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Research Professor
Kerry Schulze

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 vitamins; vitamin A; vitamin E; vitamin B12 minerals; iron; selenium; iodine; zinc inflammation achondroplasia nutritional status assessment Bangladesh Nepal Zambia
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins University
Cornell University
Responsible for maintaining the Micronutrient Research Laboratory at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, which largely supports research on effects of nutrition interventions within randomized trials at population sites such as JiVitA (Bangladesh) and NNIPS (Nepal) through the assessment of biological specimens for nutritional and health status biomarkers. Provides expertise in nutritional assessment techniques and interpretation of biomarkers. Research interests include interpreting micronutrient status biomarkers, determining effects of interventions on micronutrient status, and understanding consequences of deficiencies in women through pregnancy and lactation, infants, children, and adolescents in underserved settings. Also uses other nutritional assessment techniques, including anthropometric measures and field-appropriate methods for body composition assessment, to more broadly characterize nutritional risk in both field and clinical studies.
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.

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
Impact of a Balanced Protein-Energy Supplement in Pregnancy and Early Lactation on Reproductive Outcomes and Growth in Southern Nepal