Gale Carey is a native of Natick, MA. Despite a solid bat and strong throwing arm as a teen, she was not drafted by the Boston Red Sox, so turned to her second love: science. She earned a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a MS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis. After two years in private industry and six years at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, returned to New England in 1989 and has been a faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences program at the University of New Hampshire ever since.
She has published numerous research articles, reviews and book chapters, and presented research findings at conferences nationally and internationally. She was awarded the Outstanding Advisor in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture in 1994, was a visiting scholar at the Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre in 1997, and received the Jean A. Brierley Teaching Excellence Award in 2005. Her hobbies include music, yoga, travel, bird watching and, of course, baseball. She lives in Durham with her husband George, daughter Sarah, son Matt, father Jim, dog Tucker and cat Jasmine.
Dialogue Essay: Dodge this: do environmental chemicals impact your health?