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Dr. Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D.

Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Health Promotion and Nutrition Research)

Areas of Research: Reducing measurement error of self-reported diet and physical activity using biomarkers in multicultural populations; cognition and nutritional status; sleep and diet in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

Professional Interests

 

Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D., RD, CDN is a nutrition scientist  with a background in anthropology and a strong interest in using objective measures to assess lifestyle components such as diet, sleep and physical activity in multicultural populations. Her goal is to understand the sources of measurement error and improve precision of assessment and relate these lifestyle measures to health outcomes.

She serves as principal investigator for National Institutes of Health funded studies including the recently funded  “Multicultural Healthy Diet to Reduce Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer's Disease Risk” and multiple principal investigator for "Cardiometabolic Outcomes in Multi-ethnic Physical Activity  & Sedentary behavior Study (COMPASS)." She has served as nation-wide principal investigator for the Study of Latinos: Nutrition & Physical Activity Assessment Study (SOLNAS);co-investigator for the Sueño Study of Latinos Sleep study, co-investigator for the Women’s Health Initiative Nutrition & Physical Activity Assessment Study (NPAAS) and co-investigator for the New York City Clinical Center Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial.

 

Selected Publications

  1. Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Shaw PA,Wong WW, Sotres-Alvarez D, Gellman MD, Van Horn L, Stoutenberg M, Daviglus ML, Wylie-Rosett J, Siega-Riz AM, Ou F-S, Prentice RL. Applying recovery biomarkers to calibrate self-report measures of energy and protein in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun 15;181(12):996-1007. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu468. Epub 2015 May 20.PMID: 25995289. PMCID:PMC4462334.
  2. Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Jung M, Patel SR, Sotres-Alvarez D, Arens R, Ramos A, Redline S, Rock CL, Van Horn L. Eating behavior by sleep duration in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Appetite. 2015 Jul 16;95: 275-284. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.07.014. PMID: 26189885.PMCID:PMC4589504.
  3. Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Sotres-Alvarez D, Wong WW, Loria CM, Gellman MD, Van Horn L, Alderman Beasley JM, Lora CM, Siega-Riz AM, Kaplan RC, Shaw PA. Applying recovery biomarkers to calibrate self-report measures of sodium and potassium in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. J Hum Hypertens. 2017. 2017 Feb 16. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2016.98. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 8205551 PMCID:PMC5475267 [Available on 2018-01-01]. 
  4. Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Weng J, Wang R, Shaw PA, Jung M, Sotres-Alvarez D, Castañeda,SF, Gallo LC, Gellman MD, Qi Q, Ramos AR, Reid KJ, Van Horn L, Patel SR. Actigraphic sleep measures and diet quality in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sueño ancillary study. J Sleep Res. 2017. Mar 28. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12513. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28349622. PMCID: PMC5617766.
  5. Spratlen MJ, Gamble MV, Grau-Perez M, Kuo CC, Best LG, Yracheta J, Francesconi K, Goessler W, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Hall M, Umans JG, Fretts A, Navas-Acien A. Arsenic metabolism and one-carbon metabolism at low-moderate arsenic exposure: Evidence from the Strong Heart Study. Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Jul;105:387-397. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2017.05.004. Epub 2017 May 4.PMID:28479390; PMCID: PMC5515076 [Available on 2018-07-01].
  6. Prentice RL, Huang Y, Neuhouser ML, Manson JE, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Thomas F, Tinker LF, Allison M, Johnson KC, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Seth A, Rossouw JE, Shikany J, Carbone LD, Martin LW, Stefanick ML, Haring B, Van Horn L. BIOMARKER CALIBRATED SODIUM AND POTASSIUM INTAKE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK AMONG POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN.Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 14. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx238. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:28633342

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