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Katherine Tucker

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Katherine Louise TuckerProfessor, Co Director

Research Interests

Diet and chronic disease risk; dietary assessment methodology; health disparities

Education

  • Other, (2011), Leadership Development Program, Camden Consulting Group - Boston, MA
  • Other, (2010), Department Chairs Workshop, Department Leadership Programs, American Council on Education - Arlington, VA
  • Other, (1990), The New England Epidemiology Institute, Summer Program -
  • Ph D: Nutritional Sciences/International Nutrition, (1986), Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
    Supporting Area: Development Sociology and Human Nutrition
  • BS: Nutritional Sciences/ Community Nutrition, (1978), University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

Awards and Honors

  • Am Soc Bone Min Res (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award - Bhupathiraju
  • Brookdale national fellowship - Castaneda C
  • Charles A. King Trust postdoctoral fellowship award - Huang T
  • NIA supplement for minority training AG10425-S - Rivera L
  • NIA training supplement: 3 P01 AG023394-04S1 - Mattei J
  • NIH loan repayment program - Newby PK
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA NIH F31 MH073329-01 - Merete C
  • ASN Vitamins & Minerals RIS graduate student poster award (2013) - Xiao R
  • Hazel K. Steibling Medallion Award (2012) - Florida State University
  • Am Soc Bone Min Res (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award (2011) - Bhupathiraju
  • ASN Emerging clinical leader award finalist (2010) - Landry L
  • ASN nutrition epidemiology RIS grad student award (2010) - Bhupathiraju S
  • Assoc Rheumatol Health Professionals (ARHP) grad student award (2010) - Bhupathiraju S
  • NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), travel award to practicum (2010) - Bhupathiraju S
  • Soc Epidemiol Res (SER) Student abstract award (2010) - Bhupathiraju S
  • Student National Med Assoc David E. Satcher research fellowship (2010) - Landry L
  • ASN Nutritional epidemiology RIS graduate student poster award (2009) - Mattei J
  • ASBMR Young Investigator Award (2008) - Sahni S
  • McDonald's scholarship for plant-based nutrition studies (2007) - Sahni S
  • HNRCA Rosenberg Award, best graduating PhD student paper (2006) - Gao X
  • ASN, Nutritional epidemiology graduate student poster award (2005) - Gao X
  • Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Service (2005) - Goosby L
  • Tufts Center for Children, Applied research small grant (2004) - Gao X
  • Kellogg award for international nutrition research (ASN) (2001) - Award Jury
  • ELR Stokstad award (ASN) (2000) - Award Jury
  • Kellogg award for international nutrition research (ASN) (2000) - Award Jury
  • Kellogg award for international nutrition research (ASN) (2000) - Kellogg
  • Agricultural honor society, Honors Scholar (1978) - University of Connecticut

Publications

  • Tucker, K.L., Mattei, J., Feldeisen, S., Collado, B.M., Mendez, J., Nelson, J., Griffith, J., Ordovas, J.M., Luis, M. () "Falc on, LM (2010) The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a longitudinal cohort study on health disparities in Puerto Rican adults: Challenges and opportunities," BMC Public Health 10: pp. 107-107
  • Zhang, Y., Cifuentes, M., Gao, X., Amaral, G., Tucker, K.L. (2017) "Age- and gender-specific associations between insomnia and falls in Boston Puerto Rican adults.," Quality of Life Research 26:1 pp. 25 - 34 doi:10.1007/s11136-016-1374-7
  • Mangano, K., Tucker, K.L. (2017) "Bone health and vegan diets. ," Academic Press
  • Wise, L.A., Wesselink, A.K., Mikkelsen, E.M., Cueto, H., Hahn, K.A., Rothman, K.J., Tucker, K.L., Sørensen, H.T., Hatch, E.E. (2017) "Dairy intake and fecundability in 2 preconception cohort studies.," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 105:1 pp. 100-110
  • Xiao, G., Tucker, K.L. (2017) "Dietary quality of the US child and adolescent population: trends from 1999 to 2012 and associations with the use of federal nutrition assistance programs.," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 105:1 pp. 194-202
  • Shlisky, J., Bloom, D.E., Beaudreault, A.R., Tucker, K.L., Keller, H.H., Freund-Levi, Y., Fielding, R.A., Cheng, F.W., Jensen, G.L., Wu, D., others, . (2017) "Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease," Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal 8:1 pp. 17–26
