Identifying dietary patterns that promote weight control and reduce risk of chronic
disease is a key focus of nutrition research at UofSC. Effects of diet on health and
accurate measurement of dietary behavior and monitoring nutritional status are foundational
challenges in understanding and evaluating nutrition's impact on health.
Current Novel Research Efforts
Promotion of healthy and sustainable diets to reduce chronic disease.
Dietary approaches that do not require dietary self-monitoring, such as the vegan
and vegetarian diets.
Discovering ways to help people eat healthier, lose weight, and prevent chronic disease.
Quantitative evaluation of consequences and determinants of nutrition status.
Nutritional assessment for epidemiologic studies.
Development of methods to study nutritional assessment.
DIDACTIC: Dissemination and Implementation of a Diet and Activity Community Trial
Inflammatory Potential of Diet and Risk of Cancer Mortality in Women.
Developing the Dietary Inflammatory Index for Clinical Application.
Vitamin D and Related Genes, Race and Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness.
Diet and Activity Community Trial: High-Risk Colon Polyps.
Dietary Inflammatory Index and Risk of Breast and Colorectal Cancers.
Role of Genetic and Dietary Factors in Breast Cancer Risk: Study of a Population in
Epigenetics and Diet in the Carcinogenesis Process.
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Market. Associated Affiliate Scholars
Adams, Swann, Ph.D.
Armstead, Cheryl, Ph.D.
Davis, Mark, Ph.D.
Davis, Rachel, Ph.D.
Frongillo, Edward, Ph.D.
Hebert, James, Ph.D.
Liese, Angela, Ph.D.
Turner-McGrievy, Brie, Ph.D., RD
Steck, Susan, Ph.D.
Wilson-King, Dawn, Ph.D.
Wirth, Michael, Ph.D.
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Adams E, Brickhouse T, Dugger R, Bean M. Patterns Of Food Security And Dietary Intake During The First Half Of The Child Tax
Credit Expansion. Health Affairs. 2022; 41:5. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01864 Babatunde OA,
Adams SA, Truman S, Sercy E, Murphy AE, Khan S, Hurley TG, Wirth MD, Choi SK, Johnson H, Hebert JR. The impact of a randomized dietary and physical activity intervention on chronic inflammation
among obese African-American women. Women & Health. May 2020:1-14. doi:10.1080/03630242.2020.1746950. Bernhart JA,
Turner-McGrievy GM, Wirth MD, Shivappa N, Hébert JR. The IMAGINE Intervention: Impacting Physical Activity, Body Fat, Body Mass Index,
and Dietary Inflammatory Index. Translational Journal of the ACSM: Winter 2022 - Volume 7 - Issue 1 - e000181. doi: 10.1249/TJX.0000000000000181. Botchway M,
Turner-McGrievy GM, Crimarco A, Wilson M, Davey M, Wilcox S, Frongillo E. “They Eat What They Eat, I Eat What I Eat”: Examining the Perspectives and Experiences
of African Americans Who Adopt Plant-Based Diets. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. June 2020:155982762090885. doi:10.1177/1559827620908850. Boutté AK
, Turner-McGrievy GM, Wilcox S, Liu J, Eberth JM, Kaczynski AT. Stress and Depressive Symptoms Are Not Associated with Overall Diet Quality, But Are
Associated with Aspects of Diet Quality in Pregnant Women in South Carolina. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2021;S2212-2672(21)00147-7. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2021.02.025 Chen L-W, Aubert A, Bernard JY, Cooper C, Duijts L, Geraghty AA, Harvey NC,
Hebert JR, et al. Maternal dietary quality, inflammatory potential and offspring adiposity throughout
childhood: a pooled analysis of 7 European cohorts (ALPHABET consortium). Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2020;79(OCE2). doi:10.1017/s0029665120001032.
Liese AD, Couch SC, The NS, et al. Association between diet quality indices and arterial stiffness in youth with type
1 diabetes: SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Nutrition Ancillary Study. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. 2020:107709. doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2020.107709.
