Dominick Lemas

Dominick Lemas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-HOBI-BIOMED INFORMATICS
Business Phone: (352) 294-5971
Business Email: djlemas@ufl.edu

About Dominick Lemas

Dominick Lemas is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida. Dr. Lemas received his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Vermont in 2006 and completed his doctorate in biochemistry & molecular biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012. His research is devoted to understanding the fetal origins of pediatric obesity with a specific interest in the functional implications of gut microflora and the critical host-microbe interactions that regulate maternal-infant metabolism.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2017-2018,2020-2023,2022-2023
GMS6804 Translational Bioinformatics
2019,2021
GMS7887 Health Outcomes & Policy PhD Research Seminar
2016
GMS6854 Applied Topics in Clinical Effectiveness Research

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5105-2458

Areas of Interest
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Child-maternal health
  • Computational biology
  • Metagenomics
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Pediatric obesity

Publications

2022
A Checklist for Reproducible Computational Analysis in Clinical Metabolomics Research
Metabolites. [DOI] 10.3390/metabo12010087. [PMID] 35050209.
2022
Assessment of human milk in the era of precision health.
Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care. [DOI] 10.1097/MCO.0000000000000860. [PMID] 35838294.
2022
Association between atopic dermatitis and race from infancy to early childhood: a retrospective cohort study.
International journal of dermatology. [DOI] 10.1111/ijd.15805. [PMID] 34378189.
2022
Enhancing Quality Measurement With Clinical Information: A Use Case of Body Mass Index Change Among Children Taking Second Generation Antipsychotics.
Academic pediatrics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.acap.2021.11.012. [PMID] 35339240.
2022
Implementation of a Family Support Grant to Subsidize Caregiving Needs and Support Attendance at American Society for Nutrition’s Annual Professional Scientific Conference.
Current developments in nutrition. [DOI] 10.1093/cdn/nzac076. [PMID] 35769451.
2021
Acceptability of Research and Health Care Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Survey Study
JMIR Formative Research. [DOI] 10.2196/27185. [PMID] 34033577.
2021
Degree of Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Normalization in Individuals Receiving Bariatric Surgery: Evidence From NHANES 2015-2018.
Diabetes care. [DOI] 10.2337/dc20-2748. [PMID] 33431421.
2021
Duration of neonatal intensive care unit exposure associated with decreased risk of atopic dermatitis.
Pediatric dermatology. [DOI] 10.1111/pde.14405. [PMID] 33063877.
2021
Estimating drug consumption during a college sporting event from wastewater using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry.
The Science of the total environment. [DOI] 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143963. [PMID] 33385644.
2021
Implications of the vaginal microbiome and potential restorative strategies on maternal health: a narrative review
Journal of Perinatal Medicine. [DOI] 10.1515/jpm-2020-0367.
2021
Metabolomic Profiling of Biological Reference Materials using a Multiplatform High-Resolution Mass Spectrometric Approach.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. [DOI] 10.1021/jasms.1c00194. [PMID] 34388338.
2021
Perspectives of pregnant and breastfeeding women on longitudinal clinical studies that require non-invasive biospecimen collection – a qualitative study
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. [DOI] 10.1186/s12884-021-03541-x. [PMID] 33472584.
2021
Perspectives of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women on Participating in Longitudinal Mother-Baby Studies Involving Electronic Health Records: Qualitative Study
JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting. [DOI] 10.2196/23842. [PMID] 33666558.
2021
Using machine learning analysis to assist in differentiating between necrotizing enterocolitis and spontaneous intestinal perforation: A novel predictive analytic tool
Journal of Pediatric Surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.11.008.
2020
A Qualitative Study of Pregnant Women’s Perspectives on Antibiotic Use for Mom and Child: Implications for Developing Tailored Health Education Interventions
Antibiotics. [DOI] 10.3390/antibiotics9100704. [PMID] 33076539.
2020
COVID-19 Impacts Mental Health Outcomes and Ability/Desire to Participate in Research Among Current Research Participants.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23016. [PMID] 32845582.
2020
Postnatal pediatric systemic antibiotic episodes during the first three years of life are not associated with mode of delivery
PLOS ONE. [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0229861. [PMID] 32130278.
2020
Predicting in-hospital mortality of patients with febrile neutropenia using machine learning models.
International journal of medical informatics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104140. [PMID] 32325370.
2019
Taq1a polymorphism (rs1800497) is associated with obesity‐related outcomes and dietary intake in a multi‐ethnic sample of children
Pediatric Obesity. [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12470. [PMID] 30253082.
2019
Author Correction: The gut microbiota in infants of obese mothers increases inflammation and susceptibility to NAFLD.
Nature communications. [DOI] 10.1038/s41467-019-10943-1. [PMID] 31263097.
2019
Initial microbial community of the neonatal stomach immediately after birth
Gut Microbes. [DOI] 10.1080/19490976.2018.1520578. [PMID] 30404568.
2019
