Elizabeth Klingbeil

Assistant Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2020

Contact Info

Email
elizabeth.klingbeil@jwu.edu
Phone
401-598-5359
Campus
Providence

About Elizabeth

Originally from Minot, North Dakota, Elizabeth Klingbeil Ph.D., RDN, LDN, takes a creative approach to nutrition with significant research in gut microbiota, satiety signaling and feeding behavior. She has investigated the efficacy of foods, specifically potato resistant starch supplementation, with probiotic properties and their therapeutic benefits towards improving the prevention of obesity and associated comorbidities through the promotion of bacterial fermentation and improvement of gut intestinal barrier function. Her research has focused on the timing of feeding, including intermittent fasting, and its impact on microbiota composition and feeding signals. Outside of academia, Klingbeil is passionate about nutrition communication and is often quoted as a nutrition expert in consumer media.

Prior to relocating to Rhode Island, Klingbeil was principle cellist for Concordia College Orchestra and an active musician in the Athens, Georgia, music scene where she performed with University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

Education

  • Ph.D., Nutrition, The University of Georgia
  • Dietetic Internship, The University of Georgia
  • B.A., Nutrition/Dietetics, Concordia College

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include general nutrition, critical care nutrition and nutrition for bariatric populations.

Scholarly Interests

My work focuses on the interaction between the bug-gut-brain axis and obesity. Specifically, I've investigated the effect of resistant starch and feeding patterns on gut microbiota composition.

Courses

  • NUTR6200: Grantsmanship and Publication
  • DIET4630: Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • DIET3030: Nutrition Assessment
  • SCI1050: Nutrition
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Professional Affiliations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
Rhode Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (RIAND)
Dietitians in Nutrition Support Dietetic Practice Group
Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals Dietetic Practice Group

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Publications

  • E Klingbeil, CB de La Serre. Microbiota modulation by dietary composition and patterns, impact on food intake. American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (2018). 316:6, R1254-R1260
  • EA Klingbeil, CR Cawthon, RA Kirkland, CB de La Serre. Potato resistant starch supplementation improves microbiota dysbiosis, inflammation and vagal signaling in high fat fed rats. Nutrients (2019). 11, 2710; doi:10.3390.
  • EA Klingbeil, RA Schade, SH Lee, RA Kirkland, CB de La Serre. Manipulation of feeding patterns modulates microbiota composition, improves inflammatory tone and glucose tolerance, and maintains vagally-mediated satiety signaling  Poster presentation, University of Georgia Obesity Symposium, Athens, GA, 2020  First place basic science poster awardee
  • EA Klingbeil, CR Cawthon, RA Kirkland, CB de La Serre. Potato resistant starch supplementation improves microbiota dysbiosis, inflammation and vagal signaling in high fat fed rats  Oral presentation, Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, Bonita Springs, Florida, 2018
  • CB de La Serre, CR Cawthon, EA Klingbeil, R Kirkland. Efficacy of resistant starch on improving gut-brain communication in high-fat fed rats  Oral presentation, Winter Conference on Ingestive Behavior, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 2018
  • E Klingbeil, R Schade, SH Lee, R Kirkland, CB de La Serre. Normalization of feeding patterns in high fat fed rats improves diet-driven microbiota dysbiosis and vagal remodeling  Oral presentation, Benjamin Franklin- Lafayette Seminar, Frejus, France, 2017
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Dissertations And Theses Advised

  • EA Klingbeil. Manipulation of the gut microbiota attenuates the negative effects of high-fat diet. Ph.D. Dissertation. The University of Georgia-August 2020
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Honors And Awards

  • Leila Alberta Mize Scholarship UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2020
  • Ruth Rowan Morrison Graduate Fellowship UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2019-2020
  • Thomas F. Comer Scholarship UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2019;
  • Holly B. Alley Scholarship Georgia Nutrition Council 2019
  • Marian Wang Nutrition Scholarship UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2018
  • Outstanding Dietetic Intern- Winner Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2018