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Kelly Tappenden

Professor, Department Head, Kinesiology and Nutrition

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1919 W. Taylor St., 654 AHSB

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Dr. Kelly Tappenden is Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tappenden’s research program focuses on intestinal failure, mechanisms of intestinal adaptation and patient malnutrition. For these contributions, she has received multiple awards, published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and delivered over 400 invited lectures. Dr. Tappenden served as the 33rd President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in 2008-09, Chair of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Obesity section of the American Gastroenterology Association Institute from 2009-13, and represents the American Society for Nutrition on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Currently, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.


PhD, Nutrition and metabolism, University of Alberta in Edmonton, 1996
BS, Food and nutrition, University of Alberta in Edmonton, 1992