Selected Publications

A full list of publications available here.

Mattei J, Malik V, Wedick N, Hu FB, Spiegelman D, Willett W, Campos H, and the Global Nutrition Epidemiologic Transition Intiative. Reducing the global burden of type 2 diabetes by improving the quality of staple foods: The Global Nutrition and Epidemiologic Transition Initiative. Globalization and Health. 11:23, 2015. [PDF]

Sotos-Prieto M, Bhupathiarju SN, Falcon LM, Gao X, Tucker KL, Mattei J. A Healthy Lifestyle Score is associated with cardiometabolic and neuroendocrine risk factors among Puerto Rican adults. Journal of Nutrition. 145(7):1531-40, 2015. [Abstract]

Rhee JJ, Mattei J, Hughes MD, Hu FB, Willett WC. Dietary diabetes risk reduction score, race/ethnicity, and risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetes Care. 38(4):596-603, 2015. [Abstract]

Vadiveloo M, Parkeh N, Mattei J. Greater heathful food variety as measured by the US Healthy Food Diversity index is associated with lower odds of metabolic syndrome and its components in US adults. Journal of Nutrition. 145(3):564-571, 2015. [Abstract]

Gallo LC, Fortmann AL, Mattei J. Allostatic load and the assessment of cumulative biological risk in biobehavioral medicine: Challenges and opportunities. (Editorial). Psychosomatic Medicine. 76(7):478-80, 2014. [Abstract]

Monge-Rojas R, Mattei J, Fuster T, Willett W, Campos H. Influence of sensory and cultural perceptions of white rice, brown rice and beans by Costa Rican adults in their dietary choices. Appetite; 25 (81C):200-208, 2014. [Abstract]

Mattei J, Bhupathiraju S, Tucker K. Higher adherence to a diet score based on American Heart Association recommendations is associated with lower odds of allostatic load and metabolic syndrome in Puerto Rican adults. Journal of Nutrition; 143(11):1753-9, 2013. [Abstract]

Mattei J, Qi Q, Hu FB, Sacks F, 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; 96(5):1129-36, 2012. [PDF]

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):1081-1087, 2012. [PDF]

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. [PDF]

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 American Dietetic Association; 111 (10): 1498-1506, 2011. [Abstract]

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 & Med; 70(12): 1988-1996, 2010. [Abstract]

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. [PDF]

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. [PDF]

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. [PDF]