Department of Human Genetics

Nutrition Fellowships & Doctoral Student Mentorships

We offer Training for Nutrition Post-Doctoral Students, Post-Masters Students, and Laney Graduate School Nutrition and Health Sciences PhD Students.

Post-Masters Clinical Research Fellows

Ashley Fischer, MS, RDN, LD

Ashley Fischer, MS, RDN, LD

Amber Malik, MS, RDN, LD

Amber Malik, post-masters clinical research fellow

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Meriah Schoen, PhD, RDN Post Doctoral Fellow

Meriah received her masters and dietetic training through the Coordinated Program at Georgia State University before completing her PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences at the Rollins School of Public Health. Her dissertation examined the dietary determinants and cognitive implications of choline nutriture in Phenylketonuria. As a postdoctoral fellow, Meriah will continue her work with Dr. Rani Singh to further evaluate and optimize nutritional interventions for other genetic metabolic disorders.

Meriah Schoen

Previous Post-Masters Clinical Research Fellows

Katie Draper, MS, RDN, LD


Hosana Nagasaka, MPH, RDN, LD


Lindsay Ryan, MS, RDN, LD

Lindsay Ryan

Previous Nutrition Health Sciences PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellow

Teresa D. Douglas, PhD, MS Associate Staff Scientist

Dr. Douglas has both a PhD and Master’s degree in Nutrition Health Science. She earned her doctoral degree and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University as part of Dr. Singh’s Metabolic Nutrition Program. In addition to her research, which focuses primarily on diet and biochemical markers in patients with PKU, she instructs the Nutrition and Chronic Disease course within Emory University’s undergraduate Human Health Program.

She also has an interest in the relationship between nutrition and patient neurological outcomes.

Teresa Douglas