Sherman Bigornia

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-2413
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Rm 117, Durham, NH 03824
Sherman Bigornia

Dr. Bigornia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems at the University of New Hampshire. He uses epidemiological approaches to identify potential nutritional targets to inform therapies and prevention strategies to modify metabolic risk factors and reduce the burden of chronic disease. Areas of interest include dietary risk factors of overweight and obesity, the roles of inflammation and insulin resistance in vascular dysfunction, dietary fat quality in brain related health, and health disparities.

Education

  • Ph.D., Boston University
  • M.A., Boston University
  • B.S., University of California - San Diego

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cognitive Disorders/Impairment
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Obesity

Courses Taught

  • NUTR 709: Nutritional Epidemiology
  • NUTR 750: Nutritional Biochemistry

Selected Publications

Mattei, J., Bigornia, S. J., Sotos-Prieto, M., Scott, T., Gao, X., & Tucker, K. L. (2019). The Mediterranean Diet and 2-Year Change in Cognitive Function by Status of Type 2 Diabetes and Glycemic Control. Diabetes Care, 42(8), 1372-1379. doi:10.2337/dc19-0130

Mattei, J., Sotos-Prieto, M., Bigornia, S. J., Noel, S. E., & Tucker, K. L. (2017). The Mediterranean Diet Score Is More Strongly Associated with Favorable Cardiometabolic Risk Factors over 2 Years Than Other Diet Quality Indexes in Puerto Rican Adults. The Journal of Nutrition, 147(4), 661-669. doi:10.3945/jn.116.245431

Young, L. S., Huong, P. T. T., Lam, N. T., Thu, N. N., Van, H. T., Hanh, N. L., . . . Ziegler, T. R. (2016). Nutritional status and feeding practices in gastrointestinal surgery patients at Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam. ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 25(3), 513-520. doi:10.6133/apjcn.092015.15

Bigornia, S. J., Lichtenstein, A. H., Harris, W. S., & Tucker, K. L. (2016). Associations of erythrocyte fatty acid patterns with insulin resistance. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103(3), 902-909. doi:10.3945/ajcn.115.123604

Bigornia, S. J., & Newby, P. K. (2015). Diet and Obesity: Cause, Consequence, and Prevention. In K. Albala (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues.

Farb, M. G., Ganley-Leal, L., Mott, M., Liang, Y., Ercan, B., Widlansky, M. E., . . . Gokce, N. (2012). Arteriolar Function in Visceral Adipose Tissue Is Impaired in Human Obesity. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 32(2), 467-473. doi:10.1161/atvbaha.111.235846

Farb, M. G., Bigornia, S., Mott, M., Tanriverdi, K., Morin, K. M., Freedman, J. E., . . . Gokce, N. (2011). Reduced Adipose Tissue Inflammation Represents an Intermediate Cardiometabolic Phenotype in Obesity. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 58(3), 232-237. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2011.01.051

Gauthier, M. -S., O’Brien, E. L., Bigornia, S., Mott, M., Cacicedo, J. M., Xu, X. J., . . . Ruderman, N. (2011). Decreased AMP-activated protein kinase activity is associated with increased inflammation in visceral adipose tissue and with whole-body insulin resistance in morbidly obese humans. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 404(1), 382-387. doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2010.11.127

Apovian, C. M., Bigornia, S., Mott, M., Meyers, M. R., Ulloor, J., Gagua, M., . . . Gokce, N. (2008). Adipose Macrophage Infiltration Is Associated With Insulin Resistance and Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Obese Subjects. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 28(9), 1654-1659. doi:10.1161/atvbaha.108.170316

Arkin, J. M., Alsdorf, R., Bigornia, S., Palmisano, J., Beal, R., Istfan, N., . . . Gokce, N. (2008). Relation of Cumulative Weight Burden to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Obesity. The American Journal of Cardiology, 101(1), 98-101. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2007.07.055

Most Cited Publications