Webinar on Dietary Assessment Methodology for Risk of Chronic Disease
The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) will hold a Methods: Mind the Gap webinar with Dr. Katherine L. Tucker on the issues in dietary assessment methodology for determining risk of chronic disease. It will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m.
The current epidemic of chronic disease, which is growing globally, is clearly associated with adequacy of dietary intake. However, limitations in dietary assessment mean that uncertainty remains for many aspects of diet and health. Improving dietary assessment methods is, therefore, a major priority.
Tucker is a professor of nutritional epidemiology in the department of biomedical and nutritional sciences and director of the Center for Population Health at UMass Lowell’s Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, with an adjunct appointment at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her research focuses on dietary intake and risk of chronic disease, including osteoporosis, cognitive decline, obesity, metabolic syndrome and heart disease, with an emphasis on health disparities.
Registration is required at prevention.nih.gov/education-training/methods-mind-gap/issues-dietary-assessment-methodology-assessing-risk-chronic-disease. The webinar will be recorded and available on the ODP website within about a week.