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  • Cullman Chemoprotection Center

    Research in the Cullman Chemoprotection Center focuses on developing nutritional strategies for chronic disease prevention in humans. Our work draws from natural product chemistry, enzymology, nutritional epidemiology and clinical research. A number of our studies look at the glucosinolates and isothiocyanates found in cruciferous vegetables and in Moringa oleifera, also known as the “drumstick tree.” Our team has found that broccoli sprouts are a rich source of the enzyme inducers that detoxify carcinogens and that two of the inducers — sulforaphane in broccoli and isothiocyanate in Moringa oleifera — act as strong antibiotics against Helicobacter pylori, which can cause peptic ulcer disease and stomach cancer.

    Research Areas: nutrition, chemoprotection, cancer, disease prevention, chemistry

  • Susan Hutfless Lab

    The Susan Hutfless Lab uses administrative data to investigate epidemiologic questions about the causes of and treatments for chronic diseases, with a focus on gastrointestinal disorders. Our team has provided epidemiologic expertise to help design and analyze large-dataset studies of cervical cancer, colorectal cancer and mortality related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We also have conducted research on infection-related triggers of Crohn’s disease in susceptible military personnel as well as prenatal and childhood predictors of pediatric-onset IBD.

    Research Areas: inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, epidemiology, data analysis, maternal health, chronic disease, gastrointestinal

    Principal Investigator

    Susan Hutfless, Ph.D., S.M.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Youfa Wang Lab

    Research in the Youfa Wang Lab is primarily focused on exploring the social, environmental, individual, behavioral and biological causes of childhood obesity. Our goal is to develop new methods for obesity intervention while investigating the role of lifestyle factors, such as diet, on a patient’s risk of chronic diseases.

    Research Areas: global health, nutrition, childhood obesity, chronic disease, health disparities

    Principal Investigator

    Youfa Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Department

    Medicine

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