  • Sotos-Prieto, M., Bhupathiraju, S., Falcón, L., Gao, X., Tucker, K.L., Mattei, J. (2016) "Association between a healthy lifestyle score and inflammatory markers among Puerto Rican adults," Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 26:3 pp. 178–184
  • Bigornia, S.J., Lichtenstein, A.H., Harris, W.S., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Associations of erythrocyte fatty acid patterns with insulin resistance.," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 103:3 pp. 902-9
  • Smith, C.E., Coltell, O., Sorlí, J.V., Estruch, R., Martínez-González, M.Á., Salas-Salvadó, J., Fitó, M., Arós, F., Dashti, H.S., Lai, C.Q., Miró, L., Serra-Majem, L., Gómez-Gracia, E., Fiol, M., Ros, E., Aslibekyan, S., Hidalgo, B., Neuhouser, M.L., Di, C., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Associations of the MCM6-rs3754686 proxy for milk intake in Mediterranean and American populations with cardiovascular biomarkers, disease and mortality: Mendelian randomization.," Scientific Reports 14:6 pp. 33188
  • Foraker, R.E., Greiner, M., Sims, M., Tucker, K.L., Towfighi, A., Bidulescu, A., Shoben, A.B., Smith, S., Talegawkar, S., Blackshear, C., Wang, W., Hardy, N.C., O’Brien, E. (2016) "Clinical Investigation: Comparison of risk scores for the prediction of stroke in African Americans: Findings from the Jackson Heart Study.," American Heart Journal 177: pp. 25 - 32
  • Dashti, H.S., Aslibekyan, S., Scheer, Frank A. J. L., ., Smith, C.E., Lamon-Fava, S., Jacques, P., Chao-Qiang, L., Tucker, K.L., Arnett, D.K., Ordovás, J.M. (2016) "Clock Genes Explain a Large Proportion of Phenotypic Variance in Systolic Blood Pressure and This Control Is Not Modified by Environmental Temperature.," American Journal of Hypertension 29:1 pp. 132-140
  • Glik, D.C., Sharif, M.Z., Tucker, K.L., Prelip, M.L., Ammerman, A.S., Keyserling, T.C., Torres, S.E., Pitts, S.J. (2016) "Community-Engagement to Support Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Disparities Populations: Three Case Studies.," Journal of Health Disparities Research & Practice!!! 9:1 pp. 92 - 108
  • Foraker, R.E., Greiner, M., Sims, M., Tucker, K.L., Towfighi, A., Bidulescu, A., Shoben, A.B., Smith, S., Talegawkar, S., Blackshear, C., Wang, W., Hardy, N.C., O’Brien, E., O’Brien, E. (2016) "Comparison of risk scores for the prediction of stroke in African Americans: Findings from the Jackson Heart Study.," American Heart Journal 177: pp. 25 - 32
  • Feldeisen, S., Saklani, S., Maras, J.E., Bigornia, S.J., Rubin, K., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Consumption of Cheese and Nutrient Intake of the US Population," The FASEB Journal 30:1 Supplement pp. 905.10-905.10
  • Bigornia, S.J., Saklani, S., Maras, J., Rubin, K., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Consumption of Salad Dressing and Nutrient Intake of the US Population," The FASEB Journal 30:1 Supplement pp. 1154–18
  • Blondin, S.A., Mueller, M.P., Bakun, P.J., Choumenkovitch, S.F., Tucker, K.L., Economos, C.D. (2016) "Cross-Sectional Associations between Empirically-Derived Dietary Patterns and Indicators of Disease Risk among University Students.," Nutrients 8:1 pp. 1
  • Mattei, J., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Daviglus, M.L., Gallo, L.C., Gellman, M., Hu, F.B., Tucker, K.L., Willett, W.C., Siega-Riz, A.M., Van Horn, L., Kaplan, R.C. (2016) "Diet Quality and Its Association with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Vary by Hispanic and Latino Ethnic Background in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.," Journal of Nutrition 146:10 pp. 2035 - 2044
  • Millard, H.R., Musani, S.K., Dibaba, D.T., Talegawkar, S.A., Taylor, H.A., Tucker, K.L., Bidulescu, A. (2016) "Dietary choline and betaine; associations with subclinical markers of cardiovascular disease risk and incidence of CVD, coronary heart disease and stroke: the Jackson Heart Study," European Journal of Nutrition
  • Djoussé, L., Petrone, A.B., Hickson, D.A., Talegawkar, S.A., Dubbert, P.M., Taylor, H., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study.," Clinical Nutrition 35:3 pp. 679 - 684
  • Wong, J.C., Scott, T., Wilde, P., Yin-Ge, L., Tucker, K.L., Xiang, G., Li, Y., Gao, X. (2016) "Food Insecurity Is Associated with Subsequent Cognitive Decline in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study.," Journal of Nutrition 146:9 pp. 1740 - 1745
  • Noel, S., Arevalo, S., Smith, C.E., Lai, C., Dawson-Hughes, B., Ordovas, J.M., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Genetic admixture and body composition in Puerto Rican adults from the Boston Puerto Rican Osteoporosis Study," Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism pp. doi:10.1007/s00774-016-0775-6.
