Jennifer Rood, Ph.D.

Assoc Exec Director for Cores and Resources

Associate Executive Director for Core Services and Resources
Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolism
Clinical Chemistry
Clinical Chemistry Core
Clinical Services Supercore Administration
Comparative Metabolic and Behavioral Core
Mass Spectrometry Stable Isotopes and Energy Expenditu
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Ph.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 1993, Pathology


Dr. Rood’s areas of interest are related to oxidative stress, particularly in assay development for measures of individual antioxidants and in total antioxidant capacity.


Tam CS, Frost EA, Xie W, Rood J, Ravussin E, Redman LM; Pennington CALERIE Team. No effect of caloric restriction on salivary cortisol levels in overweight men and women. Metabolism. 2014 Feb;63(2):194-8. Epub 2013 Oct 24. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2013.10.007. PMID: 24268369

Champagne CM, Han H, Bajpeyi S, Rood J, Johnson WD, Lammi-Keefe CJ, Flatt JP, Bray GA. Day-to-day variation in food intake and energy expenditure in healthy women: the Dietitian II Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Nov;113(11):1532-8. Epub 2013 Sep 8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.07.001. PMID: 24021734

Pasiakos SM, Cao JJ, Margolis LM, Sauter ER, Whigham LD, McClung JP, Rood JC, Carbone JW, Combs GF Jr, Young AJ. Effects of high-protein diets on fat-free mass and muscle protein synthesis following weight loss: a randomized controlled trial. FASEB J. 2013 Sep;27(9):3837-47. Epub 2013 Jun 5. doi: 10.1096/fj.13-230227. PMID: 23739654

Shah FS, Wu X, Dietrich M, Rood J, Gimble JM. A non-enzymatic method for isolating human adipose tissue-derived stromal stem cells. Cytotherapy. 2013 Aug;15(8):979-85. Epub 2013 May 29. doi: 10.1016/j.jcyt.2013.04.001. PMID: 23725689

Mashalidis EH, Briggs DB, Zhou M, Vergara AM, Chhun JJ, Ellsworth RK, Giron RM, Rood J, Bray GA, Smith SR, Wysocki VH, Tsao TS. High-resolution identification of human adiponectin oligomers and regulation by pioglitazone in type 2 diabetic patients. Anal Biochem. 2013 Jun 15;437(2):150-60. Epub 2013 Feb 21. doi: 10.1016/j.ab.2013.02.008. PMID: 23439381

Margolis LM, Rood J, Champagne C, Young AJ, Castellani JW. Energy balance and body composition during US Army special forces training. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013 Apr;38(4):396-400. Epub 2013 Apr 3. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2012-0323. PMID: 23713532

Nicklas JM, Sacks FM, Smith SR, LeBoff MS, Rood JC, Bray GA, Ridker PM. Effect of dietary composition of weight loss diets on high-sensitivity c-reactive protein: the Randomized POUNDS LOST trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr;21(4):681-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.20072. PMID: 23712970

Karl JP, Young AJ, Rood JC, Montain SJ. Independent and combined effects of eating rate and energy density on energy intake, appetite, and gut hormones. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Mar;21(3):E244-52. doi: 10.1002/oby.20075. PMID: 23592679

Margolis LM, Pasiakos SM, Karl JP, Rood JC, Cable SJ, Williams KW, Young AJ, McClung JP. Differential effects of military training on fat-free mass and plasma amino acid adaptations in men and women. Nutrients. 2012 Dec 18;4(12):2035-46. doi: 10.3390/nu4122035. PMID: 23250145

Tudor-Locke C, Martin CK, Brashear MM, Rood JC, Katzmarzyk PT, Johnson WD. Predicting doubly labeled water energy expenditure from ambulatory activity. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Dec;37(6):1091-100. Epub 2012 Sep 11. doi: 10.1139/h2012-097. PMID: 22963352

Lutz LJ, Karl JP, Rood JC, Cable SJ, Williams KW, Young AJ, McClung JP. Vitamin D status, dietary intake, and bone turnover in female Soldiers during military training: a longitudinal study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Aug 6;9(1):38. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-9-38. PMID: 22866974

Martin CK, Correa JB, Han H, Allen HR, Rood JC, Champagne CM, Gunturk BK, Bray GA. Validity of the Remote Food Photography Method (RFPM) for estimating energy and nutrient intake in near real-time. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Apr;20(4):891-9. Epub 2011 Dec 1. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.344. PMID: 22134199

Luckett BG, Su LJ, Rood JC, Fontham ET. Cadmium exposure and pancreatic cancer in south Louisiana. J Environ Public Health. 2012;2012:180186. Epub 2012 Dec 24. doi: 10.1155/2012/180186. PMID: 23319964

Pasiakos SM, Karl JP, Lutz LJ, Murphy NE, Margolis LM, Rood JC, Cable SJ, Williams KW, Young AJ, McClung JP. Cardiometabolic risk in US Army recruits and the effects of basic combat training. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e31222. Epub 2012 Feb 23. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031222. PMID: 22384004

