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Decker School of Nursing

Decker Health and Wellness Studies Faculty/Staff

Lina Begdache

Assistant Professor

Health and Wellness Studies

Education

  • PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, Binghamton University
  • MS, Nutrition Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo
  • BS, Nutrition and Dietetics, American University of Beirut
  • ACEND Accredited Dietetic Internship, The Sage Colleges
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist-Scholar
  • Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist
  • Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist

Teaching overview

  • HWS 332: Nutrition
  • HWS 410: Pathophysiology of Nutrition-Related Diseases
  • NURS 568: Human Nutrition and Metabolism
  • BIOL 118: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 311: Principles of Cell Biology
  • BIOL 301: Molecular Genetics

Research areas/interests

  • Nutrigenomics
  • Nutrition and mental distress
  • Microbiota

Awards and honors

  • Certificate of Recognition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014
  • Outstanding Dietetic Student in Dietetic Internship, New York State Dietetic Association, 2014
  • The National Scholars Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude, 2008
  • Graduate Research Day Award, Binghamton University, 2008
  • Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award, Binghamton University, 2006
  • Annette Rachman Scholarship Award, University at Buffalo, 1996, 1997

Selected publications/Abstracts

  • Begdache L., Chaar M., Kianmehr H., and Sabounchi N. (2017). A Cross-Sectional Study to Examine the Effect of Dietary Factors and Exercise Assessment on Mental Distress in Younger versus Older Adults. Nutritional Neuroscience- EPub ahead of Print https://doi.org/10.1080/1028415X.2017.1411875.
  • Birtan A, Vlad C, Bank L, Begdache L. (2017) A Study of Comorbidities and Nutritional Supplements Strongly Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Alpenglow. Issue 3. https://www.binghamton.edu/undergraduate-research-journal/vlad.html
  • Begdache L. (2016) The hefty price of 'study drug' misuse on college campuses. The Conversation .https://theconversation.com/the-hefty-price-of-study-drug-misuse-on-college-campuses-59340. Updated 2016
  • Birtan A, Vlad C, Bank L, Begdache L. 2017. A Study of Comorbidities and Nutritional Supplements Strongly Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastrointestinal Disease TD Annual meeting
  • Marszalek A. and Begdache L. 2017. Sleep Patterns, Mood, and Academic Performance in Relation to Stimulant Use. Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference
  • Begdache L., Singh J., Webster R., Marhaba J., Hila A. 2016. A Low Glycemic Index Diet May Improve Mood in Individuals with GERD. 9thAnnual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference.
  • Begdache L- Nutrition in Health and Pathophysiology of Disease- First edition University Readers publisher-2012 ISBN 978-1-60927-558-7.
  • Begdache L. NADPH oxidase in PC12 cell differentiation and apoptosis- 2008 ISBN-10: 0-549-70617-8
  • Begdache L., Chaar M., Tastle W. 2014. Association between dietary patterns and stress in Binghamton University and Ithaca College students. 7th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference
  • Begdache L., Patel K., Sorber H., Mahjabeen S., Marhaba J., Hila A. 2014. A Low Glycemic Index Diet May Improve Mood in Students with Gastroesophageal Disease. 7th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference
  • Begdache L., Lewis J., Marhaba J., Garruto RM. 2014. Polymrophisms in one-carbon metabolism may be linked to Guam ALS. 7th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference
  • Begdache L. and Tammariello S.P. Expression of Nox1 and Nox4 in neuronal differentiation and apoptosis- Abstract. 1st Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference- Biomedical Problems of the 21st century meeting-2006
  • Hilburger E.W., Conte E., Begdache L. and Tammariello S.P. Expression of Nox 1 and Nox 4 during neuronal apoptosis. Poster. Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine Annual Meeting-2004
  • Awad A, Begdache L, Fink CS. (2000). Effect of fatty acid and sterol composition on the growth and differentiation of 3T3-L1 cell line- J Nutr Biochem, 11(3), 153-8

Last Updated: 12/18/17