Dina Tallman

Dina Tallman

Graduate Teaching Assistant
PhD Candidate


Dina Tallman

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Cardiorenal Syndrome, Protein Energy Wasting and Lipid Metabolism in Hemodialysis Patients, Phosphorus Homeostasis and CKD-MBD



  • M.S., Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, 2016
  • B.S., Dietetics, Michigan State University, 1994
  • Registered Dietitian (RD), Commission on Dietetic Registration, 1995
  • A.A.S., Culinary Arts, Schoolcraft College, 2010

Selected publications

Tallman DA, Latifi E, Kaur D, Sulaheen A, Ikizler TA, Chinna K, Mat Daud ZA, Karupaiah T, Khosla P. (2020). Dietary Patterns and Health Outcomes among African American Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients. Nutrients, 12(3). https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/12/3/797

Kaur D, Tallman DA, & Khosla P. (2020). The Health Effects of Saturated Fats – The Role of Whole Foods and Dietary Patterns. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews.  www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1871402120300230

Tashkandi B, Kaur D, Latifi E, Tallman DA, Chinna K, Daud ZAM, Karupaiah T, Alhozali H, Khosla P. (2019) Lipids, Lipoprotein Distribution and Nutritional Parameters over the Ramadan Period in Hemodialysis Patients. Nutrients, 11(9). www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/9/2225

Tallman DA, Sahathevan, S. Karupaiah, T. Khosla, P (2018). Egg Intake in Chronic Kidney Disease. Nutrients, 10(12).  www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/12/1945

Tallman D, Kaur D, Khosla P (2018). Frailty. J. Renal Nutr Metab., 3(1). www.jrnm.in/text.asp

Kaur D, Tallman D, Khosla P (2018) Restless leg syndrome. J. Renal Nutr Metab., 3(1). www.jrnm.in/text.asp

Hock KB, Tallman D, Kaur D, Mat Daud Z, Khosla P, Karupaiah T (2018). Dietary assessment methods. J. Renal Nutr Metab., 3(1). www.jrnm.in/article.asp

Tallman D, Khosla P (2016). The Association of Dietary Phosphorus and Protein Energy Wasting in Haemodialysis Patients. British International Doctor's Association, 22(3). www.bidaonline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/BIDA-Journal-Oct2016-A4x28pp-WEB-A9.pdf

Currently teaching

  •  PH 3200, Introduction to Biostatistics, Spring/Summer 2020

  • NFS 2130, Introductory Food Science, Spring/Summer 2020


Courses taught

PH 3200, Introduction to Biostatistics, Fall 2019 & Winter 2020

NFS 6210, Nutriton Through the Lifecycle, S/Summer 2019 

NFS 2220, Human Nutrition Laboratory, Winter 2017 & S/Summer 2018

(TA) PH 3200, Introduction to Biostatistics, Winter 2018 & 2019

(TA) PH 3300, Epidemiology, Fall 2017 & 2018