San Diego, CA, USA
April 1, 2016 – April 5, 2016


Big Data and Innovative Approaches to Understanding Dietary Patterns and Health

Saturday, 2 April 2016
8:30am – 12:00pm, Ballroom 20D
Sponsored by FNSP Emerging Issues


  • Barbara Schneeman, USAID
  • Brent Flickinger, ADM


  • Regan Bailey, Purdue University
  • Bruce Lee, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • José M. Ordovás, JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts University
  • Mark Denbaly, USDA-ERS
  • Stephen Intille, Northeastern University

More information on this session can be found here.

Scientific Rigor in the Nutrition Research Landscape

Sunday, 3 April 2016
10:30am – 12:30pm, Ballroom 20D


  • Setting the Stage – Cutberto Garza, Boston College and Sylvia Rowe, SR Strategy – Video
  • The Nature of Competing Interests – Arya Sharma, University of Alberta – Video
  • The Requirement of Research Data by Federal Agencies – Barbara Schneeman, USAID – Video
  • Does Funding Source Affect Research Quality? – Esther Myers, EF Consulting – Video
  • NIH Guidance: Rigor and Responsibilities in Grant Applications – Christopher Lynch, NIH – Video
  • A Path Forward – David Allison, University of Alabama at Birmingham – Video
  • Panel Discussion – Video

This plenary session is being conducted with the American Society for Nutrition, the National Academy of Sciences’ Food and Nutrition Board, and the Canadian Nutrition Society.

Nutrition and Public Health Policy:: Progress, Opportunities and Challenges

Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Principles for Building Public-private Partnerships
Speaker: S. Rowe, SR Strategy.

ASN Energy & Macronutrient Metabolism RIS

Sunday, 3 April 2016
3:00pm – 5:00pm, Location TBA


  • Krista Varady, University of Illinois, Chicago

Food Systems for Public Health: Assessment, Impact and Implications of Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Recommendations on Environmental, Economic and Agricultural Sustainability

Sunday, 3 April 2016,
3:00pm – 5:00pm, Ballroom 20D


  • John Finley, USDA-AR
  • Jonathan Mein, Monsanto


  • Dennis Dimick, National Geographic Society
  • Elizabeth Marshall, USDA-ERS
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Jonathan Mein, Monsanto
  • Dave Gustafson, ILSI Research Foundation

Using the NIH Body Weight Planner for Nutrition Research and Counseling

Tuesday, 5 April 2016
7:00am – 8:30am, Room 32AB
Sponsored by the IAFNS Protein Committee


  • Kevin Hall, NIDDK

Optimizing the Aging Brain Through Nutrition

Sunday, 3 April 2016
8:00am – 10:00am, Ballroom 20D


  • Simin Meydani, JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts University
  • Natalia Surzenko, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nutrition Research Institute


  • Dennis Steindler, JM-USDA-HNRCA at Tufts University
  • Steven Zeisel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nutrition Research Institute
  • Andrew Scholey, Swinburne University
  • Aron Barbey, University of Illinois
  • David Klurfeld, USDA-ARS


A Comprehensive Database Linking Dietary Fibers and Health: Rationale and Methods – Video

Abstract Number: 4672
First Author: Kara Livingston
Presented by: Nicola McKeown
Poster Session Title: Nutritional Epidemiology: Advancing Nutritional Epidemiology with Public Use and Commercial Data Sets
Day of presentation: Sunday, 3 April, 2016
Program Number: 677.14
Poster Board Number: D168

Evidence Mapping: Resistant Starch Interventions and Health Outcomes – Video

Abstract Number: 4820
First Author: Caleigh Sawicki
Presented By: Caleigh Sawicki
Poster Session Title: Nutritional Epidemiology: Epidemiological Research Addressing Diet and Health Outcomes
Day of presentation: Tuesday, 5 April, 2016
Program Number: 1154.26
Poster Board Number: D128