Kimberly Parker Truesdale, PhD


Research Assistant Professor 
Department of Nutrition

Kimberly Parker Truesdale’s Biosketch 
Curriculum Vitae 
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile


2209 McGavran-Greenberg Hall 
135 Dauer Drive 
Campus Box 7461 
Chapel Hill 27599 
T: 919-966-2327 
F: 919-966-7215


University of North Carolina
PhD, Epidemiology

University of North Carolina
MSPH, Epidemiology

North Carolina Central University
BS, Biology

North Carolina Central University
BS, Mathematics 

Research activities

Dr. Truesdale is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on examining the causes and consequences of obesity and energy imbalance. She has conducted obesity-related data analysis using data from four large longitudinal datasets — the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS). She has experience with anthropometric, diet and physical activity data, as well as data examining several aspects of adiposity. Dr. Truesdale is currently investigating the associations between obesity and weight change and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, hospitalizations and all-cause mortality. She is particularly interested in health disparities research. Dr. Truesdale is a member of the North American Society for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), the American Society for Nutrition, the American Heart Association and the Society for Epidemiologic Research.