Liese AD , Wambogo E, Lerman JL, et al. Variations in Dietary Patterns Defined by the Healthy Eating Index 2015 and Associations
with Mortality: Findings from the Dietary Patterns Methods Project. J Nutr. 2021;nxab383. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab383 Lopez-Pentecost M, Crane TE, Garcia DO, Kohler LN, Wertheim BC,
Hebert JR, Steck SE, Shivappa N, Santiago-Torres M, Neuhouser ML, Hatsu IE, Snetselaar L, Datta M, Kroenke
CH, Sarto GE, Thomson CA. Role of dietary patterns and acculturation in cancer risk and mortality among postmenopausal
Hispanic women: results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). Journal of Public Health. 2020. doi:10.1007/s10389-020-01342-8.
Larson LM, Cyriac S, Djimeu EW, Mbuya MNN, Neufeld LM. Can Double Fortification of Salt with Iron and Iodine Reduce Anemia, Iron Deficiency
Anemia, Iron Deficiency, Iodine Deficiency, and Functional Outcomes? Evidence of Efficacy,
Effectiveness, and Safety. The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 151, Issue Supplement_1, February 2021, Pages 15S–28S. Luo J, Shivappa N,
Hébert JR, Xu X. Dietary inflammatory index and bladder cancer risk: a prospective study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2020. doi:10.1038/s41430-020-0602-y.
Omofuma OO, Steck SE , Olshan AF, et al. The association between meat and fish intake by preparation methods and breast cancer
in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study (CBCS). Breast Cancer Res Treat 193, 187–201 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-022-06555-x.
Omofuma OO, Turner DP, Peterson LL, Merchant AT, Zhang J, Steck SE. Dietary advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) and risk of breast cancer in the Prostate,
Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (PLCO). Cancer Prevention Research. 2020. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.capr-19-0457.
Quattlebaum M, Wilson DK, Sweeney AM, Zarrett N. Moderating Effects of Parental Feeding Practices and Emotional Eating on Dietary Intake
among Overweight African American Adolescents. Nutrients 2021, 13, 1920. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061920 Ross SET, Militello G, Dowda M,
Pate RR. Changes in Diet Quality in Youth Living in South Carolina From Fifth to 11th Grade. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2020.03.001. Rubin LH, Gustafson DR, Warrior L, Sheira L, Fitzgerald KC, Dastgheyb R, Weber KM,
Tien PC, French A, Spence AB, Sharma A, Williams DW, White CJ, Seaberg EC,
Frongillo EA, Weiser SD. Dietary intake is associated with neuropsychological impairment in women with HIV. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021;nqab038. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqab038
Steck SE, Murphy EA. Dietary patterns and cancer risk. Nature Reviews Cancer. 2019. doi:10.1038/s41568-019-0227-4. Truman SC,
Wirth MD, Adams SA, Turner-McGrievy GM, Reiss KE, Hébert JR. Meal timing, distribution of macronutrients, and inflammation among African-American
women: A cross-sectional study Chronobiology International, 2022, DOI: 10.1080/07420528.2022.2053702
Turner-McGrievy G , Hutto B, Bernhart JA, Wilson (2021). Comparison of the Diet ID Platform to the Automated Self-administered 24-hour (ASA24)
Dietary Assessment Tool for Assessment of Dietary Intake . Journal of the American College of Nutrition, doi: 10.1080/07315724.2021.1887775
Turner-McGrievy G , Wirth MD, Hill KL, Dear ER, Hebert JR. Examining commonalities and differences in food groups, nutrients, and diet quality
among popular diets . Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 2020.
Wirth MD, Jessup A, Turner-Mcgrievy G, Shivappa N, Hurley TG, Hébert JR. Changes in Dietary Inflammatory Potential Predict Changes in Sleep Quality Metrics,
but Not Sleep Duration. Sleep. 2020. doi:10.1093/sleep/zsaa093.
Wirth MD, Zhao L, Turner-McGrievy GM, Ortaglia A. Associations between Fasting Duration, Timing of First and Last Meal, and Cardiometabolic
Endpoints in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nutrients 2021, 13,2686. https:// doi.org/10.3390/nu13082686 Yashpal S,
Liese AD, Boucher BA, et al. Metabolomic profiling of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet provides
novel insights for the nutritional epidemiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Br J Nutr. 2021;1-29. doi:10.1017/S0007114521003561 Research Labs & Centers
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