Jeri Nieves, PhD
- Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Dr. Jeri Wanzor Nieves is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Nutrition at Columbia University in the Mailman School of Public Health and the Institute of Human Nutrition. At Helen Hayes Hospital in New York, she is a Research Scientist directing the bone density testing center and clinical research program in osteoporosis. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. Dr. Nieves has co-authored over 100 journal articles, reviews, and book chapters on osteoporosis, nutrition, and epidemiology. Dr. Nieves’ research has focused on various aspects of bone health and osteoporosis including peak bone mass, stress fractures, vitamin D, anabolic and antiresoptive treatments, quality control of DXA, and fracture healing. In addition, her research includes aspects of nutritional epidemiology and determining the role of nutrition in various disease states. Dr. Nieves is a recipient of grants from the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Health and an editor of Osteoporosis International.
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- BS, 1981 Nutrition and Food Science, University of Rhode Island
- MS, 1984 Nutrition, Cornell University
- PhD, 1993 Epidemiology, Columbia University
Honors & Awards
Senior Associate Editor, Osteoporosis International, January 2016
Associate Editor, Osteoporosis International, January 2011
Co-Editor with Holick Michael F - Nutrition and Bone Health, second edition. Humana Press, January 2015
Invited Commentary in Nature: Reviews in Endocrinology on: Bone. Maximizing Bone Health--Magnesium, BMD and Fractures. May 2014
Editorial Board: The North American Menopause Society Recommendations for Clinical Care of Midlife Women. Menopause. 2014
Top 5 Cited Original Research Articles from 2009-2011 in Osteoporosis International for “Fragility fractures of the hip and femur: incidence and patient characteristics”. 2010.
Editorial Board: The North American Menopause Society Position Statement on the Role of Calcium in Postmeopause, March 2006.
Medical Crossfire: The Role of Calcium and Soy in Bone Health after the Women’s Health Initiative. March 2004.
Invited Speaker, Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis May 1997. Lausanne Switzerland. Roundtable on Recommended Calcium Intakes Revisited
Invited Comment: CNN News, Calcium Intake and Bone Health, June 1997.
National Research Service Award: Pre-Doctoral Trainee in Bone Related Research, Epidemiology, Columbia University, 1988-1991
A PROSPECTIVE COMPREHENSIVE EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY IN A LARGE COHORT IN THE NATIONAL ALS REGISTRY: IDENTIFYING ALS RISK FACTORS (Federal Gov)
Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2017
PHASE 2 STUDY OF VITAMIN D FOR TX OF RESPIRATORY COMPLICATIONS IN SICKLE CELLS DS (Federal Gov)
Jun 1 2011 - May 31 2016
MULTICENTER ALS COHORT STUDY OF OXIDATIVE STRESS AND DISEASE PROGRESSION (Federal Gov)
Jul 22 2009 - Apr 30 2016
Nieves JW, Gennings C, Factor-Litvak P, Hupf J, Singleton J, Sharf V, Oskarsson B, Fernandes Filho JA, Sorenson EJ, D'Amico E, Goetz R, Mitsumoto H; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Multicenter Cohort Study of Oxidative Stress (ALS COSMOS) Study Group. Association Between Dietary Intake and Function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Dec 1;73(12):1425-1432. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.3401. PMID: 2777575
Nieves JW, Ruffing JA, Zion M, Tendy S, Yavorek T, Lindsay R, Cosman F. Eating disorders, menstrual dysfunction, weight change and DMPA use predict bone density change in college-aged women. Bone. 2015 Dec 30;84:113-119. doi:10.1016/j.bone.2015.12.054. PubMed PMID: 26746778.
Nieves JW, Cosman F, Grubert E, Ambrose B, Ralston SH, Lindsay R. Skeletal effects of vitamin D supplementation in postmenopausal black women. Calcif Tissue Int. 2012 Nov;91(5):316-24.
Nieves JW, Melsop K, Curtis M, Kelsey JL, Bachrach LK, Greendale G, Sowers MF, Sainani KL. Nutritional Factors That Influence Change in Bone Density and Stress Fracture Risk Among Young Female Cross-Country Runners. PM R. 2010 Aug;2(8):740-750. PubMed PMID: 20709302.
Ruffing JA, Cosman F, Zion M, Tendy S, Garrett P, Lindsay R, Nieves JW. Determinants of bone mass and bone size in a large cohort of physically active young adult men. Nutr Metab 2006; 3:14.
Complete List of Published Work in ScienCv