Jillian Trabulsi, PhD, RD

Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
College of Education and Human Development
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
 
Phone: 302-831-4991
Email: trabulsi@udel.edu
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Last Updated: July 19, 2017

Jillian Trabulsi
 

Leadership: Staff
Discipline Coordinators: Nutrition
 
Discipline(s): Nutrition
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio


Work Address: Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition University of Delaware
304 McDowell Hall
25 North College Avenue Newark, DE 19716
office phone: 302-831-4991 email: trabulsi@udel.edu

Education: 2006 Post-doc The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (GI/Nutrition) 2003 PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison (Nutritional Sciences) 1991 BS University of Delaware (Dietetics)

Experience:
09/2016 - present Associate Professor of Nutrition, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

11/2011 - present Affiliated Scientist, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 09/2012 - present Joint Faculty Appointment, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology,
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

09/2010 - 08/2016 Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

07/2006 - 07/2010 Research and Development, Pfizer (Wyeth) Nutrition, Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
 Associate Director, Clinical Research (2008-2010)
 Assistant Director, Clinical Research (2006-2008)

08/2004 - 06/2006 Post-doctoral Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 NIH Training Grant (Arteriosclerosis: Nutritional and Vascular Aspects) (2005-2006)
 MCH Training Program (Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) (2004-2005)

09/1998 - 08/2003 Graduate Student/Research Assistant, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
 PhD Dissertation: Using biomarkers to assess the accuracy of dietary assessment methodologies. (Advisor: Dale A. Schoeller).

08/1999 - 12/1999 Lead Clinical Research Coordinator, Westat, Rockville, Maryland, The National Cancer Institute's "Observing Protein and Energy Nutrition (OPEN) study".


Experience (continued):
10/1997 - 09/1998 Research Associate, Nutritional Epidemiology / Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

09/1991 - 08/1997 Clinical Dietitian, Department of Clinical Nutrition, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Specialty Certification:
1991-present Registered Dietitian (ID#802315)
1993-1998 Board Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian (CNSD)

Awards, Honors, and Membership in Honorary Societies:
2017 The First 1,000 Days Best Nutrition & Growth Research Award, 4th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015 College of Health Science Teaching Award Nominee, University of Delaware 2011-2013, 2016 University Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, University of Delaware 2012 College of Health Sciences Researcher of the Year Award recipient, University of
Delaware
1998-2000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pre-doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Associations:
Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (1991 - present) Pennsylvania Dietetic Association (1991 - present) American Society for Nutrition (2001 - present)

Editorial Responsibilities
Reviewer Pediatric Research Obesity
International Journal of Obesity
Journal of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics BMC Pediatrics
Nutrients Nutrition

RESEARCH
Research Support (Active)
R01DK102324 (Karpyn, PI; May and Trabulsi, Co-I). "Does a Supermarket Improve the Diet & Food Environment of Low-Income Residents? Funding Period: 02/24/2014 to 01/31/2018.

T73MC30116-01-00 (Mineo, PI; Trabulsi, Co-I)
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program. Funding Period: 07/01/2016 to 06/30/2021.

Industry Sponsored Project (Mennella, Trabulsi, and Wu, Multi-PI). "Infant Microbiome and Metabolome: A Pilot Study". Funding Period: 08/30/2016 to 08/30/2017.
DPH/DHSS/USDA 17A00218 (Robson, PI; Trabulsi, Co-I). "Real-time Decision Making of WIC Participants while Food Shopping: Use of Think Aloud Methodology". Funding Period: 10/01/2016 to 09/30/2017.
Research Support (Completed)
R01HD072307 (Mennella and Trabulsi, Multi-PI). "Impact of diet composition during infancy on energy balance, satiety, and growth". Funding Period: 04/01/2012 to 03/31/2017.

R01HD072307-S (Mennella and Trabulsi, Multi-PI). Administrative Supplement (Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research). Funding Period: 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2016.
U54 GM104941 DE-CTR ACCEL (Binder MacLeod, Grant PI; Vest, Project PI; Trabulsi, Project Co-I) "Energy Balance and Clinical Outcomes of Obese, Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit". Funding Period 11/30/2014 to 12/01/2015.
University of Delaware Research Foundation (Trabulsi, PI). "Energy balance in infants with ‘rapid' versus ‘normal' weight gain". Funding Period: 06/01/2011 to 05/31/2013.

SCHOLARSHIP
Articles published in refereed journals:
1. Baker S, Trabulsi J, Evans T, Smith E. Improving nutrition students' knowledge and perceived competence to provide nutrition education to adults with disabilities via experiential learning. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print].

2. Papas MA, Trabulsi JC, Axe M, Rimmer JH. Predictors of obesity in a US sample of high school adolescents with and without disabilities. J Sch Health. 2016 Nov;86(11):803-812.

