Nutritional Epidemiology Program
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University
711 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111-1524
Phone: (617) 556-3302
Fax: (617) 556-3344
|Education||Ph.D., Epidemiology / Biostatistics
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Relationship between B-vitamin status and health, nutritional epidemiology of late-life depression and age-related cognitive decline, risks and benefits of fortifying the food supply with folic acid.
Featured HNRCA Research Publications
Morris MS, Picciano MF, Jacques PF, Selhub J. Plasma pyridoxal 5'-phosphate in the US population: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2004. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008; 87(5): 1446-54.
Selhub J, Morris MS, Jacques PF. In vitamin B12 deficiency, higher serum folate is associated with increased total homocysteine and methylmalonic acid concentrations. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2007; 104(50): 19995-20000.
Morris MS, Jacques PF, Rosenberg IH, Selhub J. Folate and vitamin B-12 status in relation to anemia, macrocytosis, and cognitive impairment in older Americans in the age of folic acid fortification. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007; 85(1): 193-200.
Morris MS, Jacques PF, Selhub J. Relation between homocysteine and B-vitamin status indicators and bone mineral density in older Americans. Bone. 2005; 37(2): 234-42.
Morris MS. Homocysteine and Alzheimer's disease. Lancet Neurol. 2003; 2(7): 425-8.
Other Recent Publications
Morris MS, Jacques PF, Chylack LT, et al. Intake of zinc and antioxidant micronutrients and early age-related maculopathy lesions. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2007; 14(5): 288-98.
Morris MS. The association between serum thyroid-stimulating hormone in its reference range and bone status in postmenopausal American women. Bone. 2007; 40(4): 1128-34.
Chiu CJ, Morris MS, Rogers G, et al. Carbohydrate intake and glycemic index in relation to the odds of early cortical and nuclear lens opacities. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005; 81(6): 1411-6.
Morris MS, Jacques PF, Hankinson SE, Chylack LT, Jr., Willett WC, Taylor A. Moderate alcoholic beverage intake and early nuclear and cortical lens opacities. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2004; 11(1): 53-65.
Morris MS, Fava M, Jacques PF, Selhub J, Rosenberg IH. Depression and folate status in the US Population. Psychother Psychosom. 2003; 72(2): 80-7.
Morris MS, Jacques PF, Rosenberg IH, Selhub J. Elevated serum methylmalonic acid concentrations are common among elderly Americans. J Nutr. 2002; 132(9): 2799-803.
Morris MS. Folate, homocysteine, and neurological function. Nutr Clin Care. 2002; 5(3): 124-32.
Morris MS, Jacques PF, Rosenberg IH, Selhub J. Hyperhomocysteinemia associated with poor recall in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001; 73(5): 927-33.
Morris MS, Bostom AG, Jacques PF, Selhub J, Rosenberg IH. Hyperhomocysteinemia and hypercholesterolemia associated with hypothyroidism in the third US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Atherosclerosis. 2001; 155(1): 195-200.
Morris MS, Jacques PF, Selhub J, Rosenberg IH. Total homocysteine and estrogen status indicators in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Am J Epidemiol. 2000; 152(2): 140-8.
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