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Kelsey Mangano

Kelsey Mangano
Kelsey M Mangano, Ph.D., R.D.Assistant Professor, Nutrition Program Director

Research Interests

Professor Mangano's research interests include exploring the relation between nutritional factors and musculoskeletal health among aging adults. Current projects focus on: 1) protein intake patterns and how they are differentially associated with bone and muscle health; 2) polyunsaturated fatty acids and their association with bone health, muscle mass, strength and function; 3) exploring whether dietary patterns of Caribbean Latino adults predict high levels of inflammation and whether the composition of their microbiome mediates this association. Future research directions include developing dietary interventions to treat aging dysbiosis (altered microbiome) to reduce musculoskeletal losses via anti-inflammatory pathways.

Education

  • Ph D: Nutritional Sciences, (2012), University of Connecticut
  • MS: Allied Health Sciences, (2009), University of Connecticut
  • BS: Dietetics, (2007), University of Connecticut

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 Future Leader Award Finalist (2015), Scholarship/Research - International Life Studies Institute of Northern America
  • Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition Nominee (2015), Scholarship/Research - American Society of Nutrition
  • Postdoctoral Research Award Competition Nominee (2015), Scholarship/Research - DuPont Nutrition & Health American Society of Nutrition
  • Aging and Chronic Disease Research Interest Section Poster Competition Award Winner (2014), Scholarship/Research - American Society of Nutrition
  • U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative Young Investigators program (2014), Scholarship/Research - U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative
  • Seventh Fellows Forum on Metabolic Bone Diseases (2013), Scholarship/Research - American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Young Investigator Award (2013), Scholarship/Research - American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • American Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetic Student (2007), Scholarship/Research - American Dietetic Association
  • G. Jane Hartman Scholarship Recipient (2006), Scholarship/Research - American Dietetic Association

Publications

  • Sahni, S., Mangano, K., Kiel, D.P., Tucker, K.L., Hannan, M.T. (2017) "Dairy Intake Is Protective against Bone Loss in Older Vitamin D Supplement Users: The Framingham Study.," The Journal of nutrition 147:4 pp. 645-652
  • Mangano, K., Sahni, S., Kiel, D.P., Tucker, K.L., Dufour, A.B., Hannan, M.T. (2017) "Dietary protein is associated with musculoskeletal health independently of dietary pattern: the Framingham Third Generation Study.," The American journal of clinical nutrition 105:3 pp. 714-722
  • Mangano, K., Tucker, K. (2016) "Bone health and vegan diets," © Elsevier
  • McLean, R.R., Mangano, K., Hannan, M.T., Kiel, D.P., Sahni, S. (2016) "Dietary Protein Intake Is Protective Against Loss of Grip Strength Among Older Adults in the Framingham Offspring Cohort.," Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences!!! 71:3 pp. 356 - 361
  • Hannan, M.T., Sahni, S., Mangano, K. (2016) "Evidence for a Link Between Dietary Protein and Bone & Muscle Health in Adults.!!!," Nutritional Influences on Bone Health: 9th International Symposium pp. 51
  • MT, H., Sahni, S., Mangano, K. (2016) "Evidence for a link between dietary protein and bone and muscle health in adults," © Springer International Publishing 8: pp. 51-60
  • Mangano, K., Kenny, A. (2016) "The Role of Diet and Nutritional Status in Recovery from Hip Fracture in the Elderly.," Current Nutrition Reports 5:2 pp. 113
  • McLean, R.R., Mangano, K., Hannan, M.T., Kiel, D.P., Sahni, S. (2015) "Dietary Protein Intake Is Protective Against Loss of Grip Strength Among Older Adults in the Framingham Offspring Cohort," The Journals Of Gerontology.Series A, Biological Sciences And Medical Sciences
  • 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
  • Sahni, S., Mangano, K., McLean, R.R., Hannan, M.T., Kiel, D.P. (2015) "Dietary Approaches for Bone Health: Lessons from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study," Current Osteoporosis Reports 13:4 pp. 245-255
  • Sahni, S., Mangano, K., Hannan, M.T., Kiel, D.P., McLean, R.R. (2015) "Higher Protein Intake Is Associated with Higher Lean Mass and Quadriceps Muscle Strength in Adult Men and Women," The Journal of nutrition 145:7 pp. 1569-1575
  • Hannan, M.T., Mangano, K., Sahni, S. (2015) "Do nutrients influence bone health? A commentary on new findings in the field," Journal Of Bone And Mineral Research: The Official Journal Of The American Society For Bone And Mineral Research 30:6 pp. 967-969
  • Kerstetter, J.E., Bihuniak, J.D., Brindisi, J., Sullivan, R.R., Mangano, K., Larocque, S., Kotler, B.M., Simpson, C.A., Cusano, A.M., Gaffney-Stomberg, E., Kleppinger, A., Reynolds, J., Dziura, J., Kenny, A.M., Insogna, K.L. (2015) "The Effect of a Whey Protein Supplement on Bone Mass in Older Caucasian Adults," The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 100:6 pp. 2214-2222
  • 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. 1756-62
  • Gregorio, L., Brindisi, J., Kleppinger, A., Sullivan, R., Mangano, K.M., Bihuniak, J., Kenny, A.M., Kerstetter, J., Insogn, K. (2014) "Adequate dietary protein is associated with better physical performance among post-menopausal women 60–90 years," The journal of nutrition, health & aging 18:2 pp. 155-160
  • Mangano, K., Kerstetter, J.E., Kenny, A.M., Insogna, K., Walsh, S. (2014) "An investigation of the association between omega 3 FA and bone mineral density among older adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey years 2005–2008," Osteoporosis International 25:3 pp. 1033-1041
  • Mangano, K., Walsh, S.J., Kenny, A.M., Insogna, K.L., Kerstetter, J.E. (2014) "Dietary acid load is associated with lower bone mineral density in men with low intake of dietary calcium," Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 29:2 pp. 500-506
  • Mangano, K., Sahni, S., Kerstetter, J.E. (2014) "Dietary protein is beneficial to bone health under conditions of adequate calcium intake: an update on clinical research," Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care 17:1 pp. 69-74
  • Mangano, K., Sahni, S., Kerstetter, J.E., Kenny, A.M., Hannan, M.T. (2013) "Polyunsaturated fatty acids and their relation with bone and muscle health in adults," Current osteoporosis reports 11:3 pp. 203–212
  • Mangano, K., Anne, K.M., Weiss, H.H., J, W.S., R, A., R, B., R, L., P, F., A, K., L, P., K, P., J, K.E. (2013) "Soy proteins and isoflavones impact on serum lipids and inflammatory markers in older women," Nutrition research 33:12 pp. 1026–1033
  • Mangano, K., Hutchins-Wiese, H.L., Kenny, A.M., Walsh, S.J., Abourizk, R.H., Bruno, R.S., Lipcius, R., Fall, P., Kleppinger, A., Kenyon-Pesce, L., others, . (2013) "Soy proteins and isoflavones reduce interleukin-6 but not serum lipids in older women: a randomized controlled trial," Nutrition research 33:12 pp. 1026–1033
  • Mangano, K., Walsh, S.J., Insogna, K.L., Kenny, A.M., Kerstetter, J.E. (2011) "Calcium intake in the United States from dietary and supplemental sources across adult age groups: new estimates from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006," Journal of the American Dietetic Association 111:5 pp. 687–695
  • Kenny, A.M., Mangano, K., Abourizk, R.H., Bruno, R.S., Anamani, D.E., Kleppinger, A., Walsh, S.J., Prestwood, K.M., Kerstetter, J.E. (2009) "Soy proteins and isoflavones affect bone mineral density in older women: a randomized controlled trial," The American journal of clinical nutrition pp. ajcn–27600

