body weight, glucose metabolism and blood pressure in offspring of rats. Obesity 2009, 17 (Suppl 2): S89.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Luhovyy B, Anderson GH. The source of protein in nutritionally adequate gestational diet affects blood pressure in the offspring of rats. J Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2008, 3 (33): 618.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Luhovyy B, Duan J, Anderson GH. Protein source in a nutritionally adequate diet during pregnancy influences food intake regulation, body weight and blood pressure in offspring of rats. Obesity 2008, 16 (Suppl 1): S190.

 

Reza-Lopez SA, Huot PSP, Jahan-mihan A, Szeto IM, Okubo N, Ma DWL, Anderson GH. High multi-vitamin intake during the first pregnancy alters the phenotype of the second litter male offspring. J Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2008, 3 (33): 631.

 

Payne M, Luhovyy B, Szeto IM, Jahan-mihan A, Duan J, Anderson GH. Fetal programming of food selection and regulation by serotonergic system by maternal diet in rats. J Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2008, 3 (33): 631.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. The protein composition of the weaning diet alters satiety response to the protein preloads. Obesity, 15 (9): A120.

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, ORAL

 

Jahan-mihan A. The Role of Protein Source in Maternal Diet in Developing of Food Intake Regulatory System and Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome in Offspring of Wistar Rats. 3rd International Nutrition Congress, Tehran, Iran, Dec 2018

 

Jahan-mihan A. The Effect of Exercise and Dietary Proteins on Appetite and Food Intake Regulatory System. 2nd International Congress: Football Clinic, Tehran, Iran. Dec 2018.

 

 

 

Jahan-mihan A, Magyari P, Jenkins S, Palamidy V, Pappas l. The Effect of Exercise and Protein Source on Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Female Wistar Rats. The Obesity Society (TOS) Annual meeting, 2016. New Orleans, LA.

 

Jahan-mihan A, The role of dietary proteins in maternal diet in risk of development of glucose intolerance and diabetes mellitus in offspring. 9th Diabetologists Annual meeting, 2016. Dallas, TX.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. Protein source during pregnancy and lactation influences BW, glucose metabolism and blood pressure in offspring of rat. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. 2009. Washington, DC.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. Effect of protein source in the maternal diet of rats on food intake and characteristics of the metabolic syndrome in the offspring. Endocrine and Diabetes Research Group, Annual meeting 2009. University of Toronto, Department of Physiology, Toronto, Canada.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. Protein source in a nutritionally adequate diet consumed during pregnancy and weaning affects food intake regulation and metabolism in the offspring of rats. First Canadian Obesity Student Meeting, 2008 Quebec, Canada.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Luhovyy B, Anderson GH. The source of protein in a nutritionally adequate gestational diet affects blood Pressure in the offspring of rats. Joint CSNS & CSCN Meeting, 2008. Toronto, Canada.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. Protein source in a nutritionally adequate diet consumed during pregnancy and influence blood pressure and metabolism in the offspring of rats.

 


Jahan-mihan A. Endocrine and Diabetes Research Group, Annual meeting, 2008. University of Toronto, Department of Physiology, Toronto, Canada.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, POSTER

 

Alireza Jahan-mihan. PhD. RD.; Kea Schwarz, BSc; Leila Ninya, BSc; Tatyana Kimble, BSc; The Main and Interactive Effects of Fat and Sodium Contents of the Diet on Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome in Male Wistar Rats. American Society for Nutrition Annual meeting: June 2019, Baltimore, MD.

 

Tatyana Kimble, BSc (C); Alireza Jahan-mihan. PhD. RD. Fat and Sodium Content of the Diet Influence Glucose Metabolism, Food Intake and Body Weight in Male Wistar Rats. Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), Feb 22-23, 2019. Jacksonville, FL.

 

Leila Ninya, BSc (C); Alireza Jahan-mihan. PhD. RD. The Role of Sodium and Fat Content of the Diet in Regulation of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure and Pulse in Male Wistar Rats. Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), Feb 22-23, 2019. Jacksonville, FL.

 

Kea Schwarz, BSc (C); Alireza Jahan-mihan. PhD. RD. The Effect of Fat and Sodium Contents of the Diet on Food Intake, Body Weight, and Body Composition in Male Wistar Rats.  Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), Feb 22-23, 2019. Jacksonville, FL.

 

Alireza Jahan-mihan. PHD. RDN. Jennifer Wihlborg. BSc. The Effect of Maternal Protein and Amino Acid Diets on Food Intake and Weight in Offspring of Rats. The Obesity Society, Annual meeting, Nov 11-15, 2018. Nashville, TN.

Jahan-mihan A, The Effect of Devazepide (CCK-1 Receptor Blocker) on Food Intake Suppression Induced By Whey Protein Isolate and Glycomacropeptide (GMP). The Obesity Society (TOS) Annual meeting, 2016. New Orleans, LA.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Magyari P, Jenkins S, Palamidy V, Pappas l. The Effect of Exercise and Source of Protein on Body Weight, Body Composition and Food Intake in Obese Female Wistar Rats. The Obesity Society (TOS) Annual meeting, 2016. New Orleans, LA.

 

Magyari PM, Pinkstaff S, Maier D, Jenkins S, Quinn C, Jahan-Mihan A. The Effect of Exercise Intensity on Food Intake and Energy Balance, The Obesity Society (TOS) Annual meeting, 2016. New Orleans, LA.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Magyari P, Pinkstaff S, Palamidy V, Drake K, Quinn C. The Effect of Intensity of Exercise on Appetite and Food Intake in Post-Exercise Period. UNF STARS, 2016


Jahan-mihan A, Magyari P, Pinkstaff S, Palamidy V, Drake K, Quinn C. The Effect of Intensity of Exercise on Appetite and Food Intake in Post-Exercise Period. Experimental Biology (EB). 2016, San Diego, CA.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Luhovyy B, Duan J, Anderson GH. Protein source in a nutritionally adequate diet during pregnancy influences food intake regulation, body weight and blood pressure in offspring of rats. The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. 2008, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Jahan-mihan A, Anderson GH. The protein composition of the weaning diet alters satiety response to protein preloads in rats. The Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting. 2007, New Orleans, LA.

 


INVITED LECTURES

 

Jahan-mihan. A. A new Concept in Physiological and Nutritional Characteristics of Dietary Proteins. Dept Biology, University of North Florida, 2014, Jacksonville, FL.

 

Jahan-mihan. A. Nutrition and cancer. Canadian Cancer Society, 2011, Toronto, Canada

 

Jahan-mihan. A. Nutrition, an overview. Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, 2011, Toronto, Canada

 

Jahan-mihan. A. Dietary proteins in health and diseases. Canadian Iranian Society of Food and Nutrition Scientists, 2010. Toronto, Canada

 

Jahan-mihan. A. Nutrition in health and diseases. Radio lecture series, 2007 – 2008. Toronto, Canada

 

Jahan-mihan. A. Nutrition and obesity. Community of Biochemists and Microbiologists, 2007. Toronto, Canada

 

Jahan-mihan. A. Regulation of health claims in Canada. Canadian Iranian Society of Food and Nutrition

Scientists, 2006. Toronto, Canada

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