THUNDER JALILI, PhD

Curriculum Vitae

THUNDER JALILI, PhD portrait
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Biography

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, BS, Ohio State University Main Cam
  • Master of Science, MS, Ohio State University Main Cam
  • Doctor of Philosophy, PH D, Ohio State University Main Cam
  • Post-doctoral educaiton: , Division of Cardiology, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. Project: Research Fellow, 06-1997 to 12-1998.
  • Post-doctoral education:, Cancer Biology, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, M. Project: Research Fellow, Department of Cancer Biology, 1-1996 to 6-1997.

Honors & Awards

  • Nominee for University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award. 04/2015
  • Teacher of the Year. Division of Nutrition, College of Health, 04/2013
  • Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah College of Health, 04/2013
  • Outstanding Teacher, Division of Nutrition, University of Utah. 04/2008
  • University of Utah College of Health New Research Investigator Award. 04/2007
  • Outstanding Teacher, Division of Nutrition, University of Utah. 04/2001
  • Marion Merrill Dow Transgenic Mouse Award, University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 04/1998
  • Teaching Excellence, Dept. of Biological & Physical Sciences, Columbus State Community College. 04/1995

Biography

Thunder Jalili received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Nutrition with specialization in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Following graduate school Dr. Jalili completed postdoctoral fellowships at The Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Cancer Biology, and at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in the Division of Cardiology. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1999 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrated Physiology and Director of Graduate Studies.

Affiliations

  • Academy of Health Sciences Educators, University of Utah Health Sciences (AHSE), Member, 01/2016 - present
  • Metabolism Interest Group, University of Utah Health Sciences (MIG), Member, 01/2010 - present
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member, 01/1998 - present
  • American Society of Nutrition (ASN), Member, 01/1995 - present

In the Media

  • “Shopping for Supplements? The Label May Be Misleading.” Office of Public Affairs, University of Utah. 02/11/2015.
  • “Nutrition survival tips for College.” Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 09/29/2014.
  • TV. “Health myths of cheese.” Utah Education Network, Cheese Science. 03/2012.
  • Reducing the Risk of Utah’s Top Killer Through Nutrition.” Examiner.com. 06/22/2011.
  • “The new dietary guidelines for Americans.” ABC news.com. 01/26/2011.
  • "Nutrition for skiing performance.” Ski Magazine. 05/2011.
  • TV: “Fad Diets.” Newsbreak, University of Utah Undergraduate Broadcast. 04/24/2010.
  • Radio: “Vitamin D and healthy eating.” UEN. 05/26/2010.
  • “Lower your blood pressure naturally.” Women’ s World Magazine. 02/05/2008.
  • “Quercetin reduces hypertension.” Men’s Health. 11/12/2007.
  • “Quercetin and blood pressure.” Clinical Pearls. 11/07/2007.
  • "Food for thought, Quercetin.” Science News,. 11/01/2007.
  • “Biblical foods” SLC Tribune. 10/22/2007.
  • "Color that counts.” University of Utah Health Sciences Report. 10/2007.
  • TV: “Healthy Eating During Thanksgiving.” Channel 4, KSL News. 11/20/2006.
  • “Reaching out with Yoga.” Salt Lake City Tribune. 01/19/2005.
  • TV: “Is Mercury contamination of seafood a danger to pregnant women.” Newsbreak, University of Utah Undergraduate Broadcast. 03/24/2004.
  • “Hooked on Health Food.” SLC Tribune, Daybreak Section. 01/11/2001.
  • What kind of nutrition advice is legitimate?” Brigham Young University Student newspaper. 05/15/2003.
  • TV: “Are healthy foods really that healthy?” Channel 13, Fox News, SLC, UT. 03/12/2001.
  • TV, “Holiday Feasting” Channel 4, KSL New,s SLC, UT. 11/22/2000.
  • TV “Diet & Health” Channel 4, KSL News, SLC, UT. 01/30/2000.
  • TV “Soy & Health” Channel 4, KSL News, SLC, UT. 01/28/2000.
  • TV “Mood Food” Channel 4, KSL News, SLC, UT. 11/23/1999.
  • TV “Weight control during the holidays” Channel 4, SLC, UT. 11/18/1999.
  • TV. “AMA recommendations on Vit C” Channel 4, SLC, UT. 04/23/1999.

Languages

  • English, fluent.
  • Western Farsi, functional.