Teresa Fung , ScD, RD, LDN
Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition, Simmons College

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
Harvard School of Public Health

Contact Information
Department of Nutrition, Simmons College
Science Building S334b
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
fax: 617-521-3002

Harvard University, School of Public Health, ScD 2000 (Dual Doctorate in Nutrition and Epidemiology)
Cornell University, BS, MS (Nutrition)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dietetic Internship

Registered Dietitian
Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (Massachusetts)

Teaching Responsibilities
Undergraduate level

Graduate level

Funded Research
Dietary patterns, diet quality and cancer risk.
Competitive renewal, The National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)
2008-2013. Co-investigator.

Dietary patterns, diet quality and cancer risk
The National Institutes of Health
2003-2007, Co-investigator

A qualitative study of the School Health Index
CDC, 2001-2003, Co-investigator

Research Interests
My research focus is in the area of nutritional epidemiology of chronic diseases. I study the association between dietary patterns and quality, and their relationship with cancer and cardiovascular disease. I collaborate with investigators at the Harvard School of Public Health, and use data in the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study for my work.

Selected publications

Fung TT , Rexrode KM, Mantzoros CS, Manson JE, Willett WC, Hu FB. Mediterranean diet and incidence and mortality of coronary heart disease and stroke in women. Circulation. 119:1093-1100, 2009.

Fung TT , Chivue S, McCullough M, Rexrode K, Logroscino G, Hu FB. Adherence to a DASH-style diet and risk of cardiovascular disease in women. Archives of Internal Medicine. 168: 713-720, 2008.

Fung TT , McCullough M, Manson JE, Hu FB. Alternate Healthy Eating Index and risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetes Care, 30: 1753-1757, 2007.

Fung TT , McCullough M, Newby PK, Holmes MD, Willett WC, Hu FB. Diet quality is associated with the risk of estrogen receptor-negative post-menopausal breast cancer. Journal of Nutrition, 136:466-472, 2006.

Austin SB, Fung TT , Cohen-Bearak A, Wardle K, Cheung LCY. A qualitative study of CDC's School Health Index. Preventing Chronic Disease, 3: A35, http://www.cdc.gov/PCD/issues/2006/apr/05_0116.htm, 2006.

Fung TT , McCullough ML, Newby PK, Feskanich D, Meigs JB, Rifai N, Hu FB. Diet quality scores and plasma concentrations of inflammatory and endothelial dysfunction markers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 82: 163-173, 2005.

Fung TT , Schulze M, Manson JE, Willet WC, Hu FB. Dietary patterns, meat intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 164:2235-2240, 2004.

Fung TT , Hu FB, Fuchs C, Giovannucci E, Hunter DJ, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA, Willett WC. Major Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 163:309-314, 2003.

Fung TT , Hunter DJ, Spiegelman D, Colditz GA, Rimm EB, Willett WC. Intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages and the risk of basal cell carcinoma of the skin. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarker and Prevention, 11:1119-1122, 2002.

Fung TT , Willett WC, Stamper MJ, Manson JE, Hu FB. Dietary patterns and the risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women. Arch Intern Med, 161:1857-1862, 2001.

Fung TT , Hu FB, Yu J, Chu NF, Spiegelman D, Tofler GH, Willett WC, Rimm EB. Leisure Time Physical Activity, Television Watching and Plasma Biomarkers of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Am J Epidemiology 152 (12) :1171-1178, 2000.

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