Mindy A Patterson, PhD, RDN

Co-Director, Institute for Woman's Health

Associate Professor, Nutrition

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Mindy A Patterson, PhD, RDN

Contact

mpatterson14@twu.edu
713-794-2375
Houston Center 7023

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Biography

Mindy A Patterson, PhD, RDN is Co-Director, Institute for Woman's Health (IWH) and an Associate Professor of Nutrition at Texas Woman's University (TWU) Institute of Health Sciences in Houston, Texas. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Patterson examines dietary intake patterns, including foods and supplements high in resistant starch, on the prevention of obesity-related disorders. She also identifies microbiome profiles eliciting specific physiological responses to resistant starch and other dietary components. Patterson also conducts research comparing how dietary supplements with resistance training influence body composition, strength, and biomarker concentrations. She has received external funding in the area of whole-food resistant starch and protein isolate supplements on physiological outcomes.  Patterson is a Fellow of the Texas Academic Leadership Academy, a Distinguished Dean's Fellow, and the academic advisor for the Micheal E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center dietetic internship. She also serves as the Chair of the Institutional Review Board at TWU-Houston for the 2021-22 academic year.   

Education

Ph.D., Nutrition, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
M.S., Clinical Nutrition, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
B.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Research Interests

Quantifying Resistant Starch in Foods; Developing Fiber-Rich Menus; Clinical Trials in Overweight Populations using Resistant Starch as a Whole Food and Supplement; Gut Microbiome Diversity and Function; Preventing Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases

Latest Articles

Influence of COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions on College Students' Dietary Quality and Experience of the Food Environment
Nutrients (Online) (2021)
Francilia Brito Silva, Dawn E Osborn, Meghan R Owens, Tracie Kirkland, Carolyn E Moore

Prevalence and social determinants of food insecurity among college students during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nutrients (Online) (2020)
Meghan R Owens, Francilia BritoSilva, Tracie Kirkland, Carolyn E Moore, Kathleen E Davis

Usual dietary intake of resistant starch in United States adults from NHANES 2015-2016
Journal of Nutrition (2020)
Derek C Miketinas, Kavitha Shankar, Madhura Maiya, Mindy A Patterson

Resistant starch in foods commonly consumed in the United States: A Narrative Review
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2020)
Mindy A. Patterson, Madhura Maiya, Maria L Stewart

Chilled potatoes decrease postprandial glucose, insulin, and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide compared to boiled potatoes in females with elevated fasting glucose and insulin
Nutrients (Online) (2019)
Mindy A Patterson, Joy N Fong, Madhura Maiya, Stephanie Kung, Wanyi Wang

Accuracy of water delivery in enteral nutrition pumps
Nutrition in Clinical Practice (2019)
Erin J Bertagnolli, Mindy A Patterson, Anne Utech, Renee N Walker

Measuring the nutrition knowledge of weight management and diabetes risk in a low socioeconomic population
Topics in Clinical Nutrition (2019)
Hannah Burch, Carolyn Moore, JoAnn Burditt, Mindy Patterson

Dietary and physical activity outcomes determine energy balance in U.S. adults aged 50-74
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (2018)
Mindy Patterson, Wanyi Wang, Alexis Ortiz

Resistant starch lowers postprandial glucose and leptin in overweight adults consuming a moderate-to-high fat diet: a randomized-controlled trial
Nutrition Journal (2017)
Mindy Patterson Maziarz, Sara Preisendanz, Shanil Juma, Victorine Imrhan, Chandan Prasad

Bioactive plant metabolites in the management of non-communicable metabolic diseases: Looking at opportunities beyond the horizon
Metabolites (2015)
Chandan Prasad, Victorine Imrhan, Shanil Juma, Mindy Patterson Maziarz, Anand Prasad

Chapters

Health and Wellness Programs in Older Adults
in Handbook of Rehabilitation in Older Adults | Springer (2019)
Wayne Brewer, Mindy Patterson, Christopher Ray

Current Projects

Experience in clinical trials utilizing resistant starch dietary interventions, including food sources and supplements on glycemic, inflammatory, and peptide-related outcomes. Identify changes in gut microbiome diversity and function following dietary interventions. Develop nutrient-specific databases and formulating diets with bioactive compounds.  

Externally Funded Projects

Effect of a Pea Protein Supplement on Muscle Hypertrophy and Metabolic Parameters in Young Males Following an 8-week Resistance Training Program: Phase 1
Ingredion | $13,347.00 | 2019
Role: Principal Investigator

Effect of a Pea Protein Supplement on Muscle Hypertrophy and Metabolic Parameters in Young Males Following an 8-week Resistance Training Program: Phase 2
Ingredion | $180,862.00 | 2019
Role: Principal Investigator

How gut microbiota profiles influence potato resistant starch glycemic index response in overweight females
Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) | $31,500.00 | 2018
Role: Principal Investigator

Influence of Resistant Starch in Boiled and Baked Potatoes on Glycemic and Satiety Responses in Overweight Females Year 1 of 1
Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) | $137,000.00 | 2017
Role: Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Does a high resistant starch menu change glycemic response and the gut microbiome in adults with prediabetes?
Research Enhancement Program | $5,410.00 | 2020
Research Grant

Validation and evaluation of a high-resistant starch menu
Texas Woman's University Research Enhancement Program | $10,000.00 | 2020
Research Grant

Novel lifestyle intervention to improve exercise tolerance, physical function, and quality of life in obese patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: A pilot study
TWU Research Enhancement Program | 2020
Research Grant

TWU Small Grant Program
TWU Small Grant Program | $750.00 | 2020
Research Grant

The impact of resistant starch on the gut microbiome: A pilot study
TWU Research Enhancement Program | $9,847.00 | 2019
Research Grant

TARGET Research Equipment Grant
$51,737.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Graduate Research Associate Award
Graduate Research Associate Award | $29,800.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Relationship between fecal microbiota and resistant starch utilization
Texas Woman's University Small Grant Program | $1,157.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Impact of biomarkers on body composition, metabolic rate, and bone density in competitive female runners and inactive females: A pilot study
$4,200.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Small Grants Program
$763.00 | 2016
Research Grant

The influence of leptin and ghrelin on food addictive behaviors and dietary intake in women before and after sleeve gastrectomy
TWU Research Enhancement Program | $10,000.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Food addiction, dietary intake, and satiety mediators in women before and after sleeve gastrectomy
$2,125.00 | 2016
Research Grant

TARGET Research Equipment Grant
2015
Research Grant

The impact of satiety mediators on food addiction behaviors in morbidly obese adults pre- and post- sleeve gastrectomy surgery
Human Nutrition Research | $3,000.00 | 2015
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group (DPG)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Research Dietetic Practice Group (DPG)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group (DPG)
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics