Sridevi Krishnan, Ph.D.

Sridevi Krishnan

Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Nutrition

  • Ph.D., Nutritional Biology, University of California, Davis
  • M.Sc. Food Science & Nutrition, Madras University
Research Interests

I study energy and macronutrient metabolism and its disruption (leading to chronic cardiometabolic diseases) in women, using clinical (diet or exercise) intervention studies, with the help of indirect calorimetry (whole room calorimeter), -omic (metabolomic, lipidomic, glycoproteomic), behavioral (food intake regulation) and mathematical modeling (clinical, multivariate biostatistics and machine learning) tools.

Current projects include:

  • Manipulating craving and food intake behaviors using dietary fat and endocannabinoids, across different phases of the menstrual cycle in premenopausal women
  • Using machine learning tools to achieve energy-balance based nutritional phenotyping in population data, and
  • Spearheading efforts to use metabolomics (lipomic and glycomic data) and network analysis to understand the impact of dietary patterns on cardiometabolic diseases, especially hypertension.

 Key areas:

  • Energy and macronutrient metabolism
  • Nutritional phenotyping
  • Women's health
Selected Publications

Sridevi Krishnan, Ramyaa Ramyaa, When two heads are better than one: nutritional epidemiology meets machine learning. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2020 May 20. [Oxford Academic

Sridevi Krishnan, Fanny Lee, Dustin J Burnett, Annie Kan, Ellen L Bonnel, Lindsay H Allen, Sean H Adams, Nancy L Keim. Challenges in Designing and Delivering Diets, and Assessing Adherence: A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2020 Feb 13. [Oxford Academic]

Ramyaa Ramyaa, Omid Hosseini, Giri P. Krishnan, and Sridevi Krishnan . Phenotyping Women Based on Dietary Macronutrients, Physical Activity, and Body Weight Using Machine Learning Tools. Nutrients. 2019 Jul 22;11(7). [PubMed]

Sridevi Krishnan, Karan Agrawal, Rebecca R. Tryon, Lucas C. Welch, William F. Horn, John W. Newman, Nancy L. Keim. Structural equation modeling of food craving across the menstrual cycle using behavioral, neuroendocrine, and metabolic factors. Physiol Behav. 2018 Jul 18;195:28-36. [PubMed]

Sridevi Krishnan, Sean H Adams, Lindsay H Allen, Kevin D Laugero, John W Newman, Charles B Stephensen, Dustin J Burnett, Megan Witbracht, Lucas C Welch, Excel S Que, Nancy L Keim. A Controlled Feeding Trial Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Cardiometabolic Health Indices. [The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition]

Shavawn M Forester, Adrianne M Widaman, Sridevi Krishnan, Megan G Witbracht, William F Horn, Kevin D Laugero, and Nancy L Keim. A clear difference emerges in the pattern of satiety hormones following a standard lunch and regular breakfast eating or breakfast skipping young women. Journal of Nutrition 148 (5), 685-692. [PubMed]

Devna Mangrola, Christine Cox, Arianne S. Furman, Sridevi Krishnan, Sidika E. Karakas. Self Blood Glucose Monitoring Underestimates Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia as Compared to Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. , Endocrine Practice 18 Jan;24(1):47-52. [PubMed]

Sridevi Krishnan, Michiko Shimoda, Romina Sacchi, John K. Muchena, Guillaume Luxardi, George A. Kaysen, Atul N. Parikh, Viviane N Ngassam, Kirsten Johansen, Glenn Chertow, Barbara Grimes, Jennifer T. Smilowitz, Emanual Maverakis, Carlito B. Lebrilla, Angela M. Zivkovic. (2017) HDL Glycoprotein Composition and Site-Specific Glycosylation Differentiates Between Clinical Groups and Affects IL-6 Secretion in Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Monocytes. Scientific Reports Mar 13;7:43728. [PubMed]

Sridevi Krishnan, Lyn Steffen, Chad M Paton, Jamie A Cooper, (2017) Impact of dietary fat composition on prediabetes – a 12-year follow up study. Public Health Nutrition (Jan 31:1-10). [PubMed]

Keely H Hawkins, Sridevi Krishnan and Jamie A Cooper. (2017) Running Performance with Nutritive and Non-Nutritive Sweetened Mouth Rinses. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Jan 17: 1-23. [PubMed]

Jasmine C. C. Davis, Zachery T. Lewis, Sridevi Krishnan, Robin M. Bernstein, Sophie E. Moore, Andrew M. Prentice, David A. Mills, Carlito B. Lebrilla, and Angela M. Zivkovic. (2017) Growth and Morbidity of Gambian Infants are Influenced by Maternal Milk Oligosaccharides and Infant Gut Microbiota. Scientific Reports Jan 12;7:40466. [PubMed]

Sridevi Krishnan, Rebecca Tryon, William F. Horn, Lucas C Welch, Nancy Keim. (2016) Estradiol, SHBG and leptin interplay with food craving and intake across the menstrual cycle. Physiol Behav. Oct 15;165:304-12. [PubMed]

Sridevi Krishnan, Jincui Huang, Andres Guerrero, Carlito B Lebrilla, Lars Bergland, Anuurad Erdembileg and Angela M Zivkovic (2015) HDL Proteome and Glycome Profiling: Development of Novel Markers for Coronary Artery Disease Risk. Journal of Proteomics Research, 14 (12), pp 5109–5118. [Pubmed]

Jada Stevenson, Sridevi Krishnan, Alexis Stamatikos, Melissa Inigo, Joaquin Gonzales and Jamie A Cooper (2015) Echinacea-Based Dietary Supplement Does Not Increase Maximal Aerobic Capacity in Endurance-Trained Men and Women; Journal of Dietary Supplements, Aug 28:324-38. [Pubmed]

Sridevi Krishnan, Theresa Tokar, Michelle Harold, Lara Ringos, Kent Griffin, Mallory Boylan, Christina. Esperat, Du Feng, and Jamie A Cooper (2015) A Zumba ® dance intervention promotes weight loss, body fat loss, and improves aerobic capacity in overweight/obese or Type 2 diabetic women. American Journal of Health behavior, 39(1):109-120. [Pubmed]

Sridevi Krishnan and Jamie A Cooper (2014) Effect of dietary fatty acid composition on substrate utilization and body weight maintenance in humans. European Journal of Nutrition,53(3): 691-710. [Pubmed]

Sridevi Krishnan, Mary Gustafson, Caitlin Campbell, Elaine Souza, Nilesh W Gaikwad, Nancy L Keim (2014) Association between circulating endogenous androgens and insulin sensitivity changes with exercise training in midlife women. Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society; Vol 21, No 9. [PubMed]

Jada L Stevenson, Sridevi Krishnan, Megan A Stoner, Zeynep Goktas, Jamie A Cooper (2013) Effects of Exercise During the Holiday Season on Changes in Body Weight and Health. (Eur J Clin Nutr.; 67(9):944-9. [PubMed]

Sridevi Krishnan, John W. Newman, Tara A. Hembrooke, and Nancy L Keim (2012) Variation in metabolic responses to meal challenges differing in glycemic index in healthy women: Is it meaningful? Nutrition and Metabolism. 9:26. [PubMed]