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Nutritional Epidemiology Program
Phone: (617) 556-3008
Fax: (617) 556-3344
nicola.mckeown@tufts.edu

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Education
Ph.D., Nutritional Epidemiology, Cambridge University, UK

Research Focus
Impact of diets high in whole-grains or sugar on cardiometabolic risk factors.
Implications of carbohydrate sources on ectopic fat deposition.
Diet-gene interactions and diabetes risk.
Development of a publically available dietary fiber database to generate research gaps and evidence maps.

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Selected Professional Affiliations
Editorial Board member of Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter and Nutrition Today.
Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN); Fellow of the Obesity Society (FTOS)

Current Research Projects
ILSI: Comprehensive Fiber Database and Evidence Map http://ilsina.org/our-work/research-tools-open-data/dietary-fiber-database/

Tufts Collaborates: ADAPT
This study will collect a breadth of evidence on the psychobiological, cultural, social, and environmental predictors of long-term dietary adherence to healthy dietary patterns in adults. Click here to go to the ADAPT study.

American Heart Association: Sugar-Gene Interactions on cardiometabolic risk factors
General Mills, Inc.: Whole Grains/Dietary Patterns PhD Student Sponsorship

All Publications