Misti Leyva, PhD, RD/LD
Misti Leyva is currently an Assistant Professor of Research in the Health Promotion Sciences Department. She has numerous collaborations with investigators exploring the various relationships between metabolic syndrome, diabetes and nutrition. Her own research focuses on the vascular complications associated with diabetes. Current projects include 2 NIMHD funded pre-eclampsia studies exploring the relationship between type 2 diabetes and preeclampsia; and an OCAST funded study exploring the relationship of omega 3 fatty acid and cardiovascular function in women with metabolic syndrome. She has a doctorate in Nutritional Sciences from Oklahoma State University.