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Rose Giordano

Rose Giordano, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • PhD in Nutritional Biology - University of California, Davis (2008)

Dr. Rose Giordano, a Philadelphia native, completed her undergraduate education at MCP Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) and earned her doctorate at the University of California, Davis, studying arachidonic acid metabolism during exercise in athletes and in conditions of heart failure.  As a postdoctoral fellow, she examined the effects of phytosterols and cellular inflammatory markers on brachial artery vasodilatation and systemic inflammation in overweight and obese adults.  Her background also includes invited lectures on the physiological effects of exercise, nutrition and athletic performance and the various avenues of cardiovascular disease.

Presently, Dr. Giordano is involved with the education of  students in the Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs and the Division of Interdisciplinary and Career-Oriented Programs within the College of Medicine. She is the West Coast Campus faculty and administrative contact for the Master of Science in Pathologists' Assistant program.

Teaching interests include:

  • Human nutrition
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology


"Effects of dynamic exercise on plasma arachidonic acid epoxides and diols in human volunteers"
Giordano RM, Newman JW, Pedersen TL, Ramos MI, Stebbins CL
Source: Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab; 21(6):471-9, December 2011

"Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids augments brachial artery dilation and blood flow during forearm contraction"
Walser B, Giordano RM, Stebbins CL
Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Eur J Appl Physiol; 97(3):347-54, June 2006


"The postprandial response to a high fat meal: Effects of processed tomatoes on markers of inflammation and endothelial function in overweight men and women"
Burton-Freeman B, Cao Y, Giordano RM, Edirisinghe I, Kris-Etherton P, Kappagoda CT
Presented at the 2010 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Anaheim, Calif.

"Processed tomatoes on vasodilation and c-reactive protein (hsCRP) in overweight and obese men and women"
Giordano RM, Kappagoda CT, Cheema M, Cappozzo J, Cao Y, Kris-Etherton P, Burton-Freeman B
Presented at the 2008 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, New Orleans, La.

"The effects of exercise intensity and duration on arachidonic acid metabolism"
Giordano RM, Newman JW, Gale B, Ramos M, Stebbins CL
Presented at the 2007 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, San Diego, Calif.