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.

Group Members

Rani H. Singh, PhD, RD

Rani H. Singh, PhD, RD
Professor

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.

Kristen Narlow, MS, RD, LD, CC

Kristen Narlow, MS, RD, LD, CC
Research Dietitian/Chef

Before joining Dr. Singh’s research team as a research dietitian, Kristen was a metabolic dietitian in the metabolism clinic for almost 10 years.  She is currently working on BMN 165 (PEG PAL) ensuring diet and formula adherence and consistency.  In addition to her metabolic experience, she is a certified chef for our annual metabolic camp.

Mary Lauren Salvatore, MPH, CHES

Mary Lauren Salvatore, MPH, CHES
Public Health Program Associate

Mary Lauren received her Masters in Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. She has a BS in Human Nutrition and Foods from West Virginia University. Mary Lauren is the project manager for the Medical Nutrition Therapy for Prevention Program. She is also the research coordinator for Emory Metabolic Camp, and works with the SERC Consumer Alliance and Medical Home and Transitioning Workgroup.

Tammy L. Scott

Tammy L. Scott
Program Coordinator

Tammy received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Ashford University. Before joining Dr. Singh’s research team, Tammy was a Patient Care Coordinator in the metabolism clinic for 5 years.  She currently works  as research coordinator  for the BioMarin  PKUDOS (PKU Demographics , Outcomes and Safety) Registry and Medical Nutrition Therapy for Prevention (MNT4P).  In addition, she works as a Program Coordinator, working closely with dietitians, physicians and  families to ensure access to Medical Food and prescription medications. 

Saran Gurung
Program Coordinator

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Teresa D. Douglas, PhD, MS
Teresa D. Douglas, PhD, MS
Postdoctoral Fellow

Teresa Douglas has both a PhD and Master’s degree in Nutrition Health Science. She earned her doctoral degree at Emory University as part of Dr. Singh’s Metabolic Nutrition Program. In addition to her research, which focuses primarily on diet and biochemical markers in patients with PKU, she instructs the Nutrition and Chronic Disease course within Emory University’s undergraduate Human Health Program. She also has an interest in the relationship between nutrition and patient neurological outcomes.