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Anita Nucci, PhD, MPH, RD, LD

Assistant Professor    
Biography

Education
Ph.D., Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh, PA (1996)

M.P.H., Public Health
University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh, PA (1992)

Dietetic Internship
Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, OH (1985)

B.S., Nutrition
Pennsylvania State University (1984)

Courses Taught
Nutrition, Culture and Life Cycle
Reproductive and Pediatric Nutrition
Research Methods for Health Professionals
Nutrition Issues
Scientific Principles of Nutrition

Research Interest
Type 1 diabetes
Pediatric intestinal failure

Selected Publications

  • Franciscus M, Nucci A, Bradley B, Suomalainen H, Greenberg E, LaForte D, Kleemola P, Hyytinen M, Salonen M, Martin MJ, Catte D, Catteau J, The TRIGR Investigators.  Recruiting and Retaining Participants for an International Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial: A Coordinator’s Perspective.  Clinical Trials.  2013: [Epub ahead of print http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1740774513510070 ]
  • Lehtonen E, Ormisson A, Nucci A, Cuthbertson D, Sorkio S, Hyytinen M, Alahuhta K, Berseth C, Salonen M, Taback S, Franciscus M, Gonzalez-Frutos T, Korhonen T, Lawson ML, Becker DJ, Krischer JP, Knip M, Virtanen SM, The TRIGR Investigators.  Use of Vitamin D Supplements during Infancy in an International Feeding Trial.  Public Health Nutr.  2013:1-13 [Epub ahead of print http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980013001122]
  • Nucci AM, Russell CS, Luo R, Ganji V, Olabopo F, Hopkins B, Holick MF, Rajakumar K.  The Effectiveness of a Short Food Frequency Questionnaire in Determining Vitamin D Intake in Children.  Dermato-Endocrinology.  2013;5:205-210
  • Nucci AM, Becker DJ, Virtanen SM, Cuthbertson D, Softness B, Huot C, Wasikowa R, Dosch HM, Akerblom HK, Knip M, The TRIGR Study Group. Growth Differences between North American and European Children at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2012 Aug;13(5):419-425.
  • Rajakumar K, Holick MF, Jeong K, Moore CG, Chen TC, Olabopo F, Haralam MA, Nucci A, Thomas SB, Greenspan SL. Impact of Season and Diet on Vitamin D Status of African American and Caucasian Children. Clin Pediatr. 2011;50:493-502 (refereed)
  • Nucci AM, Strohm S, Squires RH, Mazariegos GV, Sun Q, Sindhi R. Growth Pre and Post Implementation of a Steroid Free Induction Protocol in a Large Pediatric Intestinal Transplant Population. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011;52:601-606 (refereed)
  • Sorko S, Cuthbertson D, Barlund S, Reunanen A, Nucci A, Berseth CL, Koski K, Ormisson A, Savilahti E, Uusitalo U, Ludvigsson J, Becker DJ, Dupre J, Krischer JP, Knip M, Akerblom HK, Virtanen SM and the TRIGR Study Group. Breastfeeding Patterns of Mothers with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from an Infant Feeding Trial. Diab Metab Res Rev. 2010;26:206-211 (refereed)
  • Nayyar N, Mazariegos G, Ranganathan S, Soltys K, Bond G, Jaffe R, Sun Q, Nucci A, Kosmach B, Squires R, Abu-Elmagd K, Sindhi R. Pediatric Small Bowel Transplantation. Sem Pediatr Surg. 2010;19:68-77 (refereed)
  • Nucci A, Burns RC, Armah T, Lowery K, Yaworski JA, Strohm S, Bond G, Mazariegos G and Squires R. Interdisciplinary Management of Pediatric Intestinal Failure: A 10-Year Review of Rehabilitation and Transplantation. J Gastro Surg. 2008;12:429-436 (refereed)
  • Vahatalo L, Barlund S, Hannila ML, Uusitalo U, Pigg HM, Salonen M, Nucci A, Krischer JP, Knip M, Akerblom HK, Virtanen S and the TRIGR Study Group. Relative Validity of a Dietary Interview for Assessing Infant Diet and Compliance in a Dietary Intervention Trial. Maternal Child Nutr. 2:181-187, 2006 (refereed)
  • Walker SR, Nucci A, Yaworski JA and Barksdale EM. The Bianchi Procedure: A 20-Year Single Institution Experience. J Pediatr Surg. 41:113-119, 2006 (refereed)
  • Strotmeyer ES, Ze Y, LaPorte RE, Chang Y, Steenkiste AR, Pietropaolo M, Nucci A and Dorman JS. Infant diet and type 1 diabetes in China. Diab Res Clin Prac. 65:283-292, 2004 (refereed)
  • Nucci AM, Finegold DN, Yaworski JA, Kowalski L and Barksdale EM. Results of growth trophic therapy in children with short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 39:335-339; 2004 (refereed)

Book Chapters

  • Nucci A, Strohm S, Katyal N, Lytle B. Organ Transplantation. In: M Crokins (ed): The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum. Silver Spring, ASPEN. 2010, pp 256-268
  • Kowalski L and Nucci A. Pediatrics. In: G Cresci (ed): Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill. Boca Raton, CRC Press. 2005, pp 389-405
  • Kowalski L, Nucci A and Reyes J: Intestinal Transplantation, in Rolandelli RH, Bankhead R, Boullata JI and Compher CW (eds): Clinical Nutrition Enteral and Tube Feeding, 4th Edition. Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders, 2005, pp 523-529
  • Strohm S, Reyes J and Koehler A. Pediatric Small Bowel Transplantation. In: JM Hasse, LS Blue, eds. Comprehensive Guide to Transplant Nutrition. American Dietetic Association. 2002:216-225

Professional Memberships
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
Delta Omega National Honor Society in Public Health

Grants and Awards

Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $64,092.00
Dates of Project: July 2013 – June 2014

Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $24,449.00
Dates of Project: July 2012 – June 2013

Trial to Reduce the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $24,449.00
Dates of Project: July 2011 – June 2012

Trial to Reduce the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $23,737.00
Dates of Project: July 2010 – June 2011

Trial to Reduce the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $8,653.00
Dates of Project: September 2009 – June 2010

 
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