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Director, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Dr. Booth is an international leader in vitamin K research. Among her many research accomplishments, Dr. Booth discovered a previously undescribed form of vitamin K in the human diet created by the hydrogenation of dietary fats. She developed the methodology for measuring vitamin K forms in a variety of food matrices and her research team continues to generate vitamin K food composition data that are incorporated into national nutrient databases. Her research team has also studied novel roles for vitamin K in calcification disorders and kidney disease. Her current NIH-funded research investigates the role of vitamins D and K in risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dr. Booth has received multiple awards in recognition of her research, the most recent being the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) E.V. McCollum Award for a Senior Investigator.