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Kimberly Parker Truesdale, PhD

Kimberly

Kimberly Parker Truesdale, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
  • 2209 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
  • CB #7461
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

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) and using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. Dr. Truesdale is currently the Research Director of the Research Coordinating Unit (RCU) of the Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) Consortium. She has experience analyzing anthropometric, diet and physical activity data. 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 also has experience coordinating multi-center trials and cost effectiveness analysis. She is particularly interested in health disparities research. Dr. Truesdale is a member of The Obesity Society (TOS).  

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Honor Society

2012, UNC-CH

Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award Finalist

2002, North American Association for the Study of Obesity

Participant

1999, Research Education Support Program

National Research Service Award Pre-doctoral Traineeship

1998

Fellowship

1994, Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

Inducted

1993, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

Marjorie Lee Brown Scholarship

1990

Alfonso Elder Prize for Excellence in Mathematics

1988

Key Publications

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.

Education

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

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