CMHC Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

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Deborah J. Clegg, PhD, MBA

El Paso, Texas

Deborah J. Clegg, PhD, MBA

Clinical Dietician


Dr. Deborah J. Clegg is an expert in obesity, sex hormones, and metabolism with a specific interest in the interaction between nutrition and physiology. She has authored over 150 articles in impactful peer-reviewed publications such as The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, American Journal of Physiology, and National Kidney Foundation. She conducts basic science research and participates in clinical and translational research.

Education and Training

  • Obesity Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 2002
  • PhD in Nutrition, University of Georgia, 2000
  • Master of Business Administration, Boston University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Oregon State University, 1986

Professional Highlights

  • Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, 2021-present
  • Member, American Diabetes Association 2000-present
  • Member, Endocrine Society, 2000-present
  • Member, Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, 2000-present
  • Gill Transformative Investigator Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cellular, Molecular and Systems Neuroscience, Indiana University, 2019
  • Boyd L. O’Dell Distinguished Lecturer, University of Missouri, 2016
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2014-2015
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2010
  • President, American-European Dietetic Association, 1992-1993
  • Board Member, Georgia Dietetic Association, 1993-1998


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