|Senior Scientist and Director
Dietary Assessment and Epidemiology Research Program
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University
711 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111-1524
Phone: (617) 556-3351
Fax: (617) 556-3344
|Research Focus||Diet and health, dietary methodology, nutritional status of high-risk populations|
|Academic Appointments||Director and Professor, Nutritional Epidemiology Program, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine
|Selected Professional Affiliations||Editorial Board, Journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Chair, Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences
For more information on Dr. Katherine Tucker, please visit the USDA, Agricultural Research Service .*
*Links to a federal website (outside Tufts University's website)
Featured HNRCA Research Publications
Newby PK, Maras J, Bakun P, Muller D, Ferrucci L, Tucker KL. Whole grains, refined grains, and cereal fiber measured using 7-d diet records and associations with risk factors for chronic disease. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:1745-53.
Talegawkar SA, Johnson EJ, Carithers T, Taylor HA, Bogle ML, Tucker KL. Tocopherol intake and status in the diet and physical activity sub-study of the Jackson Heart Study. J Nutr 2007;137: 2297–2303.
Gao X, Nelson ME, Tucker KL. Television viewing is associated with prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Hispanic elders. Diabetes Care 2007;30:694–700.
Seaverson EL, Buell J, Fleming DJ, Bermudez O, Wood R, Potischman N, Chasan-Taber L, Tucker KL. Poor iron status is more prevalent in Hispanic than in non-Hispanic white older adults in Massachusetts. J Nutr 2007;137:414-420
Tucker KL, Morita K, Hannan M, Qiao N, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Colas, but not other carbonated beverages, are associated with low bone mineral density in older women: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2006;84:936-42.
Other Recent Publications
Gao X, Nelson ME, Tucker KL. Television viewing is associated with prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Hispanic elders. Diabetes Care. 2007; 30(3):694-700.
Feldeisen SE, Tucker KL. Nutritional strategies in the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007; 32(1):46-60.
Corella D, Lai CQ, Demissie S, Cupples LA, Manning AK, Tucker KL, Ordovas JM. APOA5 gene variation modulates the effects of dietary fat intake on body mass index and obesity risk in the Framingham Heart Study. J Mol Med. 2007; 85(2):119-28.
Bailey RL, Mitchell DC, Miller CK, Still CD, Jensen GL, Tucker KL,
Seaverson EL, Buell JS, Fleming DJ, Bermudez OI, Potischman N, Wood RJ, Chasan-Taber L, Tucker KL. Poor iron status is more prevalent in Hispanic than in non-Hispanic white older adults in Massachusetts. J Nutr. 2007;137(2):414-20.
Tucker KL. Assessment of usual dietary intake in population studies of gene-diet interaction. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2007;17(2):74-81.
Schaefer EJ, Bongard V, Beiser AS, Lamon-Fava S, Robins SJ, Au R, Tucker KL, Kyle DJ, Wilson PW, Wolf PA. Plasma phosphatidylcholine docosahexaenoic acid content and risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease: the Framingham Heart Study. Arch Neurol. 2006; 63(11):1545-50.
Sempertegui F, Estrella B, Elmieh N, Jordan M, Ahmed T, Rodriguez A, Tucker KL, Hamer DH, Reeves PG, Meydani SN. Nutritional, immunological and health status of the elderly population living in poor neighbourhoods of Quito, Ecuador. Br J Nutr. 2006; 96(5):845-53.
Gao X, Wilde PE, Lichtenstein AH, Tucker KL. Meeting adequate intake for dietary calcium without dairy foods in adolescents aged 9 to 18 years (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2002). J Am Diet Assoc. 2006;106(11):1759-65.
Tucker KL, Morita K, Qiao N, Hannan MT, Cupples LA, Kiel DP.
To see more of Dr. Katherine L.Tucker's publications, please visit PubMed and search for "Tucker KL."