Zhiping Yu

Assistant Professor

Nutrition & Dietetics • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Weight Management, Eating Disorders, Chronic Disease Prevention, Dietetics, Food Science

Education

Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences - The Pennsylvania State University

M.S. Food Science - Tianjin University of Science and Technology

B.S. Food Science and Engineering - Hebei University of Science and Technology

Biography

Zhiping Yu, PhD, RDN is an Assistant Professor in the department of Nutrition and Dietetics at University of North Florida. Dr. Yu obtained her doctoral degree in Nutritional Science from Pennsylvania State University and her bachelor and master's degrees in Food Science in China. Her research interests are focused on discovering biological mechanisms and developing nutrition and lifestyle interventions for food intake related health problems including eating disorders, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Yu has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as presented at scientific conferences. She is an active member in several scientific societies and serves in a number of committee positions. She is also actively involved in community service projects to promote healthy eating and physical activities in Jacksonville population especially Chinese population.

Awards

2008 Grace M. Henderson Scholarship, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State
2008 Third place winner of Graduate Exhibition Award, Penn State
2006 Woot-Tsuen Wu Lueng Scholarship, Department of Nutritional Science, Penn State

Affiliations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Society for Nutrition
The Obesity Society
Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
Jacksonville Dietetic Association
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2014 Faculty Development Summer Grant, University of North Florida

2013 Kids Eat Right Mini Grant, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Publications & Presentations

REFEREED, PEER-REVIEWED PAPER

 

Z Yu, J Lowndes, J Rippe. High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sucrose Have Equivalent Effects on Energy Regulating Hormones at Normal Human Consumption Level, Nutrition Research, 33(12):1043-1052, 2013

 

S Bravo, J Lowndes, S Sinnett, Z Yu, J Rippe, Consumption of Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup Does Not Increase Liver Fat or Ectopic Fat Deposition in Muscles, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 38(6):681-688, 2013

 

J. Lowndes, D. Kawiecki, S. Pardo, V. Nguyen, K. Melanson, Z. Yu, J. Rippe. The Effects of Four Hypocaloric Diets Containing Different Levels of Sucrose or High Fructose Corn Syrup on Weight Loss and Related Parameters, Nutrition Journal, 11 (1), 55-65, 2012

 

Z Yu, N. Geary, R. L. Corwin. Individual Effects of Estradiol and Progesterone on Food Intake and Body Weight in Ovariectomized Binge Rats, Physiology & Behavior, 104 (5): 687-693, 2011

 

Z Yu, N. Geary, R.L. Corwin. Inhibition of Fat Intake by Ovarian Hormones under Binge-type Conditions in Ovariectomized Rats, Physiology & Behavior, 95 (3): 501-507, 2008

 

Z Yu, Changlu Wang, et al., Effect of Dissolved Oxygen Tension on D-ribose Fermentation, Microbiology, 2004 (3)

 

Changlu Wang, Z Yu, et al., Effect of Nitrogen Source and C/N on D-ribose Fermentation, Food and Fermentation Industries, 2003 (6)

 

Z Yu, Changlu Wang, et al., Preliminary Study on Separation of D-ribose, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2003 (4)

 

Z Yu, Changlu Wang, et al., Current Advance in Soybean Saponin Researches, Science and Technology of Cereals, Oils and Foods, 2002 (1)

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

J Lowndes, S Sinnett, Z Yu, J Rippe. Changes in Risk Factors for the Metabolic Syndrome as a Result of Ten Weeks of High Sugar Intake are not Impacted by the Type or Amount of Fructose Containing Sugar Consumed (Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, 2013)

 

Z Yu, J Lowndes, S Sinnett, J Rippe. The Effects of Various Consumption Levels of High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sucrose on Circulating Glucose, Insulin, Leptin, Active Ghrelin and Triglycerides. (Experimental Biology Annual Meeting /FASEB, 2013) 

 

K Reimers, Z Yu, S Sinnett, V Nguyen. J Rippe. Frozen Single Serve Meals Instead of Usual Lunch Result in Reduced Blood Pressure and Cholesterol. (AHA’s EPI/NPAM Annual Meeting, 2013)

