Alyce D. Fly

Associate Professor
Applied Health Science

Adjunct Faculty
Environmental Health

afly@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7975
PH 005

Education
  • University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1991
  • University of Illinois, B.S., 1981
Courses
  • N530 Advanced Human Nutrition
  • N430 Advanced Nutrition
  • N432 Advanced Nutrition II
  • N231 Human Nutrition
  • N480 Mechanisms of Nutient Interaction in the Body
  • N520 Food Chemistry
  • N525 Food Chemistry Laboratory
  • N320 Food Chemistry
  • N325 Food Chemistry Laboratory
  • N321 Quantity Foods
  • N322 Food Service Systems Management
  • N536 Community Nutritiion
  • N336 Community Nutrition
Background
  • Past Chair, Indiana Nutrition Council, 2010-2012
  • Chair, Indiana Nutrition Council, 1998-2000 and 2008-2010
  • Past Chair, Society for Nutrition Education, Division of Higher Education, 2005-2006
  • Chair, Society for Nutrition Education, Division of Higher Education, 2004-2005
  • Chair Elect, Society for Nutrition Education, Division of Higher Education, 2003
  • Membership in: American Diabetes Association, American Society for Nutrition, Institute of Food Technologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Oil Chemists' Society, Sigma Xi - Treasurer for Indiana Chapter, Society for Nutrition Education, Indiana University Graduate School - Endorsed status
  • 2010: Research advisor for student finalist*, Institute of Food Technologists' Nutrition Division: graduate student research paper poster competition; Lin Y*, Dickinson S, Foland EB, and AD Fly. 2007-08 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) influences several determinants of fruit and vegetable eating behaviors of Indiana elementary students. 2010 Institute of Food Technologists' Annual Meeting, July 17, 2010, Chicago.
  • 2009: Faculty sponsor of Indiana University student entry that was awarded the 4th place prize in the TTC University Video Contest held by Texture Technologies Corporation. K. Lin, master's advisee prepared the video and students from the N325 Food chemistry laboratory sections played the characters in the video. Video entries were to be designed to raise awareness of the importance of texture analysis to the food industry. The awards were made at the 2009 Food Technologists' Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Ca.
  • 2007: Research advisor for doctoral student advisee** awarded Higher Education Division Student Award, 2007; Shertzer JA**, Fly AD, Wallace JP, and SE Middlestadt. 2007. Salient consequences and social referents for eating breakfast every weekday: qualitative research with employees at Indiana worksites. Society for Nutrition Education Annual Meeting, July 30, 2007, Chicago.
  • 2006: Research Paper of doctoral student advisee** awarded Public Health Nutrition Division Award, 2006; Shertzer JA**, Thiagarajah K, Bai G, Foland E, and AD Fly. Estimated fruit and vegetable intake of Indiana youth is augmented by fruit juice and varies by ethnicity. Society for Nutrition Education Annual Meeting, July 15-18, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
Research Interests

Our research team primarily addresses the public health problem of obesity. We have ongoing applied studies to help the Indiana Department of Education monitor changes in children's food intake behaviors due to the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and Game On interventions in Indiana schools. Back in the laboratory we study the large data sets generated by the children's responses to questionnaires. The other focus in our laboratory is in the development of a model to study the effects of repeated snacking and types of diets on peripheral vascular health. We are following the body's vascular response by a test that is conducted before and after eating. We feed meals prepared in our food laboratory to subjects and measure changes in fingertip blood volume to determine the physiological response to our meals. We are trained to draw blood from our subjects to measure changes in blood factors in response to the meals. We work collaboratively with the Daleke laboratory group in the Medical Sciences Program. You may sometimes spot our subject recruitment posters located around the campus.

Our laboratory also actively collaborates with Professor Yeon Bai at Montclair State University in the study of factors that contribute to mothers' continuation of exclusive breastfeeding. We have also worked with the Mickleborough, Stager, and Wallace laboratories in the kinesiology unit, and the Middlestadt laboratory in the social-behavioral unit of our School.

Selected Publications

Lund S, Turner L, Fly AD, Montgomery GS, Stager JM, and Mickleborough TD. 2010. Randomized controlled trial of fish oil and montelukast and their combination on airway inflammation and hyperpnea-induced bronchoconstriction. PLoS ONE. Open Access Journal (Accepted).

Stickford JL, Stager JM, Fly AD, and Mickleborough TD. 2010. Short-term supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid does not attenuate hyperpnea-induced bronchoconstriction in asthmatic individuals. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (Accepted).

Basic nutrition: a learning guide. (3 credit hours) Course designed by Alyce D. Fly, PhD, edited by Wendy Patterson Ostermeyer. Indiana University School of Continuing Studies Independent Study Program Copyright © 2009 by the Trustees of Indiana University.

Bai Y, Middlestadt SM, Peng C-Y, and AD Fly. 2009. Predictors of continuation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Journal of Human Lactation 26(1):26-34.

Bai Y, Middlestadt SM, Peng C-Y, and AD Fly. 2009. Psychosocial factors underlying the mother's decision to continue exclusive breastfeeding for six months: An elicitation study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 22(2): 134-140.

Padilla J, Johnson BD, Newcomer SC, Wilhite DP, Mickleborough TD, Fly AD, Mather KJ, and JP Wallace. 2009. Adjusting flow-mediated dilation for shear stress stimulus allows demonstration of endothelial dysfunction in a population with moderate cardiovascular risk. Journal of Vascular Research. 46:592-600.

