Dr. Suzanne E. Judd

Dr. Judd and team study dietary patterns in the REGARDS population

Examining diet as a whole using dietary patterns as exposures is a complementary method to using single food or nutrients in studies of diet and disease. Since the generalizability of patterns across race, region, and gender in the United States not been established, Suzanne E. Judd, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics—along with department volunteer Abraham J. Letter, as well as James M. Shikany, DrPH, professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine—recently employed rigorous statistical analysis to empirically derive dietary patterns in a large bi-racial, geographically diverse population and to examine whether results are stable across population subgroups.