 

J Lowndes, S Sinnett, Z Yu, J Rippe. Effects of Fructose Containing Sugars on Lipids, Blood Pressure and Uric Acid When Consumed at up to 90th Percentile Population Consumption Levels. (American Heart Association Annual Meeting, 2012)

 

N Lv, Z Yu, J Lowndes, S Sinnett, J Rippe. High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sucrose Sweetened Milk Result in Equivalent Body Composition Changes and Weight Loss Irrespective of Baseline Calcium Consumption During Weight Loss. (Obesity Society Annual Meeting, 2012)

 

N Lv, K Clark, V Nguyen, J Lowndes, Z Yu, S Sinnett, J Rippe. High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sucrose Sweetened Milk Improve Dietary Quality during Weight Loss by Displacing Energy Dense, Nutrient Poor Foods. (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting, 2012)

 

K Reimers, Z Yu, S Sinnett. S Weston, V Nguyen. J Rippe. Frozen Single Serve Meals at Lunch Result in Improved Diet Quality. (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting, 2012)

 

S Bravo, J Lowndes, Z Yu, J Rippe. Ten Weeks of Daily Consumption of Common Fructose Containing Sugars Does Not Increase Liver Fat Content—MR Evaluation of Thigh Musculature. (RSNA Annual Meeting, 2012)

 

S Bravo, J Lowndes, Z Yu, J Rippe. Ten Weeks of Daily Consumption of Common Fructose Containing Sugars Does Not Increase Muscle Fat Content—MR Evaluation of Thigh Musculature. (RSNA Annual Meeting, 2012)

 

Z Yu, J Lowndes, V Nguyen, S Sinnett, S Weston, J Rippe. Body Weight And Indices Of Adiposity Are Similarly Affected By The Two Common Types Of Fructose Containing Sugars, Sucrose And High Fructose Corn Syrup, When Consumed As Part Of A Normal Diet(Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, 2012)

 

J Lowndes, Z Yu, S Sinnett, V Nguyen, S Weston, J Rippe. Central Adiposity And Metabolic Profile Are Similarly Affected By The Two Common Types Of Fructose Containing Sugars, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup, When Consumed As Part Of A Normal Diet. (Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, 2012)

 

K Reimers, S Sinnett, T Papadopoulos, V Nguyen, Z Yu, J Rippe. Commercially Prepared Single Serving Meals as Lunch Meal Replacement Produce Energy Deficit and Weight Loss. (Experimental Biology Annual Meeting /FASEB, 2012)

 

J Lowndes, Z Yu, S Pardo, D Kawiecki. T Angelopoulos, J Rippe. Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup Have Equivalent Effects on Cardiovascular Risk Improvement As Part of A Structured Weight Loss Program. (American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2011)

 

D Kawiecki, J Lowndes, Z Yu, S Pardo, T Angelopoulos, J Rippe. Equivalent Weight Loss with Sucrose or High Fructose Corn Syrup as Part of a Reduced Calorie Diet. . (Experimental Biology Annual Meeting /FASEB, 2011)

 

Z Yu, F.H.E. Wojnicki, R.L. Corwin. Estradiol and Progesterone Attenuate the Effects of Baclofen on Binge Fat Intake in Rats. (Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2008)

 

Z Yu, R.L. Corwin. Effects of Estradiol and Progesterone on Binge-type Eating in Ovarectomized Female Rats. (Experimental Biology Annual Meeting /FASEB, 2008)

 

Z Yu, F.H.E. Wojnicki, R.L. Corwin. Ovarian Hormones Alter the Effects of Baclofen on Fat Intake Under Binge-type Conditions. (Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting, 2006) 

 

Z Yu, F.H.E. Wojnicki, R.L. Corwin. Effects of Hormone Replacement on Binge-type Eating in Ovariectomized Female Rats. (Society for the study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) Annual Meeting, 2006)

 

YuContact Information

(904) 620-1442

z.yu@unf.edu