Nutritional Epidemiology Research Lab

The overall mission of the Nutritional Epidemiology Program is 1) to identify environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors that influence the nutritional status and requirements of the elderly, and 2) to determine the role of nutritional status in healthy aging and the development of chronic disease and age-related impairments such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), dementia, type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), cataract and maculopathy.

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Adela Hruby

Adela Hruby, PhD, MPH, completed her public health and doctorate degrees at Tufts, specializing in epidemiology, after spending 10 years in various aspects of publishing and language translation. Nowadays, the responsible translation of science is one of her priorities. Adela recently completed a Research Fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has since joined the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University as a Scientist II. 

Paul F. Jacques

Paul Jacques' research focuses on the role of diet on metabolic markers of diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk, with an emphasis on whole grains, low fat dairy and flavonoids; the impact of FDA-mandated folic acid fortification of enriched cereal-grain products on folate status and health of Americans, with an emphasis on the effect of high folate intake in the presence of low vitamin B12 status; and the relation between dietary patterns, diet quality and risk of chronic disease.

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