Interactive CV

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)
Associate Professor Biostatistics – College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Jul 2022 –
Biostatistics Core Director Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention – Arkansas Children’s Research Institute Jul 2022 –
Visiting Assistant Professor Applied Health Science – Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Jul 2022 –
Assistant Professor Applied Health Science – Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Oct 2017 – Jun 2022
Core Co-Leader Comparative Data Analytics Core – Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Jul 2018 – Jun 2022
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)
Soy Nutrition Institute Global Mar 2022 to Sep 2022
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. Jamshidi-Naeini Y, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Dickinson S, Allison DB. Accounting for the clustering and nesting effects verifies most conclusions. Corrected analysis of: “Randomized nutrient bar supplementation improves exercise-associated changes in plasma metaolome in adolescents and adult family members at cardiometabolic risk”. PLOS ONE
  2. Vorland CJ, Chen X, Chusyd D, Mestre L, Dickinson S, Allison DB, Brown AW. Re-analysis and Additional Information Needed to Inform Conclusions. Comment On: “Deuterium-Depleted Water as Adjuvant Therapeutic Agent for Treatment of Diet-Induced Obesity in Rats. Molecules. 2022 Aug 15;27(16):5186. doi: 10.3390/molecules27165186.
  3. Aly M, Jamshidi-Naeini J, Brown AW. Use of Pre-Post Treatment Values in Place of Between Group Comparisons Invalidates Meta-Analysis Findings. Commentary: “Can Millet Consumption Help Manage Hyperlipidemia and Obesity? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”. Frontiers in Nutrition; doi:10.3389/fnut.2022.921352. Online ahead of print
  4. Mattes RD, Rowe SB, Ohlhorst SD, Brown AW, Hoffman DJ, Liska DJ, Feskens EJM, Dhillon J, Tucker KL, Epstein LH, Neufeld LM, Kelley M, Fukagawa NK, Sunde RA, Zeisel SH, Basile AJ, Borth LE, Jackson E. Valuing the Diversity of Research Methods to Advance Nutrition Science. Adv Nutr. 2022 Jul 8:nmac043. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmac043. Epub ahead of print
  5. Katzmarzyk P, Denstel K, Martin C, Newton R, Apolzan J, Mire E, Horswell R, Johnson WD, Brown AW, Zhang D, PROPEL Research Group. Intraclass correlation coefficients for weight loss cluster randomized trials in primary care: The PROPEL trial. Clin Obes. 2022 Apr 12;e12524. doi: 10.1111/cob.12524. Online ahead of print
  6. Cardel MI, Loop MS, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Newsome F, Scott L, Lemas DJ, Krukowski RA. Implementation of a Family Support Grant to Subsidize Caregiving Needs and Support Attendance at American Society for Nutrition’s Annual Professional Scientific Conference. Curr Dev Nutr. 2022 Jun 23;6(6):nzac076. doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzac076. eCollection 2022 Jun.
  7. Jamshidi-Naeini J, Brown AW, Mehta T, Glueck DH, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Muller KE, Tekwe CD, Allison DB. A Practical Decision Tree to Support Editorial Adjudication of Submitted Parallel Cluster Randomized Controlled Trials Obesity (Silver Spring). 2022 Mar;30(3):565-570. doi: 10.1002/oby.23373
  8. Golzarri-Arroyo L, Dickinson SL, Jamshidi-Naeini Y, Zoh RS, Brown AW, Owora AH, Li P, Oakes JM, Allison DB. Evaluation of the type I error rate when using parametric bootstrap analysis of a cluster randomized controlled trial with binary outcomes and a small number of clusters Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2022 Mar;215:106654
  9. Vorland CJ, Bohan Brown MM, Cardel MI, Brown AW. Traffic light diets for childhood obesity: disambiguation of terms and critical review of application, food categorization, and strength of evidence. Curr Dev Nutr. 2022 Mar;6(3):nzac006. doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzac006. eCollection 2022 Mar
  10. Chusyd DE, Austad SN, Brown AW, Chen X, Dickinson S, Ejima K, Fluharty D, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Holden R, Landsittel D, Mannix E, Jamshidi-Naeini J, Lartey S, Vorland C, Allison DB. From Model Organisms to Humans, the Need for More Rigor in Methodologic and Statistical Analysis, Design, and Interpretation of Aging and Senescence Research. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. 2021 Dec 24;glab382. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glab382. Online ahead of print
  11. Jamshidi-Naeini Y, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Allison DB. Re-analysis of data from a cluster RCT entitled “Health literacy and exercise-focused interventions on clinical measurements in Chinese diabetes patients” EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Oct 6;53:101686. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101686. eCollection 2022 Nov.
  12. Ginell K, Jamshidi-Naeini Y, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Allison DB. Invalid design and analyses in “School physical education-based reinforced program through moderate-to-vigorous physical activity improves and maintains school children’s cardiorespiratory fitness: A cluster-randomized controlled trial” render results and conclusions unsubstantiated. Science & Sports. Volume 37, Issue 2, April 2022, Pages 155-156
  13. Brown AW, Aslibekyan S, Bier D, Ferreira Da Silva R, Hoover A, Klurfeld DM, Loken E, Mayo-Wilson E, Menachemi N, Pavela G, Quinn PD, Schoeller D, Tekwe C, Valdez D, Vorland CJ, Whigham LD, Allison DB. Toward more rigorous and informative nutritional epidemiology: the rational space between dismissal and defense of the status quo. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2021 Oct 22;1-18. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2021.1985427. Online ahead of print
  14. Jamshidi-Naeini Y, Li R, Dickinson S, Vorland CJ, Brown AW. Errors in Analyses and Undisclosed Methods Render Meta-Analysis Irreproducible: A Second Comment on “Effects of Flaxseed Interventions on Circulating Inflammatory Biomarkers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”. Adv Nutr. 2022 Feb 1;13(1):352-354. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmab146
  15. Bohan Brown MM, Milanes J, Allison DB, Brown AW. Eating versus skipping breakfast has no discernible effect on obesity-related anthropometric outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. F1000Res. 2020 Feb 24;9:140. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.22424.3. eCollection 2020
  16. Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Dickinson SL, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Hannon BA, Heo M, Heymsfield SB, Jayawardene WP, Kahathuduwa CN, Keith SW, Oakes JM, Tekwe CD, Thabane L, Allison DB. Errors in the implementation, analysis, and reporting of randomization within obesity and nutrition research: a guide to their avoidance. Int J Obes (Lond). 2021 Jul 29. doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-00909-z. Online ahead of print
  17. Kroeger CM, Hannon BA, Halliday TM, Ejima K, Teran-Garcia M, Brown AW. Evidence of misuse of nonparametric tests in the presence of heteroscedasticity within obesity research. F1000Res. 2021 May 17;10:391. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.52693.1. eCollection 2021
  18. Kroeger CM, Ejima K, Hannon BA, Halliday TM, McComb B, Teran-Garcia M, Dawson JA, King DB, Brown AW, Allison DB. 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. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Jan 29;nqaa357. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa357
  19. Peos J, Brown AW, Vorland CJ, Allison DB, Sainsbury A. 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”. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2020, 5(4), 85; doi: 10.3390/jfmk5040085
  20. Valdez D, Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Mayo-Wilson E, Otten J, Ball R, Grant S, Levy R, Laldivia DS, Allison DB. Improving open and rigorous science: ten key future research opportunities related to rigor, reproducibility, and transparency in scientific research [version 1; peer review: 3 approved]. F1000Res. 2020 Oct 14;9:1235. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.26594.1. eCollection 2020
  21. Vorland CJ, Bohan Brown MM, Kyle TK, Brown AW. 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. Nutrients. 2020 Sep 3;12(9):2690. doi: 10.3390/nu12092690
