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Senior Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

Human Nutrition

Kerry Schulze, PhD ’03, MS, studies micronutrient status biomarkers, particularly for mothers, infants, children, and adolescents in nutritionally compromised populations.

Contact Info

615 North Wolfe St.

Research Interests

  • micronutrients
  • vitamin A
  • iron
  • iodine
  • achondroplasia
  • nutritional status assessment
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins University
Cornell University

Responsible for maintaining the Micronutrient Research Laboratory at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which supports population-based randomized, controlled trials such as JiVitA and NNIPS through the assessment of biological specimens for nutritional and health status indicators. Provide expertise in nutritional assessment techniques, including techniques utilizing stable isotopes.

Research interests include the assessment of nutritional status in undernourished populations, with emphasis on mineral and vitamin status, and the impact of poor nutrition on bone health and body composition; interpretation of anthropometric and bone mineral content data in population groups in whom adequate reference data are not available (eg. those with dwarfism; women of reproductive age in rural Asia; children with cystic fibrosis).

Honors & Awards

AMTRA (Advising, Mentoring, Teaching Recognition Award), 2009

Select Publications
  • Stewart CP, Christian P, Schulze KJ, LeClerq SC, West, Jr. KP, Khatry SK. Antenatal micronutrient supplementation and cardiometabolic risk in 6-8 year old children. Submitted, British Medical Journal, 2009.

  • Merrill RD, Shamim AA, Labrique AB, Ali H, Schulze K, Rashid M, Christian P, West KP. Validation of two portable instruments to measure concentration of iron in groundwater in rural Bangladesh. Accepted, Journal of Health and Population Nutrition, 2009.

  • Hoover-Fong JE, Schulze KJ, McGready J, Barnes H, Scott CI. Age-appropriate body mass index in children with achondroplasia: interpretation in relation to indexes of height. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 88(2):364-71, 2008.

  • Schulze KJ, Christian P, Ruczinski I, Ray AL, Nath A, Wu LS, Semba RD. Hepcidin and iron status among pregnant women in Bangladeshl Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 17(3):451-6, 2008.

  • Hoover-Fong JE, McGready J, Schulze KJ, Barnes H, Scott CI. Weight for age charts for achondroplasia. American Journal of Medical Genetics A, 143(19):2227-35, 2007.

Arsenic and other metals: association with cytokine dysregulation and risk of hepatitis E infection in pregnant women
Newborn Vitamin A Supplementation Trial to Reduce Infant Mortality in Bangladesh
Micronutrient Deficiency Study - Jivita (Off Campus)
Plasma Proteomics for Nutritional Assessment
Arsenic and immune response to influenza vaccination in pregnant women and newborns
Protein Plus: Improving infant growth through diet and enteric health
Rice Bran GoMo Supplement for Mothers of Childbearing Age
Impact of a Balanced Protein-Energy Supplement in Pregnancy and Early Lactation on Reproductive Outcomes and Growth in Southern Nepal