Associate Professor - Adjunct
PhD, University of Washington
MPH, University of Washington
MS, University of Washington
Dr. Anderson's research centers around nutrition-related issues in chronic disease prevention in minority and under-served populations. She is the principal investigator of the NHLBI-funded study of the effects of dietary sodium and potassium intake on subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease. She is a co-investigator on the NIDDK-funded national, multicenter Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study which aims to identify risk factors and mechanisms of progressive renal disease and cardiovascular events in individuals with chronic kidney disease; and a co-investigator on the NHLBI-funded OMNI-Carb study - a randomized feeding study that compares the effects of type (glycemic index) and amount of carbohydrate on cardiovascular risk factors. Additionally, Dr. Anderson is the principal investigator of a study testing a unique biomarker (using carbon isotopic data) of intake of sweets (funded by an Innovation Grant Award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).
2010 Fellow, American Heart Association 2010 National Kidney Foundation of Maryland Volunteer Service Certificate 2008 Institute of Medicine Food and Nutrition Board Committee on Strategies to Reduce Population Sodium Intake 2006 Institute of Medicine Food and Nutrition Board Committee on Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel 2006 National Institute of Stroke and Neurological Disorders Stroke Prevention Research Group: Prevention of First and Recurrent Stroke 2003 Dannon Nutrition Leadership Institute Scholar 2001 Gil Omenn Award for Academic Excellence, University of Washington School of Public Health
epidemiology, nutrition, dietary assessment, chronic disease prevention, CVD, CKD, sodium, potassium, clinical trials, diabetes, nutrition supplementation, asthma, cancer, carbon isotopes, biomarkers, measurement error