Padilla J, Johnson BD, Newcomer SC, Wilhite DP, Mickleborough TD, Fly AD, Mather KJ, and JP Wallace. 2008. Normalization of flow-mediated dilation to shear stress area under the curve eliminates the impact of variable hyperemic stimulus. Cardiovascular Ultrasound 6:44-54.

Bai Y, Peng, C-Y, and AD Fly. 2008. Validation of a short questionnaire to assess mother's perception of workplace breastfeeding support. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 108:1221-1225.

Thiagarajah K, Fly AD, Hoelscher DM, Bai Y, Lo K, Leone A, and Shertzer JA. 2008. Validating the food behavior questions from the elementary school SPAN questionnaire. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 40(5):305-310.

Wallace JP, and AD Fly. 2008. Lifestyle: Sound medicine for high blood pressure. ACSM Health and Fitness Journal March/April 2008 12(2):8-15.

Tecklenburg SL, Mickleborough TD, Fly AD, Bai Y, and Stager JM. 2007. Ascorbic acid supplementation attenuates exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in patients with asthma. Respiratory Medicine 101(8):1770-1778.

Padilla J, Harris RA, Fly AD, Rink LD, and JP Wallace. 2006. The effect of acute exercise on endothelial function following a high-fat meal. European Journal of Applied Physiology 98(3):256-262.

Mickleborough TD, Lindley MR, Ionescu A.A. and AD Fly. 2006. Protective effect of fish oil supplementation on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in asthmatic subjects. Chest 29(1):39-49.

Padilla J, Harris RA, Fly AD, Rink LD, and JP Wallace. 2006. A comparison between active and reactive hyperemia-induced brachial artery vasodilation. Clinical Science 110: 387-392.

Karp JR, Johnston JD, Tecklenburg S, Mickleborough TD, Fly AD, and JM Stager. 2006. Chocolate milk as a post-recovery aid. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 16:78-91.

Fly, AD. 2006. Serving Salmonella, Staph, Camphylobacter, Listeria, E. coli and Shigella this holiday season? In: Active for Life. Indiana University, Bloomingon IN. http://newsinfo.iu.edu/issue/page/normal/38.html

National Presentations 2009-2010

Williams, Jr, Willis, AJ, Eaton EA, Foland B, Lin YC, and AD Fly. Baseline Comparison of the Control and Intervention Schools for the 2009-2010 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Demographics, Food Intakes, and Psycho-Social Determinants of Eating Behaviors. 2010 CIC Summer Research Opportunity Program Conference The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, July 24,2010, #100. Student, first author, was STEM summer scholar.

Lin Y, Dickinson S, Foland EB, and AD Fly. 2010. 2007-08 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) influences several determinants of fruit and vegetable eating behaviors of Indiana elementary students. 2010 Institute of Food Technologists' Annual Meeting. Student, first author, was finalist for student research competition, 296-02.

Stickford JL, Mickleborough TD, Fly AD, and JM Stager. 2010. The effect of conjugated linoleic acid supplementation on the severity of exercise induced bronchoconstriction. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 42:5 Supplement, #4258.

Lin Y, Foland EB, Graves LM, Shertzer JA, Liu Y, Shepherd CE, and AD Fly. 2010. Changes in selected food intake behaviors of 4th-6th grade students after the 2007-08 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program (FFVP). Experimental Biology 2010. Monday April 26, 2010 Program Number: 732.2 Poster Board Number: A167- #766.

Tecklenburg-Lund, S, Mickleborough TD, Turner LA, Fly AD, Stager, JM, and G Montgomery. 2010. Comparative and synergistic effects of fish oil supplementation and Montelukast on airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction induced by eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 42(5) supplement C-29.

Liu Y, Russell BN, Graves LM, Foland EB, Lin Y, and AD Fly. 2010. 2007-2008 Fresh fruit and vegetable program (FFVP) offerings to Indiana elementary schools. Experimental Biology 2010. Monday April 26, 2010 Program number: 732.2 Poster Board Number:A166-#545.

Bai Y, Wunderlich S, and AD Fly. 2010. Toward understanding of disparities in exclusive breastfeeding. Experimental Biology 2010. Sunday April 25, 2010 Program number:556.1-A193 #383.

Bai Y, Wunderlich, S, Middlestadt SE, and AD Fly. 2009. Belief structure underlying attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control of the six-month exclusive breastfeeding behavior. 137th APHA Annual Meeting November 11, 2009, Philadelphia, PA. #200076.

Stevenson LD, Hung C, Fly AD, Shertzer JA, Wallace JP and SM Middlestadt. 2009. Whose opinion do we care about when it comes to healthy eating? A qualitative comparison of men and women. 137th APHA Annual Meeting November 9, 2009, Philadelphia, PA.

Bai Y, Wunderlich S, Middlestadt SE, and AD Fly. 2009. Predictors of the intention to continue exclusive breastfeeding for six months: Comparison between racial and socioeconomic groups. 5th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference. Point Pleasant, NJ September 25, 2009.

Lin Yi -Chun, and AD Fly. 2009. Evaluation of physical properties of chiffon cakes containing oat bran and psyllium husk fiber as fat replacers. Institute of Food Technologist's Annual Conference 2009. Poster 059-13 June 7, 2009 Anaheim, CA.

Shertzer JA, King MH, Middlestadt SE, and AD Fly. 2009. Identification of barriers and strategies to meet Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) goals: A qualitative analysis from the foodservice perspective. Experimental Biology 2009 Monday April 20, 2009 #4170.

Bai Y, Middlestadt SM, Fly AD, and S Wunderlich. 2009. Attitude and self-efficacy are important predictors of the intention to continue exclusive breastfeeding for six months among WIC participants. Experimental Biology 2009 Sunday April 19, 2009; 546.1, #836.