3. Ehrenthal DB, Wu P, Trabulsi J. Differences in the protective effect of exclusive breastfeeding on child overweight and obesity by mother's race. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Sep;20(9):1971-9.

4. Mennella JA, Trabulsi J, Papas MA. Effects of cow milk versus extensive protein hydrolysate formulas on infant cognitive development. Amino Acids. 2016 Mar;48(3):697-705.

5. Papas MA, Trabulsi JC, Dahl A, Dominick G. Food Insecurity Increases the Odds of Obesity Among Young Hispanic Children. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Oct;18(5):1046-52.

6. Trabulsi J, Irving SY, Papas MA, Hollowell C, Ravishankar C, Marino BS, Medoff-Cooper B, Stallings VA. Total energy expenditure of infants with congenital heart disease who have undergone surgical intervention. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Dec;36(8):1670-9.

7. Fullmer S, Benson-Davies S, Earthman CP, Frankenfield DC, Gradwell E, Lee PS, Piemonte T, Trabulsi J. Evidence analysis library review of best practices for performing indirect calorimetry in healthy and non-critically ill individuals. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Sep;115(9):1417-1446.

8. Riley AW, Trabulsi J, Yao M, Bevans KB, DeRusso PA. Validation of a Parent Report Questionnaire: The Infant Gastrointestinal Symptom Questionnaire. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Oct;54(12):1167-74

9. Masullo L, Papas M, Cotugna N, Baker S, Mahoney L, and Trabulsi, J. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Nutrient Intake Among Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis in the United States. J Community Health 2014; 40(1):153-60.

10. Trabulsi J and Mennella J. Diet, sensitive periods in flavor learning, and growth. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2012; 24(3):219-30.

11. Mennella J and Trabulsi J. Complementary foods and flavor experiences: setting the foundation. Ann Nutr Metab. 2012; 60 Suppl 2:40-50.

12. Trabulsi J, Capeding R, Lebumfacil J, Ramanujam K, Feng P, McSweeney S, Harris B, DeRusso P. Effect of an alpha-lactalbumin-enriched infant formula with lower protein on growth. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2011; 65(2): 167-74.

13. Bergqvist AG, Trabulsi J, Schall JI, Stallings VA. Growth failure in children with intractable epilepsy is not due to increased resting energy expenditure. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008; 50(6):439-44.

14. Davis AM, Harris BJ, Lien EL, Pramuk K, Trabulsi J. alpha-Lactalbumin-rich infant formula fed to healthy term infants in a multicenter study: plasma essential amino acids and gastrointestinal tolerance. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2008; 62(11):1294-301.

15. Trabulsi J, Ittenbach RF, Schall JI, Olsen IE, Yudkoff M, Daikhin Y, Zemel BZ, Stallings VA. Evaluation of formulas for predicting energy requirements in preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007; 85(1):144-151.

16. Trabulsi J, Ittenbach RF, Schall JI, Olsen IE, Yudkoff M, Daikhin Y, Zemel BZ, Stallings VA. Energy balance and the accuracy of reported energy intake in preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006; 84(3): 523-530.

17. Trabulsi J, Troiano RP, Subar AF, Sharbaugh C, Kipnis V, Schatzkin A, Schoeller DA. Precision and accuracy of the doubly labeled water method in a large-scale application: Evaluation of a streamlined dosing protocol in the Observing Protein and Energy Nutrition (OPEN) study. Euro J Clin Nutr. 2003; 57:1370-1377.

18. Subar AF, Kipnis V, Troiano RP, Midthune D, Schoeller DA, Bingham S, Sharbaugh C, Trabulsi J, et al. Using intake biomarkers to evaluate the extent of dietary misreporting in a large sample of adults: The Observing Protein and Energy Nutrition (OPEN) study. Am J Epidemiol. 2003; 158(1): 1-13.

19. Trabulsi, J and Schoeller, DA. Evaluation of dietary assessment instruments against doubly labeled water, a biomarker of habitual energy intake. Am J Phyisol. 2003; 281: E891-E899.

20. Blanc S, Colligan AS, Trabulsi J, Harris T, Everhart JE, Bauer D, Schoeller DA. Influence of delayed

isotopic equilibration in urine on the accuracy of the 2H218O method in the elderly. Am J Physiol.
2002; 92:1036-1044.

21. Mares-Perlman JA, Lyle BJ, Klein R, Fisher AI, Brady WE, VandenLangenberg GM, Trabulsi J, Palta
M. Vitamin supplement use and incident cataracts in a population-based study. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2000; 118(11): 1556-1563.

Book Chapters
1. Mennella JA, Trabulsi J, Inamdar L. The sensory world of formula-fed infants: Differences among artificial milk feedings in flavor learning and satiation. In: Preedy VR (ed), Dietary and Nutritional Aspects of Bottle Feeding. Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2014.

