Monday Nutrition Seminars


Upcoming Monday Nutrition Seminars

Kresge 502, 12:30-1:20

Complete 2015- 2016 Schedule Coming Soon!

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  • More speakers will be added to this list. Stay tuned!

November 30/ December 7/ December 14, 2015 HSPH Nutrition Student presentations

Special Nutrition Seminar on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 –  A special student-sponsored debate between Dr. Anuraj Shankar and  Dr. Richard Cash. – Nutritional stunting: important indicator or misleading metric?

November 23- Dr. Tahmeed Ahmed – Management of severe acute malnutrition: from basics to delivery

November 16- Dr. Miguel Ángel Martínez González – Mediterranean diet in the prevention of chronic disease: New evidences from the PREDIMED trial and current status of the PREDIMED-PLUS trial

November 9- Dr. Steven Gortmaker – Cost effective interventions to reduce childhood obesity: some save more than they cost to implement

October 26, 2015- Dr. Shilpa Bhupathiraju – Does Being Overweight Confer a Survival Advantage? Evidence from the Global BMI-mortality Consortium

October 19, 2015- Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda –  Making Agriculture Deliver Nutrition Outcomes

October 5, 2015- Dr. Deidre (Deedee) Tobias – Low-fat diets for long-term weight loss. What do decades of randomized trials conclude?

September 28, 2015- Dr. Chris Sudfeld– The potential role of Vitamin D in Health of HIV-infected Adults and Children

September 21, 2015 – Dr. Philippe Grandjean– Nutrients and Contaminants: The impact of imprecision and reverse confounding

September 14, 2015- Dr. Changzheng Yuan– Nutrient Validation in Women’s Lifestyle Validation Study

December 1-15, 2014-HSPH Nutrition Student presentations

November 24, 2014-Guy Crosby– A glimpse into food processing

November 17, 2014- Mu Chen– Dairy products and cardiometabolic disease

November 10, 2014-Veronika Fedirko

 November 3 2014-Martin Bloem– The role of the world food programme in combating under-nutrition and HIV/AIDS

October 27 2014-Xiaobin Wang- Early life origins of chronic disease

October 20, 2014-Barton Seigal- Sustaining oceans, sustaining people

October 6, 2014-Jennifer Friedman

September 29, 2014-Donna Spruijt-Metz, MFA, Ph.D-Health Technologies for real-time intervention and behavior change

September 22, 2014-Juliana Cohen-A comparison of choice architecture and chef-enhanced meals on the selection and consumption of healthier school foods

September 15, 2014-Stephanie Smith-Warner, PhD

September 8, 2014-Yarlini Balarajan

March 10, 2014-Jessica Smith, PhD-Changes in protein foods, carbohydrate quantity and quality, and long-term weight gain in US men and women

March 17, 2014- Spring Break

March 24. 2014- Perenlei Enkhbaatar MD., PhD-Vitamin E in burn trauma

March 3, 2014- Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD, MS- Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE): Insights into Vitamin D, Fish and Cancer Immunity

February 24, 2014- Dr. Erin van Blarigan-Diet and Exercise after Diagnosis and Prostate Cancer Survival

November 25, 2013- Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

November 18, 2013- Dr. William Hsu– Differential response to diet-a physiologic perspective in Asian Americans

November 4, 2013-Dr. Jullie Mennella-Ontogeny of Flavor Preference and Implications for Health

October 28, 2013- Dr.s Frank Sacks and Majken Jesnsen- HDL speciation in lifestyle, metabolism, and chronic disease risk

October 21, 2013- Dr. Jose Merino-Medical journals, editorial policies and data sharing.

October 7, 2013-Dr. Stephen Freedland-Obesity and Prostate: From Bedside to Bench and Back.

