Christine Mcdonald, ScD, MS

Education
ScD, 05/2012 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
MSc, 05/2007 - Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
BSc, 04/2004 - Food, Nutrition, and Health (Clinical Dietetics), University of British Columbia
Publications
  1. Zinc kinetics correlate with length-for-age z scores in Bangladeshi infants.
  2. Sex differences and associations between zinc deficiency and anemia among hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders.
  3. Barriers to and Enablers of the Inclusion of Micronutrient Biomarkers in National Surveys and Surveillance Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
  4. Correspondence on article by Pullakhandam et al. Reference cut-offs to define low serum zinc concentrations in healthy 1-19-year-old Indian children and adolescents.
  5. Different Doses, Forms, and Frequencies of Zinc Supplementation for the Prevention of Diarrhea and Promotion of Linear Growth among Young Bangladeshi Children: A Six-arm, Randomized, Community-based Efficacy Trial.
  6. Reconsidering the Tolerable Upper Levels of Zinc Intake among Infants and Young Children: A Systematic Review of the Available Evidence.
  7. Endoscopic nodal staging in oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) being treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (ENDO-SABR).
  8. Marginal Zinc Deficiency Alters Essential Fatty Acid Metabolism in Healthy Men.
  9. The Role of Multiply-Fortified Table Salt and Bouillon in Food Systems Transformation.
  10. Applying Zinc Nutrient Reference Values as Proposed by Different Authorities Results in Large Differences in the Estimated Prevalence of Inadequate Zinc Intake by Young Children and Women and in Cameroon.
  11. Exchangeable Zinc Pool Size Reflects Form of Zinc Supplementation in Young Children and Is Not Associated with Markers of Inflammation.
  12. Zinc Supplementation with or without Additional Micronutrients Does Not Affect Peripheral Blood Gene Expression or Serum Cytokine Level in Bangladeshi Children.
  13. Effects of Foods Fortified with Zinc, Alone or Cofortified with Multiple Micronutrients, on Health and Functional Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
  14. Increasing the availability and utilization of reliable data on population micronutrient (MN) status globally: the MN Data Generation Initiative.
  15. Comparison of Serum, Plasma, and Liver Zinc Measurements by AAS, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS in Diverse Laboratory Settings.
  16. Testing metal, proving mettle-findings from the 2016-2018 India Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey regarding the prevalence of low serum zinc concentrations among children and adolescents, and their implications for public health.
  17. Zinc-Biofortified Wheat Intake and Zinc Status Biomarkers in Men: Randomized Controlled Trial.
  18. Enablers and Barriers of Zinc Fortification; Experience from 10 Low- and Middle-Income Countries with Mandatory Large-Scale Food Fortification.
  19. Associations between Zinc and Hemoglobin Concentrations in Preschool Children and Women of Reproductive Age: An Analysis of Representative Survey Data from the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project.
  20. Adjusting plasma or serum zinc concentrations for inflammation: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project.
  21. Reply to C Fabiansen et al.
  22. Setting research priorities on multiple micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy.
  23. Early life risk factors of motor, cognitive and language development: a pooled analysis of studies from low/middle-income countries.
  24. Percent Fat Mass Increases with Recovery, But Does Not Vary According to Dietary Therapy in Young Malian Children Treated for Moderate Acute Malnutrition.
  25. Cost-effectiveness of community-based screening and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Mali.
  26. Markers of Systemic Inflammation and Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Are Not Reduced by Zinc or Multivitamins in Tanzanian Infants: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial.
  27. Nutritional, Socioeconomic, and Delivery Characteristics Are Associated with Neurodevelopment in Tanzanian Children.
  28. From evidence to national scale: An implementation framework for micronutrient powders in Rwanda.
  29. Biomarkers of Systemic Inflammation and Growth in Early Infancy are Associated with Stunting in Young Tanzanian Children.
  30. Markers of Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Are Associated With Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Tanzanian Children.
  31. A dynamic model for predicting growth in zinc-deficient stunted infants given supplemental zinc.
  32. Study Protocol for a Randomized, Double-Blind, Community-Based Efficacy Trial of Various Doses of Zinc in Micronutrient Powders or Tablets in Young Bangladeshi Children.
  33. Delayed Breastfeeding Initiation Is Associated with Infant Morbidity.
  34. Infant Nutritional Status and Markers of Environmental Enteric Dysfunction are Associated with Midchildhood Anthropometry and Blood Pressure in Tanzania.
  35. Etiology of Diarrhea, Nutritional Outcomes, and Novel Intestinal Biomarkers in Tanzanian Infants.
  36. High Burden of Morbidity and Mortality but Not Growth Failure in Infants Exposed to but Uninfected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Tanzania.
  37. The effect of daily zinc and/or multivitamin supplements on early childhood development in Tanzania: results from a randomized controlled trial.
  38. Estimating the cost of delivering direct nutrition interventions at scale: national and subnational level insights from India.
  39. Elevations in serum anti-flagellin and anti-LPS Igs are related to growth faltering in young Tanzanian children.
  40. Effect of zinc and multivitamin supplementation on the growth of Tanzanian children aged 6-84 wk: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.
  41. Daily Zinc but Not Multivitamin Supplementation Reduces Diarrhea and Upper Respiratory Infections in Tanzanian Infants: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.
  42. Malian children with moderate acute malnutrition who are treated with lipid-based dietary supplements have greater weight gains and recovery rates than those treated with locally produced cereal-legume products: a community-based, cluster-randomized trial
  43. Correlates of household food insecurity and low dietary diversity in rural Cambodia.
  44. Effect of multivitamin supplementation on the neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed Tanzanian infants: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
  45. Associations of suboptimal growth with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in children under five years: a pooled analysis of ten prospective studies.
  46. The effect of multiple anthropometric deficits on child mortality: meta-analysis of individual data in 10 prospective studies from developing countries.
  47. Stunting and wasting are associated with poorer psychomotor and mental development in HIV-exposed Tanzanian infants.
  48. Overweight is more prevalent than stunting and is associated with socioeconomic status, maternal obesity, and a snacking dietary pattern in school children from Bogota, Colombia.
  49. Nutrition and exercise environment available to outpatients, visitors, and staff in Children's hospitals in Canada and the United States.