  22. Vorland CJ, Kyle T, Brown AW. Comparisons of Within-Group Instead of Between-Group Affect the Conclusions. Comment on: “Changes in Weight and Substrate Oxidation in Overweight Adults Following Isomaltulose Intake during a 12-Week Weight Loss Intervention: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial”. Nutrients 2019, 11(10), 2367. Nutrients. 2020 Aug 5;12(8):2335. doi: 10.3390/nu12082335
  23. Ejima K, Brown AW, Smith D, Beyaztas U, Allison DB. Murine genetic models of obesity: type I error rates and the power of commonly used analyses as assessed by plasmode-based simulation. Int J Obes (Lond). 2020 Jun;44(6):1440-1449. doi: 10.1038/s41366-020-0554-2. Epub 2020 Feb 25
  24. Mestre LM, Dickinson SL, Golzarri-Aroyo L, Brown AW, Allison DB. Data anomalies and apparent reporting errors in ‘Randomized controlled trial testing weight loss and abdominal obesity outcomes of moxibustion’. Biomed Eng Online. 2020 Feb 18;19(1):11
  25. Golzarri-Arroyo L, Vorland CJ, Thabane L, Oakes JM, Hunt E, Brown AW, Allison DB. 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”. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Sep;179(9):1487-1488. doi: 10.1007/s00431-020-03590-y
  26. 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. Science Dialogue Mapping of Knowledge and Knowledge Gaps Related to the Effects of Dairy Intake on Human Cardiovascular Health and Disease. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2020 Feb 19:1-17
  27. Ejima K, Dickinson S, Brown AW, Yanovski JA, Kaiser KA, Hall KD, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. 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). Psychology of Sport & Exercise. Volume 46, January 2020, 101604
  28. Ejima K, Brown AW, Schoeller DA, Heymsfield SB, Nelson EJ, Allison DB. 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. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Nov 1;110(5):1231-1239
  29. Lappan S, Brown AW, Hendricks P. Dropout rates in behavioral treatment programs for substance use disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis Addiction. 2019 Aug 27. doi: 10.1111/add.14793. [Epub ahead of print]
  30. 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. Childhood Obesity Intervention Studies: A Narrative Review and Guide for Investigators, Authors, Editors, Reviewers, Journalists, and Readers to Guard Against Exaggerated Effectiveness Claims Obes Rev. 2019 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/obr.12923. [Epub ahead of print]
  31. Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. 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”. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. 2019 Jun 12;16(2)
  32. Dawson JA, Brown AW, Allison DB. 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’ Pediatr Obes. 2018 Nov;13(11):656-657. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12431. Epub 2018 Aug 9
  33. Brown AW, Kaiser KA, Allison DB. Issues with data and analyses: Errors, underlying themes, and potential solutions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018 Mar 13;115(11):2563-2570
  34. George BJ, Li P, Lieberman HR, Pavela G, Brown AW, Fontaine KR, Jeansonne MM, Dutton GR, Idigo AJ, Parman MA, Rubin DB, Allison DB. Randomization to Randomization Probability: Estimating Treatment Effects Under Actual Conditions of Use. Psychological Methods. 2018 Jun;23(2):337-350
  35. Borah R, Brown AW, Capers PL, Kaiser KA. Analysis of the time and workers needed to conduct systematic reviews of medical interventions using data from the PROSPERO registry. BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 27;7(2):e012545
  36. 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. Common Scientific and Statistical Errors in Obesity Research. Obesity. 2016 Apr;24(4):781-90
  37. Dhurandhar NV, Brown AW, Thomas D, Allison DB. We agree that self-reported energy intake should not be used as a basis for conclusions about energy intake in scientific research. Journal of Nutrition. 2016 May;146(5):1141-2
  38. Fisher G, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Alcorn A, Noles C, Winwood L, Resuehr H, George B, Jeansonne MM, Allison DB. High Intensity Interval- vs Moderate Intensity- Training for Improving Cardiometabolic Health in Overweight or Obese Males: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0138853
  39. Allen PS, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Hsu WH, Beitz DC. Taurine and vitamin E supplementation have minimal effects on body composition, hepatic lipids, and blood hormone and metabolite concentrations in healthy Sprague Dawley rats. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. 2015;7:77-85
  40. Ivanescu AE, Li P, George B, Brown AW, Keith SW, Raju D, Allison DB. The importance of prediction model validation and assessment in obesity and nutrition research. International Journal of Obesity. 2016 Jun;40(6):887-94
  41. Brown AW, Li P, Bohan Brown MM, Kaiser KA, Keith SW, Oakes JM, Allison DB. Best (but oft-forgotten) practices: designing, analyzing, and reporting cluster randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015 Aug;102(2):241-8
  42. Li P, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Kaiser KA, Bohan Brown MM, Keith SW, Oakes JM, Allison DB. 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. Obesity Facts. 2015;8:127-129
  43. Capers PL, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Allison DB. Double sampling with multiple imputation to answer large sample meta-research questions: Introduction and illustration by evaluating adherence to two simple CONSORT guidelines. Frontiers in Nutrition. 2015 Mar;9;2:6
  44. Brown AW, Sievenpiper JL, Kyle TK, Kaiser KA. Communication of randomized, controlled trial results must match the study focus. Journal of Nutrition. 2015 May;145(5):1027-9
  45. Brown AW, Ioannidis JPA, Cope MB, Bier DM, Allison DB. Unscientific Beliefs about Scientific Topics in Nutrition. Advances in Nutrition. 2014 Sep;5(5):563-5
  46. Brown AW, Allison DB. Using crowdsourcing to evaluate published scientific literature: methods and example. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 2;9(7):e100647
  47. Kaiser KA, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Shikany JM, Mattes RD, Allison DB. Increased fruit and vegetable intake has no discernible effect on weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014 Jun 25;100(2):567-576
  48. 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. Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity Research. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2015;55(14):2014-53
  49. Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB. Belief beyond the evidence: using the proposed effect of breakfast on obesity to show 2 practices that distort scientific evidence. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013 Nov;98(5):1298-308
  50. 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. Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013 Jan 31;368(5):446-54
  51. Martinez I, Perdicaro DJ, Brown AW, Hammons S, Carden TJ, Carr TP, Eskridge KM, Walter J. Diet-induced alterations of host cholesterol metabolism are likely to affect the gut microbiota composition in hamsters. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2013 Jan;79(2):516-24
  52. Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Onken KL, Beitz DC. 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. Nutrition Research. 2011 Dec;31(12):882-8
  53. Brown AW, Trenkle AH, Beitz DC. Diets high in conjugated linoleic acid from pasture-fed cattle did not alter markers of health in young women. Nutrition Research. 2011 Jan;31(1):33-41
  54. Brown AW, Hang J, Dussault PH, Carr TP. Phytosterol ester constituents affect micellar cholesterol solubility in model bile. Lipids. 2010 Sep;45(9):855-62
  55. Brown AW, Hang J, Dussault PH, Carr TP. Plant sterol and stanol substrate specificity of pancreatic cholesterol esterase. J Nutr Biochem. 2010 Aug;21(8):736-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2009.04.008. Epub 2009 Jul 16
  56. Carr TP, Ash MM, Brown AW. Cholesterol-lowering phytosterols: factors affecting their use and efficacy. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. 2010 July;2010(2):59-72
  57. Carr TP, Jesch ED, Brown AW. Endocannabinoids, metabolic regulation, and the role of diet. Nutrition Research. 2008 Oct;28(10):641-50

