Bone Health

Fractures of the hip are relatively common in elderly adults and often lead to devastating consequences. The rate of hip fracture is two to three times greater in women than men. Health care costs for hip fracture have risen to $17 billion per year. The Department of Nutrition Sciences at Purdue has had a strong presence in calcium nutrition and bone health since the mid 1980s. Expertise includes vitamin D and relationships to health that extend beyond bone to cancer, hypertension, body fat, and diabetes. Topics related to calcium and Vitamin D are two of the most funded nutrition areas because of their broad relationship to health and the prevalence of deficiencies in the U.S. and around the world.
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Regan Bailey

PhD, Department of Nutrition Science
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David Burr

PhD, Anatomy & Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine
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Sarah Calve

PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering
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Chad Carroll

PhD, Department of Health & Kinesiology
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Meng Deng

PhD, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
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Michael Econs

MD, Endocrinology, IU School of Medicine
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Marxa Figueiredo

PhD, Department of Basic Medical Sciences
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Kathleen Hill Gallant

PhD, Department of Nutrition Science (2017 Mildred Elizabeth Edmundson Research Grant Awardee)
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George Jackson

PhD, Department of Phyics
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Timothy Lescun

PhD, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
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Russell Main

PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering (2014 Mildred Elizabeth Edmundson Research Grant Awardee)
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George Mccabe

PhD, Department of Statistics
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Cindy Nakatsu

PhD, Department of Agronomy
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Linda Nie

PhD, Department of Health Sciences
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Munro Peacock

MD, Endocrinology, IU School of Medicine
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Dennis Savaiano

PhD, Department of Nutrition Science
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Thomas Siegmund

PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Stuart Warden

PhD, PT, FACSM, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, IUPUI
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Connie Weaver

PhD, Department of Nutrition Science (Inaugural Director of the WGHI)