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Collaborative Research Services

The Diet Assessment Center (DAC) is dedicated to providing the highest quality dietary data collection and analysis with over 25 years of collaborative research experience. In addition to dietary data collection, we have expertise developing and validating dietary instruments such as food frequency questionnaires and dietary screeners. The PSDAC faculty and staff work with investigators providing guidance and support for research projects and proposals by:

  • assisting with proposal writing
  • selecting and tailoring the appropriate methodologies
  • choosing the most suitable diet outcomes and other variables for analysis
  • calculation of nutrient and food related variables
  • guidance on dietary data analysis
  • project management
  • interpretation of diet and related data
  • assisting with manuscript preparation

For additional information contact:

Diane C. Mitchell, M.S., R.D.
Director, Diet Assessment Center
108B Chandlee
814-863-5955
dcm1@psu.edu