M. Kyla Shea, Ph.D.

Scientist II
Vitamin K Lab
Phone: (617) 556-3339
Fax: (617) 556-3149
E-mail: Kyla.Shea@tufts.edu




PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry, Tufts University

Research Focus
Understanding the role of vitamin K in age-related disease and disability

Selected Professional Affiliations
American Society of Nutrition
American Heart Association

Selected Publications
Vitamin K Status and Lower Extremity Function in Older Adults: The Health Aging and Body Composition Study. Shea MK, Loeser RF, Hsu FC, Booth SL, Nevitt M, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer ES, Vermeer C, Kritchevsky SB; Health ABC Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Nov 17.

The association between vitamin K status and knee osteoarthritis features in older adults: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Shea MK, Kritchevsky SB, Hsu FC, Nevitt M, Booth SL, Kwoh CK, McAlindon TE, Vermeer C, Drummen N, Harris TB, Womack C, Loeser RF; Health ABC Study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Mar;23(3):370-8. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.12.008.

Associations between vitamin K status and haemostatic and inflammatory biomarkers in community-dwelling adults. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Shea MK, Cushman M, Booth SL, Burke GL, Chen H, Kritchevsky SB. Thromb Haemost. 2014 Sep 2;112(3):438-44.  doi: 10.1160/TH13-12-1003. E

Association between circulating vitamin K1 and coronary calcium progression in community-dwelling adults: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Shea MK, Booth SL, Miller ME, Burke GL, Chen H, Cushman M, Tracy RP, Kritchevsky SB. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jul;98(1):197-208. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.056101

Concepts and Controversies in Evaluating Vitamin K Status in Population-Based Studies. Shea MK, Booth SL. Nutrients. 2016 Jan 2;8(1). pii: E8. doi: 10.3390/nu8010008.

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