Sarah L. Booth, Ph.D.

Interim Center Director, Senior Scientist and Lab Director
Vitamin K Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3231
Fax: (617) 556-3149




Ph.D., Nutrition, McGill University

Research Focus
Vitamin K food composition, dietary assessment, nutritional assessment, and bioavailability

Academic Appointments
• Associate Center Director, JMUSDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
• Lab Director, JMUSDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
• Senior Scientist, JMUSDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
• Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Selected Professional Affiliations
American Society for Nutrition

Select Publications

Fu X, Moreines J, Booth SL. Vitamin K supplementation does not prevent bone loss in ovariectomized Norway rats. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Feb 20;9(1):12. [Epub ahead of print]

Suttie JW, Booth SL. Vitamin K. Adv Nutr. 2011 Sep;2(5):440-1.

Misra D, Booth SL, Crosier MD, Ordovas JM, Felson DT, Neogi T. Matrix Gla protein polymorphism, but not concentrations, is associated with radiographic hand osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):1960-5.

Shea MK, O’Donnell CJ, Vermeer C, Magdeleyns EJ, Crosier MD, Gundberg CM, Ordovas JM, Kritchevsky SB, Booth SL. Circulating uncarboxylated matrix gla protein is associated with vitamin K nutritional status, but not coronary artery calcium, in older adults. J Nutr. 2011 Aug;141(8):1529-34.

Zwart SR, Booth SL, Peterson JW, Wang Z, Smith SM. Vitamin K status in spaceflight and ground-based models of spaceflight. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 May;26(5):948-54.

Crivello NA, Casseus SL, Peterson JW, Smith DE, Booth SL. Age- and brain region-specific effects of dietary vitamin K on myelin sulfatides. J Nutr Biochem. 2010 Nov;21(11):1083-8.

Al Rajabi A, Peterson J, Choi SW, Suttie J, Barakat S, Booth SL. Measurement of menadione in urine by HPLC. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2010 Sep 15;878(26):2457-60.

Shea MK, Booth SL, Gundberg CM, Peterson JW, Waddell C, Dawson-Hughes B, Saltzman E.Adulthood obesity is positively associated with adipose tissue concentrations of vitamin K and inversely associated with circulating indicators of vitamin K status in men and women. J Nutr. 2010 May;140(5):1029-34.

Holden RM, Morton AR, Garland JS, Pavlov A, Day AG, Booth SL.Vitamins K and D status in stages 3-5 chronic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Apr;5(4):590-7.

Booth SL.Dietary vitamin K guidance: an effective strategy for stable control of oral anticoagulation? Nutr Rev. 2010 Mar;68(3):178-81.

Shea MK, Gundberg CM, Meigs JB, Dallal GE, Saltzman E, Yoshida M, Jacques PF, Booth SL.Gamma-carboxylation of osteocalcin and insulin resistance in older men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Nov;90(5):1230-5.

Fu X, Peterson JW, Hdeib M, Booth SL, Grusak MA, Lichtenstein AH, Dolnikowski GG. Measurement of deuterium-labeled phylloquinone in plasma by high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Anal Chem. 2009 Jul 1;81(13):5421-5.

Shea MK, O’Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, Dallal GE, Dawson-Hughes B, Ordovas JM, Price PA, Williamson MK, Booth SL. Vitamin K supplementation and progression of coronary artery calcium in older men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jun;89(6):1799-807.

Crosier MD, Peter I, Booth SL, Bennett G, Dawson-Hughes B, Ordovas JM. Association of sequence variations in vitamin K epoxide reductase and gamma-glutamyl carboxylase genes with biochemical measures of vitamin K status. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2009 Apr;55(2):112-9.

Booth SL. Roles for vitamin K beyond coagulation. Annu Rev Nutr. 2009;29:89-110.

All Publications (Pub Med)