  • DeChristopher, L.R., Uribarri, J., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Intakes of apple juice, fruit drinks and soda are associated with prevalent asthma in US children aged 2-9 years.," Public Health Nutrition 19:1 pp. 123 - 130
  • Blanco-Rojo, R., Delgado-Lista, J., Yu-Chi, L., Chao-Qiang, L., Perez-Martinez, P., Rangel-Zuñiga, O., Smith, C.E., Hidalgo, B., Alcala-Diaz, J.F., Gomez-Delgado, F., Parnell, L.D., Arnett, D.K., Tucker, K.L., Lopez-Miranda, J., Ordovas, J.M. (2016) "Interaction of an S100A9 gene variant with saturated fat and carbohydrates to modulate insulin resistance in 3 populations of different ancestries.," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 104:2 pp. 508-17
  • Fisberg, M., Kovalskys, I., Gómez, G., Rigotti, A., Cortés, L.Y., Herrera-Cuenca, M., Yépez, M.C., Pareja, R.G., Guajardo, V., Zimberg, I.Z., Filho, A. D. P. Chiavegatto, ., Pratt, M., Koletzko, B., Tucker, K.L., Chiavegatto Filho, A D P, ., ELANS Study, G. (2016) "Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS): rationale and study design.," BMC Public Health 16: pp. 93 doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2765-y .
  • James, E., Conatser, P., Karabulut, M., Leveille, S.G., Hausdorff, J.M., Cote, S., Tucker, K.L., Barton, B., Bean, J.F., Al Snih, S., others, . (2016) "Mobility limitations and fear of falling in non-English speaking older Mexican-Americans," Ethnicity & Health pp. doi:10.1080/13557858.2016.1244660.
  • Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Nutrient intake, nutritional status, and cognitive function with aging.," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1367:1 pp. 38 - 49
  • Mattei, J., Mendez, J., Falcón, L., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Perceptions and Motivations to Prevent Heart Disease among Puerto Ricans.," American Journal of Health Behavior 40:3 pp. 322 - 331
  • Denova-Gutiérrez, E., Tucker, K.L., Salmerón, J., Flores, M., Barquera, S. (2016) "Relative validity of a food frequency questionnaire to identify dietary patterns in an adult Mexican population.," Salud Pública de México 58:6 pp. 608 - 616
  • Knudsen, V.K., Hatch, E.E., Cueto, H., Tucker, K.L., Wise, L., Christensen, T., Mikkelsen, E.M. (2016) "Relative validity of a semi-quantitative, web-based FFQ used in the ’Snart Forældre’ cohort - a Danish study of diet and fertility.," Public Health Nutrition 19:6 pp. 1027 - 1034
  • Bailey, R.L., Akabas, S.R., Paxson, E.E., Thuppal, S.V., Saklani, S., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "Research Article: Total Usual Intake of Shortfall Nutrients Varies With Poverty Among US Adults.," Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • James, E., Leveille, S.G., Hausdorff, J.M., Travison, T., Kennedy, D.N., Tucker, K.L., Al Snih, S., Markides, K.S., Bean, J.F. (2016) "Rhythmic Interlimb Coordination Impairments and the Risk for Developing Mobility Limitations," The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences pp. (epub Dec 2016) doi:10.1093/gerona/glw236
  • Bigornia, S.J., Harris, W.S., Falcón, L., Ordovás, J.M., Lai, C., Tucker, K.L. (2016) "The Omega-3 Index Is Inversely Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Individuals with Elevated Oxidative Stress Biomarkers.," The Journal Of Nutrition 146:4 pp. 758 - 766
  • Smith, C.E., Fullerton, S.M., Dookeran, K.A., Hampel, H., Tin, A., Maruthur, N.M., Schisler, J.C., Henderson, J.A., Tucker, K.L., Ordovás, J.M. (2016) "Using Genetic Technologies To Reduce, Rather Than Widen, Health Disparities.," Health Affairs 35:8 pp. 1367 - 1373
  • Blondin, S.A., Mueller, M.P., Bakun, P.J., Chooumenkovitch, S., Tucker, K.L., Economos, C.D. (2015) "Associations between empirically derived dietary patterns and anthropometric and biomarker outcomes among university students," Nutrients
  • Talegawkar, S.A., Tanaka, T., Maras, J.E., Ferrucci, L., Tucker, K.L. (2015) "Validation of Nutrient Intake Estimates Derived Using a Semi-Quantitative FFQ against 3 Day Diet Records in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging," The journal of nutrition, health & aging 19:10 pp. 994-1002
