• Education:Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, 1993
    Doctor of Philosophy Nutritional Epidemiology, University of Cambridge, UK, 2000
  • Website or Lab: Diet Quality and Healthy Aging Lab

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • Role of carbohydrates (dietary fiber, whole-grains and sugar) on cardiometabolic risk
  • Genetic predisposition to metabolic risk factors in the presence of high versus low sugar diets
  • Dietary patterns and health and predictors of dietary adherence among followers of popular diets
  • Dietary methodology for population studies and use of novel biomarkers (e.g., alkylresorcinols) to validate dietary intakes

Selected Publications

*denotes lead/corresponding authorship

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