American Society For Nutrition

Nutritional Epidemiology

Nutritional Epidemiology

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice
Nutritional Epidemiology RIS

The Nutritional Epidemiology RIS was established for ASN members interested in diet, nutritional status and health in human populations. Focuses include: studying the interactions of lifestyle, environmental, and genetic exposures on health and wellbeing, assessment methods; biomarkers; and other statistical and epidemiological techniques. RIS members integrate these finding with clinical research to elucidate nutrition's impact in the etiology and prevention of disease.

Reasons to Join (PDF) 

Leadership Chair: Niyati Parekh, PhD, RD, New York University
Past Chair: Namanjeet "Naman" Ahluwalia, PhD, DSc, FACN, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (NCHS/NHANES)
Treasurer: Patricia M Guenther, PhD, RD, University of Utah
Student Representatives: Karim Bougma, MS, McGill University
Nour Makarem, MS, RD, New York University

Advisory Steering Committee: Katrarzyna "Kasia" Kordas, PhD, University of Bristol, UK; Joann M. McDermid, PhD, RD; Cornell University; Amy Millen, PhD, University of Buffalo; Nicholas J. Ollberding, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital; Shivani Sahni, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Contact Information: Member News and Feedback: Dr Nicholas Ollberding and Karim Bougma Mentoring Event: Dr Shivani Sahni Poster Competition: Dr. Amy Millen

Nutrition Meetings July 2015 — June 2016

· ICDAM is the International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods. In 2015 the 9th ICDAM conference will be held in Brisbane (Australia) from September 1st and will run through to September 3rd. Additional information on ICDAM9 can be found at:

· The annual conference of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research will be held in Seattle, WA from October 9th-12th, 2015. Additional information can be found at:

· The Third Annual International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference will be held in Orange County, Anaheim, CA from September 30th to October 3rd, 2015. Additional information can be found at:

· The 3rd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth (N&G 2016) will be held in Vienna, Austria from March 17-19th, 2016. Abstract submission deadline: October 27, 2015. For more information:

· For more information about the ASN's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at EB 2016 go t

· The annual AHA EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions will be held from March 1-4th in Phoenix, AZ. More information can be found at:

· The Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from June 8-11th, 2016. More information can be found at:


The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has reviewed the scientific evidence on diet, nutrition, and health for developing its report for the HHS and USDA Secretaries. The federal government will use the Committee's report as the scientific basis for developing the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGAC held a series of public meetings to develop its recommendations. Information about the DGAC, webcast recordings of public meetings, and other meeting materials are available at