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EPID/BIOS Seminar on 8/27: The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®) Story

Arnold School of Public Health

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar

 Lecture Presented By

James Hébert, Sc.D.
Health Sciences Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology
“The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®) Story”
Monday, August 27, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Discovery Building, I
Room 331

Topic: The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®), representing over 14 years of work by a variety of individuals, including students and faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has provided a key link in the study of associations between diet, inflammation, and health outcomes. Since then, the DII has been used in hundreds of studies in 39 countries (representing every continent except Antarctica) and has resulted in more than 225 peer-reviewed papers on the subject and more than 2700 citations to this work. The DII has helped shed light on the role of diet-associated inflammation in health outcomes ranging from depression, cognitive decline and aging to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers of various anatomic sites.  It also has spawned several scientific innovations and enhancements. 

In telling the Dietary Inflammatory Index Story, Dr. Hébert will discuss the motivation for developing the DII and its impact on nutritional epidemiology.  In telling the story, Dr. Hébert will highlight the role of students and faculty in Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and will discuss past, current, and future research involving the DII.


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