Kimberly Parker Truesdale, PhD, MSPH
Dr. Truesdale is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on examining the causes and consequences of obesity and energy imbalance; analyzing anthropometric, diet and physical activity data; and coordination of multi-center trials and project management. Dr. Truesdale is currently investigating the associations between dietary intake and weight status and weight change in children and cardiovascular disease, diabetes and all-cause mortality and obesity-related exposures in adults. Dr. Truesdale is the Research Director of the Research Coordinating Center (RCC) for the Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) Alliance. The DECIPHeR Alliance is comprised of seven Implementation Research Centers and the RCC. The overall goal of the DECIPHeR Alliance is to test implementation strategies that will increase the reach, adoption, and fidelity of evidence-based interventions to reduce or eliminate health disparities around heart and lung disease. Dr. Truesdale is the faculty lead for the MPH Nutrition Concentration. She also serves as the Director of the Behavioral Assessment subcore of the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) where she collaborates investigators interested in collecting and examining dietary and physical activity data. She also serves as co-director of the Pilot and Feasibility Core of the NORC. Dr. Truesdale is a Faculty Liaison for the Supporting, Promoting, and Launching the Expansion of Nutrition, Diabetes, and Obesity Researchers in North Carolina (SPLENDOR-NC) Consortium. Dr. Truesdale is a member of the Gillings School of Global Public Health Inclusive Excellence Committee.
Honors and Awards
Delta Omega Honor Society
Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award Finalist
2002, North American Association for the Study of Obesity
1999, Research Education Support Program
National Research Service Award Pre-doctoral Traineeship
1994, Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
1993, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
Marjorie Lee Brown Scholarship
Alfonso Elder Prize for Excellence in Mathematics
Body mass index at early adulthood, subsequent weight change and cancer incidence and mortality. P Bradshaw, X Han, C Joshu, A Kucharska-Newton, E Platz, A Prizment, J Stevens, K Truesdale (2014). International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.
Obesity Paradox should not interfere with public health efforts. P Bradshaw, M Jensen, J Stevens, K Truesdale (2014). International journal of obesity (2005).
Evaluation of anthropometric equations to assess body fat in adults: Nhanes 1999-2004. Jianwen Cai, Zhaohui Cui, June Stevens, Kimberly Truesdale (2014). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Evaluation of anthropometric equations to assess body fat in adults: NHANES 1999-2004. Jianwen Cai, Zhaohui Cui, June Stevens, Kimberly Truesdale (2014). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(6), 1147-1158.
Obesity Paradox should not interfere with public health efforts. P Bradshaw, M Jensen, J Stevens, K Truesdale (2014). International Journal of Obesity.
- PhD, Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
- MSPH, Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
- BS, Biology, North Carolina Central University, 1994
- BS, Mathematics, North Carolina Central University, 1991