Grants, Awards and Fellowships

  • M Fuster. National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Award (2020-2022).
  • Caviglia, J.M. Faculty Resource Network, Grant Proposal Writing Summer Seminar, June 8-12, 2020.


  • K. Rupp, R. Schnoll & V. A. Zigmont (2020). Differences in health behaviors related to overweight/obesity by race/ethnicity in a diverse urban commuter college, Journal of American College Health, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1818757.
  • Hormenu, T., Shoup, E. M., Osei-Tutu, N. H., Hobabagabo, A. F., DuBose, C. W., Mabundo, L. S., Chung, S. T., Horlyck-Romanovsky, M. F., & Sumner, A. E. (2020). Stress Measured by Allostatic Load Varies by Reason for Immigration, Age at Immigration, and Number of Children: The Africans in America Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(12), 4533.

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication

  • Fuster, M., E R Pouget, M Handley, B Elbel, K Ray, E Sakowitz*, K Halvey*, & T T-K Huang, “Eating Well While Eating Out? Examining Nutrition Environments in Hispanic Caribbean Restaurants for Cardiovascular Health” Ethnicity and Disease Special Issue (Early Stage Investigators). *Brooklyn College student co-author.


  • Jiang X, Choline, placental functioning, and pregnancy outcomes. FASEB virtual science research conference, folic acid, vitamin B12 and one-carbon metabolism. 8/19/2020.
  • Women Scholars of Color Roundtable (featuring Nia-Raquelle Smith, Christina Hylton, Whitney Barr, and Melissa Fuster), Association for the Study of Food in Society Annual Meeting (via Twitter,, July 24, 2020.
  • Caviglia, J.M. Mouse Model of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease That Replicates the Human Disease. Nutrition 2020 (Annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition), June 1-4.
  • Fuster, M, E Pouget, ER Sakowitz*, K Halvey*, B Elbel, M Handley, T T-K Huang, & K Ray, “Examining Community Restaurant Nutrition Environments for Cardiovascular Health: An Assessment of Hispanic Caribbean Restaurants in New York City” Nutrition 2020, American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting – invited presentation and virtual poster (Online, May 2020). *Brooklyn College student co-author.

Conference Abstracts Accepted

  • Fuster, M, N Sabounchi, D Lounsbury, MA Handley, K Ray, B Elbel, & T T-K Huang, “Using systems thinking to examine healthy eating facilitators in ethnic restaurants: An examination of Hispanic-Caribbean restaurants in New York City” American Public Health Association annual meeting – Oral presentation (Seattle, WA, Oct. 2020).

Student Achievements

  • Student researcher Lakshay Khosla BA/MD program who just started medical school at SUNY Downstate was awarded the Weinrauch scholarship. Horlyck-Romanovsky, M., Advisor.