Candice A Price, PhD

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Position Title
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Molecular Biosciences


Dr. Candice (Allister) Price is a cardiometabolic researcher focused on understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease development in Black women.  Her primary research investigates the impact of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on cardiometabolic health risk factors in Black women.

In addition to physiological outcomes, Dr. Price is also exploring the potential effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on blood epigenetic biomarkers, microRNA and DNA methylation, and the potential role of the gut microbiome.  She is a co-investigator on the NHLBI National Growth and Health Study to examine the potential role of the gut microbiome on health outcomes in Black and white women. Recently, Dr. Price has expanded her research portfolio to include examining the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages on the recent growth of type 2 diabetes prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa with pilot studies and collaborations soon to begin in Kenya and Ghana. She is also involved in projects related to nutrition, maternal health, and breastfeeding disparities amongst Black women.