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Antioxidants Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3204
Fax: (617) 556-3344




Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
M.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Focus
Absorption and metabolism of phytonutrients and their relationships with body composition, cognitive performance, and age-related eye disease prevention

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Select Professional Affiliations
American College of Nutrition, fellow
Carotenoid & Retinoid Interactive Group, vice chair
Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, editorial board
Food Reviews International, associate editor
Avocado Nutrition Science Advisors Group, member
International Carotenoid Society, treasurer

Current Research Projects
• Hass Avocado Board: Avocado consumption and risk factors for heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
• US Apple: Effect of intake of apples or apple products on clinical and cost saving outcomes
• Almond Board of California: The effect of almonds on cognitive function in older adults
• Almond Board of California: Cost savings of reduced heart disease attributed to increased intake of almonds using a decision-analytical model
• Kemin Foods, L.C.:  The role of lutein in cognitive function in early life: a prospective study in Project Viva

• Abbott Nutrition: Impact of select nutrients on Eye and Brain health
• Abbott Nutrition: Longitudinally Dynamic Biomarkers of healthy Brain aging in the Illinois Elderly Adult Cohort

All Publications