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Randi L. Wolf

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.S., Cornell University; M.P.H., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Scholarly Interests

Factors influencing colorectal cancer screening behaviors. Nutrition and osteoporosis.

Selected Publications

"Knowledge beliefs and barriers relevant to colorectal cancer screening in an urban population: A pilot study" (Family Community Health, co-author).
"Factors associated with calcium absorption efficiency in pre- and perimenopausal women" (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).
"Update on the epidemiology of Osteoporosis" (Current Rheumatology Report).
Epidemiology: The Magnitude of Concern In Preventing and Managing Osteoporosis (Springer Publishing).
"Diet, bone loss, and fracture: A review of recent literature" (Current Opinion in Orthopedics).  

HBSV 5014: Analysis of current literature and research in nutrition

Critical examination and evaluation of current controversies and issues in nutrition and food. Topics are reviewed and discussed in depth. Students learn how to analyze the medical and layperson literature concerning such topics as dietary fat and disease, calcium and osteoporosis, fruit/vegetables and cancer, weight loss regimens, supplements and alternative therapies.

HBSV 5015: Nutritional epidemiology

Study of methods for assessing food and nutrient intake, energy expenditure, and body composition and for evaluating nutritional status of individuals and communities from clinical assessments, dietary intakes, and behavioral evaluation.

HBSV 6551: Research seminar in nutrition

Required of all Ed.M. and Ed.D. candidates. Discussion of current research issues and student projects. Students may register for more than one semester.

HBSV 7502: Dissertation seminar in nutrition

Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval.

HBSV 8900: Dissertation advisement in nutrition

Advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see catalog on continuous registration for Ed.D. degree.