Mindy A Patterson, Ph.D., RDN

Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Academic Advisor for Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Dietetic Interns

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Mindy A Patterson, Ph.D., RDN

Contact

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

Biography

Mindy A Patterson, PhD, RDN is an Assistant 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. Patterson also compares physical activity and dietary measurement tools in large population datasets (e.g. IDATA). She has received external funding in the area of whole-food resistant starch and health-related outcomes. Patterson is currently a Fellow of the Texas Academic Leadership Academy and a Distinguished Dean's Fellow. She also serves as the Co-chair of the Institutional Review Board at TWU-Houston and is the advisor for the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dietetic Internship.

Education

Ph.D., Nutrition, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 2014
M.S., Clinical Nutrition, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2001
B.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1999

Research Interests

Dietary Patterns in Overweight and Obese Populations; Resistant Starch Intake; The Gut Microbiome; The Prevention of Obesity-Related Disorders; Physical Activity; Body Composition Measurements

Latest Articles

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

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

Examining the influence of resistant starch in baked and boiled potatoes on glycemic and satiety responses in overweight females funded by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education. How gut microbiota profiles influence potato resistant starch glycemic response in overweight females funded by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education. Identifying the most accurate dietary intake and physical activity tools for optimal body composition in older adults: The Interactive Diet and Activity Tracking in AARP (IDATA) study conducted by the National Cancer Institute.

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
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

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