Deborah Clegg, PhD, RD
Department of Biomedical Research, Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute
Los Angeles, California
Health, Performance, and Nutrition Considerations for Transgendered Patients
Saturday, April 1, 2017
After attending this session, individuals will be able to:
Describe health related issues associated with transgender conversion.
Outline the impact of chromosomes and horomones and how they impact transgender metabolism.
Discuss bio-identical hormones and their impact on transgender health.
Deborah Clegg, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. After earning her bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Oregon State University, Dr. Clegg earned her MBA from Boston University and her PhD in Nutrition from the University of Georgia. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Obesity Research Center at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Clegg’s laboratory focuses on understanding the impact of sex hormones on energy homeostasis, metabolic function, and adipose tissue distribution. Dr. Clegg has published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cell Metabolism, Endocrinology, Diabetes and American Journal of Physiology. She also serves as a reviewer for several journals and has been invited to lecture on her areas of expertise at both the international and national level.