THUNDER JALILI, PhD portrait
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health-Kinesiology-Recreation
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
  • Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Professional Service

  • American Society for Nutrition. Role: Chair and symposia organizer. Chair, Minisymposia, Experimental Biology 2013. 01/2012 - 04/2013
  • American Society for Nutrtion. Role: Chair and symposia organizer. Chair, Minisymposia, Experimental Biology 2010. 11/2009 - 04/2010
  • McGraw Hill Publishers, Applied Biology and Nutrition Texts (10-99 to present). book reviewer. 2009 - present
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. journal reviewer. 2009 - present
  • Planta Medica. journal reviewer. 2009 - present
  • BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. ad hoc reviewer. 2009 - present
  • American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology. journal reviewer. 2009 - present
  • American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. journal reviewer. 2009 - present
  • University . Role: Ad hoc grant reviewer. Ad hoc Seed Grant Reviewer. 08/2007 - present
  • American Heart Association. member. 05/2005 - present
  • Basic Research, LLC. Role: Consultant. Consulting: Salt Lake City. 09/01/2003 - 09/01/2003
  • American Heart Association. Role: Faculty Mentor. Professional Organization Leadership: Undergraduate Summer Research Program. 01/01/2002 - 12/01/2002
  • American Society for Nutrition Sciences. member. 01/2000 - present

Internal Service

  • Academic Senate. Representative for College of Health, 08/2013 - 05/2015. University service.
  • COH Research Committee. member, 08/2013 - 05/2014. College service.
  • COH Research Committee. member, 08/2012 - 05/2013. College service.
  • Ad hoc Seed Grant Reviewer. Grant Reviewer, 08/2011 - 05/2012. University service.
  • Faculty Search Committee. Chair, 08/2011 - 05/2012. Department service.
  • Chair, Grants officer search committee. Chair , 08/2011 - 05/2012. College service.
  • Research Committee. Chair, 08/2007 - 05/2012. College service.
  • COH Research committee. Chair, 08/2007 - 05/2012. College service.
  • Graduate Student Selection Committee. member, 01/2000 - present. Department service.
  • Disaster Preparation Committee. Chair, 01/2000 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Summit Ski Team Board of Directors. 01/2013 - present
  • United States Ski and Snowboard Association Masters working group. 12/2011 - 12/2016
  • United States Ski and Snowboard Association Alpine Official. 06/2005 - present

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

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.