September 30, 2013- Amy Lampard-Healthy and unhealthy weight control behaviors among adolescents

September 23, 2013- Iris Shai-Long-term metabolic syndrome effect of moderate alcohol in type 2 diabetes; The 2-year Cardiovascular Diabetes (CASCADE) randomized controlled intervention

September 16, 2013-Dong Wang-Trends in Dietary Quality among Adults in the United States: Finding from NHANES 1999-2010

September 9, 2013-John Hoffman-A Healthy America: Leveraging the Media to Create a Culture of Health

May 13, 2013-Annual Stare-Hegsted Seminar– Dr. Michael Pollak-

 Macronutrient intake, hormones, and neoplasia

May 13, 2013- Dr. Guy Crosby-“Pairing Cooking Science with Nutrition”

April 29, 2013-Dr. Simonetta Friso- “DNA methylation: an epigenetic link between one-carbon metabolism and cancer”

May 6, 2013-Dr. Regina Ziegler-“Weight, weight change, height, endogenous hormones, and risk of breast cancer”

April 22, 2013- Dr. Jennifer Fisher-“Obesgenic environments and appetite in children: is self-regulation enough?”

April 15, 2013- Dr. Kaylon Tran– “Influence of Nutrition on Spontaneous Preterm Birth in a Mouse Model”

April 8, 2013-Dr. Eric Ding, Co-Presenter- Dr. Daniel Zoughbie”Leveraging Social Networks and Social Media in Propagating Lifestyle Behavioral Interventions for Weight Loss and Health Outcomes”

April 1, 2013- Dr. Lu Qi- “Gene-Environment Interactions and Obesity”

March 25, 2013- Dr. Daniel Lieberman- “Human Evolution and Human Health”

March 25, 2013- SPECIAL SEMINAR 4:00-Dr. Jennifer Pomeranz–  “Food marketing to children: how the law hinders the best nutrition policy”

March 11, 2013- Dr. Christina Roberto – “Preventing Obesity & Improving Diet Through Public Policy”

March 4, 2013-Dr. Jill Reedy-“A Framework for Dietary Patterns Research”

February 25, 2013- Dr. Stan Hazen– “Microbes and Heart Disease”

February 11, 2013- Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian- “The Global Burden of Obesity-Related Mortality due to Sugar Sweetened Beverages”

February 4, 2013- Dr. Jason Block. “The History of Food and Weight Gain in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort”

January 28, 2013- Dr. Walter Willett– “Dairy Foods: Is three servings a day essential for health?”

October 15, 2012- Dr. Bradley Rickard- How have agricultural policies influenced caloric consumption in the United States.

October 22, 2012-Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen- Linkages between biology, behavior, and environment in the development of obesity.

October 1, 2012- Dr. Steven Grinspoon- Use of a Hypothalamic Peptide, GHRH, to Selectively Reduce Visceral Fat.

September 24, 2012-Dr. William Mair-Molecular Framework Linking Nutrient Sensing to Logngevity.

September 17, 2012Dr. K. Viswanath- The Communications Revolution and Health Inequalities: Implications for Nutrition-

September 10, 2012 – Dr. Eliot Berson -Retinitis Pigmentosa: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment with Nutritional Interventions

April 23rd, 2012 – Dr. Hannia Campos –   Independent but coordinated field trials to improve the quality of staple foods in low and middle income countries : An update from the Global Nutritional and Epidemiological (GNET) Initiative

April 16th, 2012 – Dr. Shuji Ogino – Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Adds New Dimension to Nutrition Analysis  No link at this time

April 9th, 2012 – Dr. Ross Hammond – Agent-based Computational Modeling, Public Health, and Obesity  Permission not granted.

April 2nd, 2012 – Dr. Vasanti Malik, Sc.D– Adolescent diet and risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood

Mar. 26th, 2012 – Dr. Kendrin Sonneville ScD, RD, LDN – Eating disorders and obesity in teens: The role of body dissatisfaction

Mar. 19, 2012 – Dr. Pierre Chandon – How Food Marketing Distorts Portion Size Perceptions and Preferences

Mar. 5th, 2012 – Dr. Christopher Duggan – Vitamin B12 and maternal and child health in India

Feb. 27th, 2012 – Dr. Johanna Lampe – Dietary Modulation of Cancer – Risk Biomarkers in Controlled Feeding Studies: Effects of Genetics

