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MS Teaching Faculty

Jeri Wanzor Nieves, Ph.D.Jeri Wanzor Nieves, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology,
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University



B.S. University of Rhode Island, Nutrition and Food Science
M.S. Cornell University, Nutrition
Ph.D. Columbia University, Columbia University


Introduction to Epidemiology
Introduction to Biostatistics
US & International Nutrition Policy and Programs

Research Interests

She has an interest in the nutritional causes of disease including osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and physical function in the elderly. She serves on the Editorial Board of Osteoporosis International and is the Principal Investigator for the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program ( 

Recent Publications - Pubmed

Nieves JW, Bilezikian JP, Lane JM, Einhorn TA, Wang Y, Steinbuch M, Cosman F. Fragility fractures of the hip and femur: incidence and patient characteristics. Osteoporos Int 2009. [Epub ahead of print]

Nieves JW. Nutritional therapies (including fosteum). Curr Osteoporos Rep 2009; 7:5-11.

Nieves JW, Barrett-Connor E, Siris ES, Zion M, Barlas S, Chen YT. Calcium and vitamin D intake influence bone mass, but not short-term fracture risk, in Caucasian postmenopausal women from the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (NORA) study. Osteoporos Int 2008; 19:673-9.

Nieves JW, Li T, Zion M, Gussekloo J, Pahor M, Bernabei R, Simon H, Williams GR, Lapuerta P. The clinically meaningful change in physical performance scores in an elderly cohort. Aging Clin Exp Res 2007; 19:484-91.

Ruffing JA, Nieves JW, Zion M, Tendy S, Garrett P, Lindsay R, Cosman F. The influence of lifestyle, menstrual function and oral contraceptive use on bone mass and size in female military cadets. Nutr Metab (Lond) 2007; 4:17-27.

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