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Scientist I
Vitamin K Team
(617) 556-3339
Kyla.Shea@tufts.edu


Biography
Dr. Kyla Shea is Scientist I on the Vitamin K Team at the HNRCA. Her research focuses on the role of micronutrients in age-related disease and disability, with an emphasis on vitamin K. Her current NIH-funded research evaluates the association of vitamin K status with cardiovascular disease and cognitive function in patients with chronic kidney disease, a patient population at risk for vitamin K insufficiency. Recent projects also addressed the role of vitamin K in osteoarthritis progression and disability using animal models and population-based cohorts. She is an Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, as well as a member of the American Society of Nutrition and the Gerontological Society of America.

Education
Ph.D., Nutritional Biochemistry, Tufts University

Current Research Projects
USDA-ARS: Nutrients, Aging, and Musculoskeletal Function
NIDDK: Vitamin K status, cardiovascular disease, and arterial stiffness in chronic kidney disease
Tufts University CTSI: Vitamin K, the microbiome, and osteoarthritis