Dr. Shah is originally from Kenya and received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Kings College, University of London, England. Dr. Shah brings to UTSW a strong background on the role of dietary and exercise intervention in obesity and cardiovascular risk factors. She is currently examining the contributing factors to early onset type-2 diabetes in relatively lean South Asians. Dr. Shah’s interests outside of her work include reading, cooking, and traveling with her family.


Other (1982), Nutrition
Unlisted - International Colle (1982)
Graduate School
Other (1986), Nutrition
Graduate School
Unlisted - International Colle (1986)

Research Interest

  • Diet and Exercise Intervention
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Effect of calorie or exercise labels on menus on calories and macronutrients ordered and calories from specific foods in Hispanic participants: a randomized study.
Shah M, Bouza B, Adams-Huet B, Jaffery M, Esposito P, Dart L J. Investig. Med. 2016 Jul
Effect of meal composition on postprandial glucagon-like peptide-1, insulin, glucagon, C-peptide, and glucose responses in overweight/obese subjects.
Shah M, Franklin B, Adams-Huet B, Mitchell J, Bouza B, Dart L, Phillips M Eur J Nutr 2016 Jan
Ingestion of High Molecular Weight Carbohydrate Enhances Subsequent Repeated Maximal Power: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Oliver JM, Almada AL, Van Eck LE, Shah M, Mitchell JB, Jones MT, Jagim AR, Rowlands DS PLoS ONE 2016 11 9 e0163009
Menu labels displaying the kilocalorie content or the exercise equivalent: effects on energy ordered and consumed in young adults.
James A, Adams-Huet B, Shah M Am J Health Promot 2015 May-Jun 29 5 294-302
The Effect of Eating Speed at Breakfast on Appetite Hormone Responses and Daily Food Consumption.
Shah M, Crisp K, Adams-Huet B, Dart L, Bouza B, Franklin B, Phillips M J. Investig. Med. 2014 Oct
Slower Eating Speed Lowers Energy Intake in Normal-Weight but not Overweight/Obese Subjects.
Shah M, Copeland J, Dart L, Adams-Huet B, James A, Rhea D J Acad Nutr Diet 2013 Dec
High-Volume Exercise Program in Obese Bariatric Surgery Patients: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Shah M, Snell PG, Rao S, Adams-Huet B, Quittner C, Livingston EH, Garg A Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 2011 Jun 1826-34
Effect of a high-fiber diet compared with a moderate-fiber diet on calcium and other mineral balances in subjects with type 2 diabetes.
Shah M, Chandalia M, Adams-Huet B, Brinkley LJ, Sakhaee K, Grundy SM, Garg A Diabetes Care 2009 Jun 32 6 990-5
Lipid, glycemic, and insulin responses to meals rich in saturated, cis-monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated (n-3 and n-6) fatty acids in subjects with type 2 diabetes.
Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Brinkley L, Grundy SM, Garg A Diabetes Care 2007 Dec 30 12 2993-8
Effect of high-carbohydrate or high-cis-monounsaturated fat diets on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of intervention trials.
Shah M, Adams-Huet B, Garg A Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2007 May 85 5 1251-6

Honors & Awards

  • Dean's Award: Research & Creativity
    Texas Christian University (2013)
  • Dean's Award: Research & Creativity
    Texas Christian University (2007)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Nutrition (2001)