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Heidi Wengreen

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and food Sciences
Location:  NFS Bldg. Room 307
Office Phone:  435-797-1806
Fax:  435-797-2379
Utah State University
8700 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
 
NAME
Heidi Wengreen
POSITION TITLE
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
eRA COMMONS USER NAME
 
EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION
DEGREE
(if applicable)
YEAR(s)
FIELD OF STUDY
Utah State University, Logan Utah
BS
1997
Dietetics
Utah State University, Logan Utah
PhD
2002
Nutritional epidemiology
 
 
 
 

 

 A.      Positions and Honors.
1997 – 98                    Nutrition Consultant, Sports Academy and Racquet Club, Logan, UT.
1998 – 01                    Instructor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
1998 – 99             Teaching Assistant, Department of Nutrition, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
1997 – 01                    Research Assistant, Utah Study of Nutrition and Bone Health, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
2002 – 03        Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
2003 (present)            Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Utah State University, Logan, UT.
2006-2007       Undergraduate Researcher Mentor of the Year Award, College of Agriculture, Utah State University.
 
B.     Selected peer-reviewed publications.
Wengreen HJ, Munger RG, Corcoran CD, Zandi P, Hayden KM, Fotuhi M, Skoog I, Norton MC, Tschanza J, Breitner JC, Welsh-Bohmer KA. Antioxidant intake and cognitive function of elderly men and women: the Cache County Study. J Nutr Health Aging. 2007;11(3):230-7.
 
Hayden KM, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Wengreen HJ, Zandi PP, Lyketsos CG, Breitner JCS. Mortality with vitamin E supplements reflects presence of severe cardiovascular disease. The Cache County Study. Am J Med. 2007;120(2):180-4.
 
Wengreen HJ, Munger RG, Cutler DR, Willing M. Parity, breastfeeding history, vitamin D receptor genotype and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture among elderly women in Utah. Osteoporosis Int. 2006;17(8):1146-53.
 
Zhang J, Munger RG, West NA, Cutler DR, Wengreen HJ,Corcoran CD. Antioxidant intake and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in Utah: an effect modified by smoking status. Am Journal of Epidemiol. 2006;163(1):9-17.   
 
Wengreen HJ, Munger RG, West NA, Cutler DR, Corcoran CD, Zhang J, Sassano NE. Dietary protein intake and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in elderly residents of Utah.
J Bone Miner Res. 2004;19;4:537-545.
 
Wengreen HJ, Munger RG, West N, Wong SS. Comparison of a Picture-Sort Food Frequency Questionnaire to 24-hour Dietary Recalls in an Elderly Utah Population. Public Health Nutr. 2001;4:961-970.

 C. Research Support.

COMPLETED

Project Number 5 R01 AR43391   (Ron Munger)                             (4/1997 to 3/30/2002)
NIH
Title: Nutrition, Genes and Hip Fracture Risk in Utah
Role: Research assistant    
 
The major goals of this project are to determine nutritional and genetic determinants of hip fracture in an elderly population.