  • Sotos-Prieto, M., Bhupathiraju, S.N., Falcón, L., Gao, X., Tucker, K.L., Mattei, J. (2015) "A Healthy Lifestyle Score Is Associated with Cardiometabolic and Neuroendocrine Risk Factors among Puerto Rican Adults," The Journal of nutrition pp. jn206391
  • Sotos-Prieto, M., Bhupathiraju, S., Falcón, L., Gao, X., Tucker, K.L., Mattei, J. (2015) "Association between a Healthy Lifestyle Score and Inflammatory Markers among Puerto Rican adults," Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Arévalo, S.P., Tucker, K.L., Falcón, L. (2015) "Beyond Cultural Factors to Understand Immigrant Mental Health: Neighborhood Ethnic Density and the Moderating Role of Pre-migration and Post-migration Factors," Social Science & Medicine
  • Philip, D., Buch, A., Moorthy, D., Peter, I., Scott, T., Parnell, L.D., Lai, C.Q., Ordovas, J.M., Selhub, J., Rosenberg, I., Tucker, K.L., Troen, A.M. (2015) "Dihydrofolate reductase 19-bp deletion polymorphism modifies the association of folate status with memory in a cross-sectional multi-ethnic study of adults. ," Am J Clin Nutr
  • Mangano, K., Sahni, S., Kiel, D.P., Tucker, K.L., Dufour, A.B., Hannan, M.T. (2015) "Bone Mineral Density and Protein-Derived Food Clusters from the Framingham Offspring Study," Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics 115:10 pp. 1605-1613.e1
  • DeChristopher, L.R., Uribarri, J., Tucker, K.L. (2015) "Intake of high fructose corn syrup sweetened soft drinks is associated with prevalent chronic bronchitis in U.S. Adults, ages 20-55 y," Nutrition Journal 14:1 pp. 107-107
  • Palacios, C., Trak, M.A., Betancourt, J., Joshipura, K., Tucker, K.L. (2015) "Validation and reproducibility of a semi-quantitative FFQ as a measure of dietary intake in adults from Puerto Rico," Public health nutrition 18:14 pp. 2550-2558
  • Kovalskys, I., Fisberg, M., Gómez, G., Rigotti, A., Cortés, L.Y., Yépez, M.C., Pareja, R.G., Herrera-Cuenca, M., Zimberg, I.Z., Tucker, K.L., Koletzko, B., Pratt, M. (2015) "Standardization of the Food Composition Database Used in the Latin American Nutrition and Health Study (ELANS)," Nutrients 7:9 pp. 7914-7924
  • Rodríguez-Ramírez, S., de Cos González, ., Mendez, M.A., Tucker, K.L., Méndez-Ramírez, I., Hernández-Cordero, S., Popkin, B.M. (2015) "A Water and Education Provision Intervention Modifies the Diet in Overweight Mexican Women in a Randomized Controlled Trial," The Journal of nutrition 145:8 pp. 1892-1899
  • P., S.A., Tucker, K.L., M., L.F. (2015) "Beyond cultural factors to understand immigrant mental health: Neighborhood ethnic density and the moderating role of pre-migration and post-migration factors," Social science & medicine (1982) 138: pp. 91-100
  • Knudsen, V.K., Hatch, E.E., Cueto, H., Tucker, K.L., Wise, L., Christensen, T., Mikkelsen, E.M. (2015) "Relative validity of a semi-quantitative, web-based FFQ used in the ’Snart Forældre’ cohort - a Danish study of diet and fertility," Public health nutrition pp. 1-8
  • Sotos-Prieto, M., Bhupathiraju, S.N., M., L.F., Gao, X., Tucker, K.L., Mattei, J. (2015) "A Healthy Lifestyle Score Is Associated with Cardiometabolic and Neuroendocrine Risk Factors among Puerto Rican Adults," The Journal of nutrition 145:7 pp. 1531-1540
  • Niu, J., Sahni, S., Liao, S., Tucker, K.L., Dawson-Hughes, B., Gao, X. (2015) "Association between Sleep Duration, Insomnia Symptoms and Bone Mineral Density in Older Boston Puerto Rican Adults," Plos One 10:7 pp. e0132342-e0132342
  • Cooper, L.A., Ortega, A.N., Ammerman, A.S., Buchwald, D., Paskett, E.D., Powell, L.H., Thompson, B., Tucker, K.L., Warnecke, R.B., McCarthy, W.J., Viswanath, K.V., Henderson, J.A., Calhoun, E.A., Williams, D.R. (2015) "Calling for a bold new vision of health disparities intervention research," American Journal of Public Health 105 Suppl 3: pp. S374-S376
  • Tucker, K.L. (2015) "High Risk Nutrients in the Aging Population, Chapter 21,"
