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EDUCATION

Postdoc University of Alabama at Birmingham
Office of Energetics and Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Mentor: David B. Allison, Ph.D.
May 31, 2014
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of decreased cholesterol absorption mediated by phytosterols in the intestinal lumen.
Major: Nutrition; Minor: Statistics
Interdepartmental Nutrition Program
Mentor: Timothy P. Carr, Ph.D.
May 6, 2011
M.S. Iowa State University – Ames, IA
Thesis Title: Selected measures of health in women fed conjugated linoleic acid-enriched products from organic, pasture-fed cattle.
Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Statistics
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Donald C. Beitz, Ph.D.
August 9, 2008
B.S. Iowa State University – Ames, IA
Major: Biochemistry
Department: Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
May 5, 2007

Other Notable Training

PPD – Site Transformation and Applied Research Training 2019 Aug
Dannon Institute – Early Career Nutrition Leadership Institute 2015 Jun
Statistical Horizons – Meta-Analysis: Concepts and Applications 2013 Jul
Johns Hopkins Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2012 Jun
UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education – Grant Writing Course 2012 Spring
UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education – Lab Management Course 2011 Fall
UNL – Preparing Future Faculty 2010
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements – Dietary Supplements Research Practicum 2009 Jun

WORK EXPERIENCE

Positions Held

Position Group Year(s)
Assistant Professor Applied Health Science – Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Oct 2017 –
Scientist II Office of Energetics and Nutrition Obesity Research Center – University of Alabama at Birmingham Sep 2016 – Sep 2017
Scientist Office of Energetics and Nutrition Obesity Research Center – University of Alabama at Birmingham Jun 2014 – Aug 2016
Postdoctoral Trainee Nutrition Obesity Research Center – University of Alabama at Birmingham Jun 2011 – May 2014
Graduate Research Assistant Interdepartmental Nutrition Program – University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jan 2008 – May 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant Department of Statistics – University of Nebraska-Lincoln Aug 2010 – Dec 2010
Graduate Research Assistant Nutritional Physiology Group – Iowa State University Jul 2005 – Dec 2007
Graduate Teaching Assistant Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology – Iowa State University Jul 2005 – Dec 2007
Undergraduate Research Assistant Nutritional Physiology Group – Iowa State University Sep 2003 – Jul 2005

Consulting

Entity Year(s)
Pennington Biomedical Research Center Oct 2019 to Jan 2020
LA NORC Oct 2019 to Oct 2019
Epigeum (Oxford University Press) Jul 2018 to Feb 2018
Communiqué (United Soybean Board) Jun 2016 to Dec 2016
CE Outcomes Mar 2013 to Apr 2013
Farmland Foods Feb 2011 to Mar 2011

RESEARCH

Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Persistent confusion in nutrition and obesity research about the validity of classic nonparametric tests in the presence of heteroscedasticity: Evidence of the problem and valid alternatives.
    Kroeger CM, Ejima K, Hannon BA, Halliday TM, McComb B, Teran-Garcia M, Dawson JA, King DB, Brown AW, Allison DB. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Jan 29;nqaa357. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa357.
  2. Contrary to the Conclusions Stated in the Paper, Only Dry Fat-Free Mass Was Different between Groups upon Reanalysis. Comment on: “Intermittent Energy Restriction Attenuates the Loss of Fat-Free Mass in Resistance Trained Individuals. A Randomized Controlled Trial”.
    Peos J, Brown AW, Vorland CJ, Allison DB, Sainsbury A. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2020, 5(4), 85; doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk5040085.
  3. Improving open and rigorous science: ten key future research opportunities related to rigor, reproducibility, and transparency in scientific research [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review].
    Valdez D, Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Mayo-Wilson E, Otten J, Ball R, Grant S, Levy R, Laldivia DS, Allison DB. F1000Res. 2020 Oct 14;9:1235. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.26594.1. eCollection 2020. PMC7898357
  4. Overstated Claims of Efficacy and Safety. Comment On: “Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System Is an Important Factor to Protect Against Viral Infections”. Nutrients 2020, 12, 1181.
    Vorland CJ, Bohan Brown MM, Kyle TK, Brown AW. Nutrients. 2020 Sep 3;12(9):2690. doi: 10.3390/nu12092690. PMC7551966
  5. Errors in statistical comparisons and interpretation change the conclusions in “Changes in Weight and Substrate Oxidation in Overweight Adults Following Isomaltulose Intake During a 12-Week Weight Loss Intervention: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled”.
    Vorland CJ, Kyle T, Brown AW. Nutrients. 2020 Aug 5;12(8):2335. doi: 10.3390/nu12082335. PMC7468752
  6. Murine genetic models of obesity: type I error rates and the power of commonly used analyses as assessed by plasmode-based simulation.
    Ejima K, Brown AW, Smith D, Beyaztas U, Allison DB. International Journal of Obesity (2020).
  7. Data anomalies and apparent reporting errors in ‘Randomized controlled trial testing weight loss and abdominal obesity outcomes of moxibustion’.
    Mestre LM, Dickinson SL, Golzarri-Aroyo L, Brown AW, Allison DB. Biomed Eng Online. 2020 Feb 18;19(1):11. PMC7029490
  8. Incorrect design and analysis render conclusion unsubstantiated: comment on “A digital movement in the world of inactive children: favourable outcomes of playing active video games in a pilot randomized trial”.
    Golzarri-Arroyo L, Vorland CJ, Thabane L, Oakes JM, Hunt E, Brown AW, Allison DB. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 20.
  9. Science Dialogue Mapping of Knowledge and Knowledge Gaps Related to the Effects of Dairy Intake on Human Cardiovascular Health and Disease.
    Brown AW, Kaiser KA, Keitt A, Fontaine K, Gibson M, Gower BA, Shikany J, Vorland C, Beitz DC, Bier D, Brenna JT, Jacobs D, Kris-Etherton P, Maki K, Miller M, St. Onge MP, Teran-Garcia M, Allison DB. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2020 Feb 19:1-17. NIHMSID1566910
  10. Exceptional reported effects and data anomalies merit explanation from “A randomized controlled trial of coordination exercise on cognitive function in obese adolescents” by Liu et al. (2018).
    Ejima K, Dickinson S, Brown AW, Yanovski JA, Kaiser KA, Hall KD, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. Psychology of Sport & Exercise. Volume 46, January 2020, 101604.
  11. Does exclusion of extreme reporters of energy intake (the “Goldberg cutoffs”) reliably reduce or eliminate bias in nutrition studies? Analysis with illustrative associations of energy intake with health outcomes.
    Ejima K, Brown AW, Schoeller DA, Heymsfield SB, Nelson EJ, Allison DB. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Nov 1;110(5):1231-1239. PMC6821551
  12. Dropout rates in behavioral treatment programs for substance use disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Lappan S, Brown AW, Hendricks P. Addiction. 2019 Aug 27. doi: 10.1111/add.14793. [Epub ahead of print].
  13. Childhood Obesity Intervention Studies: A Narrative Review and Guide for Investigators, Authors, Editors, Reviewers, Journalists, and Readers to Guard Against Exaggerated Effectiveness Claims
