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Sabrina Noel
Sabrina Noel, Ph.D., R.D.Assistant Professor, Member of the Center for Population Health
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences
  • Phone
    (978) 934-6459
  • Office
    O'Leary Library - 540D
  • Email

Research Interests

Relation between diet and chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis; Community-based dietary behavior change interventions; Health disparities; Impact of gut microbiome on bone health.

Education

  • Other, (2011), Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, BMC - Boston, MA
  • Ph D: Doctoral Program in Nutritional Epidemiology, (2009), Tufts University - Boston, MA
  • MS: Health Promotion Sciences, (2004), University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
  • BS: Coordinated Program in Dietetics, (2002), University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

Biography

Sabrina Noel, Ph.D, R.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences and a member of the Center for Population Health at UMass Lowell. Her research focuses on studying the role of diet on chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis and on health disparities in disadvantaged populations. She also works with surrounding communities to develop innovative dietary behavior change interventions.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Research Award for the School of Allied Health (2004) - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
  • School of Allied Health Leadership award (2004) - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
  • Recipient of the Allied Health Merit award (2003) - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
  • School of Allied Health Leadership award (2003) - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
  • Dean's List (2002) - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
  • Dean's List (2001) - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
  • Recipient of the Ann Lurate-Lupo Scholarship (2001) - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
  • Dean's List (2000) - UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

Selected Publications

  • Noel, S., Northstone, K., Emmett, P., Ness, A., Newby, P. () "Change in Children’s Milk Intake From Ages 10 to 13 Years Is Associated With a Smaller Change in Percent Body Fat But the Association Is Attenuated When Dietary Reporting Errors Are Considered," NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 75 VARICK ST, 9TH FLR, NEW YORK, NY 10013-1917 USA 18: pp. S184-S184
  • Tucker, K.L., Mattei, J., Noel, 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
  • Noel, S., Ness, A.R., Northstone, K., Emmett, P.M., Newby, P. () "Flavored Milk Consumption and Changes in Body Fat and Weight in Children: A Prospective Study," NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 75 VARICK ST, 9TH FLR, NEW YORK, NY 10013-1917 USA 19: pp. S212-S212
  • Noel, S., Mangano, K., Griffith, J.L., Wright, N.C., Dawson-Hughes, B., Tucker, K.L. (2017) "Prevalence of osteoporosis and low bone mass among Puerto Rican older adults.," Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Mattei, J., Sotos-Prieto, M., Bigornia, S.J., Noel, S., Tucker, K.L. (2017) "The Mediterranean Diet Score Is More Strongly Associated with Favorable Cardiometabolic Risk Factors over 2 Years Than Other Diet Quality Indexes in Puerto Rican Adults.," The Journal of nutrition 147:4 pp. 661-669
  • Hohl, S.D., Thompson, B., Krok-Schoen, J.L., Weier, R.C., Martin, M., Bone, L., McCarthy, W.J., Noel, S., Garcia, B., Calderón, N.E. (2016) "Characterizing Community Health Workers on Research Teams: Results From the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities," American journal of public health 106:4 pp. 664-670
  • Hohl, S.D., Thompson, B., Krok-Schoen, J.L., Weier, R.C., Martin, M., Bone, L., McCarthy, W.J., Noel, S.E., Garcia, B., Calderón, N.E., Paskett, E.D. (2016) "Characterizing Community Health Workers on Research Teams: Results From the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities.," American Journal of Public Health 106:4 pp. 664 - 670
  • Noel, 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
  • 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.
  • Bigornia, S.J., LaValley, M.P., Noel, S., Moore, L.L., Ness, A.R., Newby, P. (2015) "Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and central and total adiposity in older children: a prospective study accounting for dietary reporting errors," Public health nutrition 18:07 pp. 1155-1163
  • Zheng, J., Lai, C., Parnell, L.D., Lee, Y., Shen, J., Smith, C.E., Casas-Agustench, P., Richardson, K., Li, D., Noel, S. (2014) "Genome-wide interaction of genotype by erythrocyte n-3 fatty acids contributes to phenotypic variance of diabetes-related traits," BMC genomics 15:1 pp. 1
  • 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., Noel, 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., Noel, 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., Ness, A., Northstone, K., Emmett, P., Newby, P. (2013) "Associations between flavored milk consumption and changes in weight and body composition over time: differences among normal and overweight children," European journal of clinical nutrition 67:3 pp. 295–300
  • 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
  • Newby, P., Noel, S., Grant, R., Judd, S., Shikany, J.M., Ard, J. (2012) "Race and region have independent and synergistic effects on dietary intakes in black and white women," Nutrition journal 11:1 pp. 1
  • Mattei, J., Noel, 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
  • Noel, S., Ness, A.R., Northstone, K., Emmett, P., Newby, P. (2011) "Cross-sectional and prospective associations between milk and adiposity in children," The FASEB Journal 25:1 Supplement pp. 781.19-781.19
  • Carroll, B.C., Raj, A., Noel, S., Bauchner, H. (2011) "Dating violence among adolescents presenting to a pediatric emergency department," Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine!!! 165:12 pp. 1101-1106
  • Sempértegui, F., Estrella, B., Tucker, K.L., Hamer, D.H., Narvaez, X., Sempértegui, M., Griffiths, J.K., Noel, 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
  • Noel, S., Ness, A.R., Northstone, K., Emmett, P., Newby, P. (2011) "Milk intakes are not associated with percent body fat in children from ages 10 to 13 years," The Journal of nutrition 141:11 pp. 2035-2041
  • Newby, P., Noel, S., Grant, R., Judd, S., Shikany, J.M., Ard, J. (2011) "Race and region are associated with nutrient intakes among black and white men in the United States," The Journal of nutrition 141:2 pp. 296-303
  • 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
  • Sempértegui, F., Estrella, B., Tucker, K.L., Hamer, D.H., Narvaez, X., Sempértegui, M., Griffiths, J.K., Noel, S., Dallal, G.E., Selhub, J., Meydani, S.N. (2011) "Metabolic syndrome in the elderly living in marginal peri-urban communities in Quito, Ecuador.," Public health nutrition 14:5 pp. 758-67
  • Noel, 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
  • Noel, 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., 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
  • 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
  • Emmett, P., Mattocks, C., Noel, S. (2010) "Use of accelerometer data in prediction equations for capturing implausible dietary intakes in adolescents,"
  • Noel, S., Mattocks, C., Emmett, P., Riddoch, C.J., Ness, A.R., Newby, P. (2010) "Use of accelerometer data in prediction equations for capturing implausible dietary intakes in adolescents," The American journal of clinical nutrition 92:6 pp. 1436-1445
  • Noel, S.E., Mattocks, C., Emmett, P., Riddoch, C.J., Ness, A.R., Newby, P. (2010) "Use of accelerometer data in prediction equations for capturing implausible dietary intakes in adolescents.," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 6 pp. 1436
  • Noel, 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
  • Noel, 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
  • Noel, 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
  • Noel, S., Tucker, K.L. (2007) "Nutritional strategies in the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome.," Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme 32:1 pp. 46-60

