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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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50th Anniversary

National Scientific Leadership Meeting and
Annual Recognition Program

Proud Past and Promising Future
January 21-23, 2004
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Katherine Tucker

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Katherine TuckerKatherine L. Tucker, Ph.D., is Senior Scientist and Director of the Dietary Assessment and Epidemiology Research Program at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University. She also holds appointments as Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy where she is the Director of the Graduate Program in Nutritional Epidemiology, and as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Before joining Tufts in 1989, she was a faculty member for three years in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University.

Dr. Tucker earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University in International Nutrition, with minors in Human Nutrition and Development Sociology, and a B.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Tucker is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, American Society for Clinical Nutrition, Society for International Nutrition Research, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and the Gerontological Society of America. She is a past chair of the Epidemiology Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.

Dr. Tucker serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Nutrition and Ecology of Food and Nutrition. Her research emphasis is on dietary intake and health in the aging population, including issues of dietary methodology and assessment of the nutritional status of older adults. Her current research projects examine dietary intake and cognitive function, bone and disability with aging, and include low income and minority, particularly Hispanic, populations.

 

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