To improve understanding of how the diet impacts bone and muscle health and improves overall health and function in older adults.
Determine the effects of dietary and supplemental vitamin D and related nutrients in the prevention and progression of musculoskeletal performance and dysfunction, glucose homeostasis and type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases
Determine the effects of dietary acid-base balance on bone and muscle metabolism and function
Define the contributions of vitamin D absorption, metabolism, and genetic variation in regulating the circulating levels of 25OHD and other metabolites
Bess Dawson-Hughes, M.D., Laboratory Director Senior Scientist Research focus: Dietary determinants of bone and muscle mass
Lisa Ceglia, M.D., M.S. Scientist II Research focus: Effects of dietary and hormonal factors on muscle metabolism and morphology
Andrea Fondulas, Staff Assistant Justine McAllister, Research Coordinator Rahul Sangar, Research Technician Jenna M. Sills, Research Administrator Kelsey Viera, Research Coordinator