Research Advances and Considerations for Investigating the Human Diet, Nutrient Utilization and Microbiota Interface Across the Life Course

Nutritional Epidemiology RIS, Nutritional Immunology RIS, Lactation RIS and the Aging and Chronic Disease RIS

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
3:00 PM–5:00 PM


Cindy Davis, PhD, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Joann McDermid, PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


  • Harnessing the power of epidemiology to advance human microbiome research.  Betsy Foxman, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Bidirectional associations between dietary intake, nutrient metabolism and the human microbiome.  Johanna Lampe, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Diet-microbiota interactions and the elderly.  Ian B. Jeffery, University College, Cork, Ireland
  • Ethical, legal and social considerations of population-based human microbiome research.  Melody Slashinski, PhD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX