Paula A. Quatromoni, DSc, RD

Paula A. Quatromoni, DSc, RD

Title
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sciences, Programs in Nutrition
Co-Director, MS Program in Public Health Nutrition and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, BU School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Department of General Medical Sciences, BU School of Medicine
Office
635 Commonwealth Ave
Email
paulaq@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-5797
Education
BS Nutrition, University of Maine, Orono, ME
MS Nutrition, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Dietetic Internship, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
D.Sc., Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
Website or Lab
Nutritional Epidemiology Lab
CV
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Consulting

Senior Consultant, Walden Behavioral Care, Waltham MA
The Walden GOALS Program, treating competitive athletes with eating disorders

Events

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Health Matters Virtual Conference

Paula Quatromoni presents Nutrition Research at Sargent College. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters,” which took place on September 17, 2015.

Courses Taught

  • HS 408 Mediterranean Diet: Food, Culture and Health 
  • HS 384/584 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • HS 385/585 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • HS 467 Research Methods in Nutrition
  • HS 776 Nutritional Epidemiology
  • HS 785 Research in Clinical Nutrition
  • HS 791 Directed Study in Nutrition Research
  • EP 758 Nutritional Epidemiology (SPH)

Professor Quatromoni also co-directs the Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition, offered in partnership with the Boston University School of Public Health

Scholarly and Practice Interests

  • School-based health promotion and nutrition education
  • Child, adolescent, and adult obesity
  • Diet and chronic disease, specifically cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease
  • Sports nutrition
  • Eating disorders prevention and treatment
  • Dietary assessment

Selected Publications

  • Quatromoni PA. (2017). A Tale of Two Runners: A Case Report of Athletes’ Experiences with Eating Disorders in College. Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 117 (1): 21-31.
  • Bingham ME, Borkan ME, Quatromoni PA. (2015). Sports nutrition for adolescent athletes: A time to focus on food. Am J Lifestyle Medicine. Published online before print August 18, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1559827615598530
  • Proctor DS and Quatromoni PA. (2015). Two voices: Recovery from Disordered Eating as told by an Elite Male Athlete and his Sports Nutritionist. Annals of Sports Medicine Research, 2(2):1016-22.
  • Greece JA, Kratze A, DeJong W, Cozier YC, Quatromoni PA. (2015). Body Mass Index and Sociodemographic Predictors of School Lunch Purchase Behavior during a Year-Long Environmental Intervention in Middle School. Behav Sci (Basel). 10;5(2):324-40.
  • Arthur-Cameselle J and Quatromoni PA. (2014). A qualitative analysis of female collegiate athletes’ eating disorder recovery experiences. Sport Psychologist, 28:334-46.
  • Bingham ME and Quatromoni PA. (2014). A Non-diet Approach with Athletes. In Wellness, Not Weight: Motivational Interviewing and Health at Every Size, Glovsky E, ed. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
  • Hearon BA, Quatromoni PA, Mascoop JL, Otto MW. (2014). The role of anxiety sensitivity in daily physical activity and eating behavior. Eat Behav. 15(2):255-8
  • Makarem N, Scott M, Quatromoni PA, Jacques P, Parekh N. (2014). Trends in dietary carbohydrate consumption from 1991-2008 in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 24:1-14.
  • Arthur-Cameselle J and Quatromoni PA. (2014). Eating disorders in collegiate female athletes: Factors that assist recovery. Eating Disorders: the Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 22(1):50-61.
  • Vadiveloo M, Scott M, Quatromoni P, Jacques P, Parekh N. (2014). Trends in dietary fat intake and high-fat foods from 1991-2008 in the Framingham Heart Study participants. British Journal of Nutrition, 111(4):724-34.
  • Shen J, Johnson V, Sullivan L, Jacques PF, Magnini J, Lubitz S, Pandey S, Levy D, Vasan R, Quatromoni PA, Junyent M, Ordovas J, Benjamin E. (2011). Diet and incident atrial fibrillation: The Framingham Heart Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93(2):261-6.
  • Arthur-Cameselle JN and Quatromoni PA. (2010). Factors related to the onset of eating disorders reported by female collegiate athletes. Sport Psychologist, 25:1-17.
  • Liu E, McKeown NM, Newby PK, Meigs JB, Vasan RS, D’Agostino RB, Quatromoni PA, Jacques PF. (2009). Dietary patterns and the insulin resistance phenotype among non-diabetic adults in the Framingham Offspring Study. British Journal of Nutrition, Feb 16, 1-8.
  • Vadiveloo M, Zhu L, Quatromoni PA.(2009). Diet and physical activity patterns of school-age children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,109:145-51.
  • Benari AP, Quatromoni PA. (2008). A Model for Nutrition Education for use with Female Collegiate Athletes. SCAN’s PULSE. A publication for Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, 27(3);1-5.
  • Quatromoni PA. (2008). Clinical Observations from Nutrition Services in College Athletics. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108:689-94.
  • Quatromoni PA, Pencina M, Cobain M, Jacques PF, D’Agostino RB. (2006). Dietary quality predicts adult weight gain : Findings from the Framingham Offspring Study. Obesity Research, 14(8):1383-91.
  • Millen BE, Quatromoni PA, Pencina M, Polak J, Ordovas J, D’Agostino RB. (2005). Compliance with expert population-based dietary guidelines and lower odds of carotid atherosclerosis. The Framingham Nutrition Studies. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 82:174-80.
  • Forman DE, Quatromoni PA, Sheftel GL. (2003). Vascular Function, Aging, and Impact of Diet. In Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, CW Bales and CS Ritchie, eds. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
  • Millen BE, Quatromoni PA, Nam BH, O’Horo CE, Polak JF, D’Agostino RB. (2002). Dietary patterns and the odds of carotid atherosclerosis in women. The Framingham Nutrition Studies. Preventive Medicine, 35:540-47.
  • Quatromoni PA, Copenhafer DL, D’Agostino RB, Millen BE. (2002). Dietary patterns predict the development of overweight in women. The Framingham Nutrition Studies. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 102:1240-46.
  • Quatromoni PA, Copenhafer DL, Demissie S, D’Agostino RB, O’Horo CE, Millen BE. (2002). The internal validity of a dietary pattern analysis. The Framingham Nutrition Studies. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 56:381-88.
  • Millen BE and Quatromoni PA. (2001). Nutritional research within the Framingham Heart Study. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 5:139-43.

