Meet the Team

Natasha Tasevska, Principal Investigator

Natasha Tasevska, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University, since 2013. She holds an MD from the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Macedonia, an MSc in Human Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Tasevska’s research focuses on elucidating the role of sugars in health and disease, and findings ways of measuring sugars consumption more accurately in population studies.

Kelly Chondropoulos, Project Coordinator

Kelly Chondropoulos, DTR, is the Sugars Biomarkers Study Project   Coordinator. She has been involved with multiple ASU nutrition research   studies over the past two years, while earning her Bachelor of Science in   Nutrition (Dietetics) from Arizona State University. She also later earned   the Dietetic Technician, Registered credential. Previously, she worked in   the finance industry after receiving her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary   Studies from ASU focusing on International Business and Sociology.

Rachel Tribby, Research Kitchen Coordinator/Chef

Rachel Tribby is the Sugars Biomarkers Study Research Kitchen Coordinator. She is an Executive Le Cordon Bleu Chef and brings 24 years of culinary experience to ASU. For the last four years Chef Rachel has been the executive chef for an eating disorder treatment center in Arizona where she helped expand the program by teaching culinary classes and recreating a menu with a seasonal local ingredients. She has published and developed recipes as well as food articles in national health magazines in the last few years. Chef Rachel grew up in the kitchens of beautiful Colorado resorts and ranches and has previously owned a private chef/ catering business. She graduated from Scottsdale Culinary Institute and received her certification from Le Cordon Bleu shortly after. Rachel currently lives in the east valley with her husband of 15 years and three children