UML-CPH experience with nhanes data

The UML-CPH Dietary Assessment core has extensive experience working with data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). 


  • Bailey RL, Akabas SR, Paxson EE, Saklani S, Thuppal SV, Tucker KL. Total usual intake of shortfall nutrients varies with poverty status among US adults. J Nutr Ed Behav 

  • McAnulty JT, Akabas SR, Thuppal SV, Paxson EE, Saklani S, Tucker KL, Bailey RL. Fiber intake varies by poverty income ratio and race/ethnicity in US adults. Nutr Today 

  • Gu X, Tucker KL. Dietary quality trends in the US child and adolescent population from 1999-2012. Am J Clin Nutr (epub Nov 2016). doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.135095 (PubMed)

  • DeChristopher LR, Uribarri J, Tucker KL. Intake of high fructose corn syrup sweetened soft drinks, apple juice, and fruit drinks are associated with prevalent arthritis in U.S. adults, aged 20-30 y.  Nutr Diabetes Mar 2016 6: e199. doi:10.1038/nutd.2016.7 (PubMed)

  • DeChristopher L, Uribarre J, Tucker KL. Intakes of apple juice, fruit drinks and soda are associated with prevalent asthma in US children, aged 2-9 years. Pub Health Nutr Jan 2016;19:123-30 (epub Apr 2015) (PubMed)

  • DeChristopher LR, Uribarri J, Tucker KL. Intakes of high fructose corn syrup sweetened soft drinks are associated with prevalent chronic bronchitis in U.S. Adults, ages 20 -55 y. Nutr J, Oct 2015;14:107. (PubMed)

  • Choi YH, Miller JM, Tucker KL, Hu H, Park SK. Antioxidant vitamins and magnesium and the risk of hearing loss in the U.S. general population. Am J Clin Nutr, Jan 2014;99 148-155. (PubMed)

  • Sofianou A, Fung T, Tucker KL. Differences in diet pattern adherence by nativity and duration of US residence in the Mexican-American population. J Am Diet Assoc 2011;111:1563-9.  (PubMed)

  • Tucker KL, Maras J, Qiao N. Simulation with soy replacement showed that increased soy intake could contribute to improved nutrient intake profiles in the US population. J Nutr 2010;140:2296S-2301S. (PubMed)

  • Gao X, Wilde P, Lichtenstein A, Tucker KL. Meeting adequate intake for dietary calcium without diary foods in adolescents aged 9-18 y (NHANES 2001-2002). J Am Diet Assoc 2006;106:1759-65. (PubMed)

  • Gao X, Wilde PE, Lichtenstein AH, Bermudez OI, Tucker KL. The maximal amount of dietary alpha-tocopherol intake in U.S. adults (NHANES 2001-2002). J Nutr 2006;136:1021-1026. (PubMed)

  • Maras JE, Bermudez OI, Bakun PJ, Qiao N, Boody-Alter E, Tucker KL. Intake of alpha-tocopherol is limited among US adults. J Am Diet Assoc 2004;104:567-575. (PubMed)


  • Tucker KL. Shortfall nutrients in the US population. FOODS 3000, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Feb 2014.
  • Tucker KL. Shortfall nutrients in the US population. Micronutrient symposium, Columbia University, New York City, NY, Oct 2013.
  • Tucker KL. Soy foods in the US diet, American Dietetic Association, Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Boston, MA. Nov 2010
  • Tucker KL. Nutritional implications of substituting soy for other foods in the US diet. Summit and Workshop on soy foods. Columbia University Institute for Human Nutrition. New York. Sept 2009


  • Bigornia SJ, Saklani S, Maras J, Rubin K, Tucker KL. Salad dressing and nutrient intake in the US population. Exper Biol, San Diego CA, Apr 2016.
    Noel S, Saklani S, Maras J, Bigornia S, Rubin K, Tucker KL. Consumption of cheese and nutrient intake of the U.S. population. Exper Biol, San Diego CA, Apr 2016.
  • Akabas S, Paxson EE, Bailey R, Saklani S, Tucker KL. Use of NHANES 2007-10 data to identify groups vulnerable for inadequate micronutrient intake. Exper Biol, Boston MA, Mar 2015
  • Gao X, Wilde PE, Tucker KL. Meeting recommended adequate intake (AI) of calcium from food alone for children aged 9-18 y who do not drink milk (1999-2000 NHANES): an analysis by linear programming. Soc Epidemiol Research, Toronto, Canada, July 2005
  • Bermudez OI, Bakun P, Maras J, Boody-Alter E, Tucker KL. Using the 1999-2000 NHANES to evaluate the association of nutrient intakes and food patterns with obesity and ethnicity among older Americans. 5th Int Food Data Conference and 27th National Nutrient Databank Conference. Washington DC. 2003
  • Bermudez OI, Tucker KL. Differences in food intake of NHANES older adults, by ethnicity and obesity status. FASEB J 17 (4): abstract 8866. 2003 
  • Bakun P, Maras J, Bermudez O, Qiao N, Boody-Alter E, Tucker KL. Intake and sources of alpha-tocopherol in US adults. 26th National Nutrient Databank Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. 2002