Hongxing   Lu

Lecturer 1  

Office: BBRHB 1.113
Phone: (956) 882-8828
Email: hongxing.lu@utrgv.edu

Dr. Hongxing Lu

PhD in nutritional science from UT Austin

  • Areas of Expertise

    • nutritional science
  • Education

    • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009




Selected Publications


  • BS Shah, JH Freeland-Graves , JM Cahill, Hongxing Lu, "Diet quality as measured by the healthy eating index and the association with lipid profile in low-income women in early postpartum.," Am Diet Assoc 110, no. 9 (September 2010): 274-279.

  • JM Cahill , JH Freeland-Graves , BS Shah, and Hongxing Lu. "Motivations to Eat are Related to Diet Quality and Food Intake in Overweight and Obese, Low Income Women in Early Postpartum," Appetite 55, no. 2 (September 2010): 263-270.

  • JM Cahill , JH Freeland-Graves, BV Sanghani, and Hongxing Lu. "Development and validation of the Eating Stimulus Index in low-income women in early postpartum. ," J Am Diet Assoc 109, no. 9 (2009): 1593-1598.

  • JM Cahill , BV Sanghani., Hongxing Lu, JH Freeland-Graves, Validation of the Eating Stimulus Index in low-income, postpartum women.. FASEB J. , 2009, no. 23 May 2009: 735.23..

  • BV Sanghani, JM Cahill, Hongxing Lu, and JH Freeland-Graves. The Healthy Eating Index scores of low-income women in early postpartum and its association with lipid profiles. . FASEB J, 23, May 2009: 214.2.

  • Hongxing Lu, JM Cahill, BV Sanghani, and JH. Freeland-Graves. The Healthy Eating Index scores of low-income women in early postpartum and its association with lipid profiles. FASEB J, 23, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2009: 214.2.

  • MR Pepper, BV Sanghani, JM Cahill, DM Klohe-Lehman, JF Kitchen, Hongxing Lu, and JH Freeland-Graves. Family Eating Environment in Low-Income Women in Early Postpartum. FASEB J. , 21, no. 6 May 2007: 829.11..

  • Hongxing Lu, JM Cahill, BW Sanghani, and JH Freeland-Graves. Inflammation and Weight Related to Metabolic Syndrome in Overweight /Obesity Women in Early Postpartum. FASEB J. , 21, May 2007: 536.5..

  • JM Cahill , BV Sanghani, Hongxing Lu, JF Kitchen , DM Klohe-Lehman , T Bose, and JH Freeland-Graves. Eating Competency: Questionnaire Development in a Low-Income, Postpartum Population. . FASEB J. , 20, no. 5 May 2007: 650.2.

  • BV Sanghani, JM Cahill, Hongxing Lu, T Bose, JF kitchen, S Voruganti, and JH Freeland-Graves. Influence of Physical Activity and Its Self-Efficacy on Weight Status and Lipids in Overweight /Obesity Women in Early Postpartum. . FASEB J, 21, no. 5 May 2007: 529.8.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Hongxing Lu. Determining the Importance of the Role of Stress Management in Improving Health Outcomes, Pilot Projects Research Grants from the Center for Health Disparities and Biomedical Research, $5,000.00 (February 1, 2016 - February 1, 2017)



Selected Presentations


  • Roberto De La Garza, Erik Escobedo, Sarai Doria, Hongxing Lu, and Saraswathy Nair . Engaged Scholar Symposium, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville Tx (April 2018)

  • Jesus Gonzalez, Kristina Juarez, Anahi Sanchez, Hongxing Lu, and Saraswathy Nair. "Effects of Psychological Stress on Physical Activity Habits in Hispanic Students in a Low Income Area ," Engaged Scholar Symposium, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville Tx (April 2018)

  • Homero Coss, Julian Garza, Alejandra Reyna, Hongxing Lu, Saraswathy Nair , "The Correlation Between Psychological Stress and Body Weight and Lifestyle in Hispanic Students at UTRGV. ," Engaged Scholar Symposium, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville Tx (April 2018)

  • Florentino Saenz, Hongxing Lu, Preethi Raju, Ednia Gutierrez, Loreanne Tostado, and Saraswathy Nair. "Determining the Importance of the Role of Stress Management in Improving Health Outcomes," Hector P Garcia Abstract Contest , The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX (October 2017)

  • Hongxing Lu, Florentino Saenz , Preethi Raju, Ednia Gutierrez, Lorene Tostado, and Saraswathy Nair. "Effects of Psychological Stress on Body Weight and Lifestyle in Hispanic students in Low income Area," School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium, School of Medicine UTRGV, Edinburg Conference Center , Texas (August 2017)

  • Paul Shane, Enrique Pina, Luis Villegas, Hongxing Lu, and Saraswathy Nair. "Effects of Psychological Stress on Dietary Behavior in Hispanic Students," Engaged Scholar Symposium, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville Tx (April 2017)

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