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Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD

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Dr. Sonneville is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Sonneville also holds an adjunct appointment at Harvard Medical School and is a Collaborating Mentor for the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) at Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
 
Dr. Sonneville is a registered dietitian, behavioral scientist, and public health researcher whose research focuses on the prevention of eating disorders among children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Sonneville uses a weight-inclusive framework to study how to promote health and well-being without inadvertently increasing body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and weight stigma.
 
Dr. Sonneville received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and Doctor of Science in Public Health Nutrition from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

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Kelley Borton, MPH, RDN

Kelley Borton MPH RDN is a PhD candidate interested in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Her dissertation research is on the online Body Positivity Movement, and whether or not body positivity can be used in both the prevention of eating disorders and the amelioration of weight bias. She is also interested in nutrition communication and weight-inclusive approaches to dietetics practice and education. 

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Shengxin Yu

Shengxin is a second year MS student in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. His research is focusing on the prevalence of use of performance/appearance-enhancing products among U.S. college athletes. Shengxin is a big sports fan and likes playing the violin during his leisure time. 

 

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 Allison Meyer

Allison is a first-year MS student in the Department of Nutritional Sciences program. Her research focuses on body dissatisfaction and disordered eating pathology during pregnancy and its role on gestational weight gain. In her free time, she loves going on walks by the Huron River, exploring Ann Arbor restaurants, and cooking with her roommate!

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Heidi Weeks, PhD

Heidi is a senior statistician who works with multiple research teams in pediatrics and public health. She has a PhD in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins.

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 Mikayla Barry, MPH

Mikayla is a fourth year PhD student in the departments of Nutritional Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research aims to inform eating disorder prevention efforts by focusing on the intersection of food insecurity and disordered eating among children and adolescents. In her free time, she enjoys being outside (especially during the fall) and reading fun facts on Wikipedia. 

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 Jane Schmid

Jane is a second year MS student researching the impacts of intuitive-eating based nutrition programming for her thesis, and previously researched COVID-19’s impact on weight and shape control behaviors. Her favorite desert is anything with cream cheese frosting.

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Ashley Linxwiler, MPH

Ashley is the study coordinator for the Sonneville lab. She has an MPH in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Michigan and is currently completing her dietetic internship to attain her license as a registered dietitian. In her spare time she enjoys going on walks with her family and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.