The study of nutrition in the elderly population is a key dynamic in Arnold School
of Public Health research. Wise food choices and a balanced diet are key elements
to a healthy lifestyle and can promote improvements in the aging process.
Current Novel Research Efforts
Promoting physical activity and dietary change in adult underserved populations, particularly
African Americans, women, and older adults.
Associated Affiliate Scholars
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Aslani Z, Abshirini M, Heidari-Beni M, Siassi F, Qorbani M, Shivappa N,
Hebert JR, Soleymani M, Sotoudeh G. Dietary inflammatory index and dietary energy density are associated with menopausal
symptoms in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2020:1. doi:10.1097/gme.0000000000001502.
Heiney SP, Donevant SB,
Adams SA, Parker PD, Chen H, Levkoff S. A Smartphone App for Self-Management of Heart Failure in Older African Americans:
Feasibility and Usability Study. JMIR Aging. 2020;3(1). doi:10.2196/17142.
Lefferts EC, Hibner BA, Lefferts WK, Lima NS, Baynard T, Haus JM,
Lane-Cordova AD, Phillips SA, Fernhall B. Oral vitamin C restores endothelial function during acute inflammation in young and
older adults. Physiological Reports. doi: 10.14814/phy2.15104.
Lopez-Pentecost M, Crane TE, Garcia DO, Kohler LN, Wertheim BC,
Hebert JR, Steck SE, Shivappa N, Santiago-Torres M, Neuhouser ML, Hatsu IE, Snetselaar L, Datta M, Kroenke
CH, Sarto GE, Thomson CA. Role of dietary patterns and acculturation in cancer risk and mortality among postmenopausal
Hispanic women: results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). Journal of Public Health. 2020. doi:10.1007/s10389-020-01342-8.
Blake CE, Moore JB, Wilcox S, DuBois K, Watkins KW. Experiences of midlife and older African American men living with type 2 diabetes. Ethnicity & Health, 2021. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2021.1910206
Warren AM, Frongillo EA, Alford S, Mcdonald E. Taxonomy of Seniors’ Needs for Food and Food Assistance in the United States. Qualitative Health Research. 2020:104973232090614. doi:10.1177/1049732320906143.
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