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. Vorland CJ, Jamshidi-Naeini Y, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Brown AW, Allison DB. Mixed Random and Nonrandom Allocation, and Group Randomization Have Been Mislabeled and Misanalysed, Necessitating Reanalysis. Comment on Conner et al. KiwiC for Vitality: Results of a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial Testing the Effects of Kiwifruit or Vitamin C Tablets on Vitality in Adults with Low Vitamin C Levels. Nutrients 2020, 12, 2898 Nutrients. 2022 Sep 30;14(19):4062. doi: 10.3390/nu14194062.
  2. Vorland CJ, Brown AW. Spin in the abstracts of systematic reviews and meta-analyses: How big is the problem in obesity? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 Aug;29(8):1244-1245. doi: 10.1002/oby.23230
  3. Austad SN, Buford TW, Allison DB, Ballinger SW, Brown AW, Carter CS, Darley-Usmar VM, Hartman JL, Nagy TR, Smith DL, Sun L, Zhang J. University of Alabama at Birmingham Nathan Shock Center: comparative energetics of aging. Geroscience. 2021 Jul 25. doi: 10.1007/s11357-021-00414-1. Online ahead of print
  4. Chen X, Naaman K, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Allison DB. 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”. Complement Ther Med. 2021 Feb 16;102685. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102685
  5. Amiri M, Raeisi-Dehkordi H, Vorland CJ, Chen X, Brown AW, Allison DB. 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”. Ageing Res Rev. 2020 Dec 15;101236. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2020.101236
  6. Vorland CJ, Mestre L, Mendis SS, Brown AW. 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”. Eur J Nutr. 2020 Jul 13
  7. Golzarri-Arroyo L, Oakes JM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Incorrect analyses of cluster-randomized trials that do not take clustering and nesting into account likely lead to p-values that are too small. Childhood Obesity. 2020 Mar;16(2):65-66
  8. Vorland CJ, Mattey Mora PP, Mestre LM, Chen X, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Allison DB. 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.” J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 Jul 13;75(8):e24-e26. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa041
  9. Keith SW, Brown AW, Heo M, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. 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). J Med Food. 2019 Dec;22(12):1301-1302
  10. Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Ejima K, Mayo-Wilson E, Valdez D, Allison DB. Toward Fulfilling the Aspirational Goal of Science as Self-Correcting: A Call for Editorial Courage and Diligence for Error Correction. Eur J Clin Invest. 2019 Dec 1:e13190
  11. Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Kahathuduwa CN, Dawson JA, Gletsu Miller N, Kyle TK, Thabane L, Allison DB. Questions on ‘Intervention effects of a kindergarten-based health promotion programme on obesity related behavioural outcomes and BMI percentiles’. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Nov 21;17:101022. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.101022. eCollection 2020 Mar
  12. Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Allison DB. 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”. Clin Obes. 2019 Aug 4:e12332
  13. Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Dickinson SL, Gelman A, Allison DB. 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”. Nutrients. 2019 May 21;11(5). doi:10.3390/nu11051126
  14. Jayawardene WP, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Kahathuduwa CN, McComb B, Allison DB. 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. Journal of School Health. 2019 Jul;89(7):515-518
  15. Dickinson SL, Golzarri Arroyo L, Brown AW, McComb B, Kahathuduwa CN, Allison DB. 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.” Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019. 175(1), 263-4. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05155-6
  16. Brown AW, Allison DB. Letter to the Editor And response Letter to the Editor and Author Response of Assessment of a Health Promotion Model on Obese Turkish Children. J Nurs Res. 2018 Oct;26(5):373-374. doi: 10.1097/JNR.0000000000000287
  17. Dickinson S, Brown AW, Mehta T, Heymsfield S, Ebbeling C, Ludwig D, Allison DB. 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. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2018. 73, 152-153. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0197-8
  18. Hall KD, Schoeller DA, Brown AW. Reducing Calories to Lose Weight. JAMA. 2018;319(22):2336-2337
  19. Wood AC, Brown AW, Li P, Oakes JM, Pavela G, Thomas DM, Allison DB. A Comment on Scherr et al “A Multicomponent, School-Based Intervention, the Shaping Healthy Choices Program, Improves Nutrition-Related Outcomes”. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2018 Mar;50(3):324-325
  20. Serlie MJ, ter Horst KW, Brown AW. Addendum: Hypercaloric diets with high meal frequency, but not increased meal size, increase intrahepatic triglycerides: A randomized controlled trial. Hepatology. 2016 Nov;64(5):1814-1816
  21. Allison DB, Brown AW, George BJ, Kaiser KA. Reproducibility: A tragedy of errors. Nature. 2016 Feb 4;530(7588):27-9
  22. George BJ, Goldsby TU, Brown AW, Li P, Allison DB. Unsubstantiated Conclusions from Improper Statistical Design and Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Yoga. 2016;9(1):87-8
  23. George BJ, Brown AW, Allison DB. Errors in statistical analysis and questionable randomization lead to unreliable conclusions. Journal of Paramedical Sciences. 2015 Summer;6(3):153-154
  24. 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. Goals in Nutrition Science 2015-2020. Front. Nutr., 08 September 2015
  25. Li P, Brown AW, Oakes JM, Allison DB. Comment on “Intervention effects of a school-based health promotion programme on obesity related behavioural outcomes.” Journal of Obesity. 2015;2015:708181
  26. Dhurandhar NV, Schoeller D, Brown AW, Heymsfield SB, Thomas D, Sorensen TIA, Speakman JR, Jeansonne M, Allison DB. Response to ‘Energy balance measurement: when something is not better than nothing.’ International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Jul;39(7):1175-6
  27. Li P, Brown AW, Oakes JM, Allison DB. Comment on “School-Based Obesity Prevention Intervention in Chilean Children: Effective in Controlling, but not Reducing Obesity.” Journal of Obesity. 2015;2015:183528
  28. Thomas DM, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Li P, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. Exceptional Data in Paper on “The effect of meridian massage on BM, BMI, WC and HC in simple obesity patients: a randomized controlled trial.” World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion. 2015;(01) 66-67
  29. Brown AW, Hall KD, Thomas D, Dhurandhar NV, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. Order of Magnitude Mis-estimation of Weight Effects of Children’s Meal Policy Proposals. Childhood Obesity. 2014 Dec;10(6):542-4
  30. Bohan Brown MM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Linear extrapolation results in erroneous overestimation of plausible stressor-related yearly weight changes. Biological Psychiatry. 2015 Aug 15;78(4):e10-1
  31. Levitsky DA, Brown AW, Hansen BC, Atkinson RL, Byrne N, Cheskin LJ, Allison DB. An Unjustified Conclusion from Self-Report-Based Estimates of Energy Intake. American Journal of Medicine. 2014;127(12):e33
  32. Dhurandhar NV, Schoeller D, Brown AW, Heymsfield SB, Thomas D, Sorensen TIA, Speakman JR, Jeansonne M, Allison DB. Energy Balance Measurement: When Something is NOT Better than Nothing. International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Jul;39(7):1109-13
  33. Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB. Reply to RA Mekary and E Giovannucci. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014 Jan;99(1):213
  34. Martinez I, Brown AW, Walter J. Does host cholesterol metabolism impact the gut microbiota and why does it matter? Future Microbiology. 2013 May;8(5):571-3
  35. Brown AW, Allison DB. Unintended consequences of obesity-targeted health policy. Virtual Mentor. 2013 Apr 1;15(4):339-46
  36. Bohan Brown MM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Nutritional epidemiology in practice: learning from data or promulgating beliefs? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013 Jan;97(1):5-6

