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Nourish Investigators



Gary G. Bennett, PhD

Principal investigator

Favorite DASH food: Costco mixed nuts canister — the whole thing





Loneke T. Blackman Carr, PhD, RD


Favorite DASH food: Nectarines! My favorite over a fuzzy peach any day!





Melissa Kay, PhD, MPH, MS, RD


Favorite DASH food: My family and I love to eat roasted Brussels sprouts, edamame, and salmon, to name a few. We also love sweet potatoes and freeze dried fruits.





Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN


Favorite DASH food: Peruvian-style roasted chicken with a side of steamed green beans






Laura Svetkey, MD, MHS


Favorite DASH food: Large salad with a variety of greens and raw vegetables topped with low-fat cottage cheese and a delicious low-fat dressing, accompanied by multi-grain, seeded toast





Crystal Tyson, MD, MHS


Favorite DASH food: Cottage cheese with fruit (pineapples, blueberries or peaches)







Qing Yang, PhD


Favorite DASH food: An apple a day…keeps the doctor away!







Nourish Research Staff



Sandy Askew, MPH

Data manager/biostatistician

Favorite DASH food: Oatmeal with banana slices






Cherie Barnes, MS, RD, LDN

Registered dietitian/health coach

Favorite DASH food: A tie between blueberries and broccoli 






Miriam Berger, MPH

Project director

Favorite DASH food: Mediterranean salads






Miriam Chisholm

Clinical research coordinator

Favorite DASH food: Salmon








Aaliyah Goodman

Clinical research specialist

Favorite DASH food: Chicken quesadillas






Hailey Miller, PhD, RN

Postdoctoral associate

Favorite DASH food: Vegetable stir-fry with rice






Norma Garcia Ortiz

Clinical research specialist

Favorite DASH food: Greek yogurt with granola, chia seeds, and banana







Samantha Sette

Research Assistant

Favorite DASH Food: Steel cut oats with blueberries and nut butter







Elizabeth Trefney

Project coordinator

Favorite DASH food: Strawberries and apples













Nourish Partners


Jeffrey Cohen

Jeffrey Cohen runs Software For Research, a development firm that builds intelligent solutions for research in the behavioral sciences



Pattern Health

Pattern Health exists at the intersection of technology, behavioral science and health. We deliver digital health solutions that help solve some of the most challenging health issues so that people can live healthier and happier lives.