Presentations

  • Incorporating Technology into a Nutrition Course - UML Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences Spring retreat, 2017
  • Dairy Based Desserts are Negatively Associated with Bone Mineral Density among Puerto Rican Adults, 2016 - San Diego, CA
  • Dietary protein food sources, dietary patterns and bone health, 2016 - The International Dairy Nutrition Symposium, Utrecht University Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Dietary protein food pattern is associated with lean mass, but not strength among protein replete adults, 2015 - Montreal, Canada
  • Dietary Protein Pattern is Not Associated with Muscle Mass or Strength Among Protein Replete Adults, 2015 - Boston
  • Nutrition and bone health: a story beyond calcium, 2015 - Massachusetts Dietetics in Health Care Communities Association, Westborough, MA
  • The Mediterranean Diet and our Health , 2015 - The International Studies Institute Palazzo Rucellai, Florence Italy
  • Dietary protein intake is important for bone health in an aging population, 2014 - Diary Council of Northern Ireland Belfast, Ireland
  • Dietary protein patterns are not associated with lean mass or strength among adults from the Framingham 3rd Generation Cohort, 2014 - Houston
  • Individual protein food sources are associated with greater bone mineral density among men and women from the Framingham Offspring Study, 2014 - San Diego
  • Nutrition and bone health: a story beyond calcium, 2014 - Massachusetts Dietetic Association Middleton, MA
  • The Effect of Long Term Whey Protein Supplementation on Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition in Older Adults: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial , 2014 - Chicago
  • The Mediterranean Diet and our Health , 2014 - The International Studies Institute Palazzo Rucellai, Florence Italy
  • Dietary intake is not associated with quadriceps muscle strength in adults : The Framingham Offspring Study, 2013 - Baltimore
  • Intakes of total and plant protein are associated with greater muscle strength: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study., 2013 - American Society of Nutrition, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting (Boston)
  • Protein intake is protective against grip strength loss in adults: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study, 2013 - Baltimore; ADA
  • Sweet-baked products, but not whole or refined grains, are negatively associated with bone mineral density (BMD): the Framingham Offspring Cohort., 2013 - American Society of Nutrition, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting (Boston)
  • The Mediterranean Diet and our Health , 2012 - The International Studies Institute Palazzo Rucellai, Florence Italy
  • Maintenance of Adequate Calcium Intake in Adults: Lessons from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011 - University of Connecticut Health Center Clinical Research Center Framingham, CT
  • Nutritional Supplements-Which Ones Should you Consider Adding to Your Diet?, 2011 - NBC30-Connecticut News
  • Inside a Dietitians Cupboard, 2010 - NBC30-Connecticut News

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Research Grant: Total Student Health (2016), Grant - Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
    Quinn, B. (Co-Principal), Thind, H.K. (Principal), Mangano, K. (Co-Principal), ElGhaziri, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Aging from the inside out (2016), Grant - University of Massachusetts, Lowell Internal Seed Grant
    Mangano, K. (Principal), Noel, S. (Co-Principal), (Supporting)
  • Total Student Health (2016), Grant - University of Massachusetts, Lowell Internal Seed Grant
    Mangano, K. (Co-Principal), Thind, H.K. (Principal), Quinn, B. (Co-Principal), ElGhaziri, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Protein Food Clusters and Measures of Bone Mineral Density and Muscle Strength NIA-T32 (2013), Grant - BIDMDC/Harvard Translational Research in Aging Training Program
    Mangano, K., Lipsitz, L.
  • Protein Food Clusters and Measures of Bone Mineral Density and Muscle Strength (2013), Sponsored Research - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Healthy Aging DPG
    Mangano, K.