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Kerry Jean Schulze, PhD

  • Senior Scientist

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615 North Wolfe St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21225


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PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2003
MS, Cornell University


Responsible for maintaining the Micronutrient Research Laboratory at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which supports population-based randomized, controlled trials such as JiVitA and NNIPS through the assessment of biological specimens for nutritional and health status indicators. Provide expertise in nutritional assessment techniques, including techniques utilizing stable isotopes.

Research interests include the assessment of nutritional status in undernourished populations, with emphasis on mineral and vitamin status, and the impact of poor nutrition on bone health and body composition; interpretation of anthropometric and bone mineral content data in population groups in whom adequate reference data are not available (eg. those with dwarfism; women of reproductive age in rural Asia; children with cystic fibrosis).

Honors and Awards

AMTRA (Advising, Mentoring, Teaching Recognition Award), 2009

  • micronutrients vitamin A iron iodine achondroplasia nutritional status assessment
  • Stewart CP, Christian P, Schulze KJ, LeClerq SC, West, Jr. KP, Khatry SK. Antenatal micronutrient supplementation and cardiometabolic risk in 6-8 year old children. Submitted, British Medical Journal, 2009.

  • Merrill RD, Shamim AA, Labrique AB, Ali H, Schulze K, Rashid M, Christian P, West KP. Validation of two portable instruments to measure concentration of iron in groundwater in rural Bangladesh. Accepted, Journal of Health and Population Nutrition, 2009.

  • Hoover-Fong JE, Schulze KJ, McGready J, Barnes H, Scott CI. Age-appropriate body mass index in children with achondroplasia: interpretation in relation to indexes of height. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 88(2):364-71, 2008.

  • Schulze KJ, Christian P, Ruczinski I, Ray AL, Nath A, Wu LS, Semba RD. Hepcidin and iron status among pregnant women in Bangladeshl Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 17(3):451-6, 2008.

  • Hoover-Fong JE, McGready J, Schulze KJ, Barnes H, Scott CI. Weight for age charts for achondroplasia. American Journal of Medical Genetics A, 143(19):2227-35, 2007.