Objectively measured pediatric obesity prevalence using the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium.
Obesity research & clinical practice. [DOI] 10.1016/j.orcp.2018.10.002. [PMID] 30391132.
2018
Characterization of adult obesity in Florida using the OneFlorida clinical research consortium.
Obesity science & practice. [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.274. [PMID] 30151226.
2018
The gut microbiota in infants of obese mothers increases inflammation and susceptibility to NAFLD.
Nature communications. [DOI] 10.1038/s41467-018-06929-0. [PMID] 30367045.
2018
The Neonatal Microbiome and Its Partial Role in Mediating the Association between Birth by Cesarean Section and Adverse Pediatric Outcomes
Neonatology. [DOI] 10.1159/000487102. [PMID] 29788027.
2017
Early infant adipose deposition is positively associated with the n-6 to n-3 fatty acid ratio in human milk independent of maternal BMI.
International journal of obesity (2005). [DOI] 10.1038/ijo.2016.211. [PMID] 27876761.
2017
Personalization of the Microbiota of Donor Human Milk with Mother’s Own Milk.
Frontiers in microbiology. [DOI] 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01470. [PMID] 28824595.
2017
Reply to M Gotteland and F Magne.
The American journal of clinical nutrition. [DOI] 10.3945/ajcn.116.140749. [PMID] 28049665.
2017
What Are Optimal Cesarean Section Rates in the U.S. and How Do We Get There? A Review of Evidence-Based Recommendations and Interventions.
Journal of women's health (2002). [DOI] 10.1089/jwh.2016.6188. [PMID] 28825512.
2016
Alterations in human milk leptin and insulin are associated with early changes in the infant intestinal microbiome.
The American journal of clinical nutrition. [DOI] 10.3945/ajcn.115.126375. [PMID] 27140533.
2016
Exploring the contribution of maternal antibiotics and breastfeeding to development of the infant microbiome and pediatric obesity.
Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine. [DOI] 10.1016/j.siny.2016.04.013. [PMID] 27424917.
2016
Intrinsic disorder and multiple phosphorylations constrain the evolution of the flightin N-terminal region
Journal of Proteomics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jprot.2015.12.006. [PMID] 26691840.
2016
Linkage and association analysis of circulating vitamin D and parathyroid hormone identifies novel loci in Alaska Native Yup’ik people.
Genes & nutrition. [DOI] 10.1186/s12263-016-0538-y. [PMID] 27579147.
2016
Polymorphisms in stearoyl coa desaturase and sterol regulatory element binding protein interact with N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake to modify associations with anthropometric variables and metabolic phenotypes in Yup’ik people.
Molecular nutrition & food research. [DOI] 10.1002/mnfr.201600170. [PMID] 27467133.
2015
Associations of maternal weight status prior and during pregnancy with neonatal cardiometabolic markers at birth: the Healthy Start study.
International journal of obesity (2005). [DOI] 10.1038/ijo.2015.109. [PMID] 26055075.
2015
Higher Intake of PUFAs Is Associated with Lower Total and Visceral Adiposity and Higher Lean Mass in a Racially Diverse Sample of Children.
The Journal of nutrition. [DOI] 10.3945/jn.115.212365. [PMID] 26269238.
2015
Linkage and association analysis of obesity traits reveals novel loci and interactions with dietary n-3 fatty acids in an Alaska Native (Yup’ik) population.
Metabolism: clinical and experimental. [DOI] 10.1016/j.metabol.2015.02.008. [PMID] 25772781.
2014
CDKAL1 and HHEX are associated with type 2 diabetes-related traits among Yup’ik people.
Journal of diabetes. [DOI] 10.1111/1753-0407.12093. [PMID] 24112421.
2013
Evidence for novel genetic loci associated with metabolic traits in Yup’ik people.
American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council. [DOI] 10.1002/ajhb.22429. [PMID] 23907821.
2013
Obesity polymorphisms identified in genome-wide association studies interact with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and modify the genetic association with adiposity phenotypes in Yup’ik people.
Genes & nutrition. [DOI] 10.1007/s12263-013-0340-z. [PMID] 23526194.
2012
Genetic polymorphisms in carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A gene are associated with variation in body composition and fasting lipid traits in Yup’ik Eskimos.
Journal of lipid research. [DOI] 10.1194/jlr.P018952. [PMID] 22045927.
Acceptability of Research and Health Care Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Survey Study (Preprint)
. [DOI] 10.2196/preprints.27185.
Perspectives of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women on Participating in Longitudinal Mother-Baby Studies Involving Electronic Health Records: Qualitative Study (Preprint)
. [DOI] 10.2196/preprints.23842.

Grants

Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Preserving Kidney Function in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease (PRESERVE)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CHILDRENS HOSP PHILADELPHIA via PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST
Jun 2021 – Sep 2021
Study on the Use of Donor Human Milk
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FLORIDA MEDICAL SCHOOLS QUALITY NETWORK via AGCY FOR HLTH CARE ADMN
Jul 2020 – Mar 2022
Together Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
OoR Matching Support for CTSI
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS
Jan 2019 ACTIVE
Human milk metabolomics and microbe-host interactions associated with pediatric obesity
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Nov 2015 – Jan 2016
assessing the evidence for the microbiome as a potential
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5971
Emails:
Business:
djlemas@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100177
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1329 SW 16TH ST
GAINESVILLE FL 32608