  • Rioux, C.L., Tucker, K.L., Brugge, D., Mwamburi, M. (2015) "Medication type modifies inflammatory response to traffic exposure in a population with type 2 diabetes," Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex: 1987) 202: pp. 58-65
  • Anderson, J.B., Tucker, K.L. (2015) "Nutritional Epidemiology: Nutritional Assessment and Analysis, Chapter 7,"
  • Chasan-Taber, L., Marcus, B.H., Rosal, M.C., Tucker, K.L., Hartman, S.J., Pekow, P., Edward Stanek 3rd, ., Braun, B., Solomon, C.G., Manson, J.E., Goff, S.L., Markenson, G. (2015) "Proyecto Mamá: a lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese Hispanic women: a randomised controlled trial–study protocol," BMC Pregnancy And Childbirth 15: pp. 157-157
  • Flores, A., Nelson, J., Tyson, D.M., Stephenson, R., Tucker, K.L. (2015) "Physical therapy utilization in cáncer survivors of Puerto Rican descent," J Oncol Navigation & Survivorship
  • Cornelis, M.C., Byrne, E.M., Esko, T., Nalls, M.A., Ganna, A., Paynter, N., Monda, K.L., Amin, N., Fischer, K., Renstrom, F., Ngwa, J.S., Huikari, V., Cavadino, A., Nolte, I.M., Teumer, A., Yu, K., Marques-Vidal, P., Rawal, R., Manichaikul, A., Wojczynski, M.K., Vink, J.M., Zhao, J.H., Burlutsky, G., Lahti, J., Mikkilä, V., Lemaitre, R.N., Eriksson, J., Musani, S.K., Tanaka, T., Geller, F., Luan, J., Hui, J., Mägi, R., Dimitriou, M., Garcia, M.E., Ho, W., Wright, M.J., Rose, L.M., Magnusson, P.K., Pedersen, N.L., Couper, D., Oostra, B.A., Hofman, A., Ikram, M.A., Tiemeier, H.W., Uitterlinden, A.G., van Rooij F.J.A., ., Barroso, I., Johansson, I., Xue, L., Kaakinen, M., Milani, L., Power, C., Snieder, H., Stolk, R.P., Baumeister, S.E., Biffar, R., Gu, F., Bastardot, F., Kutalik, Z., J., D.R., Forouhi, N.G., Mihailov, E., Lind, L., Lindgren, C., Michaëlsson, K., Morris, A., Jensen, M., Khaw, K., Luben, R.N., Wang, J., Männistö, S., Perälä, M., Kähönen, M., Lehtimäki, T., Viikari, J., Mozaffarian, D., Mukamal, K., Psaty, B.M., Döring, A., Heath, A.C., Montgomery, G.W., Dahmen, N., Carithers, T., Tucker, K.L., Ferrucci, L., Boyd, H.A., Melbye, M., Treur, J.L., Mellström, D., Hottenga, J.J., Prokopenko, I., Tönjes, A., Deloukas, P., Kanoni, S., Lorentzon, M., Houston, D.K., Liu, Y., Danesh, J., Rasheed, A., Mason, M.A., Zonderman, A.B., Franke, L., Kristal, B.S., Karjalainen, J., Reed, D.R., Westra, H., Evans, M.K., Saleheen, D., Harris, T.B., Dedoussis, G., Curhan, G., Stumvoll, M., Beilby, J., Pasquale, L.R., Feenstra, B., Bandinelli, S., Ordovas, J.M., Chan, A.T., Peters, U., Ohlsson, C., Gieger, C., Martin, N.G., Waldenberger, M., Siscovick, D.S., Raitakari, O., Eriksson, J.G., Mitchell, P., Hunter, D.J., Kraft, P., Rimm, E.B., Boomsma, D.I., Borecki, I.B., Loos, R.J., Wareham, N.J., Vollenweider, P., Caporaso, N., Grabe, H.J., Neuhouser, M.L., Wolffenbuttel, B.H., Hu, F.B., Hyppönen, E., Järvelin, M., Cupples, L.A., Franks, P.W., Ridker, P.M., van Duijn C.M., ., Heiss, G., Metspalu, A., North, K.E., Ingelsson, E., Nettleton, J.A., van Dam R.M., ., Chasman, D.I. (2015) "Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies six novel loci associated with habitual coffee consumption," Molecular psychiatry 20:5 pp. 647-656
  • P., M.J., Osypuk, T.L., Arevalo, S., Tucker, K.L., Falcón, L. (2015) "Neighborhood socioeconomic context and change in allostatic load among older Puerto Ricans: The Boston Puerto Rican health study," Health & place 33: pp. 1-8
  • Djoussé, L., Petrone, A.B., Blackshear, C., Griswold, M., Harman, J.L., Clark, C.R., Talegawkar, S., Hickson, D.A., Gaziano, J.M., Dubbert, P.M., Correa, A., Tucker, K.L., Taylor, H.A. (2015) "Prevalence and changes over time of ideal cardiovascular health metrics among African-Americans: the Jackson Heart Study," Preventive medicine 74: pp. 111-116
  • Djoussé, L., Petrone, A.B., Hickson, D.A., Talegawkar, S.A., Dubbert, P.M., Taylor, H., Tucker, K.L. (2015) "Egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study," Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Andrews-Chavez, J., Lee, C.S., Houser, R.F., Falcón, L., Tucker, K.L. (2015) "Factors associated with alcohol consumption patterns in a Puerto Rican urban cohort," Public health nutrition 18:3 pp. 464-473
