Ph.D., Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
M.P.H., Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Current Research Projects • USDA-ARS: Sarcopenia, Nutrition, and Physical Activity
Biography Dr. Kieran F. Reid is a Scientist II at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. Dr. Reid completed his doctoral degree in Clinical Research from Trinity College Dublin in 2014, having systematically examined aspects of muscle performance, mobility limitations, exercise interventions and cognitive functioning in older adults. In addition to his initial undergraduate training in Exercise Physiology, Dr. Reid also possesses an MPH degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Tufts University School of Medicine. He has extensive training and experience in conducting clinical trials designed to assess and maintain physical and cognitive function in older adults. Dr. Reid oversees the Function Assessment Core operations of the Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and he has also pioneered and implemented a number of community-based exercise and nutritional counselling interventions to preserve the independence of underserved older adults within the Greater Boston area, including the The Fit-4-Life Program, which received the Excellence in Multicultural Aging Award from the American Society on Aging. In 2018 he was the recipient of the ESCEO-AgNovas Young Investigator Award at the WCO-IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis for his real-world ENGAGE Somerville study. Dr. Reid has already authored over 50 research articles in major peer-reviewed journals and serves on the Tufts University Health Sciences Institutional Review Board and the editorial board for Calcified Tissue International and Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, in addition to being a peer reviewer for many leading journals. Dr. Reid is a member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Physiological Society, and the American College of Sports Medicine.