MARIE F KUCZMARSKI

Marie Fanelli Kuczmarski Ph. D

Marie Fanelli Kuczmarski Ph. D

Professor

Behavioral Health & Nutrition
206C McDowell Hall
Ph: 302-831-8765
E: mfk@udel.edu

Biography:

Dr. Fanelli Kuczmarski is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition at the University of Delaware. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry, Foods and Nutrition from Douglass College, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University. She has been a registered dietitian since 1980. Her program of research focuses on nutrition and older adults, as well as dietary patterns in relation to health. She has presented at a wide variety of national conferences including the Academy of Food and Nutrition, American Society of Nutrition, and the Gerontological Society of America. Additionally her service has involved membership on editorial boards of several nutrition journals and working with senior nutrition programs.

COURSES

NTDT400: Macronutrients
NTDT640: Nutrition and Aging
NTDT665: Nutrition Seminar

WORK

Recent Publications
  • Kuczmarski MF, Pohlig RT, Stave Shupe E, Zonderman AB, Evans MK. Dietary protein intake and overall diet quality are associated with handgrip strength in African American and white adults. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. 2018;22(6):700-709.
    Fanelli Kuczmarski M, Bodt BA, Stave Shupe E, Zonderman AB, Evans MK. Dietary patterns associated with lower 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk among urban African-American and white adults consuming western diets. Nutrients. 2018;10(2).
  • Beydoun MA, Fanelli-Kuczmarski MT, Beydoun HA, Dore GA, Canas JA, Evans MK, Zonderman AB. Dairy product consumption and its association with metabolic disturbance in a prospective study of urban adults. British Journal of Nutrition. 2018;119(6):706-719.
  • Kuczmarski MF, Beydoun MA, Stave Shupe E, Pohlig RT, Zonderman AB, Evans MK. Use of dietary supplements improved diet quality but not cardiovascular and nutritional biomarkers in socioeconomically diverse African American and white adults. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2017;36(2-3):92-110.
  • Duffy GF, Shupe ES, Kuczmarski MF, Zonderman AB, Evans MK. Motivations for botanical use by socioeconomically diverse, urban adults: Does evidence support motivation? The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2017;23(10):812-818.
  • Fanelli Kuczmarski M, Cotugna N, Pohlig RT, Beydoun MA, Adams EL, Evans MK, Zonderman AB. Snacking and diet quality are associated with the coping strategies used by a socioeconomically diverse urban cohort of African-American and white adults. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2017;117(9):1355-1365.
  • Beydoun MA, Canas JA, Fanelli-Kuczmarski MT, Tajuddin SM, Evans MK, Zonderman AB. Genetic risk scores, sex and dietary factors interact to alter serum uric acid trajectory among African-American urban adults. British Journal of Nutrition. 2017;117(5):686-697.
Recent Presentation
  • June 2018. American Society of Nutrition Annual meeting. Boston, MA. Referred poster session. “Association of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Western Dietary Patterns in a Racially and Socioeconomically Diverse Urban Population”, Fanelli Kuczmarski, Bodt, Stave Shupe, Zonderman, Evans. Presenter
  • June 2018. American Bone Health Organization. Christina Hospital. Newark, De. “The Calcium Challenge”, Fanelli Kuczmarski. Presenter.
  • July 2017. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Conference. San Francisco, Ca. Referred Poster session. “Handgrip Strength Associated With Diet Quality in Urban African American and White Adults in the US”, Shupe, Fanelli Kuczmarski, Evans, Zonderman. Presenter.
  • July 2017. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Conference. San Francisco, Ca. Referred Poster session. “Physical Performance Influenced by Diet Quality in U.S. Urban White and African American Populations”, Reilly, Fanelli Kuczmarski, Evans, Zonderman. Presenter.
  • July 2017. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Conference. San Francisco, Ca. Referred Poster session. “Diet Quality is Associated With Health-Related Quality of Life in African American and White Adults”, Grimes, Fanelli Kuczmarski, Evans, Zonderman. Presenter.
  • October 2017. American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week. New Orleans, La. Referred Poster session. ”Food Insecurity and Longitudinal Risk of Rapid Kidney Function Decline”, Crews, Kwon, Han, Liu, Banerjee, Evans, Zonderman, Powe, Kuczmarski. Presenter
Past Projects

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) study [https://handls.nih.gov/], 2004 – present. Amount:$1.5 million; Co-PI