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Annie N Kirby, PhD, RD, LD, CCMS

Annie Kirby
Annie Kirby, PhD, RD, LD, CCMS
Associate Professor for Preventive Medicine and Public Health and Cellular Biology and Physiology
Department/Disciplines: Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Cell Biology and Physiology
Campus: Auburn
Office: 241
Preferred First Name: Annie
Fax: 334-442-4096
Email: Contact
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Year University Degree
2015 University of Alabama at Birmingham PhD
2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham Dietetic Internship
2010 Auburn University MS
2007 Auburn University BS

Research Interests

My research interests center around the prevention and treatment of nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). My current research focus is on the development and sustainability of an interdisciplinary culinary medicine (CM) elective for healthcare students to improve their knowledge and comfort with counseling on nutritional approaches. The overall aim is to generate healthcare professionals who are confident and proficient at communicating evidence-based nutrition information to patients at risk of or suffering from NCDs. Additionally, I engage in research related to women’s health (pregnancy and breastfeeding), osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurodegenerative diseases. 


  • UAB, Howerde E. Sauberich Endowed Award for Excellence in Nutrition Science Research, 2013-2014


  • Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association
  • Alabama Obesity Task Force
  • The Obesity Society

Selected Publications

Year Faculty Citation PMID
2024 Anna Kirby, Katie Wolter, Gary Mount

Kirby AN, DeBellis J, Wolter K, Mount G, Wang CH, Bishop J, Barkhouse J, Wirth K, Nguyen N, Cacciatore C, Kraus K. Assessing nutrition literacy and nutrition counseling proficiency following an interdisciplinary culinary medicine elective. J Osteopath Med. 2024 Apr 29. doi: 10.1515/jom-2023-0094. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38676937.

2022 Darren Beck, David Redden, Anna Kirby

Kaddoumi A, Denney TS, Deshpande G, Robinson JL, Beyers RJ, Redden DT, Pratico D, Kyriakides TC, Lu B, Kirby A, Beck DT, Merner ND. Extra-virgin olive oil enhances the blood-brain barrier function mild in cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial. Nutrients. 14(23), 5102, 2022. PMID: 36501136.

2021 Anna Kirby

Drummond D, Kirby AN, Gamston CE, Westrick S, Saunders J, Lloyd KB. Impact of interdisciplinary education on pharmacy student knowledge and comfort with counseling on drug-nutrient interactions. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021 Apr;13(4):382-390.  PMID: 33715800.

2020 Anna Kirby

Gamston CE, Kirby AN, Hansen RA, Redden DT, Whitley HP, Hanson C, Lloyd KB. Comparison of 3 risk factor-based screening tools for the identification of prediabetes. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2020 60(3):481-484. PMID: 31889653.

2019 Anna Kirby

Gamston CE, Kirby AN, Hansen RA, Redden DT, Whitley HP, Hanson C, Lloyd KB. Description of a pharmacist-led diabetes prevention service within an employer-based wellness program. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019 Sep-Oct;59(5):736-741.  PMID: 31311759.

2015 Anna Kirby

Newton A, Hanks L, Judd S, Wallace S, Durant N, Casazza K. Low HDL cholesterol may lead to disruption of bone (re)modeling in obese early pubertal girls. International Journal of Orthopedics. 2015 June; 23 2(3): 312-316.