Historical Impact of Nutritional Epidemiology

History of Nutrition Committee

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10:30 AM–12:30 PM


David H. Alpers, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Dennis Bier, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


  • Historical role of epidemiology in identifying essential nutrients.  Kenneth Carpenter, PhD, University of California-Berkeley, CA
  • Role of epidemiology in decision making for food fortification: Vitamin D to folic acid.  Don McCormick, PhD,  Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Role of Epidemiology in identification of foods and nutrients that influence the risk of cancer.  Anthony B. Miller, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Relevance of nutritional npidemiology in the 21st century.  Paul Jacques, ScD, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, MA