Feb. 13th, 2012 – Dr. Simone French – Linking Parents, Families and Communities to Prevent Obesity Among Children:  The NetWorks Study

Feb. 6th, 2012 – Dr. Manabu Nakamura– An essential role of omega-3 dososahexaenoic acid (DHA) in sperm development

Jan. 30th, 2012 – Dr. Katherine Tucker – Nutrition and health in Boston area Puerto Rican adults           (no link available)

Jan. 23rd, 2012 – Dr. Charles N. Serhan– Novel Specialized Pro-Resolvin Mediators and Mechanisms in acute Inflammation

Dec. 12th, 2011 – Student presentations:

1.  Rachel Blaine – Family Child Care Homes: An Untapped Setting for Obesity Prevention

2. An Pan – Eight glasses of water a day! Truth or Myth?

Dec. 5th, 2011 – Student presentations:

1.  Audrey Gaskins –  Folate and male fertility

2.  Mu Chen – Declining physical activity level and health in China

3.  Sally Akarolo-Anthony – Cranberries and recurrent urinary tract infection

Nov. 28th, 2011 – Student presentations:

1.  Rachel Adler – Increasing active transport to school

2.  Amanda Sands – Sleep duration and overweight and obesity in adolescents

3.  Hyun Joon Shin – Instant noodles and cardiometabolic risk

Nov. 21st, 2011 – Frank Sacks, MD–  Amount and type of carbohydrate influencing risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes: the OmniCarb trial         Permission not granted

Nov. 14, 2011 – Hugo De Groote, PhD – Biofortification to improve nutrition in African rural populations – an economist’s perspective.

Nov. 7, 2011 – Kassandra Munger, ScD – Serum 25(OH)D and risk of type 1 diabetes in the US military   Permission not granted

Oct. 31, 2011 – Aedin Cassidy, PhD –  Flavonoids and Health

Oct. 24, 2011 – Kathryn Montgomery, Ph.D –  Food Marketing to Young People in the Digital Age: Health Concerns & Intervention Strategies

Oct. 17, 2011 – Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD, MPH – Energy Balance and Colorectal Cancer Survivorship

Annual Stare-Hegsted Lecture on Oct. 6th, 2011- David Barker CBE, PhD, FRCP, FRS – The maternal origins of health for a lifetime.

Oct. 3, 2011 – Dr. Sjurdur Olsen Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D. –  Impact of marine n-3 fatty acids consumed in pregnancy on mother and child health; with particular focus on prevention of preterm birth

Sept. 26, 2011 – William A. Masters, PhD – Improving child nutrition in Africa: Insights from economics

Sept. 19, 2011 – Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, PhD – Functional metagenomics of the human microbiome and gut microbiota

Sept. 12, 2011 – Dr. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH–  Nutritional Epidemiology:  Highlights from the third edition (volume is low)

May 9, 2011 – Dr. Pedro Sanchez, PhD – The African Millennium Villages

May 2, 2011 – Dr. Stephanie Smith-Warner, PhD – Diet and Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer: Recent Findings from the Pooling Project

April 25, 2011 – Dr. Robert Lustig, MD– Dietary factors, NAFLD, and metabolic syndrome

April 18, 2011 – Dr. Regine Steegers-Theunissen, MD, PhD – The impact of periconception nutrition and epigenetics on reproductive outcome.

April 11, 2011 –  Dr. Sara Benjamin-Neelon, PhD, MPH, RD – Policy-based obesity prevention in young children

No link available

April 4, 2011 – Dr. Jodie Dodd, MD -The impact of overweight and obesity during pregnancy and childbirth

March 28, 2011 –   Dr. Luc Tappy, MD – Regulation of hepatic lipid metabolism by nutrients; the role of fructose

March 21, 2011 – Dr. Bryn Austin, Sc.D – Linking Eating Disorders and Overweight Prevention: The View From Planet Health, Public Health, and Beyond

March 7, 2011 – Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, CM, MD, PhD, FRCPC – The use of science, innovation and partnerships to begin to control micronutrient deficiencies in 750 million children globally

February 28, 2011 – Dr. Jane Kerstetter, PhD, RD -Dietary Protein & Bone Health: Current Perspectives

No link yet

February 14, 2011 – Dr. Iris Shai, PhD – Dietary interventions to reverse atherosclerosis; beyond weight loss?