    Brown AW, Altman DG, Baranowski T, Bland JM, Dawson JA, Dhurandhar NV, Dowla S, Fontaine KR, Gelman A, Heymsfield SB, Jayawardene W, Keith SW, Kyle TK, Loken E, Oakes JM, Stevens J, Thomas DM, Allison DB. Obes Rev. 2019 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/obr.12923. [Epub ahead of print]. PMC7436851
  14. Differences in Nominal Significance (DINS) Error leads to invalid conclusions: Letter regarding, “Diet enriched with fresh coconut decreases blood glucose levels and body weight in normal adults”.
    Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. 2019 Jun 12;16(2). PMC6957306
  15. The stated conclusions are contradicted by the data, based on inappropriate statistics, and should be corrected: comment on ‘intervention for childhood obesity based on parents only or parents and child compared with follow-up alone’
    Dawson JA, Brown AW, Allison DB. Pediatr Obes. 2018 Nov;13(11):656-657. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12431. Epub 2018 Aug 9. PMC6203607
  16. Issues with data and analyses: Errors, underlying themes, and potential solutions.
    Brown AW, Kaiser KA, Allison DB. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018 Mar 13;115(11):2563-2570. PMC5856502 [Invited]
  17. Randomization to Randomization Probability: Estimating Treatment Effects Under Actual Conditions of Use.
    George BJ, Li P, Lieberman HR, Pavela G, Brown AW, Fontaine KR, Jeansonne MM, Dutton GR, Idigo AJ, Parman MA, Rubin DB, Allison DB. Psychological Methods. 2018 Jun;23(2):337-350. PMC5640450
  18. Analysis of the time and workers needed to conduct systematic reviews of medical interventions using data from the PROSPERO registry.
    Borah R, Brown AW, Capers PL, Kaiser KA. BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 27;7(2):e012545. PMC5337708
  19. Common Scientific and Statistical Errors in Obesity Research.
    George BJ, Beasley M, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Rositsa D, Divers J, Goldsby T, Heo M, Kaiser KA, Keith S, Kim MY, Li P, Mehta T, Oakes JM, Skinner A, Stuart E, Allison DB. Obesity. 2016 Apr;24(4):781-90. PMC4817356 [Invited]
  20. We agree that self-reported energy intake should not be used as a basis for conclusions about energy intake in scientific research.
    Dhurandhar NV, Brown AW, Thomas D, Allison DB. Journal of Nutrition. 2016 May;146(5):1141-2. PMC4841923
  21. High Intensity Interval- vs Moderate Intensity- Training for Improving Cardiometabolic Health in Overweight or Obese Males: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Fisher G, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Alcorn A, Noles C, Winwood L, Resuehr H, George B, Jeansonne MM, Allison DB. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0138853. PMC4619258
  22. Taurine and vitamin E supplementation have minimal effects on body composition, hepatic lipids, and blood hormone and metabolite concentrations in healthy Sprague Dawley rats.
    Allen PS, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Hsu WH, Beitz DC. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. 2015;7:77-85. PMC4706234
  23. The importance of prediction model validation and assessment in obesity and nutrition research.
    Ivanescu AE, Li P, George B, Brown AW, Keith SW, Raju D, Allison DB. International Journal of Obesity. 2016 Jun;40(6):887-94. PMC4826636 [Invited]
  24. Best (but oft-forgotten) practices: designing, analyzing, and reporting cluster randomized controlled trials.
    Brown AW, Li P, Bohan Brown MM, Kaiser KA, Keith SW, Oakes JM, Allison DB. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015 Aug;102(2):241-8. PMC4515862 [Invited]
  25. Concerning Sichieri R, Cunha DB: Obes Facts 2014;7:221-232. The Assertion that Controlling for Baseline (Pre-Randomization) Covariates in Randomized Controlled Trials Leads to Bias Is False.
    Li P, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Kaiser KA, Bohan Brown MM, Keith SW, Oakes JM, Allison DB. Obesity Facts. 2015;8:127-129. PMC4494880
  26. Double sampling with multiple imputation to answer large sample meta-research questions: Introduction and illustration by evaluating adherence to two simple CONSORT guidelines.
    Capers PL, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Allison DB. Frontiers in Nutrition. 2015 Mar;9;2:6. PMC4428480
  27. Communication of randomized, controlled trial results must match the study focus.
    Brown AW, Sievenpiper JL, Kyle TK, Kaiser KA. Journal of Nutrition. 2015 May;145(5):1027-9. PMC4408739
  28. Unscientific Beliefs about Scientific Topics in Nutrition.
    Brown AW, Ioannidis JPA, Cope MB, Bier DM, Allison DB. Advances in Nutrition. 2014 Sep;5(5):563-5. PMC4188234 [Invited]
  29. Using crowdsourcing to evaluate published scientific literature: methods and example.
    Brown AW, Allison DB. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 2;9(7):e100647. PMC4079692
  30. Increased fruit and vegetable intake has no discernible effect on weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Kaiser KA, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Shikany JM, Mattes RD, Allison DB. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014 Jun 25;100(2):567-576. PMC4095660
  31. Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity Research.
    Casazza K, Brown AW, Astrup A, Bertz F, Baum C, Bohan Brown M, Dawson J, Durant N, Dutton G, Fields DA, Fontaine KR, Levitsky D, Mehta T, Menachemi N, Newby P, Pate R, Raynor H, Rolls BJ, Sen B, Smith DL Jr, Thomas D, Wansink B, Allison DB. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2015;55(14):2014-53. PMC4272668
  32. Belief beyond the evidence: using the proposed effect of breakfast on obesity to show 2 practices that distort scientific evidence.
    Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013 Nov;98(5):1298-308. PMC3798081
  33. Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity.
    Casazza K, Fontaine KR, Astrup A, Birch LL, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Durant N, Dutton G, Foster EM, Heymsfield SB, McIver K, Mehta T, Menachemi N, Newby PK, Pate R, Rolls BJ, Sen B, Smith DL Jr, Thomas DM, Allison DB. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013 Jan 31;368(5):446-54. PMC3606061
  34. Diet-induced alterations of host cholesterol metabolism are likely to affect the gut microbiota composition in hamsters.
    Martinez I, Perdicaro DJ, Brown AW, Hammons S, Carden TJ, Carr TP, Eskridge KM, Walter J. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2013 Jan;79(2):516-24. PMC3553751
  35. Short-term consumption of sucralose, a nonnutritive sweetener, is similar to water with regard to select markers of hunger signaling and short-term glucose homeostasis in women.
    Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Onken KL, Beitz DC. Nutrition Research. 2011 Dec;31(12):882-8. NIHPA N/A
  36. Diets high in conjugated linoleic acid from pasture-fed cattle did not alter markers of health in young women.
    Brown AW, Trenkle AH, Beitz DC. Nutrition Research. 2011 Jan;31(1):33-41. NIHPA N/A
  37. Phytosterol ester constituents affect micellar cholesterol solubility in model bile.
    Brown AW, Hang J, Dussault PH, Carr TP. Lipids. 2010 Sep;45(9):855-62. NIHPA N/A
  38. Plant sterol and stanol substrate specificity of pancreatic cholesterol esterase.
    Brown AW, Hang J, Dussault PH, Carr TP. J Nutr Biochem. 2010 Aug;21(8):736-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2009.04.008. Epub 2009 Jul 16. NIHPA N/A
  39. Cholesterol-lowering phytosterols: factors affecting their use and efficacy.
    Carr TP, Ash MM, Brown AW. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. 2010 July;2010(2):59-72. NIHPA N/A [Invited]
  40. Endocannabinoids, metabolic regulation, and the role of diet.
    Carr TP, Jesch ED, Brown AW. Nutrition Research. 2008 Oct;28(10):641-50. NIHPA N/A [Invited]

