Michelle Cardel

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

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-HOBI-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.

Accomplishments

Recognized as a "True Diversity Champion"
2019 · University of Florida Graduate Student Association
Fellow
2018 · The Obesity 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
Young Alumni Rising Star Award
2018 · University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
2017 · University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society
Future Leader Award, Finalist
2016 · International Life Sciences Institute
NIH NHLBI PRIDE Research in Implementation Science and Equity Program
2016 · University of California San Francisco
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

Publications

2021
Academic Productivity Differences by Gender and Child Age in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine Faculty During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Journal of women's health (2002). 30(3):341-347 [DOI] 10.1089/jwh.2020.8710. [PMID] 33216682.
2021
Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention Preferences of Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity.
Childhood obesity (Print). 17(3):160-168 [DOI] 10.1089/chi.2020.0296. [PMID] 33646015.
2021
Degree of Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Normalization in Individuals Receiving Bariatric Surgery: Evidence From NHANES 2015-2018.
Diabetes care. 44(3):e57-e58 [DOI] 10.2337/dc20-2748. [PMID] 33431421.
2021
Experiences of Discrimination Are Associated With Worse Metabolic Syndrome Severity Among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study.
Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. 55(3):266-279 [DOI] 10.1093/abm/kaaa050. [PMID] 32686818.
2021
Identifying Barriers to and Facilitators of Using a Mobile Fruit and Vegetable Market Intervention Delivered to Low-Income Housing Sites: A Concept Mapping Study.
Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education. [DOI] 10.1177/1090198121998287. [PMID] 33729024.
2021
Psychological Resilience, Experimentally Manipulated Social Status, and Dietary Intake among Adolescents.
Nutrients. 13(3) [DOI] 10.3390/nu13030806. [PMID] 33804409.
2021
Scaling-Up Stage 4 Pediatric Obesity Clinics: Identifying Barriers and Future Directions Using Implementation Science.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 29(6):941-943 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23162. [PMID] 33904257.
2021
The Effects of Anti-obesity Pharmacotherapy Interventions on Psychosocial Factors Among Adolescents with Obesity: a Scoping Review.
Current nutrition reports. 10(1):58-70 [DOI] 10.1007/s13668-021-00351-7. [PMID] 33580872.
2021
Time Equivalency and Child Adiposity: The Biggest Bang for the Buck.
Pediatrics. [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2020-042168. [PMID] 33771916.
2020
Acceptance-based therapy: the potential to augment behavioral interventions in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Nutrition & diabetes. 10(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41387-020-0106-9. [PMID] 32066659.
2020
Association of Patient-Provider Teach-Back Communication with Diabetic Outcomes: A Cohort Study.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 33(6):903-912 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2020.06.200217. [PMID] 33219069.
2020
Becoming Your Healthiest Self: An Eat-Well, Get-Fit, Feel-Great Guide for Teens.
JAMA pediatrics. 174(7) [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1243. [PMID] 32453402.
2020
Biobehavioural approaches to prevention and treatment: A call for implementation science in obesity research.
Obesity science & practice. 6(1):3-9 [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.384. [PMID] 32128237.
2020
Breakfast Skipping, Body Composition, and Cardiometabolic Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 28(6):1098-1109 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22791. [PMID] 32304359.
2020
COVID-19 Impacts Mental Health Outcomes and Ability/Desire to Participate in Research Among Current Research Participants.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 28(12):2272-2281 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23016. [PMID] 32845582.
2020
Diet quality and dental caries in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.
Journal of public health dentistry. 80(2):140-149 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12358. [PMID] 32031253.
2020
Experimentally Manipulated Low Social Status and Food Insecurity Alter Eating Behavior Among Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 28(11):2010-2019 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23002. [PMID] 33150744.
2020
Let’s Not Just Dismiss the WW Kurbo App.
Childhood obesity (Print). 16(1):1-2 [DOI] 10.1089/chi.2019.0222. [PMID] 31618049.
2020
Obesity Treatment Among Adolescents: A Review of Current Evidence and Future Directions.
JAMA pediatrics. 174(6):609-617 [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0085. [PMID] 32202626.
2020
Objective and subjective socioeconomic status associated with metabolic syndrome severity among African American adults in Jackson Heart Study.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 117 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104686. [PMID] 32361636.
2020
Patient-Provider communication with teach-back, patient-centered diabetes care, and diabetes care education.
Patient education and counseling. [DOI] 10.1016/j.pec.2020.05.029. [PMID] 32507589.
2020
Perceived barriers/facilitators to a healthy lifestyle among diverse adolescents with overweight/obesity: A qualitative study.
Obesity science & practice. 6(6):638-648 [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.448. [PMID] 33354342.