February 7, 2011Dr. Ellen Wartella, PhD – Food marketing and the child obesity epidemic      (permission not granted)

January 31, 2011 – Dr. Jennifer Nettleton, PhD – Interaction between whole grain foods and genetic variants on markers of diabetes risk: a meta-analysis of data from 14 CHARGE Consortium cohort studies

No link at this time.

January 24, 2011 – Dr. Xiang Gao, MD, PhD – Risk factors and preclinical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

January 10, 2011 – Dr. Hannia Campos, PhD Plant omega-3 fatty acids: Could they play a role in cardiovascular disease prevention?

January 3, 2011 – Dr. Lu Qi, PhD Genes, environment, and obesity risk

December 13, 2010 – Student presentations:

1. Lani Rapp – Dairy and prostate cancer: role of calcium and phosphorus

2. Jinnie Rhee – Salted food intake and gastric cancer in Japan

December 6, 2010 – Student presentations:

1. Batool Haider – Hidden hunger: Is biofortification the solution?

2. Claire Bosire – Pancreatic cancer: Another reason to cut the meat?

November 29, 2010 – Matthias Schulze, Dr.PH – Prediction of type 2 diabetes: Lifestyle, diet and beyond

November 22, 2010 – Student presentations:

1. Hala Alessa  –  Diet and health in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

2. Ran Zhang – Childhood obesity in China: the burden of economic development

November 15, 2010 Sang Woon Choi, PhD, MD – Nutritional Epigenetics of Aging and Cancer

November 8, 2010 – Lawrence de Koning, PhD – Carbohydrate quantity and quality, and risk of cardiometabolic disease                                                                       

November 1, 2010 – Walter Willett, MD DrPH & Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH – Relation of red meat consumption to coronary heart disease and diabetes:  New results from a meta-analysis and from the Nurses’ Health Study

October 25, 2010 – Frank Sacks, MD – Diet to reverse the increase in blood pressure with age

October 18, 2010 – Chih-Hao Lee, PhD – Immune signaling and metabolic diseases

October 4, 2010 – Dallas English, PhD – Risk Factors for Molecular Subtypes of Colorectal Cancer

September 27, 2010 – Rosa Lamuela-Raventos, PhD – Polyphenol consumption reduce prevalence of hypertension on high cardiovascular risk population (PREDIMED)

September 20, 2010 – June Chan, PhD – Lifestyle, genetics, and prostate cancer progression

September 13, 2010 – Elsie Taveras MD, MPH – Translating observational research into interventions to  prevent childhood obesity

April 26, 2010- William S. Harris PhD – Seminar title: Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: Outcomes and Mechanisms

April 19, 2010– June Stevens Ph.D – Seminar title: Definition and Consequences of Weight Maintenance

April 5, 2010– Anuraj Shankar D.Sc – Seminar title: Maternal Nutrition, Homeostasis, and Health

March 29, 2010-Janice King RD,LDN,SNS,CDE – Seminar title: School Nutrition Programs-Building the Case for Nutrient Dense Foods and Reflecting on Nutrient Synergy and Bio-individuality to Enhance Childhood Nutrition and Health.

March 22, 2010– Sebastien Czernichow M.D, Ph.D -Seminar title: Obesity trends in France, other European countries and current strategies for prevention.

March 1, 2010– Saurabh Mehta S.D -Seminar title: Vitamin D, Perinatal Health, and Infectious Disease

February 22, 2010– Gokhan Hotamisligil M.D, Ph.D -Seminar title: Treasure Hunting in the Fat

February 8, 2010– Aaron Cypess M.D, Ph.D, MMSc -Seminar title: Brown A dispose tissue: Location, Significance, Nutrition Impact

February 1, 2010– Eric Ding Sc.D -Seminar title: NHANES Analysis of Nutrition and Biomarkers