Other Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

The following publications in peer reviewed journals received editorial review, or the peer review status of the article is unknown (e.g., insufficient information from the journal or corresponding author).

  1. Calculation and data errors require correcting. Comment on “The effect of green coffee extract supplementation on anthropometric measures in adults: A comprehensive systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials”.
    Chen X, Naaman K, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Allison DB. Complement Ther Med. 2021 Feb 16;102685. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102685.
  2. Double-counting of effect sizes and inappropriate exclusion of studies in “The influence of vitamin D supplementation on IGF-1 levels in humans: A systematic review and meta-analysis”.
    Amiri M, Raeisi-Dehkordi H, Vorland CJ, Chen X, Brown AW, Allison DB. Ageing Res Rev. 2020 Dec 15;101236. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2020.101236. PMC33338606
  3. Within-group comparisons led to unsubstantiated conclusions in “Low-phytate wholegrain bread instead of high-phytate wholegrain bread in a total diet context did not improve iron status of healthy Swedish females: a 12-week, randomized, parallel-design intervention Study”.
    Vorland CJ, Mestre L, Mendis SS, Brown AW. Eur J Nutr. 2020 Jul 13.
  4. Incorrect analyses of cluster-randomized trials that do not take clustering and nesting into account likely lead to p-values that are too small.
    Golzarri-Arroyo L, Oakes JM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Childhood Obesity. 2020 Mar;16(2):65-66. PMC7047086
  5. Errors or irreproducibility in effect size calculations, incomplete reporting of results in “Systematic Review of the Effects of Blueberry on Cognitive Performance as We Age.”
    Vorland CJ, Mattey Mora PP, Mestre LM, Chen X, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Allison DB. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 Jul 13;75(8):e24-e26. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa041. PMC7357584
  6. Re: “Annurca Apple Nutraceutical Formulation Enhances Keratin Expression in a Human Model of Skin and Promotes Hair Growth and Tropism in a Randomized Clinical Trial” by Tenore et al. (J Med Food 2018;21:90-103).
    Keith SW, Brown AW, Heo M, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. J Med Food. 2019 Dec;22(12):1301-1302. PMC6921091
  7. Toward Fulfilling the Aspirational Goal of Science as Self-Correcting: A Call for Editorial Courage and Diligence for Error Correction.
    Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Ejima K, Mayo-Wilson E, Valdez D, Allison DB. Eur J Clin Invest. 2019 Dec 1:e13190. [Invited]
  8. Questions on ‘Intervention effects of a kindergarten-based health promotion programme on obesity related behavioural outcomes and BMI percentiles’.
    Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Kahathuduwa CN, Dawson JA, Gletsu Miller N, Kyle TK, Thabane L, Allison DB. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Nov 21;17:101022. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.101022. eCollection 2020 Mar. PMC7058642
  9. Spin in the Abstract in “Impact of motivational interviewing on outcomes of an adolescent obesity treatment: results from the MI Values randomized controlled pilot trial”.
    Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Allison DB. Clin Obes. 2019 Aug 4:e12332.
  10. The Implementation of Randomization Requires Corrected Analyses. Comment on “Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial, Nutrients 2018, 10, 369”.
    Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Dickinson SL, Gelman A, Allison DB. Nutrients. 2019 May 21;11(5). doi:10.3390/nu11051126. PMC6566629
  11. Conditioning on “study” is essential for valid inference when combining individual data from multiple randomized controlled trials: a comment on Reesor et al’s School-based weight management program curbs summer weight gain among low-income Hispanic middle school students. J Sch Health. 2019;89(1):59-67.
    Jayawardene WP, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Kahathuduwa CN, McComb B, Allison DB. Journal of School Health. 2019 Jul;89(7):515-518. PMC6684232
  12. Change in study randomization allocation needs to be included in statistical analysis: Comment on “Randomized controlled trial of weight loss versus usual care on telomere length in women with breast cancer: the lifestyle, exercise, and nutrition (LEAN) study.”
    Dickinson SL, Golzarri Arroyo L, Brown AW, McComb B, Kahathuduwa CN, Allison DB. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019. 175(1), 263-4. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05155-6. PMC6494688
  13. Letter to the Editor And response Letter to the Editor and Author Response of Assessment of a Health Promotion Model on Obese Turkish Children.
    Brown AW, Allison DB. J Nurs Res. 2018 Oct;26(5):373-374. doi: 10.1097/JNR.0000000000000287. NIHPA N/A
  14. Incorrect analyses were used in “Different enteral nutrition formulas have no effect on glucose homeostasis but on diet-induced thermogenesis in critically ill medical patients: a randomized controlled trial” and corrected analyses are requested.
    Dickinson S, Brown AW, Mehta T, Heymsfield S, Ebbeling C, Ludwig D, Allison DB. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2018. 73, 152-153. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0197-8. PMC6310101
  15. Reducing Calories to Lose Weight.
    Hall KD, Schoeller DA, Brown AW. JAMA. 2018;319(22):2336-2337. NIHPA N/A
  16. A Comment on Scherr et al “A Multicomponent, School-Based Intervention, the Shaping Healthy Choices Program, Improves Nutrition-Related Outcomes”.
    Wood AC, Brown AW, Li P, Oakes JM, Pavela G, Thomas DM, Allison DB. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2018 Mar;50(3):324-325.
  17. Addendum: Hypercaloric diets with high meal frequency, but not increased meal size, increase intrahepatic triglycerides: A randomized controlled trial.
    Serlie MJ, ter Horst KW, Brown AW. Hepatology. 2016 Nov;64(5):1814-1816. PMC5046189
  18. Reproducibility: A tragedy of errors.
    Allison DB, Brown AW, George BJ, Kaiser KA. Nature. 2016 Feb 4;530(7588):27-9. PMC4831566 [Invited]
  19. Unsubstantiated Conclusions from Improper Statistical Design and Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial.
    George BJ, Goldsby TU, Brown AW, Li P, Allison DB. International Journal of Yoga. 2016;9(1):87-8. PMC4728968
  20. Errors in statistical analysis and questionable randomization lead to unreliable conclusions.
    George BJ, Brown AW, Allison DB. Journal of Paramedical Sciences. 2015 Summer;6(3):153-154. PMC4778955
  21. Goals in Nutrition Science 2015-2020.
    Allison DB, Bassaganya-Riera J, Burlingame B, Brown AW, Le Coutre J, Dickson SL, Van Eden W, Garssen J, Hontecillas R, Khoo CSH, Knorr D, KussmannM, Magistretti PJ, Mehta T, Meule A, Rychlik M, Vögele C. Front. Nutr., 08 September 2015. PMC4563164 [Invited]
  22. Comment on “Intervention effects of a school-based health promotion programme on obesity related behavioural outcomes.”
    Li P, Brown AW, Oakes JM, Allison DB. Journal of Obesity. 2015;2015:708181. PMC4458557
  23. Response to ‘Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing.’
    Dhurandhar NV, Schoeller D, Brown AW, Heymsfield SB, Thomas D, Sorensen TIA, Speakman JR, Jeansonne M, Allison DB. International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Jul;39(7):1175-6. PMC4496300 [Invited]
  24. Comment on “School-Based Obesity Prevention Intervention in Chilean Children: Effective in Controlling, but not Reducing Obesity.”
    Li P, Brown AW, Oakes JM, Allison DB. Journal of Obesity. 2015;2015:183528. PMC4480932
  25. Exceptional Data in Paper on “The effect of meridian massage on BM, BMI, WC and HC in simple obesity patients: a randomized controlled trial.”
    Thomas DM, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Li P, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion. 2015;(01) 66-67. PMC4696399
  26. Order of Magnitude Mis-estimation of Weight Effects of Children’s Meal Policy Proposals.
    Brown AW, Hall KD, Thomas D, Dhurandhar NV, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. Childhood Obesity. 2014 Dec;10(6):542-4. PMC4442575
  27. Linear extrapolation results in erroneous overestimation of plausible stressor-related yearly weight changes.
    Bohan Brown MM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Biological Psychiatry. 2015 Aug 15;78(4):e10-1. PMC4459915
  28. An Unjustified Conclusion from Self-Report-Based Estimates of Energy Intake.
    Levitsky DA, Brown AW, Hansen BC, Atkinson RL, Byrne N, Cheskin LJ, Allison DB. American Journal of Medicine. 2014;127(12):e33. NIHPA N/A
  29. Energy Balance Measurement: When Something is NOT Better than Nothing.
    Dhurandhar NV, Schoeller D, Brown AW, Heymsfield SB, Thomas D, Sorensen TIA, Speakman JR, Jeansonne M, Allison DB. International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Jul;39(7):1109-13. PMC4430460
  30. Reply to RA Mekary and E Giovannucci.
    Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014 Jan;99(1):213. NIHPA N/A [Invited]
  31. Does host cholesterol metabolism impact the gut microbiota and why does it matter?
    Martinez I, Brown AW, Walter J. Future Microbiology. 2013 May;8(5):571-3. NIHPA N/A [Invited]
  32. Unintended consequences of obesity-targeted health policy.
    Brown AW, Allison DB. Virtual Mentor. 2013 Apr 1;15(4):339-46. NIHPA N/A [Invited]
  33. Nutritional epidemiology in practice: learning from data or promulgating beliefs?
    Bohan Brown MM, Brown AW, Allison DB. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013 Jan;97(1):5-6. PMC3522139 [Invited]

Book Chapters

  1. Publication Bias in Science: What is it, Why is it Problematic, and How Can It Be Addressed?
    Brown AW, Mehta TS, Allison DB. (2017) In book: The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication. [Invited]
  2. Critical Evaluation of Nutrition Research.
    Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM. (2016) In book: Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Editor: James M. Rippe, pp.103-116. [Invited]
  3. HUMAN NUTRITION | Nutraceuticals.
    Brown AW. (2014) In book: Encyclopedia of Meat Sciences (Second Edition), Publisher: Academic Press, Editors: Michael Dikeman, Carrick Devine, pp.130-134. [Invited]

Reports

  1. Lipid and NDF analysis of ethanol byproduct feedstuffs.
    Bremer VR, Buckner VD, Brown AW, Carr TP, Diedrichsen RM, Erickson GE, Klopfenstein TJ. Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. 2010;MP93:83-86.

Preprints

  1. Eating versus skipping breakfast has no discernible effect on obesity-related anthropometric outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis [version 2; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations].
    Bohan Brown MM, Milanes J, Allison DB, Brown AW. F1000Research 2020, 9:140 doi: 10.12688/f1000research.22424.2.
  2. Traffic light diets have limited evidence for effects on childhood obesity: review and future recommendations.
    Bohan Brown MM, Vorland CJ, Cardel MI, Brown AW. NutriXiv Preprints.

Works Submitted

  1. Errors in the implementation, analysis, and reporting of randomization within obesity and nutrition research: a guide to their avoidance.
    Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Dickinson S, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Hannon B, Heo M, Heymsfield S, Jayawardene W, Kahathuduwa C, Keith S, Oakes JM, Tekwe C, Thabane L, Allison DB. International Journal of Obesity.
  2. Apparent duplication of results in multiple publications and incorrect statistical analysis by Abdelbasset et al. requires attention to clarify the effect of exercise in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
    Vorland CJ, Foote G, Dickinson S, Mayo-Wilson E, Allison DB, Brown AW. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Post Publication Corrections, Critiques, and Confirmations (not exhaustive)

    The following entries represent efforts to correct, critique, or confirm published literature. Some of these entries we chose not to publish in journals. Others are posted to available platforms because journals have no mechanism to or declined to address errors in their articles.

  1. Comment on: “Effectiveness of Electroacupuncture for Simple Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”.
    Chen X, Dickinson SL, Naaman K, Brown AW, Allison DB. PubPeer. 2021 FEB 17: https://pubpeer.com/publications/3E1F5F4393F76FC17177291F1614EF#1.
  2. Comment on “Potato Protein Isolate Stimulates Muscle Protein Synthesis at Rest and with Resistance Exercise in Young Women”.
    Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Foote G, Weir JP, Allison DB. PubPeer. 2020 NOV 03: https://pubpeer.com/publications/1843A6AC50624A13743F9AF8D6370E#1
  3. Comment on: “Effect of Nut Consumption on Erectile and Sexual Function in Healthy Males: A Secondary Outcome Analysis of the FERTINUTS Randomized Controlled Trial”.
    Vorland CJ, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Brown AW, Herbenick D, Allison DB. PubPeer. 2020 JAN 22: https://pubpeer.com/publications/9237E3A78B6C44DA2D450AC53D1C10#1.
  4. Comment on Incorrect Analysis in ‘Effectiveness of a Normative Nutrition Intervention in Chilean Pregnant Women on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes: The CHiMINCs Study.’
    Golzarri-Arroyo L, Brown AW, Mayo-Wilson E, Vassar M, Oakes JM, Allison DB. SSRN. 2019 SEP 24: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3444433 (Note: SSRN removed the entry after our critique).
  5. Unsubstantiated conclusions in randomized controlled trial of binge eating program due to Differences in Nominal Significance (DINS) Error
    Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. PubPeer. 2018 NOV 04: https://pubpeer.com/publications/3596ABE0460E074A8FA5063606FFAB#1
  6. The 3500 Kcal Rule is Invalid for Projections of Weight Change.
    Brown AW, Hall K, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care (Responses). 2018 SEP 11: https://drc.bmj.com/content/6/1/e000511.responses#the-3500-kcal-rule-is-invalid-for-projections-of-weight-change.

