Deirdre Tobias

Research Fellow

Department of Nutrition

Department of Nutrition

655 Huntington Ave
Building 2, Room 318
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Education:

  • ScD: Harvard School of Public Health, Nutrition and Epidemiology (2011)
  • SM: Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology (2009)
  • BA: College of the Holy Cross (2005)

Recent Publications:

  • Tobias DK, Hu FB. Does Being Overweight Really Reduce Mortality? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Sep;21(9):1746-9.
  • Tobias DK, Chavarro JE, Williams MA, Buck Louis GM, Hu FB, Rich-Edwards J, Missmer SA, Zhang C. History of infertility and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective analysis of 40,773 pregnancies. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2013 Aug 15.
  • Bao W, Bowers K, Tobias DK, Hu FB, Zhang C. Prepregnancy dietary protein intake, major dietary protein sources, and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jul;36(7):2001-8.
  • Tobias DK, Hu FB, Chavarro J, Rosner B, Mozaffarian D, Zhang C. Healthful dietary patterns and type 2 diabetes risk among women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus. Archives of Internal Medicine 2012; 2012 Sep 17:1-7.
  • Tobias DK, Zhang C, Chavarro J, Bowers K, Rich-Edwards J, Rosner B, Mozaffarian D, Hu FB. Pre-pregnancy adherence to dietary patterns and decreased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012 Aug;96(2):289-95.
  • Tobias DK, Hu FB. Commentary: Obesity and mortality in China: The shape of things to come. International Journal of Epidemiology 2012; March, In Press.
  • Chen L, Hu FB, Yeung E, Tobias DK, Willett WC, Zhang C. Prepregnancy Consumption of Fruits and Fruit Juices and the Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A prospective cohort study. Diabetes Care 2012; March, In Press.
  • Bowers K, Tobias DK, Yeung E, Hu FB, Zhang C. A prospective study of pre-pregnancy dietary fat intake and risk for gestational diabetes. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011; In Press
  • Tobias DK, Hu FB, Forman JP, Chavarro J, Zhang C. Increased risk of hypertension after gestational diabetes: Findings from a large prospective cohort study. Diabetes Care 2011; 34(7): 1582-4.
  • Bowers K, Yeung E, Williams MA, Qi L, Tobias DK, Hu FB, Zhang C. A prospective study of pre-pregnancy dietary iron intake and risk for gestational diabetes. Diabetes Care 2011; 34(7): 1557-63.
  • Tobias DK, Zhang C, van Dam RM, Bowers K, Hu FB. Physical activity before and during pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis. Diabetes Care 2010; 34(1): 223-9.
  • Banel DK, Hu FB. The effects of walnut consumption on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors: A meta-analysis and systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009; 90(1): 56-63.
  • Buchwald H, Estok R, Fahrbach K, Banel DK, Jensen M, Pories W, Bantle J, Sledge I. Weight and Type 2 Diabetes after Bariatric Surgery: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Medicine 2009; 122(3): 248-56.
  • Cunneen SA, Phillips E, Fielding G, Banel DK, Estok R, Fahrbach K, Sledge I. Studies of Swedish adjustable gastric band and Lap-Band: systematic review and meta-analysis. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2008; 4(2): 174-85.
  • Buchwald H, Estok R, Fahrbach K, Banel DK, Sledge I. Trends in mortality in bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Surgery 2007; 142(4): 621-32.


Academic and Professional Honors:

  • 2009 – National Institutes of Health Summer Institute Program Award, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
  • 2009 – Donald and Sue Pritzker Scholarship Fund Obesity Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health
  • 2010 – Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health, American Heart Association, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 – Student Travel Scholarship Award, Society of Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  • 2011 – Student Travel Scholarship Award, Society of Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Montreal CA
  • 2011 – Best Plenary Presentation, Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada
  • 2011 – Best of AHA Specialty Conference, American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions, Orlando FL
  • 2012 – Annual Travel Award Winner, Harvard School of Public Health Post-Doc Society Association
  • 2012 – Student Travel Scholarship Award, Society of Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2013 – Best of AHA Specialty Conference, American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions, Dallas, TX