Book Chapters

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

Reports

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

Works Submitted

  1. Vorland CJ, Golzarri Arroyo L, Maney D, Brown AW. Determination of sex differences requires formal test for differences Pediatrics International.
  2. Yamamoto N, Ejima K, Zoh R, Brown AW. Bias in nutrition-health associations is not eliminated by excluding extreme reporters in empirical or simulation studies eLife.
  3. Hagedorn E, Bunnell D, Henschel B, Smith Jr DL, Dickinson S, Brown AW, De Luca M, Turner AN, Chtarbanova S. Flock House virus-mediated changes in bioenergetics in aged Drosophila melanogaster. Aging.
  4. Zoh RS, Hannon BA, Yu X, Fairchild AJ, Vazquez AI, Chapple AG, Brown AW, George B, Gordon D, Landsittel D, Gadbury GL, Pavela G, de los Campos G, Mestre LM, Allison DB. Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Treatment Response Heterogeneity in Personalized Nutrition and Obesity Treatment Research Obesity Reviews.
  5. Thomas DM, Kleinberg S, Brown AW, Crow M, Bastian N, Clark N, Reisweber N, Lasater R, Kendall T, Shafto P, Blaine R, Smith S, Ruiz D, Morrell C, Ferguson MC, Siegmund SS, Lee BY. Machine Learning Modeling Practices to Support the Principles of AI and Ethics in Nutrition Research Nutrition and Diabetes.
  6. Ansu Baidoo VY, Cara KC, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Wallace TC, Mei C, Gletsu-Miller N. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis to Estimate a Reference Range for Ionized Magnesium In Healthy Populations .
  7. Vorland CJ, Foote G, Dickinson S, Mayo-Wilson E, Allison DB, Brown AW. 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. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Acknowledgments

    I was acknowledged for contributing in some capacity to the following articles:

  1. Red and processed meat intakes and cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus: An umbrella systematic review and assessment of causal relations using Bradford Hill’s criteria
    Hill ER, O’Connor LE, Wang Y, Clark CM, McGowan BS, Forman MR, Campbell WW. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2022 Sep 26;1-18. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2022.2123778.
  2. Semantic and cognitive tools to aid statistical science: replace confidence and significance by compatibility and surprise.
    Rafi Z, Greenland S. BMC Medical Research Methodology volume 20, Article number: 244 (2020). doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-01105-9
  3. Weight Loss in Underserved Patients — A Cluster-Randomized Trial.
    Katzmarzyk PT, Martin CK, Newton RL Jr, Apolzan JW, Arnold CL, Davis TC, Price-Haywood EG, Denstel KD, Mire EF, Thethi TK, Brantley PJ, Johnson WD, Fonseca V, Gugel J, Kennedy KB, Lavie CJ, Sarpong DF, Springgate B. N Engl J Med. 2020 Sep 3;383(10):909-918. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2007448
  4. Injured Runners Do Not Replace Lost Running Time with Other Physical Activity.
    Davis JJ, Gruber AH. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (Ahead of Print)
  5. Introduction to the series “Best (but Oft-Forgotten) Practices”.
    Bier DM, Allison DB, Alpers DH, Astrup A, Cashman KD, Coates PM, Fukagawa NK, Klurfeld DM, Mattes RD, Uauy R. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015 Aug;102(2):239-40
  6. Zonisamide for Weight Reduction in Obese Adults: A 1-Year Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Gadde KM, Kopping MF, Wagner HR, Yonish GM, Allison DB, Bray GA. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012 Nov 12;172(20):1557-64

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. Incorrect and irreproducible statistical analyses require correction in “Timing of chocolate intake affects hunger, substrate oxidation, and microbiota: A randomized controlled trial”
    Vorland CJ, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Thomas DM, Kyle TK, Ginell K, Jamshidi-Naeini, Brown AW, Allison DB. PubPeer. 2021 NOV 01: https://pubpeer.com/publications/1DBAD2211F0CE9921F9F9B839A5570#1
  2. Error: Double counting placebo groups.
    Vorland CJ, Brown AW. PubPeer. 2021 APR 10: https://pubpeer.com/publications/1843A6AC50624A13743F9AF8D6370E#1
  3. Comment on: “Difference in the Effect of Sedentary Behavior and Fast Food Consumption Habit on BMI (Body Mass Index) among Obese Children”.
    Jamshidi-Naeini Y, Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Allison DB. PubPeer. 2021 MAR 23: https://pubpeer.com/publications/16431315CB2587075CE5A076C62375#1.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Comment on: “Changes in Weight and Substrate Oxidation in Overweight Adults Following Isomaltulose Intake During a 12-Week Weight Loss Intervention: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial”.
    Vorland CJ, Kyle TK, Brown AW. PubPeer. 2020 AUG 07: https://pubpeer.com/publications/7CA373E546988F6CEE4C993D7006AE#1.
  7. Comment on: “Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System Is an Important Factor to Protect against Viral Infections”.
    Vorland CJ, Bohan Brown MM, Kyle TK, Brown AW. PubPeer. 2020 JUL 24: https://pubpeer.com/publications/B0DCFB4BED4F85EE725788BEE6DACD#1.
  8. 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 SL, Mayo-Wilson E, Allison DB, Brown AW. Medicine. 2020 JUL 18: https://journals.lww.com/md-journal/Blog/MedicineCorrespondenceBlog/pages/post.aspx?PostID=126
  9. 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.
  10. Comment 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. PubPeer. 2019 DEC 23: https://pubpeer.com/publications/3F9C696A4855C9626FE7F805C2082C#1.
  11. 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).
  12. Comment on: “Gum chewing while walking increases fat oxidation and energy expenditure”.
    Vorland CJ, Ejima K, Brown AW, Carter SJ, Heymsfield SB, Thomas DM, Allison DB. PubPeer. 2019 AUG 20: https://pubpeer.com/publications/B0DCFB4BED4F85EE725788BEE6DACD#1.
  13. 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
  14. 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. Understanding statistical significance and how it applies to the cholesterol-lowering effects of soy protein. Brown AW Soy Nutrition Institute Global 2022 Meeting. Minneapolis, MN; 2022-08-31.
  2. Understanding the Science of Obesity. Brown AW Integrated Benefits Institute Purchaser Business Group on Health. Webinar; 2022-05-25.
  3. Issues with data and analyses: Errors, underlying themes, and potential solutions Brown AW Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Virtual Seminar; 2021-04-09.
  4. Keynote – Strengthening and clarifying causal inference in childhood obesity research (and beyond) Brown AW Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention Investigator Work-in-Progress Meeting and External Advisory Committee Retreat. Arkansas Children’s Research Institute Virtual Event; 2021-04-06.
  5. Meta-Analysis Brown AW Generating and Interpreting Evidence About Effects in Obesity Research: Reducing Error and Strengthening Inferences. Webinar; 2021-02-25.
  6. Headline vs Study (two sessions). Brown AW Indiana Physiological Society’s 10th Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN; 2020-03-07.
  7. Obesity Isn’t Simple: Identifying Complex, Evidence-based Strategies to Treat Obesity Seriously. Brown AW Nutrition Science Seminar. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; 2019-11-01.
  8. Promising and problematic hypotheses about obesity causes and cures. Brown AW IU Health Bariatric Symposium. Indianapolis, IN; 2019-09-06.
  9. People make mistakes: Normalizing error correction in the scientific literature. Brown AW Joint Statistical Meetings 2019. Denver, CO; 2019-07-30.
  10. Finding what works for weight in the workplace: existing data and future directions. Brown AW Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership. Indianapolis, IN; 2019-02-08.
  11. Statistical and inferential issues in nutrition and obesity research: opportunities for quantitative reasoning. Brown AW University of Louisville, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. Louisville, KY; 2019-02-01.
  12. Incorporating Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency Into Aging Projects and Papers Brown AW, Allison DB GSA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, MA; 2018-11-17.
  13. Obesity Isn’t Simple: Identifying Complex, Evidence-based Strategies to Treat Obesity Seriously. Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM ConAgra Food Science Institute Nutri-bites Webinars. Webinar; 2018-06-21.
  14. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity. Brown AW Kentuckiana Health Collaborative Forum – Obesity Fatigue: The Myths, Facts, Treatments, Benefits Coverage, and Paths Forward. Louisville, KY; 2018-06-05.
  15. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity: Where Might They Come From and What Can We Do? Brown AW Florida Food and Nutrition Symposium 2017. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA; 2017-07-16.
  16. Keynote – Dishing Up Data: Making Science More Digestible for the Public. Brown AW, Meyer M Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Symposium 2017. Charlotte, NC, USA; 2017-04-02.
  17. Rigor and Reproducibility in Nutrition and Obesity Research. Brown AW University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 2017-03-16.
  18. Moderator of panel discussion: Taxonomy of issues and challenges to improving research reproducibility. Brown AW National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium – Reproducibility of Research: Issues and Proposed Remedies. Washington, DC; 2017-03-08.
  19. From microworkers to sampling techniques – challenges and benefits of alternative literature screening methods. Brown AW Obesity Week 2016. New Orleans, LA, USA; 2016-11-03.
  20. Reproducibility: A Tragedy of Errors Allison DB, Brown AW International Society for Medical Publication Professionals. Webinar; 2016-10-26.
  21. Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research. Brown AW 2016 Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference – Nutrition: Fads, Facts & Fallacies. Tempe, AZ; 2016-03-18.
  22. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity: Where might they come from and what we can do? Brown AW National Press Foundation – Obesity’s Toll: Get the Skinny on Fat. Phoenix, AZ; 2016-02-24.
  23. Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research. Brown AW Birmingham District Dietetic Association. Birmingham, AL; 2016-02-18.
  24. Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research. Brown AW Nutrition File Seminar 2016 – Nutrition Fact or Fiction: What is the Evidence. Calgary, AB, Canada; 2016-02-03.
  25. Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research. Brown AW Nutrition File Seminar 2016 – Nutrition Fact or Fiction: What is the Evidence. Edmonton, AB, Canada; 2016-02-02.
  26. Hot Off the Presses: Evaluating the Evidence Behind Today’s Nutrition Media Headlines. Brown AW, Sollid K Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Webinar; 2015-08-28.
  27. Lost in Translation: Science as a Second Language Brown AW, Gaine C DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Washington, DC, USA; 2015-04-10.
  28. In the Eye of the Beholder: Critical Evaluation of Nutrition Research. Brown AW ConAgra Food Science Institute Nutri-bites Webinars. Webinar; 2015-03-12.
  29. Distortion of Nutrition Research: Perpetuating Beliefs Beyond the Scientific Evidence. Brown AW Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors Retreat. Portland, OR, USA; 2014-07-23.
  30. Lost in Translation: Science as a Second Language – Perspectives of a ‘native speaker’. Brown AW International Food Information Council. Washington, DC, USA; 2014-05-13.
  31. Distortion of nutrition research: Reporting practices that may perpetuate beliefs beyond the scientific evidence. Brown AW ASN Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2014. San Diego, CA, USA; 2014-04-27.
  32. Tips for High-Fidelity Science Reporting. Allison DB, Brown AW National Press Foundation. Webinar; 2014-03-18.
  33. Meal Frequency, Eating Patterns, and Weight. Allison DB, Lewis DW Jr, Brown AW Eating Patterns and Disease: From Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms to Interventions. Webinar; 2014-02-18.
  34. Recent initiatives to improve research reporting fidelity. Brown AW ILSI Annual Meeting. Southampton, Bermuda; 2014-01-20.
  35. Sound advice or biased reporting? Breakfast as a strategy to reduce or prevent obesity or weight gain. Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB 57th Annual Alabama Public Health Association Education Conference. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2013-04-04.
  36. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity. Brown AW AHA EPI|NPAM: Hot Off the Press. New Orleans, LA; 2013-03-21.
  37. Phytosterols Decrease Cholesterol Absorption by Molecular Interactions in the Intestinal Lumen. Brown AW 103rd American Oil Chemist Society Meeting. Long Beach, CA, USA; 2012-05-01.
  38. Nutritional Aspects of Fats and Oils. Brown AW, Carr TP Danisco Margarine and Shortening Course. New Century, KS, USA; 2011-10-28.
  39. Mechanisms of decreased cholesterol absorption mediated by phytosterols. Brown AW . University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA; 2010-11-18.