  • Annweiler, C., Dursun, E., Féron, F., Gezen-Ak, D., Kalueff, A.V., Littlejohns, T., Llewellyn, D.J., Millet, P., Scott, T., Tucker, K.L., Yilmazer, S., Beauchet, O. (2015) "’Vitamin D and cognition in older adults’: updated international recommendations," Journal of internal medicine 277:1 pp. 45-57
  • Ma, Y., Tucker, K.L., Smith, C.E., Lee, Y.C., Huang, T., Richardson, K., Parnell, L.D., Lai, C.Q., Young, K.L., Justice, A.E., Shao, Y., North, K.E., J.M., O. (2014) "Lipoprotein lipase variants interact with polyunsaturated fatty acids for obesity traits in women: replication in two populations," Nutrition, Metabolism, And Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD 24:12 pp. 1323-1329
  • Arévalo, S.P., Tucker, K.L., Falcón, L. (2014) "Life events trajectories, allostatic load, and the moderating role of age at arrival from Puerto Rico to the US mainland," Social Science & Medicine 120: pp. 301–310
  • Tucker, K.L. (2014) "Vegetarian diets and bone status," The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 100: pp. 329S-335S
  • Sahni, S., Broe, K.E., Tucker, K.L., McLean, R.R., Kiel, D.P., Cupples, L.A., Hannan, M.T. (2014) "Association of total protein intake with bone mineral density and bone loss in men and women from the Framingham Offspring Study," Public health nutrition 17:11 pp. 2570-2576
  • P., S.A., Tucker, K.L., M., L.F. (2014) "Life events trajectories, allostatic load, and the moderating role of age at arrival from Puerto Rico to the US mainland," Social science & medicine (1982) 120: pp. 301-310
  • Bakulski, K.M., Park, S.K., Weisskopf, M.G., Tucker, K.L., Sparrow, D., Avron Spiro 3rd, ., Vokonas, P.S., Nie, L.H., Hu, H., Weuve, J. (2014) "Lead exposure, B vitamins, and plasma homocysteine in men 55 years of age and older: the VA normative aging study," Environmental health perspectives 122:10 pp. 1066-1074
  • Jamal-Allial, A., Griffith, J.L., Tucker, K.L. (2014) "The longitudinal association of vitamin D serum concentrations & adiposity phenotype," The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology 144 Pt A: pp. 185-188
  • Berkowitz, S.A., Gao, X., Tucker, K.L. (2014) "Food-insecure dietary patterns are associated with poor longitudinal glycemic control in diabetes: results from the Boston Puerto Rican Health study," Diabetes care 37:9 pp. 2587-2592
  • Zheng, J., Lai, C., Parnell, L.D., Lee, Y., Shen, J., Smith, C.E., Casas-Agustench, P., Richardson, K., Li, D., Noel, S.E., Tucker, K.L., Arnett, D.K., Borecki, I.B., M., J.O. (2014) "Genome-wide interaction of genotype by erythrocyte n-3 fatty acids contributes to phenotypic variance of diabetes-related traits," BMC Genomics 15: pp. 781-781
  • Sahni, S., Mangano, K., Tucker, K.L., Kiel, D.P., Casey, V.A., Hannan, M.T. (2014) "Protective association of milk intake on the risk of hip fracture: results from the Framingham Original Cohort," Journal Of Bone And Mineral Research: The Official Journal Of The American Society For Bone And Mineral Research 29:8 pp. 1756-1762
  • Beydoun, M.A., Gamaldo, A.A., Beydoun, H.A., Tanaka, T., Tucker, K.L., Talegawkar, S.A., Ferrucci, L., Zonderman, A.B. (2014) "Caffeine and alcohol intakes and overall nutrient adequacy are associated with longitudinal cognitive performance among U.S. adults," The Journal of nutrition 144:6 pp. 890-901
  • Beydoun, M., Gamaldo, A., Beydoun, H., Tanaka, T., Tucker, K.L., Talegawkar, S., Ferrucci, L., Zonderman, A. (2014) "Caffeine, alcohol and overall nutrient adequacy are associated with longitudinal cognitive performance among US adults," Journal of Nutrition 144: pp. 890-901
