Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, PhD

Associate

Biography

Education:

B.S. Chemistry/Biochemistry 1974, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Registered Dietitian (RD) #800181, 1990
M.S. Foods and Nutrition, 1991, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah M.S. 1991
PhD. Medicinal Sciences 1994, University of Zagreb, Croatia/Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Ph.D.

Positions:

Nutritional-Biochemical Research Specialist, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah -- 9/83-9/91.
Research Scientist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH -- 9/91-12/97.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Human Ecology, Department of Human Nutrition and Food Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio -- 4/95-12/97.
Associate Professor and Director-Bone and Mineral Metabolism, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut -- 1/98-12/05
Joint Appointments, University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Department of Exercise Sciences and Kinesiology, Storrs, CT -- 5/98-12/05.
Professor, Nutrition Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL – 12/05-present

Research Interests:

Current projects investigate: effects of various life-style modifiers, including nutrition and physical activity, on bone health, weight reduction and bone preservation in postmenopausal women; bioavailability of calcium, magnesium, and zinc and their competitive interaction during absorptive processes; biological pathways and identification of new cellular metabolites in adipose and bone tissue.

Professional membership:

Fellow of the American College of Nutrition; American Society for Bone and Mineral Research; American Society for Clinical Nutrition; American Dietetic Association; European Calcified Tissue Society; Omicron Nu (Alpha Delta Chapter), Alpha-Eta Honor Society