Michelle Judge

Ph.D., RD, CD-N

Associate Professor

She/Her/Hers


Dr. Judge is an expert in essential fatty acid metabolism and has a record of leading national and foundationally funded research. Her research program is focused on the influence of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in symptom management and biobehavioral health outcomes in women and infants. Specific research methodologies include omic, biochemical and microbiome based approaches for translational and clinical bio-behavioral discovery.

Research Funding

  • Grant Award (2017): Role: PISeafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) and the Alaskan Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), Adaptive Symptom Care Using Fish-Based Nutritional Directives Post Breast Cancer. Status: Project Underway.
  • Grant Award (2016): Role: PI. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Herbert and Nylda Gemple Award, Association between dietary omega-3 fatty acid intake patterns and psychoneurological symptoms in women following treatment for early-stage breast cancer. Status: Project Completed.
  • Grant Award (2016): Role: PIConnecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) Pre-K Career Development Award supporting the development of research investigating the role of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in reducing inflammatory load, psychoneurological symptoms and expression of lipogenic genes in women following treatment for early-stage breast cancer. Status: Project Completed.
  • Grant Award (2015): Role: PISeafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) to expand an existing pilot project to evaluate associations between Omega-3LCPUFA supplementation and inflammatory cytokines, BMI and postpartum depressive symptomatology. Status: Project completed.
  • Grant Award (2015): Role: PI. CT Sea Grant to expand an existing survey project to Obstetric Physicians of attitudes, knowledge & prescribing patterns of Omega-3 with obstetric patients. Funded also to develop an informational web site and mobile app. Status: Project completed.
  • Grant Award (2014): Role: PITONER award from the University of Connecticut for a pilot project investigating associations between Omega-3LCPUFA supplementation and inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-1, CRP, TNFα) and postpartum depressive symptomatology. Status: Project completed.
  • Grant Award (2013): Role: PIAcademy of Nutrition & Dieteticsto conduct a needs assessment of Certified Nurse Midwives attitudes, knowledge & prescribing patterns of Omega-3 with obstetric patients. Status: Project completed.
  • Training (2014/2015): Attended Jackson Laboratory’s 55th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics. PI also established a working collaboration with Dr. Erin Young who is a Geneticist on faculty at the University of Connecticut with expertise in SNP analyses and who will collaborate on this investigation.

Selected Publications

National Library of Medicine bibliography

Portrait of Professor Michelle Judge
Contact Information
Emailmichelle.judge@uconn.edu
Phone860-486-1596
Office LocationSH 109
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