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 Atlanta, Georgia. Our research focuses on advancing treatment strategies for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
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.
Kristen Narlow, MS, RD, LD, CC
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.
Tammy L. Scott
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 works as a project coordinator for Medical Nutrition Therapy for Prevention (MNT4P) program. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of the East in Manila, Philippines.
Teresa D. Douglas, PhD, MS
Dr. Douglas has both a PhD and Master’s degree in Nutrition Health Science. She earned her doctoral degree and completed post-doctoral fellowship 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.
Meriah is a Master's level registered dietitian with a background in anthropology, human biology, and dietetics. She is currently a doctoral student in the Nutrition and Health Sciences program at Emory University and is working on her dissertation with Dr. Singh.