Singh Research Group
Welcome to the Singh Research Group homepage. This group is associated with the Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics and is located in Decatur, Georgia. Our research focuses on advancing treatment strategies for Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
Rani H. Singh, PhD, RD
Nutritional care is an essential component for the management of genetic disorders. Developing a comprehensive clinical nutrition program both for inpatients and outpatients with inborn errors of metabolism that can serve as a national model of clinical care has been a high priority in my career. My research interests focus on optimizing nutritional treatment of genetic disorders and developing patient education and community outreach strategies through the Emory Genetics Metabolic Nutrition Program. The goals of these clinical research efforts are to develop nutritional treatment recommendations that promote optimal growth and development, and prevent adverse neurological and health consequences in individuals with metabolic disorders.
Current research aimed at advancing treatment strategies include 1) interventions designed to effectively transition nutrition management from childhood to adulthood and 2) investigations of the relationship of individual genotypes and nutrition interventions as they relate to treatment outcomes. Other critical avenues to assure optimal nutritional care include recent programmatic efforts to bridge nutritional care with expanded Newborn Screening and genetics services provided through national programs.