2020
Preventing a Secondary Epidemic of Lost Early Career Scientists. Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women with Children.
Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 17(11):1366-1370 [DOI] 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202006-589IP. [PMID] 32667850.
2020
The Hispanic/Latinx Perinatal Paradox in the United States: A Scoping Review and Recommendations to Guide Future Research.
Journal of immigrant and minority health. [DOI] 10.1007/s10903-020-01117-z. [PMID] 33131006.
2020
The Influence of Socioeconomic Status on Snacking and Weight among Adolescents: A Scoping Review.
Nutrients. 12(1) [DOI] 10.3390/nu12010167. [PMID] 31936076.
2020
The Relationship between Objective and Subjective Measures of Socioeconomic Status on Metabolic Syndrome Severity Among African American Adults.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 122 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104832. [PMID] 32847737.
2020
Turning Chutes into Ladders for Women Faculty: A Review and Roadmap for Equity in Academia.
Journal of women's health (2002). 29(5):721-733 [DOI] 10.1089/jwh.2019.8027. [PMID] 32043918.
2019
A sweeping highlight of the literature examining social status, eating behavior, and obesity.
Appetite. 132:205-207 [DOI] 10.1016/j.appet.2018.11.003. [PMID] 30470510.
2019
Excess Costs and Economic Burden of Obesity-Related Cancers in the United States.
Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 22(12):1378-1386 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jval.2019.07.004. [PMID] 31806194.
2019
Objectively measured pediatric obesity prevalence using the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium.
Obesity research & clinical practice. 13(1):12-15 [DOI] 10.1016/j.orcp.2018.10.002. [PMID] 30391132.
2019
Response to “The Relationship Between Youth Subjective Social Status and Weight Loss”.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 27(5) [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22439. [PMID] 30950577.
2019
Satisfaction with Health Care Among Individuals with Overweight and Obesity: A Nationally Representative Cross-sectional Study.
Journal of general internal medicine. 34(8):1397-1399 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-019-04939-2. [PMID] 30887437.
2019
Social Status and Adolescent Physical Activity: Expanding the Insurance Hypothesis to Incorporate Energy Expenditure.
American journal of lifestyle medicine. 13(2):156-160 [DOI] 10.1177/1559827618815449. [PMID] 30800021.
2019
Subjective social status is associated with compensation for large meals – A prospective pilot study.
Appetite. 132:249-256 [DOI] 10.1016/j.appet.2018.07.031. [PMID] 30059770.
2019
Taq1a polymorphism (rs1800497) is associated with obesity-related outcomes and dietary intake in a multi-ethnic sample of children.
Pediatric obesity. 14(2) [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12470. [PMID] 30253082.
2019
Teach-Back Experience and Hospitalization Risk Among Patients with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: a Matched Cohort Study.
Journal of general internal medicine. 34(10):2176-2184 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-019-05135-y. [PMID] 31385206.
2019
Treatment of Adolescent Obesity in 2020.
JAMA. 322(17):1707-1708 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2019.14725. [PMID] 31566652.
2018
Association of psychosocial stressors with metabolic syndrome severity among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 90:141-147 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.02.014. [PMID] 29494952.
2018
Characterization of adult obesity in Florida using the OneFlorida clinical research consortium.
Obesity science & practice. 4(4):308-317 [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.274. [PMID] 30151226.
2018
Distrust in health care and cultural factors are associated with uptake of colorectal cancer screening in Hispanic and Asian Americans.
Cancer. 124(2):335-345 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.31052. [PMID] 28976535.
2018
Examining neighborhood and interpersonal norms and social support on fruit and vegetable intake in low-income communities.
BMC public health. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-018-5356-2. [PMID] 29621989.
2018
Higher n-6:n-3 Fatty Acid Intake Is Associated with Decreased Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in a Racially Diverse Sample of Children.
Current developments in nutrition. 2(5) [DOI] 10.1093/cdn/nzy014. [PMID] 29955726.
2018
Youth Subjective Social Status (SSS) is Associated with Parent SSS, Income, and Food Insecurity but not Weight Loss Among Low-Income Hispanic Youth.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 26(12):1923-1930 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22314. [PMID] 30421861.
2017
Future Research Directions for the Insurance Hypothesis regarding Food Insecurity and Obesity.
The Behavioral and brain sciences. 40 [DOI] 10.1017/S0140525X16001357. [PMID] 28983139.
2017
Independent associations between a metabolic syndrome severity score and future diabetes by sex and race: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study and Jackson Heart Study.
Diabetologia. 60(7):1261-1270 [DOI] 10.1007/s00125-017-4267-6. [PMID] 28378033.
2017
Social status and energy intake: a randomized controlled experiment.
Clinical obesity. 7(5):316-322 [DOI] 10.1111/cob.12198. [PMID] 28877558.
2016
Accuracy of weight loss information in Spanish search engine results on the internet.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 24(11):2422-2434 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21646. [PMID] 27653438.
2016
Applying Concept Mapping Methodology to Identify the Perceptions of Risk and Protective Factors for Childhood Obesity among Southeast Asian Refugees.
Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 27(4):1909-1933 [PMID] 27818447.
View on: PubMed
2016
DiaFit: The Development of a Smart App for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity.
JMIR diabetes. 1(2) [DOI] 10.2196/diabetes.6662. [PMID] 29388609.
2016
Exploring the contribution of maternal antibiotics and breastfeeding to development of the infant microbiome and pediatric obesity.
Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine. 21(6):406-409 [DOI] 10.1016/j.siny.2016.04.013. [PMID] 27424917.
2016
The effects of experimentally manipulated social status on acute eating behavior: A randomized, crossover pilot study.
Physiology & behavior. 162:93-101 [DOI] 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.04.024. [PMID] 27094920.
2016
The effects of water and non-nutritive sweetened beverages on weight loss and weight maintenance: A randomized clinical trial.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 24(2):297-304 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.21327. [PMID] 26708700.
2016
Using Healthy Defaults in Walt Disney World Restaurants to Improve Nutritional Choices.
Journal of the Association for Consumer Research. 1(1):92-103 [DOI] 10.1086/684364. [PMID] 30417105.
2015
Discovery of phenotypic networks from genotypic association studies with application to obesity.
International journal of data mining and bioinformatics. 12(2):129-43 [PMID] 26510299.
View on: PubMed
2015
Effect of a 12-Week Low vs. High Intensity Aerobic Exercise Training on Appetite-Regulating Hormones in Obese Adolescents: A Randomized Exercise Intervention Study.
Pediatric exercise science. 27(4):510-7 [DOI] 10.1123/pes.2015-0018. [PMID] 26680421.
2015
Higher Intake of PUFAs Is Associated with Lower Total and Visceral Adiposity and Higher Lean Mass in a Racially Diverse Sample of Children.
The Journal of nutrition. 145(9):2146-52 [DOI] 10.3945/jn.115.212365. [PMID] 26269238.
2015
Multidisciplinary intervention in obese adolescents: predictors of dropout.
Einstein (Sao Paulo, Brazil). 13(3):388-94 [DOI] 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3339. [PMID] 26466062.
2014
Added sugars in the diet are positively associated with diastolic blood pressure and triglycerides in children.
The American journal of clinical nutrition. 100(1):46-52 [DOI] 10.3945/ajcn.113.076505. [PMID] 24717340.
2014
Home-schooled children are thinner, leaner, and report better diets relative to traditionally schooled children.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 22(2):497-503 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.20610. [PMID] 24039204.
2014
The effectiveness of breakfast recommendations on weight loss: a randomized controlled trial.
The American journal of clinical nutrition. 100(2):507-13 [DOI] 10.3945/ajcn.114.089573. [PMID] 24898236.
2013
Behavioral Approaches to Weight Loss and Control.
The Academy today : advancing orthotic and prosthetic care through knowledge. 9(1):A9-A10 [PMID] 24416733.
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2012
Parental feeding practices and socioeconomic status are associated with child adiposity in a multi-ethnic sample of children.
Appetite. 58(1):347-53 [DOI] 10.1016/j.appet.2011.11.005. [PMID] 22100186.
2012
Reduced carbohydrate diet to improve metabolic outcomes and decrease adiposity in obese peripubertal African American girls.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 54(3):336-42 [DOI] 10.1097/MPG.0b013e31823df207. [PMID] 22067112.
2011
A Hybrid Bayesian Network/Structural Equation (BN/SEM) Modeling Approach for Detecting Physiological Networks for Obesity-related Genetic Variants.
Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. 696-702 [PMID] 22318170.
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2011
African genetic admixture is associated with body composition and fat distribution in a cross-sectional study of children.
International journal of obesity (2005). 35(1):60-5 [DOI] 10.1038/ijo.2010.203. [PMID] 20877287.
2011
Contributors to Pediatric Obesity in Adolescence: More than just Energy Imbalance.
The open obesity journal. 3(2):17-26 [PMID] 24563683.
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2010
Associations among calcium intake, resting energy expenditure, and body fat in a multiethnic sample of children.
The Journal of pediatrics. 157(3):473-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.02.065. [PMID] 20400090.

Grants

Apr 2020 ACTIVE
Phentermine/tOpiramate to end Obesity and Uric acid stones Trial (POuND OUT)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Acceptance-Based Therapy Weight Loss Intervention for Adolescents: A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Trial
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Jan 2018 – Dec 2020
Miscellaneous Donors Wellcare
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MISCELLANEOUS DONORS via WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS INC
Jan 2017 – Sep 2020
MDA Care Center
Role: Project Manager
Funding: MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSO
Nov 2015 – Apr 2020
An Ethnicity-Specific MetS Severity Score to Assess Risk: The Jackson Heart
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Apr 2015 ACTIVE
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS

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

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2017-2020
GMS6833 Health Outcomes Research in Vulnerable Populations
2020-2021
GMS6852 Community Engaged Research for Clinical Effectiveness and Implementation Science Studies
2018
GMS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2018
GMS7979 Advanced Research

Contact Details

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