Hollie Raynor, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.
Hollie Raynor is the Director of the Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory. She has training in the fields of Nutrition and Clinical Psychology. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Tennessee, her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University at Buffalo, and completed her pre-doctoral internship and her post-doctoral fellowship, both with an emphasis in Obesity Research, at Brown Medical School. Following her fellowship she was promoted to an assistant professor of research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School and was based in the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center . She joined the Department of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as an assistant professor in 2007. She also has an adjunct appointment in the Psychology Department at the University of Tennessee.
Miranda Fulmer is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science at Middle Tennessee State University with a minor in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Science in Public Health Nutrition. Her research interests include obesity prevention, weight maintenance, and behavior modification in adults. She enjoys trying new recipes, trail running, and spending time with family.
Mariana Rendon is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory. She received her Bachelor of Science in Genomics and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University in 2011. Mariana is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Health Nutrition and a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education. Her interests include maternal, infant and child health, infant feeding practices, and childhood obesity.
Sarah Zeglen is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory. In 2015, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Currently she is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology. In addition, she will be participating in the dietetics internship at UT to become a Registered Dietitian. As a future Registered Dietitian, she hopes to work in a clinical pediatric setting.
Julia Navin is currently an undergraduate research assistant pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition through the College of Education Health and Human Sciences. She hopes to become a Registered Dietitian and work in a pediatric endocrinology unit, specifically with the diabetic population. In addition to being involved in the HEAL lab, Julia is a Resident Assistant in South Carrick and a part of Campus Entertainment Board.
Lindsey Baggett is currently a senior studying nutrition and dietetics at The University of Tennessee. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school and completing a dietetic internship so she can become a Registered Dietitian. Her research interests include obesity and diabetes prevention and weight loss.
Janelle Chavarria is a Research Assistant in the Healthy Eating and Activity Lab. She is an undergraduate at UT pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. She is also studying Pre-Medicine to pursue a career as a doctor and a minor in Spanish. Her research interests include obesity prevention and child and infant nutrition.
Diana Howell is a senior double majoring in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a concentration in Public Administration. Diana is passionate about immigration policy and the immigrant integration process. Diana assists with Spanish speaking families as an undergraduate research assistant. She is co-President of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Honor Society, Student Government Chief Justice and also works part-time at the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy. She is currently applying for law school with hopes of becoming an immigration attorney.