Bray GA, Smith SR, de Jonge L, Xie H, Rood J, Martin CK, Most M, Brock C, Mancuso S, Redman LM. Effect of dietary protein content on weight gain, energy expenditure, and body composition during overeating: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2012 Jan 4;307(1):47-55. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1918. Erratum in: JAMA. 2012 Mar 14;307(10):1028. PMID: 22215165

Johnson WD, Brashear MM, Gupta AK, Rood JC, Ryan DH. Incremental weight loss improves cardiometabolic risk in extremely obese adults. Am J Med. 2011 Oct;124(10):931-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.04.033. PMID: 21962313

Pasiakos SM, McClung HL, McClung JP, Margolis LM, Andersen NE, Cloutier GJ, Pikosky MA, Rood JC, Fielding RA, Young AJ. Leucine-enriched essential amino acid supplementation during moderate steady state exercise enhances postexercise muscle protein synthesis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Sep;94(3):809-18. Epub 2011 Jul 20. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.017061. PMID: 21775557

Pasarica M, Rood J, Ravussin E, Schwarz JM, Smith SR, Redman LM. Reduced oxygenation in human obese adipose tissue is associated with impaired insulin suppression of lipolysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Aug;95(8):4052-5. Epub 2010 May 13. doi: 10.1210/jc.2009-2377. PMID: 20466783

Cefalu WT, Rood J, Pinsonat P, Qin J, Sereda O, Levitan L, Anderson RA, Zhang XH, Martin JM, Martin CK, Wang ZQ, Newcomer B. Characterization of the metabolic and physiologic response to chromium supplementation in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism. 2010 May;59(5):755-62. Epub 2009 Dec 22. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2009.09.023. PMID: 20022616

Ryan DH, Johnson WD, Myers VH, Prather TL, McGlone MM, Rood J, Brantley PJ, Bray GA, Gupta AK, Broussard AP, Barootes BG, Elkins BL, Gaudin DE, Savory RL, Brock RD, Datz G, Pothakamuri SR, McKnight GT, Stenlof K, Sjöström LV. Nonsurgical weight loss for extreme obesity in primary care settings: results of the Louisiana Obese Subjects Study. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jan 25;170(2):146-54. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.508. PMID: 20101009

Sacks FM, Bray GA, Carey VJ, Smith SR, Ryan DH, Anton SD, McManus K, Champagne CM, Bishop LM, Laranjo N, Leboff MS, Rood JC, de Jonge L, Greenway FL, Loria CM, Obarzanek E, Williamson DA. Comparison of weight-loss diets with different compositions of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. N Engl J Med. 2009 Feb 26;360(9):859-73. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0804748. PMID: 19246357

Rood J, Smith SR. Triglyceride concentrations and endotoxemia. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jul;88(1):248-9; author reply 249-50. PMID: 18614748

Nindl BC, Alemany JA, Kellogg MD, Rood J, Allison SA, Young AJ, Montain SJ. Utility of circulating IGF-I as a biomarker for assessing body composition changes in men during periods of high physical activity superimposed upon energy and sleep restriction. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Jul;103(1):340-6. Epub 2007 Apr 5. PMID: 17412783

Heilbronn LK, de Jonge L, Frisard MI, DeLany JP, Larson-Meyer DE, Rood J, Nguyen T, Martin CK, Volaufova J, Most MM, Greenway FL, Smith SR, Deutsch WA, Williamson DA, Ravussin E; Pennington CALERIE Team. Effect of 6-month calorie restriction on biomarkers of longevity, metabolic adaptation, and oxidative stress in overweight individuals: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2006 Apr 5;295(13):1539-48. Erratum in: JAMA. 2006 Jun 7;295(21):2482. PMID: 16595757

Heilbronn LK, Rood J, Janderova L, Albu JB, Kelley DE, Ravussin E, Smith SR. Relationship between serum resistin concentrations and insulin resistance in nonobese, obese, and obese diabetic subjects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Apr;89(4):1844-8. PMID: 15070954

Lovejoy JC, Bray GA, Lefevre M, Smith SR, Most MM, Denkins YM, Volaufova J, Rood JC, Eldridge AL, Peters JC; Ole' Study. Consumption of a controlled low-fat diet containing olestra for 9 months improves health risk factors in conjunction with weight loss in obese men: the Ole' Study. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Oct;27(10):1242-9. PMID: 14513073

Waters WF, Magill RA, Bray GA, Volaufova J, Smith SR, Lieberman HR, Rood J, Hurry M, Anderson T, Ryan DH. A comparison of tyrosine against placebo, phentermine, caffeine, and D-amphetamine during sleep deprivation. Nutr Neurosci. 2003 Aug;6(4):221-35. PMID: 12887139

Smith SR, Lovejoy JC, Rood J, Most M, Wickersham PJ, Volaufova J, Ryan D, Tulley R, Bray GA. The effects of triiodothyronine on bone metabolism in healthy ambulatory men. Thyroid. 2003 Apr;13(4):357-64. PMID: 12804104 ^ top