Poster presentations
1. Trabulsi J, Irving SY, Papas MA, Hollowell C, Ravishankar C, Marino BS, Medoff-Cooper B, Stallings VA. Total energy expenditure of infants with congenital heart disease who have undergone surgical intervention. Experimental Biology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. March 28 - April 1, 2015.

2. Mennella JA, Trabulsi J, Papas MA. Effects of cow milk versus extensive protein hydrolysate formulas on infant cognitive development. Experimental Biology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. March 28 - April 1, 2015.

3. Anderson S, Mennella JA, Papas MA, Trabulsi, J. Gut peptide concentrations in healthy infants prior to feeding. Experimental Biology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. March 28 - April 1, 2015.

4. Evans T, Smith E, Livingstone A, Baker S, Trabulsi J. Evaluation of nutrition students' knowledge, attitudes, and perceived competence to provide nutrition care to individuals with disabilities and limited mobility. Delaware Dietetic Association meeting, Dover, Delaware, USA. May 9, 2014.

5. Takayama K, Dominick G, Papas MA, Mirkil M, Trabulsi J. An application of the transtheoretical model for understanding dietary intakes in low-income Latina mothers. Society of Behavioral Medicine's 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. April 23- 26, 2014.

6. Trabulsi J, Finkbeiner S, Mennella JA. Insights into infants' developmental readiness at time of solid food introduction. Experimental Biology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. April 20-24, 2013.

7. Plummer J, Papas MA, Dominick G, Markil M, Trabulsi J. The impact of family meals on healthy lifestyle behaviors within Latino families. Society for Behavioral Medicine. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 23-26 2014,

8. Takayama K, Dominick G, Papas M, Markil M, Trabulsi J. Relationship between dietary intake and social health determinants in low-Income, Hispanic mothers. Society for Behavioral Medicine. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 23-26 2014

9. Axe M, Dominick G, Takayama K, Trabulsi J, Markil M, Papas MA. Education continues to be a strong predictor of health literacy among Latinas, while psychosocial factors did not. Society for Behavioral Medicine. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 23-26 2014


10. Kline R, Chen C, Zhu J, Wang D, Northington R, Trabulsi J. New insight into feeding practices and growth of post-discharge preterm infants in China. 5th European Paediatric Association meeting; Vienna, Austria; June 23-26th, 2011.

11. Yao M, Riley A, Trabulsi J, Northington R, Sheng XY, DeRusso P. Use of an electronic handheld diary to validate a new parent questionnaire assessing gastrointestinal tolerance in infants. 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Istanbul, Turkey. June 9-12, 2010.

12. Pramuk K, Burgher A, Ramirez-Mayans J, Sablon B, Trabulsi J, Wali Y, DeRusso P. Lutein concentrations in maternal diet, human milk and infant plasma in mother-infant pairs: A multinational study. Excellence in Pediatrics. Florence, Italy. December 3-6, 2009.

13. Trabulsi J, Capeding R, Ramanujam K, Feng P, McSweeney S, Harris B, DeRusso P. The effect of two different protein concentrations in infant formula on growth. 42nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Budapest, Hungary. June 3-6, 2009.

14. Feng P, Gao M, Holly T, Nazzario J, Hui Zhou T, Burgher A, Trabulsi J, Pramuk K. Amino Acid Composition and Protein Content of Mature Human Milk from Nine Countries. Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. April 18-22, 2009.

15. Bergqvist C, Trabulsi J, Schall J, Stallings V. Resting Energy Expenditure in Children with Intractable Epilepsy. 61st Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. November 30 - December 4, 2007.

16. Trabulsi J, Schall JI, Ittenbach RF, Olsen IE, Zemel BS, Stallings VA. Evaluation of formulas for calculating energy requirements in preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis (CF). The Twentieth Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Denver, Colorado, USA. November 2 - 5, 2006.

17. Trabulsi J, Schall JI, Ittenbach RF, Olsen IE, Yudkoff M, Daikhin Y, Zemel BS, Stallings VA. Preadolescent children with cystic fibrosis over-report energy intake. The Nineteenth Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Oct 20-23, 2005.

18. Troiano RP, Subar AF, Schatzkin A, Kipnis V, Trabulsi J, Ballard-Barbash R, Schoeller DA. Energy expenditure determined by doubly labeled water in a large sample of adults was substantially greater than energy intake reported in national dietary surveys. Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. April 20-24, 2002.

19. Subar AF, Kipnis V, Troiano RP, Midthune D, Schoeller DA, Bingham S, Sharbaugh C, Trabulsi J, Runswick S, Ballard-Barbash R, Schatzkin A. Using intake biomarkers to evaluate the extent of dietary misreporting in a large sample of adults: The Observing Protein and Energy Nutrition study. Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. April 20-24, 2002.

