Michelle Cardel

Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., R.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-HOP-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 273-8811
Business Email: mcardel@ufl.edu

About Michelle Cardel

Dr. Cardel is an obesity and nutrition scientist and registered dietitian in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida. Dr. Cardel received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida State University in 2005. In 2009, she was awarded a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition and in 2012, a Doctorate Degree in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She went on to complete her dietetic internship at UAB and the Alaskan Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Her research is focused on understanding factors that contribute to the development of obesity and implementing treatment programs for obesity in underserved populations. Her specialties include nutrition, obesity, weight management, pediatric obesity, psychosocial factors contributing to obesity, and health disparities.

Dr. Cardel is a member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Obesity Society, and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), where she was recognized in 2015 as the recipient of the ASN Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators Award. She has presented at both national and international conferences including the National Academy of Medicine annual meeting and has been recipient of a variety of awards including the UAB President’s Diversity Award, Charles Barkley Young Investigator Award, UAB’s Outstanding Woman Award, The Obesity Society’s Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award finalist, and the UAB National Alumni Society’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. In 2018, she was selected to become a Fellow of The Obesity Society. She is passionate about trans-disciplinary obesity research and is currently Co-Chair of the Annual Program Committee Population Health/Policy Track for The Obesity Society.

Honors & Awards

Recognized as a "True Diversity Champion"
2019 · University of Florida Graduate Student Association
Fellow
2018 · The Obesity Society
Young Alumni Rising Star Award
2018 · University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society
Research Promotion Initiative Award, “Youth Subjective Social Status (SSS) is associated with Parent SSS, Income, and Food Insecurity but not Weight Loss among Low-Income Hispanic Youth”
2018 · University of Florida, University Relations
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
2017 · University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society
NIH NHLBI PRIDE Research in Implementation Science and Equity Program
2016 · University of California San Francisco
Future Leader Award, Finalist
2016 · International Life Sciences Institute
Winner of Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators Award
2015 · American Society for Nutrition, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting
Selected for Nutrition Leadership Institute
2013 · The Dannon Institute
Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award, Finalist
2012 · The Obesity Society
UAB President’s Diversity Graduate Student Award
2012 · University of Alabama at Birmingham
Outstanding Woman UAB Graduate Student Award
2011 · University of Alabama at Birmingham
Compass Bank Endowed Scholarship in Graduate Education for Community Service and Academic Excellence
2010 · University of Alabama at Birmingham
Charles Barkley Young Investigator Award
2009 · University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health Research Center
Charles Barkley Young Investigator Award
2008 · University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health Research Center

Board Certifications

  • Registered Dietitian
    Commission on Dietetic Registration

Grants

Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Acceptance-Based Therapy Weight Loss Intervention for Adolescents: A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Trial
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Principal Investigator
Jan 2018 ACTIVE
Miscellaneous Donors Wellcare
MISCELLANEOUS DONORS · Principal Investigator
Jan 2017 ACTIVE
MDA Care Center
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSO · Project Manager
Nov 2015 ACTIVE
An Ethnicity-Specific MetS Severity Score to Assess Risk: The Jackson Heart
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Project Manager
Apr 2015 ACTIVE
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Obesity and Pediatric Nutrition
2012-2015 · University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
PhD, Nutrition Sciences
2012 · University of Alabama at Birmingham
RD, Dietetic Internship
2012 · University of Alabama at Birmingham
MS, Clinical Nutrition
2009 · University of Alabama at Birmingham
BS, Biological Sciences, Minor in Chemistry
2005 · Florida State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8811
Emails:
Business:
mcardel@ufl.edu