Martha Belury PhD, RD

Dr. Martha Belury is the Carol S. Kennedy Endowed Professor in the Department of Human Sciences.  She received her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Texas.  Her research focus includes the study of whole body energy metabolism as regulated by interactions between adipose, liver and muscle tissues; how the availability or lack of availability of energy substrates and bioactive compounds (e.g., adipokines and dietary components) modulate metabolism and tissue function of adipose and muscle; energy deprivation induces atrophy of muscle and adipose using some overlapping mechanisms including altered metabolism, inflammation, proteolysis and cell death-associated signals; and identifying the steps of atrophy related to insulin-resistance, proteolysis and cell death. Dr. Belury is a past Program Chair for the OSU Human Nutrition Program. She also serves as the Vice-President Elect for the American Society for Nutrition, and she will assume the ASN Presidency in 2023.  

Associate Faculty Director
Foods for Health
belury.1@osu.edu
Foods for Health associate faculty director Dr. Martha Belury

Dr. Martha Belury is the Carol S. Kennedy Endowed Professor in the Department of Human Sciences.  She received her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Texas.  Her research focus includes the study of whole body energy metabolism as regulated by interactions between adipose, liver and muscle tissues; how the availability or lack of availability of energy substrates and bioactive compounds (e.g., adipokines and dietary components) modulate metabolism and tissue function of adipose and muscle; energy deprivation induces atrophy of muscle and adipose using some overlapping mechanisms including altered metabolism, inflammation, proteolysis and cell death-associated signals; and identifying the steps of atrophy related to insulin-resistance, proteolysis and cell death. Dr. Belury is a past Program Chair for the OSU Human Nutrition Program. She also serves as the Vice-President Elect for the American Society for Nutrition, and she will assume the ASN Presidency in 2023.