Assistant Professor Kim Jung Eun

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Post-doc, Purdue University; Dietetic Intern, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut; M.S., Nutritional Science and Food Management, Ewha Womans University; B.S., Food and Nutrition, Ewha Womans University

Contact Information

Food Science and Technology Programme
c/o Department of Chemistry
National University of Singapore

3 Science Drive 3
Singapore 117543

Office: S14-06-01
Tel: (65)-6516-1136
Fax: (65)-6779-1691


Research Interests

As a nutrition scientist with advanced training in dietetics and human clinical research, my long-term goal is to develop and validate dietary strategies that effectively protect against age-associated morbidities, including obesity; cardiovascular disease; gastro-intestinal disease; sarcopenia; and osteoporosis. To fulfill my long-term research goal, my short-term research objectives include investigating the effects of dietary constituents (including bioactive compounds and dietary macronutrients) on body composition and other cardio-metabolic health parameters in middle-aged and older adults from human clinical studies.

Representative Publications

  • O'Connor LE, Kim JE, Campbell WW. Reply to A Satija et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;105(6):1568-1569.
  • Kim JE, Dunville K, Li J, Cheng J, Conley TB, Couture C, Campbell WW. Higher intermuscular adipose tissue content and intramyocellular lipid fatty acid saturation are associated with fasting state glucose homeostasis in middle-aged and older adults. Endocrinol Metab (Seoul). 2017. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Kim JE, Lin G, Zhou J, Case J, Campbell WW. The effect of higher protein intake during weight loss on monocyte subpopulations and their relations to plasma lipids and lipoproteins in overweight and obese adults. Nutr Res. 2017;40:75-84.
  • O’Connor LE, Kim JE, Campbell WW. Total red meat intake ≥0.5 servings per day does not negatively influence cardiovascular disease risk: a systemically searched meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;105(1):57-69.
  • Song JK, Jin HM, Kim JE*. A study on happiness in massage therapists with visual impairment according to their work type. Journal of Wellness. 2016;20(3):1-16.
  • Kim JE, Ferruzzi MG, Campbell WW. Egg Consumption Increases Vitamin E Absorption from Co-Consumed Raw Mixed Vegetables in Healthy Young Men. J Nutr. 2016;146(11):2199-2205.
  • Kim JE*, Moon H, Jin HM. The effects of exercise training and type of exercise training on changes in bone mineral density in Korean postmenopausal women: a systematic review. J Exerc Nutrition Biochem. 2016;20(3):7-15.
  • Song JK, Jin HM, Kim JE*. The status of health-related lifestyle in massage therapists with visual impairment. Journal of Rehabilitation and Welfare. 2016;20(3):1-16.
  • Kim JE, O’Connor LE, Sands LP, Slebodnik MB, Campbell WW. Effects of dietary protein intake on body composition changes after weight loss in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr Rev. 2016;74(3):210-24.
  • Zhou J, Kim JE, Armstrong C, Chen N, Campbell WW. Effects of dietary protein quantity on sleep quality in energy-restricted overweight and obese adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;103(3):766-74.
  • Campbell WW, Kim JE, Amankwaah AF, Gordon SL, Weinheimer-Haas EM. Higher total protein intake and change in total protein intake impact body composition, but not metabolic syndrome indices in middle-aged overweight and obese adults who performed resistance and aerobic exercise for 36 weeks. J Nutr. 2015;145(9):2076-83.
  • Kim JE, Gordon SL, Ferruzzi MG, Campbell WW. Effects of egg consumption on carotenoid absorption from co-consumed, raw vegetables. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015;102(1):75-83.
  • Kim JE*. A Systematic Review of the Effect of Regular Exercise on Body Composition in Elderly Adults. J of Korean Physical Education Association for Girls and Women. 2013;27(4):129-38.
  • Kim JE, Park YK, Lee JY, Clark RM, Fernandez ML. Lutein decreases oxidative stress and inflammation in liver and eyes of guinea pigs fed a hypercholesterolemic diet. Nutr Res Pract. 2012;6(2):113-9.
  • Torres-Gonzalez M, Bruno RS, Yeung SF, Kim JE, Davis SR, Volek JS, Fernandez ML. Dietary cholesterol and low carbohydrate modulate hepatic lipid accumulation and antioxidant status in guinea pigs. Curr Top Biochem Res. 2011;13:13-24.
  • Kim JE, Leite JO, DeOgburn R, Smyth JA, Clark RM, Fernandez ML. A lutein-enriched diet prevents cholesterol accumulation in aorta, decreases oxidized LDL and inflammatory cytokines in guinea pigs. J Nutr. 2011;141(8):1458-63.
  • Jones JL, Ackermann D, Barona J, Calle MC, Andersen C, Kim JE, Volek JS, McIntosh M, Najm W, Lerman RH, Fernandez ML. A Mediterranean low-glycemic-load diet alone or in combination with a medical food improves insulin sensitivity and reduces inflammation in women with metabolic syndrome. Br J Med Med Res. 2011;1:356-370.
  • Jones JL, Fernandez ML, McIntosh M, Najm W, Calle MC, Kalynychb C, Vukichb C, Barona J, Ackermann D, Kim JE, Kumarb V, Lott M, Volek JS, Lerman RH. A Mediterranean-style low-glycemic-load diet improves variables of metabolic syndrome in women, and addition of a phytochemical-rich medical food enhances benefits on lipoprotein metabolism. J Clin Lipidol. 2011;5(3):188-96.
  • Ackermann D, Jones J, Barona J, Calle M, Kim JE, Volek JS, McIntosh M, Kalynych C, Najm W, Lerman RH, Fernandez ML. Waist circumference is correlated with carbohydrate intake and with markers of inflammation in women with metabolic syndrome. Nutr Res. 2011;31(3):197-204.
  • Fernandez ML, Jones J, Ackerman D, Barona J, Calle M, Comperatore MV, Kim JE, Andersen C, Leite JO, Volek JS, McIntosh M, Kalynych C, Najm W, Lerman RH. Low HDL cholesterol is associated with increased atherogenic lipoproteins and insulin resistance in women classified with metabolic syndrome. Nutr Res Pract. 2010;4(6):492-8.
  • Kim JE, Kim WY, Lee YJ, Park JE, Choi YJ, Huh KB, Hwang JY. Associations between ApoB/ApoA-I Ratios and Metabolic Syndrome and its Components in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Korean Diabetes Journal. 2009;33(2):143-54.
  • Kim WY, Kim JE, Choi YJ, Huh KB. Nutritional risk and metabolic syndrome in Korean type 2 diabetes mellitus. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17(Suppl 1):47-51.
  • Jin HM, Kim JE. The study of anthropometric variables and blood profiles by body mass index in elderly people with chronic disease. J of Korean Physical Education Association for Girls and Women. 2008;22(3):141-53.
* Also serves as the corresponding author