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Tovah Wolf

Tovah Wolf

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Contact Information

Office: 109 Health and Human Sciences Building


<b>Experience</b>: Dr. Tovah Wolf joined the School of Health Sciences as a Nutrition and Dietetics faculty member in Fall 2019. Prior to joining WCU, she completed a MS at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and PhD at Iowa State University, where she obtained molecular and human study research experience. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked for a few years as a Registered Dietitian in the DC-Metro area gaining clinical, community and industry nutrition experience.<br><br>She has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since Fall 2010. <br><br><b>Personal:</b> In her free time, Dr. Wolf loves to jump on opportunities to travel and learn about other cultures. She also enjoys outdoor activities, gardening, healthy baking but most of all she enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and their aged pets, being an auntie to 6 nieces and nephews, and spending time with family and friends<b>.</b><b><br></b>


  • Ph D, Nutritional Sciences
  • MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nutrition Science
  • BS, University of North Dakota, Dietetics

Teaching Interests

Dietetics Courses<br>Service Learning<br>Research Design and Methods<br> Research Ethics

Research Interests

Tovah's research and service focus is working with a multidisciplinary team and members of the community to explore chronic disease prevention and treatment interventions.<br><br><b><u>Publications</u></b><br>1) Klinedinst, B.S.*, Meir, N.F.*, Larsen, B, Wang, Y, Yu, S., Wang, Y., Mochel, J.P., Le, S., <b>Wolf. T.</b>, Pappas, C., Pollpeter, A., Pappas, C., Wang, Q., Allenspach, K., Wang, L., Russell, D., Bennett, D., & Willette, A.A. (2020). Walking in the light: How history of physical activity, sunlight, and vitamin D levels account for DEXA-quantified body fat volumes - a UK Biobank Study. <b>Obesity</b>. DOI: 10.1002/oby.22852<br><br>2)<b> Wolf, T.</b>, Tsenkova V., Ryff C., Davidson R., & Willette A.A. Metabolic Dysfunction and Task Induced Emotional Stress Reactivity: Neural and Cognitive Correlates in Middle-Aged Adults (2018). <b>Psychosomatic Medicine. </b>doi:10.1097/PSY.0000000000000582<br><b> </b><br>3)<b> </b>Swanson A.S.<b>, Wolf T.</b>, & Sitzmann, A. (2018). Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease:<br>Pleiotropic roles for cytokines and neuronal pentraxins. <b>Behavioural Brain Research</b>.<br>doi:<b> </b>10.1016/j.bbr.2018.02.015<br><br>4) Webb J.L.<b>†</b>, <b>Wolf T. </b><b>†.</b>, Swanson A.E., McLimans K.E., Klinedinst B., Izbicki P., & Willette AA<br>(2017). Quantitative Secondary Data Analysis: Utilizing Observational Studies for Integrative<br>Neuroscience and Interdisciplinary Work. <b><i>Sage Methods</i></b><i>.</i><br>doi:<br><b>† = Shared first authorship</b><br><br>5)<b> Wolf, T.</b>, Baier, S.R., & Zempleni, J. (2015). The Intestinal Transport of Bovine Milk Exosomes<br>Is Mediated by Endocytosis in Human Colon Carcinoma Caco-2 Cells and Rat Small Intestinal<br>IEC-6 Cells. <b><i>The Journal of Nutrition</i></b>. doi:10.3945/ jn.115.218586<br><br>

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