Invited Extramural Presentations

  1. Meta-Analysis Generating and Interpreting Evidence About Effects in Obesity Research: Reducing Error and Strengthening Inferences.. Webinar; 2021-02-25.
  2. Headline vs Study (two sessions). Indiana Physiological Society’s 10th Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN; 2020-03-07.
  3. Obesity Isn’t Simple: Identifying Complex, Evidence-based Strategies to Treat Obesity Seriously. Nutrition Science Seminar. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; 2019-11-01.
  4. Promising and problematic hypotheses about obesity causes and cures. IU Health Bariatric Symposium. Indianapolis, IN; 2019-09-06.
  5. People make mistakes: Normalizing error correction in the scientific literature. Joint Statistical Meetings 2019. Denver, CO; 2019-07-30.
  6. Finding what works for weight in the workplace: existing data and future directions. Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership. Indianapolis, IN; 2019-02-08.
  7. Statistical and inferential issues in nutrition and obesity research: opportunities for quantitative reasoning. University of Louisville, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. Louisville, KY; 2019-02-01.
  8. Incorporating Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency Into Aging Projects and Papers GSA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, MA; 2018-11-17.
  9. Obesity Isn’t Simple: Identifying Complex, Evidence-based Strategies to Treat Obesity Seriously. ConAgra Food Science Institute Nutri-bites Webinars. Webinar; 2018-06-21.
  10. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity. Kentuckiana Health Collaborative Forum – Obesity Fatigue: The Myths, Facts, Treatments, Benefits Coverage, and Paths Forward. Louisville, KY; 2018-06-05.
  11. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity: Where Might They Come From and What Can We Do? Florida Food and Nutrition Symposium 2017. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA; 2017-07-16.
  12. Keynote – Dishing Up Data: Making Science More Digestible for the Public. Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Symposium 2017. Charlotte, NC, USA; 2017-04-02.
  13. Rigor and Reproducibility in Nutrition and Obesity Research. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 2017-03-16.
  14. Moderator of panel discussion: Taxonomy of issues and challenges to improving research reproducibility. National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium – Reproducibility of Research: Issues and Proposed Remedies. Washington, DC; 2017-03-08.
  15. From microworkers to sampling techniques – challenges and benefits of alternative literature screening methods. Obesity Week 2016. New Orleans, LA, USA; 2016-11-03.
  16. Reproducibility: A Tragedy of Errors International Society for Medical Publication Professionals. Webinar; 2016-10-26.
  17. Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research. 2016 Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference – Nutrition: Fads, Facts & Fallacies. Tempe, AZ; 2016-03-18.
  18. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity: Where might they come from and what we can do? National Press Foundation – Obesity’s Toll: Get the Skinny on Fat. Phoenix, AZ; 2016-02-24.
  19. Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research. Birmingham District Dietetic Association. Birmingham, AL; 2016-02-18.
  20. Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research. Nutrition File Seminar 2016 – Nutrition Fact or Fiction: What is the Evidence. Calgary, AB, Canada; 2016-02-03.
  21. Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research. Nutrition File Seminar 2016 – Nutrition Fact or Fiction: What is the Evidence. Edmonton, AB, Canada; 2016-02-02.
  22. Hot Off the Presses: Evaluating the Evidence Behind Today’s Nutrition Media Headlines. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Webinar; 2015-08-28.
  23. Lost in Translation: Science as a Second Language DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Washington, DC, USA; 2015-04-10.
  24. In the Eye of the Beholder: Critical Evaluation of Nutrition Research. ConAgra Food Science Institute Nutri-bites Webinars. Webinar; 2015-03-12.
  25. Distortion of Nutrition Research: Perpetuating Beliefs Beyond the Scientific Evidence. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors Retreat. Portland, OR, USA; 2014-07-23.
  26. Lost in Translation: Science as a Second Language – Perspectives of a ‘native speaker’. International Food Information Council. Washington, DC, USA; 2014-05-13.
  27. Distortion of nutrition research: Reporting practices that may perpetuate beliefs beyond the scientific evidence. ASN Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2014. San Diego, CA, USA; 2014-04-27.
  28. Tips for High-Fidelity Science Reporting. National Press Foundation. Webinar; 2014-03-18.
  29. Meal Frequency, Eating Patterns, and Weight. Eating Patterns and Disease: From Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms to Interventions. Webinar; 2014-02-18.
  30. Recent initiatives to improve research reporting fidelity. ILSI Annual Meeting. Southampton, Bermuda; 2014-01-20.
  31. Sound advice or biased reporting? Breakfast as a strategy to reduce or prevent obesity or weight gain. 57th Annual Alabama Public Health Association Education Conference. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2013-04-04.
  32. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity. AHA EPI|NPAM: Hot Off the Press. New Orleans, LA; 2013-03-21.
  33. Phytosterols Decrease Cholesterol Absorption by Molecular Interactions in the Intestinal Lumen. 103rd American Oil Chemist Society Meeting. Long Beach, CA, USA; 2012-05-01.
  34. Nutritional Aspects of Fats and Oils. Danisco Margarine and Shortening Course. New Century, KS, USA; 2011-10-28.
  35. Mechanisms of decreased cholesterol absorption mediated by phytosterols. . University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA; 2010-11-18.

Extramural Meeting Abstracts

* = Presenter; o = Oral presentation

  1. What Proportion of Planned Missing Data Is Allowed for Unbiased Estimates of the Association Between Energy Intake and Body Weight Using Multiple Imputation? Ejima K, Zoh R, Tekwe C, Allison DB, Brown AW. Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue Supplement 2, June 2020, Page 1167
  2. Traffic Light Diets Per Se Have Limited Evidence for Effectiveness on Childhood Obesity: A Review. Vorland C, Bohan Brown MM, Cardel M, Brown AW. Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue Supplement 2, June 2020, Page 1697
  3. Science Dialogue Mapping of Knowledge and Knowledge Gaps Related to the Effects of Dairy Intake on Human Cardiovascular Disease. Brown AW*, Kaiser KA, Keitt A, Allison DB. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun 13;3(Suppl 1, P13-002-19)
  4. Assessment of Type I Error Rates and Power of Common Analysis Methods in Murine Obesity-Related Study: ‘Plasmode-Based’ Simulation. Ejima K, Brown AW, Smith DL Jr, Beyaztas U, Allison DB. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun 13;3(Suppl 1, P13-011-19)
  5. A Quantitative Investigation of Differences in Mediterranean Diet Definitions in Nutrition Research. Lingle DW, Dickinson S, Vorland CJ, Brown AW. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun 13;3(Suppl 1, P13-026-19).
  6. The Effect of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on the components of Metabolic Syndrome, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Huo T, Yang C, Cardel MI, Brown AW, Gurka MJ. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun 13;3(Suppl 1, P08-037-19).
  7. Crowd-sourcing Structured Metadata to Improve Literature Search Efficiency. Kaiser K, Sweeney H, Brown AWo. Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018
  8. Use of an Open Science R Package (Rentrez) and PubMed Search Infrastructure to Detect P-hacking in Biomedical and Dietary Supplement Scientific Literature. Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Nutrition 2018
  9. A Comparison of Systematic Review Efficiency Between Obesity, Nutrition, Diabetes and CVD Topics. Capers PL, Bohan Brown MM, Brown AW, Kroeger CM, Gibson MJ, Kaiser KA. Obesity Week. 2017.
  10. Use of Text-mining and Comparative Analysis to Detect P-hacking in Dietary Supplement Scientific Literature. Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. The 5th Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Atlanta, GA.
  11. Eating compared to skipping breakfast has no discernible benefit for obesity-related anthropometrics: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Bohan Brown MM, Milanes JE, Allison DB, Brown AW. FASEB Journal. 2017 Apr lb363
  12. Evaluation of rapid crowdsourcing methods to identify obesity-related studies. Capers P, Brown AW, Thornton J, Kaiser KA, Goldsby T, Allison DB. Obesity Week. 2016.
  13. Simple text-mining methodology to detect comparative p-hacking is sensitive to text searching variations. Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Obesity Week. 2016.
  14. High Intensity Interval- Vs Moderate Intensity- Training for Improving Cardiometabolic Health In Overweight or Obese Males: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Fisher G, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Alcorn A, Noles CD, Winwood L, Resuehr H, George B, Jeansonne MM, Allison DB. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May;48(5 Suppl 1):641-2.
  15. Method for Calculating Point Estimates and Standard Errors for Meta-Analysis from Reported Point Estimates, 95% Confidence Intervals, and P-Values. Brown AW*, Dawson JA. FASEB Journal. 2016;30:1154.32.
  16. Effect of breakfast eating versus breakfast skipping on obesity related anthropometry: a systematic review. Milanes JE, Allison DB, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM. FASEB Journal. 2016 Apr;30(1 Supplement):lb394
  17. The Effect of Yogurt on Human Body Weight: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Experiments. Kaiser KA, Jeansonne MM, Brown AW*. FASEB Journal. 2016;30:905.6.
  18. The body recognizes liquid calories: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of solid versus liquid preloads on subsequent energy intake. Greenberg D, Rahn M, Brown AW, George BJ, Chung A, Allison DB. Obesity Week. 2015.
  19. No Significant Differences Between High vs. Moderate Intensity Training on Mood and Quality of Life. Neumeier WH, Alcorn A, Allison DB, Bohan Brown MM, Brown AW, Jeansonne MM, Noles C, Resuehr H, Winwood L, Fisher G. American Psychological Association 2015 Annual Convention
  20. Double Sampling with Multiple Imputation to Answer Large Sample Meta-Research Questions: Introduction and Illustration by Evaluating Adherence to Two Simple CONSORT Guidelines. Capers PL, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Allison DB. FASEB Journal. 2015;29:735.1.
  21. Quick Service Restaurant (Fast) Food and Obesity: A systematic review of human studies. Idigo AJ, Brown AW, Jeansonne MM, Kell KP, Allison DB. FASEB Journal. 2015;29:600.2.
  22. Evidence of p-value fiddling using a rapid, high-volume, systematic method. Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition. 2014.
  23. How We Talk About People with Conditions: Trends Over Time Using Google Ngrams. Brown AW*. Obesity Week. 2014.
  24. High Intensity vs Moderate Intensity Training to maximize the benefits of exercise for improving cardiometabolic health in overweight adolescent males: Preliminary results from the HIIT MAX randomized controlled trial. Fisher G, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Alcorn Amy, Noles C, Winwood L, Reseuhr H, Allison DB. Obesity Week. 2014.
  25. Using crowdsourcing to evaluate published scientific literature: Methods and example. Brown AW*o, Allison DB. 91st Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science, Auburn University, 2014-03-13
  26. Are studies that agree with popular opinion cited more? Evaluating nutrition-obesity research using crowdsourcing. Brown AW*o, Allison DB. Obesity Week. 2013.
  27. Increased fruit and vegetable intake has no discernible effect on weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Kaiser KA, Brown AW*, Bohan Brown MM, Shikany JM, Mattes RD, Allison DB. Obesity Week. 2013.
  28. Treatment with taurine and vitamin E did not reverse fatty liver more than a chow diet in rats. Allen PS, Brown AW*, Bohan Brown MM, Beitz DC. Evaluating Bioactive Food Components in Obesity and Cancer Prevention. 2013.
  29. Investigating nutraceutical and pharmaceutical agents to prevent fatty liver in rats. Allen PS, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Beitz DC. Evaluating Bioactive Food Components in Obesity and Cancer Prevention. 2013.
  30. Sound advice or biased reporting? Breakfast as a strategy to reduce or prevent obesity or weight gain. Brown AW*o, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB. FASEB Journal. 2013;27:124.3.
  31. Hydrolysis of phytosterol esters in the intestine is required for their cholesterol lowering effects. Brown AW*, Carden TJ, Hang J, Dussault PH, Carr TP. FASEB Journal. 2011;25:587.7.
  32. Dietary phytosterol esters must be hydrolyzed for optimal reduction in cholesterol absorption. Carden TJ, Brown AW , Mielke M, Hang J, Dussault PH, Lee BH, Schlegel VL, Carr TP. FASEB Journal. 2011;25:582.11.
  33. Phytosterols and fatty acids, but not phytosterol esters, affect cholesterol micellarization in vitro. Brown AW*, Hang J, Dussault PH, Carr TP. FASEB Journal. 2010;24:541.19.
  34. Method for lipid and NDF analysis of ethanol byproduct feedstuffs. Bremer VR, Buckner CD, Brown AW, Carr TP, Diedrichsen RM, Erickson GE, Klopfenstein TJ. Journal of Animal Science. 2010;88:E-Suppl.3,263.
  35. Phytosterol ester substrate specificity of pancreatic cholesterol esterase. Brown AW*, Hang J, Dussault PH, Carr TP. FASEB Journal. 2009;23:722.15.
  36. Effects of diets naturally high or low in conjugated linoleic acid on measures of health in women. Brown AW*o, Trenkle A, Beitz DC. FASEB Journal. 2009;23:334.6.
  37. Effects of Splenda® Brand sweetener on plasma hormone and metabolite concentrations. Brown AW*, Bohan MM, Onken KL, Beitz DC. FASEB Journal. 2007;21:832.11.
  38. Effects of TNFa as a simulated stressor on adipose and liver tissues from rats fed varying diets. Brown AW*o, Bohan MM, Mehyar N, Trenkle A, Beitz DC. FASEB Journal. 2006;20:109.6.

Intramural Presentations (Not exhaustive)

  1. Introductory Remarks: A Comedy of Errors. The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity: NIDDK Short Course. Baltimore, MD; 2019-06-26.
  2. Post and Riposte: A Panel Discussion on Open Science, Repositories and Data Sharing in the Social Sciences. Workshop in Methods. Bloomington, IN; 2018-02-02.
  3. Incorporating rigor, reproducibility, and transparency into aging projects and papers. Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. Webinar; 2017-12-04.
  4. Procedural Elements: Trial Registration, Reporting Guidelines. Third Short Course on Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2017-07-25.
  5. Limits II – Empirical: Evidence & Case Studies of Confirmation and Non-Confirmation of Observational Study-Generated Hypotheses. Third Short Course on Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2017-07-24.
  6. Introductory Remarks: A Comedy of Errors. The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity: NIDDK Short Course. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2017-06-26.
  7. Procedural Elements: Trial Registration, Reporting Guidelines. Second Short Course on Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2016-07-26.
  8. Limits II – Empirical: Evidence & Case Studies of Confirmation and Non-Confirmation of Observational Study-Generated Hypotheses. Second Short Course on Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2016-07-25.
  9. Introductory Remarks: A Comedy of Errors. The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity: NIDDK Short Course. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2016-06-13.
  10. Limits II – Empirical: Evidence & Cases Studies of Confirmation and Non-Confirmation of Observational Study-Generated Hypotheses. First Short Course on Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2015-07-20.
  11. Introductory Remarks: A Comedy of Errors. The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity: NIDDK Short Course. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2015-06-22.
  12. Improving the accuracy and specificity of estimates using cross-method comparisons, such as Double Sampling with Multiple Imputation. Mathematics Colloquium: Open Problems in Obesity. UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA; 2015-02-27.
  13. Does Frequency or Timing of Eating Influence Childhood Obesity? Intensive Course in Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Department of Pediatrics and Nutrition Sciences, UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA; 2015-02-24.
  14. The Science of Nutrition Science: Beliefs, evidence, and communication. UAB Chapter of Sigma Xi Seminar Series. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2014-11-13.
  15. Using crowdsourcing to evaluate published scientific literature: Methods and example. Postdoctoral Research Day. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2014-02-17.
  16. Are studies that agree with popular opinion cited more? Evaluating Nutrition Obesity Research Using Crowdsourcing. NORC Trainee/Fellows Annual Conference. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2013-08-21.
  17. Sound advice or biased reporting? Breakfast as a strategy to reduce or prevent obesity or weight gain. Postdoctoral Research Day. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2013-02-18.
  18. Breakfast and obesity: Another example of White Hat Bias? NORC Trainee/Fellows Annual Conference. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2012-08-29.

Intramural Abstracts (Not exhaustive)

* = Presenter; o = Oral presentation

  1. Does exclusion of extreme reporters of energy intake reliably make results less biased in nutrition studies?
    Ejima K, Brown AWo, Schoeller DA, Heymsfield SB, Nelson EJ, Allison DB.. IUSPHB Public Health Research Day 2019
  2. The Effect of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on the components of Metabolic Syndrome, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
    Huo T, Yang C, Cardel MI, Brown AW, Gurka MJ. University of Florida College of Medicine Research Day
  3. The Effect of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on the components of Metabolic Syndrome, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
    Huo T, Yang C, Cardel MI, Brown AW, Gurka MJ. University of Florida ICHP Research Day
  4. Detection of P-hacking in Biomedical and Dietary Supplement Scientific Literature: Use of Open Science R Packages to Improve Reproducibility and Research Transparency.
    Kroeger CM, Brown AWo, Allison DB. IUSPHB Public Health Research Day 2018
  5. Quick Service Restaurant (Fast) Food and Obesity: A systematic review of human studies
    Brown AW*, Idigo AJ, Jeansonne MM, Kell KP, Allison DB. UAB Public Health Research and Practice Day 2015.
  6. Quantification of the Mediterranean Diet
    Antoine LH, Brown AW, Allison DB. UAB Public Health Research and Practice Day 2015.
  7. So you think you want to do a systematic review? Lessons learned from the PROSPERO registry.
    Borah R, Brown AW, Capers PL, Kaiser KA. UAB Public Health Research and Practice Day 2015.
  8. How We Talk About People with Conditions: Trends Over Time Using Google Ngrams.
    Brown AW*. UAB Diabetes Research Day
  9. How We Talk About People with Conditions: Trends Over Time Using Google Ngrams.
    Brown AW*. UAB Public Health Research Day 2014.
  10. Sound advice or biased reporting? Breakfast as a strategy to reduce or prevent obesity or weight gain.
    Brown AW*, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB. UAB Public Health Research Day 2013.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Name Awarding Group Date
Mead Johnson Award American Society for Nutrition 2020 May
Emerging Luminaries Grant Proposal Partnership Challenge Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington 2020 Apr
Fellow The Obesity Society 2018
Best Presentation – Faculty/Staff category University of Alabama at Birmingham New Energetic Ideas for the New Year – 2016 2016 Jan
Creativity is a Decision Award University of Alabama at Birmingham 2015 Aug
Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute Dannon Institute 2015 Jun
Most Creative – Faculty/Staff category University of Alabama at Birmingham New Energetic Ideas Round II 2014 Dec
Best Paper Award The Science Unbound Foundation 2014 Aug
1st Place Oral Presentation University of Alabama at Birmingham Postdoc Research Day 2014 Feb
1st Place: Nutritional Epidemiology Postdoc Poster Competition American Society for Nutrition Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section 2013 Apr
3rd Place: Invited Poster Session Alabama Public Health Association 2013 Apr
1st Place Poster: Postdoc Division University of Alabama at Birmingham Public Health Research Day 2013 Apr
2nd Place Oral Presentation University of Alabama at Birmingham Postdoc Research Day 2013 Feb
Back of the Envelope Award University of Alabama at Birmingham 2012 Dec
Creativity is a Decision Award University of Alabama at Birmingham 2012 Aug
Honorable Mention: Folsom Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2012 Feb
David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award Nutrition Research 2011 Apr
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2010
Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2009-2010
Outstanding Graduate Student Poster University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2009 Apr
Othmer Fellowship University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2008-2010
Honors and Distinction Iowa State University 2007 May
Iowa State University Honors Program Iowa State University 2003-2007
Academic Recognition Award State of Iowa 2003-2006

Honor Society Memberships

Name Induction
Golden Key International Honor Society 2004 Nov
National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2004 Nov
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society 2004 Apr
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society 2004 Apr

SERVICE

Professional Societies

American Society for Nutrition Member 2005+
Nutrition Research Task Force 2020-2021
Public Information Committee 2019+
Judge and Special Guest for Graduate Student Breakfast and Meet the Fellows event 2019
Lead Judge, ‘Methods and Protocols’ for the Emerging Leaders Poster Competition. 2019
Lead Judge, ‘Methods and Protocols’ for the Emerging Leaders Poster Competition. 2018
Co-Lead Judge for “Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition” Obesity RIS at EB2017 2017
Co-organizer and Chair, “Obesity RIS Forum: How Much Evidence Should be Demonstrated before Enacting Obesity-Targeted Health Policy?” 2017
Scientific Program Committee 2016-2020
Chair of Session, “Obesity: Chronic Disease” at EB2016 2016
Panelist, “Time in the public eye: Maintaining credibility while using your voice” 2016
Co-Lead Judge for “Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition” Obesity RIS at EB2016 2016
Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair: Obesity Research Interest Section 2015-2018
Co-Chair of Session, “Obesity: Gut Microbiome and Obesity” at EB2015 2015
Judge for “Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition” at EB2015 2015
Representative at three roundtable discussions on “Enhancing Rigor and Reproducibility” for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 2015
Experimental Biology 2015 Abstract Reviewer 2014
Organizer and Co-Chair of symposium, “Unscientific Beliefs about Scientific Topics in Nutrition” at EB2014 2014
The Obesity Society Member 2012+
Ethics Committee 2021-2023
Panel Moderator TOS Early Career Academic Workshop: “Should I stay or should I go?” 2019
Fellow of The Obesity Society 2018+
Chair: Basic Science and Beer Lightning Talks 1 and 2 2018
Judge: TOS Early Career Lightning Talks 2018
Co-Chair of Session, “Method in the Madness: Innovative Methodologies in Population-based Obesity Research” at OW2017 2017
Roundtable leader in “Early Career Academic Workshop” at OW2017 2017
Chair (2 years), Past-Chair (1 year): Basic Science Section 2016-2019
Co-Chair of Session, “Candles to Calorimeters: Assessment of Thermogenesis Normality in Obesity” at OW2015 2015
Public Affairs Committee – Early Career Representative 2014-2016
American Public Health Association Member 2015+
Ethics – Section Councilor 2015-2018
Sigma Xi Member 2014+
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member 2014+
American Statistical Association Member 2016+
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Member 2006-2008
Alabama Academy of Science Member 2014-2017
Gerontological Society of America Member 2018-2019
Organizer and Chair, “Strengthening Aging Research: Experiences with Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency.” 2018

Publication Service

Editorial Service

Journal Title Year(s)
Frontiers in Aging – Aging, Metabolism, and Redox Biology Review Editor 2021
Frontiers in Nutrition Methodology Review Editor 2014+

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Publons profile: https://publons.com/researcher/439415/andrew-w-brown/peer-review

Reviews (n) Journal
24 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
15 PLoS ONE
12 Advances in Nutrition
10 Obesity
7 Nutrients
5 International Journal of Obesity
4 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
4 Nutrition and Diabetes
4 Obesity Reviews
3 BMC Pediatrics
3 Public Health Nutrition
2 Biology Letters
2 Evaluation Review
2 Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
2 Palgrave Communications
2 Scientific Reports
1 Biochemical Pharmacology
1 BMC Public Health
1 BMC Research Notes
1 BMJ
1 Childhood Obesity
1 Clinical Obesity
1 F1000Research
1 Food and Function
1 JAMA
1 Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
1 Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
1 Journal of Obesity
1 Lipids
1 Lipids in Health and Disease
1 Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
1 Nutrition Research
1 Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases
1 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
1 Physiology & Behavior
1 Systematic Reviews
1 Trials

Other External Service

Organization Title Year(s)
Obesity and Energetics Offerings Deputy Editor 2020;2019;2018;2017;2016
International Food Information Council Assembly Member 2020+
Egg Nutrition Council Research Grant Reviewer 2020
Pennington / Louisiana NORC Pilot and Feasibility Program Reviewer 2019
Science Unbound Foundation Best Paper Competition Reviewer 2018;2016
Obesity and Energetics Offerings Co-Compiler 2016;2015;2014;2013;2012
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Reviewer 2015
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology FASEB Roundtable on Rigorous and Reproducible Research Using Mouse Models 2015
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology FASEB Roundtable on Rigorous and Reproducible Research Using Antibodies 2015
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology FASEB Roundtable on Rigorous and Reproducible Research: Community Stakeholders 2015

Intramural Service

Activity Title Year(s)
Indiana University
Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Co-leader of Comparative Data Analytics Core 2020;2019;2018
Post-Award Grant Management Ad-Hoc Committee Member 2020-2021
Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative Representative for the School of Public Health 2019;2018;2017
SPHB Committee on Research Member 2019;2018
Workshop in Methods Advisory Board Member 2019;2018
Public Health Research Day 2020 Organizing Committee Member and Judge 2019-2020
IU Grant Linking University wide Expertise (GLUE grant) Reviewer 2019
SPHB Grant Administrator position Hiring committee member 2019
SPHB Public Health Research Day 2019 Poster Competition Judge 2019
Grant Director/Grant Administrator hiring committee Member 2019
Biostatistics Consulting Center hiring committee Member 2019
SPHB Program Manager position Hiring committee member 2018
Program Manager hiring committee Member 2018
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Postdoctoral Research Day Judge 2017
Mastering the Art of Reproducible Science Panelist 2017
Statistical Support and Teaching in the School of Health Professions Task Force Member 2017
Graduate Student Research Day Session Moderator 2015
Mock NIH Study Section for Trainees Chair 2015
Statistician Search Committee Member 2014
Graduate Biomedical Sciences Poster Session Judge 2013;2012
Summer Research Expo Judge 2013
SOPH/NORC Professional Development Workshop Committee Co-chair of Grant writing workshop subcommittee 2012
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Graduate Student Association Legislative Representative: Interdepartmental Nutrition Program 2010-2011
Graduate Student Association Member: Academic Affairs committee 2010-2011
Iowa State University
Graduate and Professional Student Senate President 2006-2007
Special Student Fees and Tuition Committee Voting member 2006-2007
President’s Advisory Committee on Budget and Planning 2006-2007
Recreation Facilities Study Graduate Student Representative 2006-2007
Memorial Union Board of Directors Member: Facilities Committee 2006-2007
Memorial Union Board of Directors Member: Student Affairs Committee 2006-2007
VEISHEA Advisory Council 2006-2007
Executive Vice President and Provost Search Committee 2006
Ombuds Screening Committee 2006
Graduate and Professional Student Senate Senator: Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology 2005-2007
Biochemistry Graduate Student Organization 2005-2007
Graduate and Professional Student Senate Chair: University Relations and Legislative Affairs 2005-2006
Government of the Student Body Director of Graduate Affairs 2005-2006

TEACHING

Classroom Teaching

Course Information n Date
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
18 2021 Spring
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
42 2020 Fall
Advanced Nutrition I
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 430
Indiana University Bloomington
This course covers the structure and function of the major energy-containing macronutrients and energy balance.
32 2020 Fall
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
10 2020 Spring
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
15 2019 Fall
Nutrition in Sports
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 620
Indiana University Bloomington
The role of nutrition in athletic performance, especially the effects of various nutrition practices during training, competition, and recovery. Current concepts and controversies.
5 2019 Fall
Medical Nutrition Therapy
– Joint Instructor
– SPH-N 431
Indiana University Bloomington
Dietary modifications for therapy in metabolic and pathological disorders with allowance for cultural patterns.
17 2019 Spring
Nutrition to Support Performance and Prevent Chronic Disease
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 305
Indiana University Bloomington
Basic knowledge of nutrition, physiology and fitness to improve health, support performance, and reduce risks for chronic disease.
9 2019 Spring
Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-H 494
Indiana University Bloomington
This course deals with general concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research. Additionally the course covers major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.
24 2018 Fall
Nutrition to Support Performance and Prevent Chronic Disease
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 305
Indiana University Bloomington
First time offered as N305. Basic knowledge of nutrition, physiology and fitness to improve health, support performance and reduce risks for chronic disease.
6 2018 Spring
Introduction to Statistics
– Instructor
– STAT 218
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Developed student’s basic statistical knowledge, including understanding of terminology, computational concepts, and research literacy, through a combination of lectures and activities designed to encourage both quantitative and qualitative comprehension of the uses of statistics.
43 2010 Fall
Physiological Chemistry
– Teaching Assistant
– BBMB 420
Iowa State University
Assisted the teaching of biochemistry in a course designed for Veterinary Medicine and Health and Human Performance students by lecturing, grading, tutoring students, and designing and maintaining an online course supplement.
132 2007 Fall
Freshman Honor Program
– Seminar Co-Leader
– HON 302
Iowa State University
Co-led educational and training activities for incoming Freshman Honor Program students.
10 2004 Fall

Workshops and Short Courses

Course Information n Date
Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (RRT) at the Interdisciplinary Interface
– Co-Coordinator
Indiana University Bloomington
Co-coordinated a three-day event to convene a group of nationally and internationally renowned experts in rigor, reproducibility, and transparency. Supported in part by the Sloan Foundation.
25 2019 Fall
Fifth Short Course on The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research
– Co-Coordinator
Baltimore, MD
Co-coordinated a week-long short course on incorporating engineering, statistics, computer science, physics, econometrics, psychometrics, epidemiology, and mathematics qua mathematics in advancing our understanding of the causes, consequences, and alleviation of obesity. Supported by NIH/NIDDK.
25 2019 Summer
Fourth Short Course on Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research
– Co-Coordinator
Indiana University Bloomington
Co-coordinated a week-long short course providing exposure to key fundamental principles underlying a broad array of causal inference techniques, experiences, principles, and techniques through guided discussion of real examples in obesity research. Supported by NIH/NHLBI.
50 2019 Summer
BIG DATA 2016: A Classroom Experience
– Material Design and Suppo
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Expanding the SEEC teacher professional development program for high school and advanced middle school teachers to understand the concepts underlying Big Data Science and to translate this knowledge into their classroom. Supported by NIH/OD.
10 2016 Fall
Workshop on Responsible Communication of Science
– Co-Coordinator
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-coordinated a day-long training event on the Responsible Communication of Science using the ‘Diamonds or Deceit’ case study from Iowa State University.
15 2015 Fall
Workshop on Research Ethics
– Co-Coordinator
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-coordinated a day-long training event on research ethics for Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Office of Energetics. Discussed local and federal aspects of research misconduct, and facilitated group participation in an interactive video exercise, The Research Clinic,” hosted by the Office of Research Integrity.
25 2014 Summer
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
– Co-Coordinator
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-coordinated a day-long training event on the Responsible Conduct of Research for Nutrition Obesity Research Center trainees. Discussed local and federal aspects of research misconduct, and facilitated group participation in an interactive video exercise, “The Lab,” hosted by the Office of Research Integrity.
21 2013 Summer

Guest Lectures

Note: class size (n) may be approximate.

Course Information n Date
Heroes, Villains and Kinesiology
– Guest Contributor
– SPH-K 450
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed basic bioenergetics of Captain America’s running speed. Online course.
NA 2021 Spring
Research Methods
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-H 750
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed the importance of measurement in research under different contexts.
10 2020 Fall
Research Methods
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-H 750
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed registering, designing, analyzing, and reporting randomized controlled trials.
15 2019 Fall
Human Sexuality
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-F 255
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed basic overview of nutrition and obesity.
82 2019 Fall
Research Methods
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-H 750
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed registering, designing, analyzing, and reporting randomized controlled trials.
5 2018 Fall
3rd Year Medical Students
– Guest Lecturer
Indiana University Health Bloomington
Discussed high-level overview of nutrition and obesity research.
8 2017 Fall
Gastrointestinal & Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
Indiana University School of Medicine – Bloomington
Co-lectured on obesity and co-led obesity clinical case study discussion.
32 2017 Fall
Research Ethics Beyond Misconduct
– Guest Lecturer
BioTeach, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lectured on research ethics beyond concepts of research misconduct to a group of high school science teachers.
8 2017 Summer
Energetics: Scientific Foundations of Obesity and Other Health Aspects
– Guest Lecturer
– HB706
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lectured on lipids
5 2016 Fall
Research Ethics Beyond Misconduct
– Guest Lecturer
BioTeach, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lectured on research ethics beyond concepts of research misconduct to a group of high school science teachers.
12 2016 Summer
Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
– Guest Lecturer
– HB773
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lectured on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses
12 2016 Spring
Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism I
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 4510
Clemson University
Lecture on sterols and lipid chemistry.
69 2015 Fall
Nutritional Methodology
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 8200
Clemson University
Lecture on systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
5 2015 Spring
Nutritional Biochemistry
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 8200
Clemson University
Lecture on sterols and lipid chemistry.
3 2014 Fall
New Directions in Human Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lectured on research and regulatory aspects of supplements and drugs.
29 2010 Fall
Advanced Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 455
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lecture on dietary and herbal supplements.
100 2010 Fall
Advanced Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 455
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lecture on dietary and herbal supplements.
100 2009 Fall
Advanced Nutrition
– Guest Lecturer
– NUTR 455
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Macro- and micro-minerals as they relate to nutrition and nutritional status.
100 2008 Fall

Mentoring

Mentee Project Dates
Postdocs
Jasmine Jamshidi, PhD
-Co-Mentor
Rigor and reproducibility in nutrition and obesity research 2020-
Stella Lartey, PhD
-Secondary Mentor
Rigor and reproducibility in nutrition and obesity research 2020-
Colby Vorland, PhD
-Co-Mentor
Meta-research in nutrition and obesity research 2019-
Daniella Chusyd, PhD
-Secondary Mentor
Energetics of aging 2018-
Cynthia Kroeger, PhD
-Secondary Mentor
Rigor and reproducibility in nutrition research 2015-2018
Keisuke Ejima, PhD
-Secondary Mentor
Statistical properties of quantitative methods in obesity 2014-2019
Graduate Students
Jingyi Wang
-Member of Academic Committee
Adolescent body satisfaction 2020-
Yilin Yang
-Co-Mentor for MS
Effects of replacing SOFAS with avocado on cardiometabolic health 2020-
Velarie Ansu
-Mentoring team member
Magnesium pharmacokinetics 2019-
John Davis, IV
-Member of Academic Committee
2018-
Daniel Lingle
-Primary Mentor for MS degree
2018-
Luis Mestre
-Mentoring team member
Epidemiology of obesity 2018-
Romain Debru
-International internship
Evaluating the rigor of reporting murine genetic modification obesity research. 2017
Mary Latimer
-NORC Mentoring Team, and Dissertation Committee
Establishing the role miRNAs play in muscle during methionine restriction. 2016-2018
Adeniyi Jeremiah Idigo Quick service restaurants and obesity: systematic review and meta-analysis. 2014-2015
Ann Laszczyk
-Rotating student
Insulin sensitivity in liver in rodent Burn/CLP model. 2012
Undergraduate Students
Hannah Wilson
-Undergraduate researcher
Reporting and characterization of energetics balance in nutrition textbooks 2021-
Vrushabh Ulhaskumar
-Undergraduate researcher
Reporting and characterization of energetics balance in nutrition textbooks 2021-
Sarah Eperjesi
-Undergraduate researcher
Reporting quality in murine genetic models of obesity 2020-
Izzy Mandema
-Undergraduate honors student
Automated extraction of registration and data sharing statements in publications 2020-
Darien Pipkin
-Undergraduate honors student
Automated extraction of registration and data sharing statements in publications 2020-
Kevin Walters
-Undergraduate researcher
P-hacking in the dietary supplement literature 2018-2019
Chris Zent
-Undergraduate researcher
Reporting quality in murine genetic models of obesity 2018-2019
Rohit Borah
-Honors Thesis Committee
PROSPERO review; Animated Vignettes 2015-2017
Joseph Thornton Research integrity project: best nutrition papers tournament 2015
Rebecca Nitzel Intestinal lipid composition after phytosterol consumption. 2010-2011
Paige Lundy
-UCARE student
Cholesterol solubility in micelles. 2009-2010
Aaron Brandt Cholesterol solubility in micelles. 2009
Kate Wolford
-UCARE student
Cholesterol solubility in micelles. 2008
Christopher Ferrel Substrate specificity for cholesterol esterase. 2008
Maria Fabiosa Effects of CLA from natural sources on health in humans. 2007
Kristine Onken
-WISE intern
Sucralose and ghrelin. 2006-2007
Mallory Breuker
-Freshman Honors Program
Effects of CLA from natural sources on health in humans. 2006
Chris Baudy
-Carver Intern
CLA in beef preparation and storage. 2006
High School Students
Alexia Bowen
-Summer Science Institute
High-intensity interval training vs continuous moderate exercise (HIIT Max study). 2013

FUNDING

Current funding (by end date)

Comparative Bioenergetics of Aging. Renewal of a P30 Nathan Shock Center grant for the study of the basic biology of aging
NIH/NIA P30AG050886 renewal (Austad). Role: Co-I.
2020-07-01 – 2025-06-30. Total Budget: $5,581,425.
Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center (NSC3) renewal
NIH/NIA U24AG056053 renewal (Lederman/Austad (Allison for Sub-Award)). Role: Co-Investigator of Sub-award.
2020-07-01 – 2025-06-30. Total Budget: $2,077,234.
The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research.
NIH/NIDDK R25DK099080 renewal (Allison/Brown/Thomas). Role: Multi-PI.
2020-04-01 – 2025-03-31. Total Budget: $540,000.
Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research.
NIH/NHLBI R25HL124208 renewal (Allison/Brown/Fontaine). Role: Multi-PI.
2020-07-01 – 2024-06-30. Total Budget: $846,016.
A Randomized, Controlled, Double-blind, Crossover Study to Examine the Metabolic Effects of Replacing Energy from Solid Fats and Added Sugars (SoFAS) with Avocado in Men and Women with Elevated Triglycerides.
Haas Avocado Board Subaward (Gletsu Miller). Role: Co-PI.
2021-02-01 – 2022-12-22. Total Budget: $318,444.
Daily egg consumption and cognitive function in older adults.
Egg Nutrition Center Invited Proposal from LOI (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2020-09-01 – 2022-08-31. Total Budget: $284,786.
Good Plants, Bad Plants: Potatoes and Cardiometabolic Disease.
Alliance for Potato Research & Education Invited Proposal from LOI (Brown/Allison). Role: Corresponding PI.
2020-04-01 – 2022-03-31. Total Budget: $150,000.
Proposal for Support of Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (RRT) Initiative
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Allison). Role: Other Personnel.
2019-06-27 – 2021-09-30. Total Budget: $177,500.
Moving beyond single analyses for more rigorous inferences about beef intake and cardiovascular health
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2019-10-01 – 2021-09-30. Total Budget: $149,838.
Conducting High-Quality Clinical Nutrition Trials with a Research Metabolic Kitchen
Indiana CTSI Research Equipment Fund (Gletsu Miller). Role: Co-PI.
2020-06-03 – 2021-03-22. Total Budget: $71,593.

Past funding (by end date)

Comparative Energetics and Aging. A P30 Nathan Shock Center grant for the study of the basic biology of aging
NIH/NIA P30AG050886 (Austad). Role: Co-I.
2015-07-15 – 2020-06-30. Total Budget: $2,534,480.
Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research.
NIH/NHLBI R25HL124208 (Allison/Fontaine). Role: Co-I.
2014-07-01 – 2020-06-30. Total Budget: $1,001,908.
Toward more rigorous and informative nutritional epidemiology.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Proposal (Allison). Role: Key Personnel.
2019-12-05 – 2020-06-30. Total Budget: $25,200.
Automated data enhancement of the DARPA SCORE Dataset.
Center for Open Science (Vorland). Role: Co-I.
2020-04-01 – 2020-06-30. Total Budget: $15,100.
Energetics, Disparities, & Lifespan: A Unified Hypothesis
NIH/NIA R01AG043972 (Allison). Role: Co-I.
2012-09-15 – 2020-05-31. Total Budget: $8,000,501.
Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center (NSC3)
NIH/NIA U24AG056053 (Lederman/Austad (Allison for Sub-Award)). Role: Co-I of Sub-award.
2017-04-01 – 2020-03-31. Total Budget: $1,050,000.
Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency at the Interdisciplinary Interface
Sloan Foundation (Allison). Role: Other Significant Contributor.
2019-04-01 – 2020-03-31. Total Budget: $19,960.
The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research.
NIH/NIDDK R25DK099080 (Allison/Thomas). Role: Co-I.
2013-07-01 – 2019-06-30. Total Budget: $543,995.
Science Dialogue Mapping of Knowledge and Knowledge Gaps Related to the Effects of Dairy Intake on Human Health.
Dairy Management, Inc. (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2018-01-01 – 2019-06-30. Total Budget: $75,344.
Beyond textbook, yet simple, statistical tools for reproducible animal research
NIH/NIGMS-NIA-NINDS R25GM116167 (Allison/Brown). Role: Multi-PI.
2015-09-10 – 2018-08-31. Total Budget: $149,958.
Sex Differences Supplement to Comparative Energetics and Aging. A P30 Nathan Shock Center grant for the study of the
basic biology of aging

NIH/NIA P30AG050886-02S1 (Austad). Role: Co-I.
2016-06-01 – 2018-06-30. Total Budget: $99,904.
Murine Rigor Supplement – UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center Administrative Supplement.
NIH/NIDDK 3P30DK056336-15S1 (Allison). Role: Co-I.
2016-06-01 – 2018-05-31. Total Budget: $100,000.
Lunar iDXA.
Indiana CTSI (Bloomington) Research Equipment Fund (Koceja). Role: Primary user.
2018-02-01 – 2018-02-01. Total Budget: $110,000.
Science Dialogue Mapping of Knowledge and Knowledge Gaps Related to the Effects of Dairy Intake on Human Health.
Dairy Management, Inc. (Allison). Role: Co-I.
2016-06-01 – 2017-12-31. Total Budget: $174,656.
UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center.
NIH/NIDDK P30DK056336 (Allison). Role: Core Personnel.
2014-06-01 – 2017-09-30.
Big Data Hands on Education Supplement to Science Education Enabling Careers (SEEC)
NIH/OD R25OD016490-03S1 (Wyss). Role: Other Personnel.
2016-07-10 – 2017-02-28. Total Budget: $125,999.
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the effects of food form of preloads on objective subsequent energy intake.
PepsiCo Inc. (Allison). Role: Key Personnel.
2015-11-20 – 2016-12-30. Total Budget: $65,000.
Crowdsourcing extraction of study characteristics – UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center Administrative Supplement.
NIH/NIDDK P30 DK056336-13S1 (Allison). Role: Investigator.
2014-06-01 – 2015-05-31. Total Budget: $97,149.
UAB Exercise Study
Coca-Cola Foundation (David Allison). Role: Postdoc Fellow.
2012-07-26 – 2015-04-27. Total Budget: $300,000.
Miscommunicating obesity science: extrapolating results beyond model limitations
UAB NORC Early Career Study Award (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2013-06-14 – 2014-12-31. Total Budget: $25,000.
UAB Obesity Training Program
NIH/NIDDK T32 DK062710-07 (Allison). Role: Trainee.
2011-06-01 – 2014-05-31. Total Budget: $964,726.

Submitted for funding (by start date)

Inculcating self-identity as a responsible scientist: An intervention to promote ethical and responsible conduct by emerging STEM researchers.
NSF Ethical and Responsible Research (Mayo-Wilson). Role: Investigator.
2021-09-01 – 2024-08-31. Total Budget: $399,895.
Removing barriers to better data practices through capacity, opportunity, and motivation
NIH/NIGMS R25 (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2021-04-01 – 2024-03-31. Total Budget: $268,756.

Not funded (by start date)

The Potato Challenge Diet Intervention to Include Potatoes in a Reduced Carbohydrate Diet and Perceptions Regarding Cardiometabolic Health: a Pilot Study.
Alliance for Potato Research & Education Invited Proposal from LOI (Gletsu Miller). Role: Co-I.
2021-01-01 – 2022-12-31. Total Budget: $200,000.
Automated Analytical Software to Flag Unlikely Randomization in Studies
Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study (Vorland/Brown). Role: Co-PI.
2020-11-01 – 2021-10-31. Total Budget: $6,935.
Inculcating self-identity as a responsible scientist: An intervention to promote ethical and responsible conduct by emerging STEM researchers.
NSF ER2 (Mayo-Wilson). Role: Senior Personnel.
2020-09-01 – 2025-08-31. Total Budget: $599,385.
Establishment & Evaluation of a Character & Virtue-Based Training Program to Promote Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency in Scientific Research.
Templeton Foundation Online Funding Inquiry (Allison). Role: Co-Mentor.
2020-07-01 – 2023-03-31.
Effects of alcohol drinking and abstinence of hormones and peptides among free-living young adults: A randomized controlled crossover study.
Indiana CTSI (Jayawardene/Kosobud). Role: Other personnel.
2020-05-21 – 2022-04-30. Total Budget: $59,665.
Assessing Research Reporting in Studies of Calorie Restriction on Longevity
NIH/NIA F32 (Vorland). Role: Co-Sponsor.
2020-04-01 – 2023-03-31. Total Budget: $195,081.
Bioenergetics in Our Dynamic World
IUB EAR (Gletsu Miller/Carter). Role: Co-I.
2020-01-01 – 2024-12-31. Total Budget: $3,000,000.
Improving research rigor: Building on lessons learned across disciplines to strengthen research evidence
IUB EAR (Mayo-Wilson/Brown). Role: Multi-PI.
2020-01-01 – 2024-12-31. Total Budget: $2,979,299.
Using a food modeling approach to quantify the contribution of mushroom intake to diet quality and nutrient adequacy.
Mushroom Council (Thiagarajah). Role: Co-I.
2019-10-01 – 2021-09-30. Total Budget: $148,745.
Enabling gold-standard research on bioenergetics via a metabolic kitchen.
Indiana CTSI (Bloomington) Research Equipment Fund (Gletsu-Miller). Role: Co-I.
2019-08-01 – 2019-08-01. Total Budget: $83,447.
Mediterranean Diets: Identifying, quantifying, and resolving heterogeneity of definitions and associations with cardiovascular outcomes
NIH/NHLBI R01 (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2019-07-01 – 2024-06-30. Total Budget: $1,942,492.
Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (RRT) as Bioethical Issues in Interdisciplinary Biomedical and Public Health Research.
Greenwall Foundation Letter of Intent (Allison). Role: Key Personnel.
2019-07-01 – 2020-06-30. Total Budget: $20,000.
Causation or Association? Toward more rigorous inferences about egg intake & cardiovascular disease.
Egg Nutrition Center Invited Full Proposal (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2019-07-01 – 2021-06-30. Total Budget: $211,765.
An Assessment of Scientific Communication in Press Releases from Nutrition-Related Scientific Conferences
IU Social Sciences Research Commons Seed Grant (Brown/Vorland). Role: Corresponding PI.
2019-07-01 – 2020-06-30. Total Budget: $9,575.
Estimating the relative importance of research reporting guidelines in animal studies.
CTSI Postdoc Challenge Grant (Vorland). Role: Mentor.
2019-04-01 – 2020-04-30. Total Budget: $1,800.
MISSciLE – Metadata to Improve Searching the Scientific Literature Efficiently
NSF (Kaiser). Role: Co-PI.
2018-06-01 – 2020-05-31. Total Budget: $590,840.
Using a Total Environment Framework (Built, Natural, Social Environments) to Assess Life-long Health Effects of Chemical Exposures.
Environmental Protection Agency STAR (Smith/Pavela). Role: Co-I.
2017-09-01 – 2021-08-31. Total Budget: $799,687.
Metadata to Improve Searching of Scientific Literature Efficiency (MISSciLE): A Disruptive Application of Technology to Automate Search and Synthesis
NIH/NLM R01 (Kaiser). Role: Co-I.
2017-04-01 – 2021-03-31. Total Budget: $1,470,000.
Discretion in data analysis: testing determinants of analytical decision-making and consequences for statistical inference, using digital monitoring.
NIH/NIGMS R01GM120328 (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2016-07-01 – 2019-06-30. Total Budget: $757,657.
Rewarding Good Research to Improve the Culture Science.
Templeton Foundation (Allison/Brown). Role: Multi-PI.
2016-06-01 – 2017-05-31. Total Budget: $126,500.
A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of Post-Publication Peer Review (PPPR) on Reducing the Frequency of Common Statistical Mistakes.
Arnold Foundation (Allison). Role: Co-I.
2016-03-25 – 2020-03-25. Total Budget: $900,975.
Standardized Quality Assessment of Research (SQuARe) Reporting
NIH/NIDDK K01 DK105083-01 (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2015-04-01 – 2020-03-31. Total Budget: $783,324.