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Kristina D. (Munoz-Flores) Thiagarajan

NIH Program Manager
Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory



Research Area:

Psychosocial and molecular factors that affect metabolic control in adults with type 1 IDDM

Effects of cyclosporine on the immunological quality of breast milk

Research Description:

Much of Dr. Thiagarajan’s earlier work has been focused on specific psychosocial factors (acceptance of diabetes, social support, stress, self-management and coping styles) and how they can affect health outcomes (metabolic control and quality of life) of adults with Type 1 diabetes.  She completed her Ph.D. and a three year post-doc at the University of Washington.  She spent six years investigating molecular immunogenetics in colostrum from women receiving immunosuppressive agents.  She spent one and one-half years conducting this research at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  She served as an Assistant Professor for the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Currently she serves as the NIH Program Manger for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Energy and is an adjunct Research Professor with the University of Washington, School of Nursing and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dr. Kristina D. (Munoz-Flores) Thiagarajan

Contact Information:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
One Bethel Valley Road
Bldg 4500N, Room K 226
PO Box 2008, MS-6253
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6253
Phone: 865-241-5214
Fax: 865-574-9869

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