Selected Grant Activity

  • Co-Investigator, Association between diet and bowel preparation. Funded by NIH/NIDDK (2015-2017).
  • Principal Investigator, KickinNutrition.TV Research Initiative – An innovative digital learning interactive educational program on nutrition, cooking and active lifestyles to prevent childhood obesity. (2011-2014). Funded by two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Principal Investigator. Evaluating IMOVE: An Environmental Intervention to Promote Healthy Eating in Middle-School Children from Massachusetts Communities at High Risk for Childhood Obesity. (2007-2010). Funded by the Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Grants and the Dudley Allen Sargent Research Fund at Boston University.
  • Principal Investigator. CYCLE Kids: A Pilot Study to Deliver and Evaluate an Exercise Intervention for School-Age Children in Urban Schools. (2008-2009). Funded by the Dudley Allen Sargent Research Fund at Boston University with additional funds from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at Boston University.
  • Principal Investigator. Energy Density, Adoption of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors, and Metabolic Disease in a Population-based Cohort. (2007-2008). Funded by Unilever Research & Development, Colworth, United Kingdom.
  • Principal Investigator. Gene-Diet Interactions and Triglyceride Metabolism. (2005-2006). Funded by Unilever Research & Development, Colworth, United Kingdom.
  • Principal Investigator. KidSTEPS: A Study of Eating Patterns and Physical Activities. (2004-2005). Funded by the Dudley Allen Sargent Research Fund at Boston University.
  • Investigator, The Framingham Study (since 1998).

Consulting and Professional Activities

  • Senior Consultant, Walden Behavioral Care, Waltham, MA
  • Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center: The Obesity Society, American Public Health Association, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) Practice Group, Research Dietitians Practice Group, School Nutrition Practice Group.
  • Media Spokesperson on Childhood Obesity, American Heart Association
  • Advocacy Captain, American Heart Association
  • School Wellness Consultant to area public school districts
  • Reviewer, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other professional and scientific journals

Awards and Honors

  • Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors  Area 7 DPD Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (2016)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston University School of Public Health (2014)
  • Whitney Powers Award for Excellence in Teaching, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University (2007)

Licensing and Certification

RD Registered Dietitian, LDN Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist