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  1. Arias-Gastélum M, Lindberg NM, Leo MC, Bruening M, Whisner CM, Der Ananian C, Hooker SP, LeBlanc ES, Stevens VJ, Shuster E, Meenan RT, Gille S, Vaugh KA, Turner A, Vega-López S. Dietary patterns with healthy and unhealthy traits among overweight/obese Hispanic women with or at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2020.
  2. Vander Wyst KB, Buman MP, Shaibi GQ, Petrov ME, Reifsnider E, Whisner CM. Resting Energy Expenditure Relationship with Macronutrients and Gestational Weight Gain: A Pilot Study. Nutrients. 2020;12:450. doi:10.3390/nu12020450.
  3. Journey EK, Ortega-Santos CP, Bruening M, Whisner CM. Changes in Weight Status and the Intestinal Microbiota among College Freshman, 18 Years of Age. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2020;66(2):166-171.


  1. Vander Wyst KB, Quintana G, Balducci J, Whisner CM. Comparison and Characterization of Prenatal Nutrition Counseling among Large-for-Gestational Age Deliveries by Pre-Pregnancy BMI. Nutrients. 2019;11:3018. doi:10.3390/nu11123018.
  2. Whisner CM, Angadi SS, Weltman NY, Weltman A, Rodriguez J, Patrie JT, Gaesser GA. Effects of Low-Fat and High-Fat Meals, with and without Dietary Fiber, on Postprandial Endothelial Function, Triglyceridemia, and Glycemia in Adolescents. Nutrients. 2019; 11(11), 2626.
  3. Vander Wyst KB, Vercelli ME, Whisner CM. A social media intervention to improve nutrition knowledge and behaviors of low income, pregnant adolescents and adult women. PLOS ONE. 2019;14(10): e0223120.
  4. Gaesser G, Rodriguez J, Patrie J, Whisner CM, Angadi S. Effects of glycemic index and cereal fiber on postprandial endothelial function and insulinemia in healthy adults. Nutrients. 2019. 11, 2387; doi:10.3390/nu11102387.
  5. Gadau A, Mayek R, Giraudeau M, McGraw KJ, Whisner CM, Kondrat C, Sweazea K. A comparison of the nutritional physiology and gut microbiome of urban and rural house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2019;237:110332.
  6. Crawford M, Whisner CM, Al-Nakkash L, Sweazea KL. Six-week high fat diet alters the gut microbiome and promotes cecal inflammation, endotoxin production and simple steatosis without obesity in male rat. Lipids. 2019; 54(2-3):119-131.
  7. Whisner CM, CA Aktipis. The role of the microbiome in cancer initiation and progression: How microbes and cancer cells utilize excess energy and promote one another’s growth. Current Nutrition Reports. 2019;8(1):42-51.
  8. Vander Wyst KB, Whisner CM, Reifsnider E, Petrov ME. The Combined Impact of Sleep and Diet on Adiposity in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children: A Systematic Review. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2019;40(3):224-236.
  9. Steinl GK, Whisner CM, Pressman EK, Cooper EM, CNM, Groth SW, O'Brien KO. Patterns and Correlates of Self-Reported Physical Activity in a Cohort of Racially Diverse Pregnant Adolescents. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2019;32(1):51-56.


  1. Bruening M, van Woerden I, Schaefer DR, Hruschka D, Brewis A, Whisner CM, Dunton GF, Todd M, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Laska MN. Friendship as a social mechanism influencing body mass index (BMI) among emerging adults. PLoS ONE. 2018; 18;13(12):e0208894.
  2. Whisner CM, Maldonado J, Dente B, Krajmalnik-Brown R, Bruening M. Diet, physical activity and screen time but not body mass index are associated with the gut microbiome of a diverse cohort of college students living in university housing: a cross-sectional study. BMC Microbiology. 2018;18:210.
  3. Whisner CM, Castillo LF. Prebiotics, Bone and Mineral Metabolism. Calcified Tissue International. 2018;102(4), 443-479.


  1. Whisner CM, Martin BR, Nakatsu CH, McCabe GP, McCabe LD, Peacock M, Weaver CM. Soluble maize fibre affects short-term calcium absorption in adolescent boys and girls: a randomised controlled trial using dual stable isotopic tracers.Br J Nutr. 2014 Aug;112(3):446-56.
  2. Whisner CM, Young BE, Witter FR, Harris ZL, Queenan RA, Cooper EM, O'Brien KO. Reductions in Heel Bone Quality Across Gestation are Attenuated in Pregnant Adolescents with Higher Pre-Pregnancy Weight and Greater Increases in PTH Across Gestation. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2233. [Epub ahead of print]


  1. Whisner CM, Martin BR, Schoterman MH, Nakatsu CH, McCabe LD, McCabe GP, Wastney ME, van den Heuvel EG, Weaver CM. Galacto-oligosaccharides increase calcium absorption and gut bifidobacteria in young girls: a double-blind cross-over trial. Br J Nutr. 2013 Oct;110(7):1292-303.