Brandy E. Phipps, Ph.D.

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Dr. Phipps is an Assistant Professor with a research focus on holistic interactions of biomolecules in plant extracts and foods; mechanisms of biomolecules in the prevention/alleviation of disease; and evaluation of nutrition and wellness needs and development of strategies to mitigate chronic health conditions in underserved and historically disadvantaged populations.  Dr. Phipps has 20+ years of higher education teaching experience in the Biological and Life Sciences, and currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, and Undergraduate Research classes. She is particularly passionate about providing educational equity, advanced experiential STEM learning opportunities, and personalized mentoring to PEER students and those who have been socially and economically disadvantaged.

Current Research

1890 Evans Allen Project IV – Food, Nutrition, and Health

  • Development or enhancement of intervention strategies for chronic disease using nutrition or nutraceutical interventions, especially in historically disadvantaged populations or other underserved populations.
  • Investigation of the interaction of biomolecules in plant extracts and functional foods and determination of potential health impacts of these interactions.

FDA Contract Number 75F40120C00141

  • Determination of chemical constituents in smokable and vape hemp products

USDA-NIFA Sustainable Agriculture Systems Grant (SUSHI)

  • Sustainable aquaculture production of high omega-3 containing fish using a novel feed additive (hemp)

  • Brandy E. Phipps and Craig Schluttenhofer. 2021. Perspectives of industrial hemp cultivation. Industrial Hemp: Food and Nutraceutical Applications. Ed. Milica Pojić and Brijesh Tiwari. Elsevier. (in press)
  • Phipps B.E. and Carter K. (May, 2020). Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk of Career Firefighters in A Low-income Area, Thematic Poster Session, 2020 Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52:7S abstract #2947.
  • Kuruvilla, H. G., Schaffner, A. E., Phipps, B. E. Requiring undergraduate research for a B.S. degree in biology: Does it do any good? Mol. Biol. Cell 16 (supplement), abstract # 1654. Presented at the 45th Annual ASCB Conference, December, 2005.
  • Cowing, Brandy E. and Saker, Korinn E. (2001).  Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and EGFR/MAPK Signaling in Mammary Cancer. J. Nutr. 131:1125-1128. DOI: 10.1093/jn/131.4.1125
  • Davis Barbara A. and Cowing, Brandy E. (2000).  Pyridoxal Supplementation Reduces Cell Proliferation and DNA Synthesis in Estrogen-Dependent and -Independent Mammary Carcinoma Cell Lines. Nutr. and Cancer 38(2):281-286. DOI: 10.1207/s15327914nc382_18

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce, American Society for Cell Biology 2020-2021
  • 2018 Ohio Healthcare Diversity Summit - Invited Panel Member, April 2018
  • Food Evolution Screening - Invited Panel Member, April 2018
  • Science Day Judge (County, District & State), 2016 – present
  • Champion City Scholars High School Mentor, 2018 – present
  • Health Path of Ohio Grant Reviewer, 2017 – present
  • Clark County Local Food Council, Chairperson, 2017 – 2020
  • Clark County Local Food Council Education Committee, 2017 – present
  • Chair, 2017 – 2020
  • Ohio Tri-County Food Alliance d.b.a. Second Harvest Food Bank, Board Member & Officer, 2017- present

  • Is hemp the fish oil alternative of the future?
    November 19, 2021 (feedstrategy.com)
  • Phipps BE (May 7 [Interview] and May 14 [Interview], 2021). Extension Central---a ten-minute weekly program produced by Central State University Extension that airs at 12:20 p.m., Friday(s) on WBZI, WKFI and WEDI as part of the Real Roots organization.  The stations are based in Xenia, Wilmington, Eaton, and air throughout southwestern Ohio.
  • Phipps BE and Craig Schluttenhofer (February 3, 2021). Ohio farmers still learning how best to grow, process, sell hemp a year into legal cultivation. Aired on Cleveland News Channel 5 Evening News 02/03/2021.
    News 5 Cleveland [Interview]
  • Phipps BE and Craig Schluttenhofer (October 22, 2020). CSU gets three-year contract to study smokable hemp flower.
    Farm World. [Interview]
  • Phipps BE. Nutrition and Health Implications of Hemp Metabolites and Grain. Central State University Hemp Field Day, October 6, 2020.
  • Phipps BE. Nutrition and Health Implications of Hemp Metabolites and Grain. Black Farmers: More than 40 Acres and a Mule, Central State University, September 11, 2020