von Castel-Roberts, Kristina, Ph.D., RDN, LDN

Kristina Von Castel-RobertsAssistant Scientist

Contact Information

572 Newell Dr.
Food Science and Human Nutrition Building
Room 227
P.O. Box 110370
Gainesville, FL 32611-0370
Phone: 352-392-1991 Ext 229
Email: castelroberts@ufl.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of Florida; Food Science and Human Nutrition, 2006
B.S. University of Florida; Animal Science, 2000
RDN. Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013
LDN. State of Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, 2013

Teaching Interests

Introductory Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Communication and Education, Nutrition in Dental Practice.

Classes Taught

Undergraduate

HUN 2201: Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (Fall)
HUN 2201: Fundamentals of Human Nutrition UF Online (Fall)

Graduate

PHC 6937: Fundamentals of Public Health Nutrition (Fall)
DEN 6502: Preventative Dentistry

Selected Publications

Nackers, L.M., Dubyak, P.J., Durning, P.E., von Castel-Roberts, K.M., Lane, C.L., Roberts. A.M., et al., (2011). Improving lifestyle interventions for obesity: the effects of moderate versus mild caloric restriction and large versus small group size. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41 (suppl.), S260.

Nackers, L.M., DeBraganza, N., Andre, R., Ross, K.M., Hoover, V.J., Newell, K.E., Milsom, V.A., von Castel-Roberts, K.M., & Perri, M.G. (2010). Improvements in LDL cholesterol associated with lifestyle intervention treatment for obesity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39 (suppl.), S179.

Hoover, V.J., DeBraganza, N., Nackers, L.M., Andre, R., Dubyak, P.J., Ross, K.M., Newell, K.E., von Castel-Roberts, K.M., & Perri, M.G. (2010). Primary motives for weight loss in older, obese women from rural communities. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39 (suppl.), S91.

DeBraganza, N., Milsom, V.A., Nackers, L.M., Ross, K.M., Andre, R., Hoover, V.J., Newell, K.E., von Castel-Roberts, K.M., & Perri, M.G. (2010). Self-monitoring and the maintenance of lost weight in lifestyle treatment of obesity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39 (suppl.), S22.

Ross, K.M., Mathews, A.E., Milsom, V.A., DeBraganza, N., Andre, R., Nackers, L.M., Hoover, V.J., Newell, K.E., Foss, S.M., von Castel-Roberts, K.M., & Perri, M.G. (2010). How accurate are self-report measures of physical activity in rural obese adults? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39 (suppl.), S62.

von Castel-Roberts KM; Whittmann AR; Maneval DR; Bailey LB; Kauwell GP Contribution of Seafood to Total Vitamin B12 Intake and Status of Young Adult Men and Women. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, vol 19, issue 1: 26 – 37, 2010

von Castel – Roberts KM, Morkbak AL, Nexo E, Edgemon CA, Maneval DR, Shuster JJ, Kauwell GPA, Bailey LB. Holo-transcobalamin is an indicator of vitamin B12 absorption in healthy adults with adequate vitamin B-12 status. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 85, no. 4: 1057-61, 2007

Bailey LB and von Castel – Dunwoody KM. Effect of Inadequate B Vitamin Intake and Extreme Physical Stress. In: Institute of Medicine, Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short Term, High Intensity Combat Operations. The National Academies Press: Washington D.C. 2006

von Castel – Roberts KM, Kauwell GPA, Shelnutt KP, Vaughn JD, Griffin ER, Maneval DR, Theriaque DR and Bailey LB. Transcobalamin 776C G polymorphism negatively affects vitamin B-12 metabolism. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 81, no. 6: 1436-1441, 2005

von Castel – Roberts KM, Kauwell GPA, Shelnutt KP, Vaughn JD, Griffin ER, Maneval DR, Theriaque DR, Bailey LB. Transcobalamin II 776CG polymorphism negatively affects vitamin B12 metabolism and vitamin B12 status modulates homocysteine response to the MTHFR 677CT Variant. The FASEB Journal, vol. 19, no. 4: 59.17, 2005

Vaughn JD, Bailey LB, Shelnutt KP, von-Castel Dunwoody KM, Maneval DR, Davis SR, Quinlivan EP, Gregory, III, JF, Theriaque DW, Kauwell GPA. Methionine synthase reductase 66AG polymorphism is associated with increased plasma homocysteine concentrations when combined with the homozygous methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677CT variant. Journal of Nutrition vol. 134: 2985-2990, 2004.