Selected Presentations

  • - Community Engagement and Research Symposium, November 2014
  • Coffee Intake and Cognitive Functioning in Men - Experimental Biology., April 2013
  • Cross-sectional and Prospective Associations between Milk and Adiposity in Children. - Experimental Biology., April 2011
  • Use of Accelerometer Data for Capturing Implausible Dietary Intakes Among Adolescents. - Society for Epidemiological Research Meeting., June 2010
  • The inverse association between dietary calcium and body fat in children is attenuated when reporting errors are considered. - Obesity Society Meeting Conference., October 2009
  • Empirically derived dietary fatty acid patterns and metabolic syndrome risk factors: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study - International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, June 2009 - Boston, MA 02118; USDA
  • Dietary Patterns and Metabolic Syndrome in Older Puerto Rican Adults. - International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods., June 2009 - Boston, MA 02111.
  • Dietary Patterns and Metabolic Syndrome in Older Puerto Rican Adults. - International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods., June 2009 - Boston, MA 02118; USDA
  • Empirically derived dietary fatty acid patterns and metabolic syndrome risk factors: the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study - International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods., June 2009 - Boston, MA 02118; USDA
  • Nutrition and Health Disparities in Older Puerto Rican Adults - Symposium on Nutrition and Aging with Wageningen University, October 2007
  • Designing a Sustainable Health Curriculum for Economically-Disadvantaged Preschool Children. - XIV International Congress of Dietetics, May 2004 - Hartford, CT
  • Designing a Sustainable Health Curriculum for Economically-Disadvantaged Preschool Children. - XIV International Congress of Dietetics, May 2004 - Storrs, CT
  • Designing a Sustainable Health Curriculum for Economically-Disadvantaged Preschool Children. - XIV International Congress of Dietetics, May 2004 - Storrs, CT
  • Designing a Sustainable Health Curriculum for Economically-Disadvantaged Preschool Children. - XIV International Congress of Dietetics, May 2004 - Hartford, CT
  • Designing a Sustainable Health Curriculum for Economically-Disadvantaged Preschool Children. - XIV International Congress of Dietetics, May 2004 - Hartford, CT
  • Designing a Sustainable Health Curriculum for Economically-Disadvantaged Preschool Children. - XIV International Congress of Dietetics, May 2004 - Storrs, CT
  • Designing a Sustainable Health Curriculum for Economically-Disadvantaged Preschool Children. - XIV International Congress of Dietetics, May 2004 - Storrs, CT
  • Designing a Sustainable Health Curriculum for Economically-Disadvantaged Preschool Children. - XIV International Congress of Dietetics, May 2004 - Hartford, CT

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Aging from the inside out (2016), Grant - University of Massachusetts, Lowell Internal Seed Grant
    Mangano, K. (Principal), Noel, S. (Co-Principal), (Supporting)