  • Chasan-Taber, L., Marcus, B., Rosal, M., Tucker, K.L., Hartman, S., Pekow, P., Braun, B., Moore Simas, T., Solomon, C., Manson, J., Markenson, G. (2014) "Estudio Parto: Postpartum Diabetes Prevention Program for Hispanic Women with Abnormal Glucose Tolerance in Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial - Study Protocol," BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 14:100
  • Choi, Y., Miller, J., Tucker, K.L., Hu, H., Park, S. (2014) "Antioxidant Vitamins and Magnesium and the Risk of Hearing Loss in the U.S. General Population," The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 99: pp. 148-155
  • Calvo, M., Moshveigh, A., Tucker, K.L. (2014) "Assessing the Health Impact of Phosphorus in the Food Supply: Issues and Considerations," Advanced Nutrition 5: pp. 104-113
  • Zheng, J., Parnell, L., Smith, C., Lee, Y., Jamal-Allial, A., Ma, Y., Li, D., Tucker, K.L., Ordovas, J., Lai, C. (2014) "Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D, IRS1 variant rs2943641 and insulin resistance: replication of a gene-diet interaction in four populations of different ancestries," Clinical Chemistry 60: pp. 186-196
  • Todorova, I., Tucker, K.L., Pescador Jimenez, M., Lincoln, A., Arevelo, S., Falcon, L. (2013) "Determinants of self-rated health and the role of acculturation: implications for health inequalities," Ethnicity & Health 18: pp. 563-585
  • Franck, J., Kansy, M., Noel, S., Tucker, K.L. (2013) "A whole foods diet with omega-3 and vitamin D supplementation is associated with improved health outcomes in children with ASD," The FASEB Journal 27:1 Supplement pp. lb404–lb404
  • Xiao, R., Reeves, K.W., Bertone-Johnson, E., Feldeisen, S., Tucker, K.L. (2013) "Acid-lowering Agent Use and Vitamin B12 Status Among Puerto Rican Adults," The FASEB Journal 27:1 Supplement pp. 847.22-847.22
  • Smith, C.E., Tucker, K.L., Arnett, D.K., Noel, S.E., Corella, D., Borecki, I.B., Feitosa, M.E., Aslibekyan, S., Parnell, L.D., Lai, C., Lee, Y., Ordovas, J.M. (2013) "Apolipoprotein A2 polymorphism interacts with intakes of dairy foods to influence body weight in 2 U.S. populations.," The Journal of Nutrition 12 pp. 1865
  • Smith, C.E., Tucker, K.L., Arnett, D.K., Feldeisen, S., Corella, D., Borecki, I.B., Feitosa, M.F., Aslibekyan, S., Parnell, L.D., Lai, C. (2013) "Apolipoprotein A2 polymorphism interacts with intakes of dairy foods to influence body weight in 2 US populations," The Journal of nutrition 143:12 pp. 1865-1871
  • Noel, S., Manjourides, J., Scott, T.M., Spiro, III, A., Tucker, K.L. (2013) "Coffee intake and cognitive functioning in men," The FASEB Journal 27:1_MeetingAbstracts pp. 840–15
  • Todorova, I.L., Tucker, K.L., Jimenez, M.P., Lincoln, A.K., Arevalo, S., Falcón, L. (2013) "Determinants of self-rated health and the role of acculturation: implications for health inequalities," Ethnicity & health 18:6 pp. 563–585
  • Bhupathiraju, S., Lichtenstein, A., Dawson-Hughes, B., Hannan, M., Tucker, K.L. (2013) "Adherence to the 2006 American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations for cardiovascular disease risk reduction is associated with bone health in older Puerto Ricans," The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 98: pp. 1309-1316
  • Mattei, J., Bhupathiraju, S., Tucker, K.L. (2013) "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: pp. 1753-1759
  • Nicklas, T., Jahns, L., Bogle, M., Chester, D., Giovanni, M., Klurfeld, D., Laugero, K., Liu, Y., Lopez, S., Tucker, K.L. (2013) "Barriers and facilitators for consumer adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The HEALTH Study," Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 113: pp. 1309-1316
  • Zheng, J., Arnett, D., Parnell, L., Smith, C., Li, D., Borecki, I., Tucker, K.L., Ordovas, J., Lai, C. (2013) "Modulation by dietary fat and carbohydrate of IRS1 association with type 2 diabetes traits in two populations of different ancestries," Diabetes Care 36: pp. 2621-2627
  • Webb, D., Leahy, M., Milner, J., Allison, D., Dodd, K., Gaine, P., Matthews, R., Schneeman, B., Tucker, K.L., Young, S. (2013) "Strategies to optimize the impact of nutritional surveys and epidemiological studies," Advanced Nutrition 4: pp. 545-547