Extramural Meeting Abstracts

* = Presenter; o = Oral presentation

  1. Methodological Considerations in the Application of Multiverse Analyses for More Rigorous Inferences About Nutrition and Health Vorland C, O’Connor L, Henschel B, Huo C, Shikany J, Ejima K, Bidulescu A, Brown A. Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 6, Issue Supplement_1, June 2022, Page 781
  2. The role of parental acceptance on body esteem among US college students. Wang J, Brown AW, Luo J, Chow A. American Academy of Health Behavior. 2021.
  3. Semi-automated Screening for Improbable Randomization in PDFs. Vorland CJ, Allison DB, Brown AWo. CRI-CONF 2021
  4. Reporting Research on Murine Genetic Models of Obesity: Methods Development for a Systematic Survey Vorland CJ, Zent C, Smith D, Allison DB, Brown AW. ObesityWeek 2020
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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).
  10. 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).
  11. Crowd-sourcing Structured Metadata to Improve Literature Search Efficiency. Kaiser K, Sweeney H, Brown AWo. Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Simple text-mining methodology to detect comparative p-hacking is sensitive to text searching variations. Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Obesity Week. 2016.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. How We Talk About People with Conditions: Trends Over Time Using Google Ngrams. Brown AW*. Obesity Week. 2014.
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. Are studies that agree with popular opinion cited more? Evaluating nutrition-obesity research using crowdsourcing. Brown AW*o, Allison DB. Obesity Week. 2013.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Phytosterol ester substrate specificity of pancreatic cholesterol esterase. Brown AW*, Hang J, Dussault PH, Carr TP. FASEB Journal. 2009;23:722.15.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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. Allison DB, Brown AW 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. Brown AW, Hellwig T, Wittenberg J Workshop in Methods. Bloomington, IN; 2018-02-02.
  3. Incorporating rigor, reproducibility, and transparency into aging projects and papers. Allison DB, Brown AW Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. Webinar; 2017-12-04.
  4. Procedural Elements: Trial Registration, Reporting Guidelines. Brown AW 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. Brown AW 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. Allison DB, Brown AW The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity: NIDDK Short Course. University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2017-06-26.
  7. Procedural Elements: Trial Registration, Reporting Guidelines. Brown AW 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. Brown AW 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. Allison DB, Brown AW 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. Brown AW 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. Allison DB, Brown AW 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. Brown AW Mathematics Colloquium: Open Problems in Obesity. UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA; 2015-02-27.
  13. Does Frequency or Timing of Eating Influence Childhood Obesity? Brown AW 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. Brown AW UAB Chapter of Sigma Xi Seminar Series. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2014-11-13.
  15. Using crowdsourcing to evaluate published scientific literature: Methods and example. Brown AW, Allison DB 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. Brown AW 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. Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB Postdoctoral Research Day. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2013-02-18.
  18. Breakfast and obesity: Another example of White Hat Bias? Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Allison DB NORC Trainee/Fellows Annual Conference. Birmingham, AL, USA; 2012-08-29.

Intramural Abstracts (Not exhaustive)

* = Presenter; o = Oral presentation

  1. Effects of Breakfast Consumption on Thinking and Memory Skills in Older Adults.
    Messenger GG, Gottschild L, Hayden JC, Brown AWo, Jamshidi-Naeini J. IUSPHB Public Health Research Day 2022
  2. Survey of data and code availability in aging studies funded by Nathan Shock Centers.
    Hultquist J, Kramer A, Brown AWo, Vorland CJ. IUSPHB Public Health Research Day 2022
  3. Automating the Extraction of Registration Statements from Scientific Papers.
    Pipkin D, Mandema I, Brown AWo, Vorland CJ. IUSPHB Public Health Research Day 2021
  4. Automating the Extraction of Registration Statements from Scientific Papers.
    Mandema I, Pipkin D, Brown AWo, Vorland CJ. IUSPHB Public Health Research Day 2021
  5. 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
  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. University of Florida College of Medicine Research Day
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Quantification of the Mediterranean Diet
    Antoine LH, Brown AW, Allison DB. UAB Public Health Research and Practice Day 2015.
  11. 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.
  12. How We Talk About People with Conditions: Trends Over Time Using Google Ngrams.
    Brown AW*. UAB Diabetes Research Day
  13. How We Talk About People with Conditions: Trends Over Time Using Google Ngrams.
    Brown AW*. UAB Public Health Research Day 2014.
  14. 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+
Member: Committee on Advocacy and Science Policy 2022-2025
Panelist: “2022 W.O. Atwater Lecture – Nutrition Information/Misinformation: Who’s Right? Who Gets to Decide?” – Nutrition 2022 Live Online 2022
Co-Chair and Co-Organizer of Session, “Computational Methods to Advance Rigor and Data Collection in Nutrition” at Nutrition 2022 Live Online. 2022
Chair: Public Information Committee 2021-2022
Ex-officio member: Committee on Advocacy and Science Policy 2021-2022
Co-Chair and Co-Organizer of Session, “Methodological Developments and Evaluations in Nutrition Science” at Nutrition 2021 Live Online. 2021
Nutrition Research Task Force 2020-2022
Member: Public Information Committee 2019-2021
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
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member 2014+
Sigma Xi 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 Obesity
15 PLoS ONE
14 Advances in Nutrition
7 Nutrients
6 Nutrition and Diabetes
6 Obesity Reviews
5 International Journal of Obesity
5 Nutrition Research
4 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
3 BMC Medical Research Methodology
3 BMC Pediatrics
3 F1000Research
3 Public Health Nutrition
3 Scientific Reports
3 The Journal of Nutrition
2 Biology Letters
2 BMC Public Health
2 Evaluation Review
2 JMIR Medical Informatics
2 Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
2 Palgrave Communications
2 Trials
1 Biochemical Pharmacology
1 BMC Research Notes
1 BMJ
1 Childhood Obesity
1 Clinical Obesity
1 Food and Function
1 JAMA
1 Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
1 Journal of Medicinal Food
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, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases
1 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
1 Physiology & Behavior
1 Systematic Reviews
1 The Journals of Gerontology: Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

Other External Service

Organization Title Year(s)
International Food Information Council Assembly Member 2020+
Egg Nutrition Council Research Grant Reviewer 2020
Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Early Career Virtual Meet the Scientist Event 2020
Pennington / Louisiana NORC Pilot and Feasibility Program Reviewer 2019
Science Unbound Foundation Best Paper Competition Reviewer 2016;2018
Obesity and Energetics Offerings Deputy Editor 2016+
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
Obesity and Energetics Offerings Co-Compiler 2012-2016

Intramural Service

Activity Title Year(s)
Indiana University
Post-Award Grant Management Ad-Hoc Committee Member 2020-2021
Working Group to Establish PhD in Nutrition Member 2020-2021
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
Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Co-leader of Comparative Data Analytics Core 2018-2022
Workshop in Methods Advisory Board Member 2018-2022
SPHB Committee on Research Member 2018-2019
SPHB Program Manager position Hiring committee member 2018
Program Manager hiring committee Member 2018
Nutrition Curricular Committee Member 2017-2022
Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative Representative for the School of Public Health 2017-2019
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
Summer Research Expo Judge 2013
Graduate Biomedical Sciences Poster Session Judge 2012-2013
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.
24 2021 Fall
Advanced Nutrition I
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 430/530
Indiana University Bloomington
This course covers the structure and function of the major energy-containing macronutrients and energy balance. Includes the lecture component of SPH-N 530 (the graduate version of the course, conducted by Dr. Gletsu-Miller).
19 2021 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.
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
Advanced Human Nutrition
– Instructor of Record
– SPH-N 530
Indiana University Bloomington
This course covers the structure and function of the major energy-containing macronutrients and energy balance. Meets with SPH-N 430, with additional graduate component putting the lecture material into the context of recent literature.
2 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
Seventh Short Course on The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research
– Lead Coordinator
Virtual synchronous and asynchronous
Led the coordination of a virtual-adapted short course involving 4 live Friday sessions with 3 weeks of asynchronous material 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.
35 2022 Summer
Fifth Short Course on Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research
– Lead Coordinator
Virtual synchronous and asynchronous
Led the coordination of a virtual-adapted short course involving 4 live Friday sessions with 3 weeks of asynchronous material 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.
33 2021 Fall
Sixth Short Course on The Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research
– Lead Coordinator
Virtual synchronous and asynchronous
Led the coordination of a virtual-adapted short course involving 4 live Friday sessions with 3 weeks of asynchronous material 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.
27 2021 Summer
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 Support
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
Methods for Public Health Research
– Guest Lecturer
– SPH-H 750
Indiana University Bloomington
Discussed the importance of measurement in research under different contexts.
8 2021 Fall
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
Stella Lartey, PhD
-Secondary Mentor
Rigor and reproducibility in nutrition and obesity research 2020-2021
Jasmine Jamshidi, PhD
-Co-Mentor
Rigor and reproducibility in nutrition and obesity research 2020-
Colby Vorland, PhD
-Co-Mentor
Meta-research in nutrition and obesity research 2019-2022
Daniella Chusyd, PhD
-Secondary Mentor
Energetics of aging 2018-2021
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 2020-2022
Yilin Yang
-Co-Mentor for MS
Effects of replacing SOFAS with avocado on cardiometabolic health 2020-2021
Velarie Ansu
-Mentoring team member
Magnesium pharmacokinetics 2019-2021
Luis Mestre
-Mentoring team member
Epidemiology of obesity 2018-2022
Daniel Lingle
-Primary Mentor for MS degree
2018-2021
John Davis, IV
-Member of Academic Committee
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)

Identifying markers of abnormal neurocognitive trajectories during chemotherapy treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
NIH/NCI T32 DK062710-07 (van der Plas). Role: Biostatistician.
2022-09-01 – 2027-08-01. Total Budget: $3,032,815.
Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention
NIH/NIGMS P20GM109096 (Weber). Role: Biostatistics Core Director.
2021-08-01 – 2026-07-31. Total Budget: $11,520,856.
Computational Methods, Resources, and Tools to Assess Transparency and Rigor of Randomized Clinical Trials
NIH/NLM R01LM014079 (Kilicoglu/Mayo-Wilson). Role: Co-I.
2022-07-01 – 2026-03-31. Total Budget: $1,328,502.
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 (stepped down June 2022).
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 (stepped down June 2022).
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.
Removing barriers to better data practices through capacity, opportunity, and motivation
NIH/NIGMS R25GM141507 (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2021-07-01 – 2024-06-30. Total Budget: $268,756.
Expanding Translational Research in Arkansas.
NIH/NCATS UL1TR003107 (James). Role: Biostatistician.
2019-07-01 – 2024-06-01. Total Budget: $20,565,730.
Potato Consumption and Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Alliance for Potato Research & Education (Allison). Role: (Recused Self).
2022-01-01 – 2023-06-30. Total Budget: $154,000.
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.
Hass Avocado Board Subaward (Gletsu Miller). Role: Co-I.
2021-02-01 – 2022-12-22. Total Budget: $318,444.

Past funding (by end date)

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 – 2022-09-30. Total Budget: $150,000.
Daily egg consumption and cognitive function in older adults.
American Egg Board Invited Proposal from LOI (Brown). Role: Principal Investigator.
2020-09-01 – 2022-08-31. Total Budget: $284,786.
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 – 2022-05-31. Total Budget: $149,838.
Proposal for Support of Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (RRT) Initiative
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Allison). Role: Other Personnel.
2019-06-27 – 2021-09-01. Total Budget: $177,500.
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.
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)

Not funded (by start date)

Considering Sex as a Biological Variable in Cardiovascular Health: Impact on Statistical Rigor.
American Heart Association LOI for Collaborative Sciences Award (Maney/Brown). Role: MPI.
2022-06-01 – 2025-05-31. Total Budget: $750,000.
Research Coordinating Center for Nutrition for Precision Health
NIH (Tekwe, Landsittel). Role: Co-I.
2022-01-01 – 2026-12-31. Total Budget: $12,313,976.
Indiana CTSI Nutrition for Precision Health Research Clinical Center
NIH HD107705-01 (Campbell, Gletsu-Miller, Hannon). Role: Co-I.
2021-12-01 – 2026-11-30. Total Budget: $9,962,427.
PCORI Peer Review
PCORI (Mayo-Wilson). Role: Co-I.
2021-10-01 – 2023-12-31. Total Budget: $1,164,673.
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.
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.