The holiday season often conjures happy memories of time spent with family and friends, the warmth of blessings and the satisfaction of giving the perfect gift. But the holidays can often be a challenging time for many, with health obstacles like overeating, stress, lack of exercise and weight gain.
Fortunately, there are easy steps we can take to minimize the health damage the holidays can bring. Karen D. Corbin, PhD, RD, Investigator of Metabolism & Diabetes at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute, puts a geeky spin on health over the holidays in this program. You’ll learn simple action steps while Dr. Corbin explores questions like ‘what does science tell us about the magnitude of holiday health challenges and what we should do about them?’
This program is presented by the Center for Health & Wellbeing, a partnership between the Winter Park Health Foundation and AdventHealth.
About Karen D. Corbin, PhD, RD, Investigator of Metabolism & Diabetes, AdventHealth Translational Research Institute (TRI)
Dr. Corbin is an Investigator at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute (TRI). An expert in human nutrition and metabolism, her scientific career is devoted to finding new approaches to prevent and treat diseases like diabetes, obesity and fatty liver. She is also an expert is scientific storytelling. She created the movement “Geeks That Speak®” to help scientist translate complex scientific information in a way that is accessible to a broad range of audiences. Her goal is to help advance the innovation that will solve many of society’s most pressing problems.
Dr. Corbin came to the TRI after a 3-year term as a Research Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Nutrition. She conducted both her faculty and post-doctoral research at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC. Her research was dedicated to understanding individual differences nutrient requirements and how those differences influenced metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and fatty liver.
Dr. Corbin earned her doctorate degree in molecular medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2008. She became a registered dietitian in 1998 after completing her dietetic internship at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, FL. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science in 1997 at Florida State University.
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