  • Tucker, K.L., Smith, C., Lai, C., Ordovas, J. (2013) "Quantifying diet for nutrigenomic studies," Annual Review of Nutrition 33: pp. 349-371
  • Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Price, L.L., Falcón, L., Tucker, K.L. (2012) "Incidence of Physical Impairment and Disability in Puerto Rican Adults: The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study," The FASEB Journal 26:1_MeetingAbstracts pp. 367–4
  • Mattei, J., Feldeisen, S., Tucker, K.L. (2011) "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 pp. 1498-1506
  • Sempértegui, F., Estrella, B., Tucker, K.L., Hamer, D.H., Narvaez, X., Sempértegui, M., Griffiths, J.K., Feldeisen, S., Dallal, G.E., Selhub, J. (2011) "Metabolic syndrome in the elderly living in marginal peri-urban communities in Quito, Ecuador," Public health nutrition 14:05 pp. 758-767
  • Mattei, J., Noel, S.E., Tucker, K.L. (2011) "Research: 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: pp. 1498 - 1506
  • Feldeisen, S., Newby, P., Ordovas, J.M., Tucker, K.L. (2010) "Adherence to an (n-3) fatty acid/fish intake pattern is inversely associated with metabolic syndrome among Puerto Rican adults in the Greater Boston area," The Journal of nutrition 140:10 pp. 1846-1854
  • Feldeisen, S., Newby, P., Ordovas, J., Tucker, K.L. (2010) "Empirically derived dietary fatty acid patterns and metabolic syndrome risk factors: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study," Journal of Nutrition 140:10 pp. 1846-1854
  • Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Price, L.L., Noel, S.E., Midle, J.B., Falcón, L., Tucker, K.L. (2010) "Physical function and health status in aging Puerto Rican adults: The Boston Puerto Rican health study.," Journal of Aging and Health 22:5 pp. 653 - 672
  • Feldeisen, S., Lai, C., Mattei, J., Parnell, L.D., Ordovas, J.M., Tucker, K.L. (2010) "Variants of the CD36 gene and metabolic syndrome in Boston Puerto Rican adults," Atherosclerosis 211:1 pp. 210-215
  • Feldeisen, S., Newby, P., Ordovas, J.M., Tucker, K.L. (2009) "A traditional rice and beans pattern is associated with metabolic syndrome in Puerto Rican older adults," The Journal of nutrition 139:7 pp. 1360-1367
  • Feldeisen, S., Newby, P., Ordovas, J.M., Tucker, K.L. (2009) "CHAPTER TWO: DIETARY PATTERNS AND METABOLIC SYNDROME IN OLDER PUERTO RICAN ADULTS," Dietary Patterns, Genetic Predisposition and Metabolic Syndrome in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study pp. 45

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Randomized Trial of a Postpartum Diabetes Prevention Program for Hispanic Women (2013), Contract - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • Multilevel determinant of cardiovascular disease risk in African Americans (2013), Grant -
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • The Boston Puerto Rico Health Study - CVD Risk Factors (2013), Grant -
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • The Boston Puerto Rico Health Study - CVD Risk Factors (2013), Grant -
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • The Boston Puerto Rico Health Study - CVD Risk Factors (2013), Grant -
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • The Boston Puerto Rico Health Study - CVD Risk Factors (2013), Grant -
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • The Boston Puerto Rico Health Study - CVD Risk Factors (2013), Grant -
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • The Boston Puerto Rico Health Study - CVD Risk Factors (2013), Grant -
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • The Boston Puerto Rico Health Study - CVD Risk Factors (2013), Grant -
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • EV: Jackson Heart Study (2013), Contract - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)
  • Randomized Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight and Obese Pregnant Hispanic Women (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Tucker, K.L. (Principal)