20. Trabulsi J, Troiano RP, Subar AF, Sharbaugh C, Kipnis V, Schatzkin A, Schoeller DA. Experience with a large-scale doubly labeled water trial for assessing reported dietary energy intake. The Fourth International Conference on Dietary Assessment Methods. Tucson, Arizona, USA. September 17-20, 2000.

Oral presentations:
1. Trabulsi J, Mennella J, Stallings V, Inamdar L, Pressman N, Schall J, Papas M, Domino L, Schoeller
D. "A randomized clinical trial: Infant formula composition impacts energy balance". The 4th International Nutrition and Growth Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. March 2-4, 2017.

2. Trabulsi J. "Nutrition in infants with Congenital Heart Disease". The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Nutrition Seminar Series, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. May, 2015.

3. Trabulsi J. "Research in diet, nutritional status, and energy balance in infancy". University of Delaware/Christiana Care Seminar Series, Newark, Delaware, USA. March, 2015.

4. Trabulsi J. "Building a research program in maternal and infant nutrition". University of Delaware, School of Nursing Seminar, Newark, Delaware, USA. May, 2014.

5. Trabulsi J. "Research in diet, nutritional status, and energy balance in women and children". University of Delaware, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Seminar, Newark, Delaware, USA. May, 2014.

6. Trabulsi J. "Healthy infant weight gain". Energy Balance & Obesity Prevention Symposium, University of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. September, 2013.

7. Trabulsi J. "Diet composition and growth in infancy". The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Nutrition Seminar Series. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. May, 2012.

8. Trabulsi J. "Protein concentration in infant formula: effect on growth". Educational Series. SMA Nutrition, the Child Growth Foundation and the National Obesity Forum Nutrition Symposium. London, UK. June, 2009.

9. Trabulsi J. "The effect of two different protein concentrations in infant formula on growth". Wyeth Nutrition Symposium. European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Budapest, Hungary, June, 2009.

10. Trabulsi J. "Techniques for the measurement of energy expenditure and diet". Nutrition Assessment graduate course guest lecturer. Drexel University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. November, 2006- 2009.

11. Trabulsi J. "Energy expenditure and reported energy intake". Nutrition Seminar Series. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. November, 2005.

12. Trabulsi J. "Nutrition and feeding issues in HIV-infected children". Pediatric Seminar Series. Riddle Memorial Hospital; Media, Pennsylvania, USA. April, 1997.

13. Trabulsi J. "Nutrition and HIV-infection". Graduate/undergraduate guest lecturer. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. March, 1994-1997.

14. Erdhart R, Sheckman-Alper B, Trabulsi J. "Issues in feeding the young child with disabilities". Early Intervention Teleconference; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA. August, 1995.

Non-refereed publications
1. Trabulsi J. Nutrition and HIV infection. In: Pediatric Nutrition Diet Manual - Acute Care. The Marriott Corporation, Bethesda, MD; 1994.

2. Trabulsi J. Nutrition and Biliary Atresia. In: Pediatric Nutrition Diet Manual - Acute Care. The Marriott Corporation, Bethesda, MD; 1994.

TEACHING
Courses Taught
NTDT200 Nutrition Concepts University of Delaware
NTDT345 Pediatric Nutrition University of Delaware
NTDT421 Nutritional Assessment Methods University of Delaware
NTDT451 Medical Nutrition Therapy University of Delaware
NTDT611 Advanced Macronutrient Metabolism University of Delaware
NTDT622 Research Methods in Nutrition Assessment University of Delaware
NTDT665 Nutrition Seminar University of Delaware

SERVICE
Within the University
Department Nutrition Faculty Search Committee Chair Fall 2016-present
Department Nutrition Faculty Search Committee Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Department Curriculum Committee Fall 2014-Spring 2016
School of Nursing Search Committee Fall 2014-Spring 2015
College of Health Sciences Seminar Committee Fall 2013-Spring 2016
Director, Graduate Program in Human Nutrition Fall 2012-present
College of Health Sciences Governance Committee Fall 2012-present
Graduate Program in Human Nutrition Committee Fall 2012-present
Department Nutrition Faculty Search Committee Fall 2012-Spring 2013 College of Health Sciences /CANR Collaboration Committee Fall 2011-Spring 2012 College of Health Sciences Search Committee, Associate Dean for Research Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Department Exploratory PhD Committee Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Department Writing Committee Fall 2010-Fall 2011
College of Health Sciences, First Steps, Judge Spring 2013, 2014

Within Academe
Grant Reviewer, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Fall 2015-present Evidenced Based Practice Work Group, The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Fall 2013-Summer 2014 Healthy Weight Research Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Spring2012-Summer 2012

Within the Community
YesUCan program, Faculty Co-Mentor for Nutrition students Fall 2012-present Viva Tu Vida Health Fair, Faculty Mentor for Nutrition students Fall 2013-Fall 2015