Selected Publications

Mattei J, Qi Q, Hu FB, Sacks FM, Qi L. TCF7L2 genetic variants modulate the effect of dietary fat intake on changes in body composition during a weight-loss intervention. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In press.

Mattei J, Malik V, Wedick NM, Campos H, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Hu FB. A Symposium and Workshop Report from the Global Nutrition and Epidemiologic Transition Initiative: Nutrition Transition and the Global Burden of Type 2 Diabetes. British Journal of Nutrition. In press.

Mattei J, Malik V, Hu FB, Campos H. Substituting homemade fruit juice for sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with lower odds of metabolic syndrome among Hispanic adults. Journal of Nutrition. 142(6):1081-7; 2012. [PubMed link]

Rhee J, Mattei J, Campos H. Association between commercial and traditional sugar-sweetened beverages and measures of adiposity in Costa Rica. Public Health Nutrition. 15(8):1347-54; 2012. [PubMed link]

Mattei J. Invited article on “Diabetes Mellitus” for the Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. Publisher: Springer, US. Part 5: 542-546, 2012. [Link]

Mattei J, Hu FB, Campos H. A higher ratio of beans to white rice is associated with lower cardio-metabolic risk factors in Costa Rican adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 94 (3), 869-876; 2011. [PubMed link]

Mattei J, Noel SE, Tucker KL. A meat, processed meat, and French fries dietary pattern is associated with high allostatic load in Puerto Rican older adults. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 111(10):1498-506. 2011. [PubMed link]

Mattei J, Demissie S, Tucker KL, Ordovas JM. The APOA1/C3/A4/A5 cluster and markers of allostatic load in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovasc Diseases. Electronic publication ahead of print, July 2010. [PubMed link]

Mattei J, Demissie S, Falcon L, Ordovas JM, Tucker KL. Allostatic load is associated with chronic conditions in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. Social Science & Medicine; 70(12): 1988-1996, 2010. [PubMed link]

Noel SE, Lai CQ, Mattei J, Parnell DL, Ordovas, JM, Tucker KL. Variants of the CD36 gene and metabolic syndrome in Boston Puerto Rican adults. Atherosclerosis; 211(1):210-5, 2010. [PubMed Link]

Tucker KL, Mattei J, Noel SE, Collado B, Mendez J, Nelson J, Griffith J, Ordovas JM, Falcon L. The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a longitudinal cohort study on health disparities in Puerto Rican adults: challenges and opportunities. BMC Public Health; 1(10):107, 2010. [Article link]

Shen J, Lai CQ, Mattei J, Ordovas JM, Tucker KL. The association of vitamin B6 status with inflammation, oxidative stress and chronic inflammatory conditions: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 91(2):337-42, 2010. [Article link]

Junyent M, Tucker KL, Smith CE, Lane JM, Mattei J, Lai CQ, Parnell LD, Ordovas JM. The effects of ABCG5/G8 polymorphisms on HDL-cholesterol depend on ABCA1 genetic variants in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases; 20(8):558-66, 2010 [PubMud Link]

Junyent M, Tucker KL, Shen J, Lee YC, Smith CE, Mattei J, Lai CQ, Parnell LD, Ordovas JM. A composite scoring of genotypes discriminates coronary heart disease risk beyond conventional risk factors in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases; 20(3):157-64, 2010. [PubMed Link]

Mattei J, Demissie S, Tucker KL, Ordovas JM. Apolipoprotein A5 polymorphisms interact with total dietary fat intake in association with markers of metabolic syndrome in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. Journal of Nutrition, 139: 2301-2308, 2009. [Article Link]

Mattei J, Parnell LD, Lai CQ, Garcia-Bailo B, Adiconis X, ShenJ, Arnett D, Demissie S, Tucker KL, Ordovas JM. Disparities in allele frequencies and population differentiation for 101 disease-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms between Puerto Rican and non-Hispanic whites. BMC Genetics 10: 45, 2009.[Article Link]

SmithCE, Tucker KL, Scott TM, Van Rompay M, Mattei J, Lai CQ, ParnellLD,Junyent M, LeeYC, Garcia-Bailo B, Ordovas, JM. Apolipoprotein C3 polymorphisms, cognitive function and diabetes in Caribbean Origin Hispanics. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5465, 2009. [Article Link]

Lai CQ, Tucker KL, Choudhry S, Parnell LD, Mattei J, Garcia-Bailo B, Beckman K, Gonzalez Burchard E, Ordovas JM. Population admixture associated with disease prevalence in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. Human Genetics, 125(2):199-209, 2009. [Article Link]

Junyent M, Tucker KL, Smith CE, Garcia-Rios A, Mattei J, Lai CQ, Parnell LD, Ordovas JM. The effects of ABCG5/G8 polymorphisms on plasma HDL cholesterol concentrations depend on smoking habit in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. Journal of Lipid Research, 50(3):565-73, 2009. [Pubmed Link]

SmithCE, Tucker KL, Yiannakouris N, Garcia-Bailo B, Mattei J, Lai CQ, Parnell LD, Ordovas JM. Perilipin polymorphism interacts with dietary carbohydrates to modulate anthropometric traits in Caribbean origin Hispanics. Journal of Nutrition, 138: 1852–1858, 2008. [Article Link]

Artinian N, Warnecke RB, Kelly KM, Weiner J, Lurie N, Flack JM, Mattei J, Eschbach K, Long JA, Furumoto-Dawson A, Hankin JR, DeGraffinreid C. Advancing the Science of Health Disparities Research. Ethnicity and Disease. 17(3): 427-433, 2007. [PubMed Link]