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Anita Nucci, PhD, MPH, RD, LD

Graduate Program Director    
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)

Biography

Clinical Expertise:

Pediatric Medical Nutrition Therapy
Nutrition Epidemiology


Courses Taught:

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

Research Interests:

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.  Clin Trials.  2014;11:150-158.

Asfaw M, Mingle J, Hendricks J, Pharis M, Nucci AM.  Nutrition management after pediatric solid organ transplantation.  Nutr Clin Pract.  2014;29:192-200.

Rajakumar K, Holick MF, Moore CG, Cohen E, Olabopo F, Haralam MA, Bogusz J, Nucci A, Greenspan SL.  Impact of seasonal flux on 25-hydroxyvitamin D and bone turnover in pre- and early pubertal black and white youth.  Pediatr Int.  2014;56:35-42.

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.  2014;17:810-822.

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;13:419-425.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nucci A, Strohm S, Katyal N, Lytle B.  Organ transplantation.  In: M Corkins (ed):  The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum.  Silver Spring, ASPEN.  2010, pp 256-268.


Selected Presentations:

Primary Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes: A Research Trial, March 2014, Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Exhibition

Nutritional Outcomes in Pediatric Intestinal Transplants, September 2012, 7th International Pediatric Intestinal Failure Symposium

Nutritional Management after Pediatric Intestinal Transplantation, September 2010, GI/Nutrition Colloquium at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The Nutritional Management of Short Bowel Syndrome, April 2010, Pediatric Nutrition Symposium at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Nutritional Management of the Pediatric Intestinal Transplant Recipient, November 2009, Greater Atlanta Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Funding:

Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
Role: Co-Investigator
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $77,349
Dates of Project:  July 2014 – June 2015

Evaluation of Nutrition Strategies to Achieve Enteral Autonomy in Children with Short Bowel Syndrome
Role: Principal Investigator
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
Funding – $7,000
Dates of Project: November 2013 – June 2014

Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
Role: Co-Investigator
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $64,092
Dates of Project:  July 2013 – June 2014

Vitamin D and Vascular Function in Obese Children
Role: Nutrition Consultant
National Institutes of Health
Total funding – $5,000
Dates of Project:  January 2013 – December 2017

Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
Role: Nutrition Coordinator
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $24,449
Dates of Project:  July 2012 – June 2013

Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
Role: Nutrition Coordinator
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $24,449
Dates of Project:  July 2011 – June 2012

Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
Role: Nutrition Coordinator
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $23,737
Dates of Project:  July 2010 – June 2011

Trial to Reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR)
Role: Nutrition Coordinator
National Institutes of Health
Annual funding – $8,653
Dates of Project:  September 2009 – June 2010


Memberships:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Greater Atlanta Dietetics Association
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
Delta Omega National Honor Society in Public Health
Service:

Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians
Awards and Honors:

Outstanding Researcher/Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2012)

 
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