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Dara Ford
Dara Wheeler Ford
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
Education
  • PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
Phone
Fax
814-863-6103
Professional Credentials

PhD, RDN

Publications
  • Ford, DW, Hartman, TJ, Still, C, Wood, C, Mitchell, DC, Erickson, P, Bailey, R, Smiciklas-Wright, H, Coffman, DL, Jensen, GL. Body Mass Index, Poor Diet Quality and Health Related Quality of Life are Associated with Mortality in Rural Older Adults. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2014;33(1):23-34.

  • Ford, DW, Hartman, TJ, Still, C, Wood, C, Mitchell, DC, Bailey, R, Smiciklas-Wright, H, Coffman, DL, Jensen, GL. Diet Quality and Body Mass Index are Associated with Healthcare Resource Use in Rural Older Adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Dec; 114(12): 1932-8.

  • Ford, DW, Hartman, TJ, Still, C, Wood, C, Mitchell, DC, Hsiao, PY, Bailey, R, Smiciklas-Wright, H, Coffman, D, Jensen, GL. Diet-Related Practices and BMI are Associated with Diet Quality in Older Adults. Public Health Nutr. 2014; 17(7): 1565-9.

  • Ford, DW, Jensen, GL, Still, C, Wood, C, Mitchell, DC, Erickson, PE, Bailey, R, Smiciklas-Wright, H, Coffman, DL, Hartman, TJ. The associations between diet quality, body mass index (BMI) and health and activity limitation index (HALex) in the Geisinger Rural Aging Study (GRAS). J Nutr Health Aging. 2014;18(2): 167-70.

  • Ford, DW, Jensen, GL, Hartman, TJ, Wray, L, Smiciklas-Wright, H. Association between dietary quality and mortality in older adults: A review of the epidemiological evidence. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2013; 32(2):85-105

  • Jensen, GL, Hsiao, PY, Wheeler, D. “Nutrition screening and assessment.” In the ASPEN Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum: 2nd edition. Mueller C, ed. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2013: 155-169.

  • Jensen, GL, Wheeler, D. A new approach to defining and diagnosing malnutrition in adult critical illness. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012.18(2): 206-11.

  • Jensen, GL, Hsiao, PY, Wheeler, D. Adult nutrition assessment tutorial. JPEN. 2012. 36(3): 267-74.

  • Smiciklas-Wright, H, Mitchell, DC, Ford, DW. “Dietary Intake Assessment: Methods in Adults”. In: Berdanier CD, Dwyer JT, and Heber H eds. Handbook of Nutrition and Food. 3rd Ed. CRC Press. 2013: 517-530.