Dara Wheeler Ford, PhD, RDN

photo of Dara Ford

Instructor

Contact Information

110 Chandlee Lab
University Park PA 16802

814-863-5452

(fax) 814-863-6103

djw5083@psu.edu

Education

PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013

Teaching Interests

Diet quality and quality of life, weight management, and weight perceptions

Selected Publications

Ford, DW, Hartman, TJ, Still, C, Wood, C, Mitchell, DC, Erickson, P, Bailey, R, Smiciklas-Wright, H, Coffman, DL, Jensen, GL. Body Mass Index, Poor Diet Quality and Health Related Quality of Life are Associated with Mortality in Rural Older Adults. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2014;33(1):23-34.

Ford, DW, Hartman, TJ, Still, C, Wood, C, Mitchell, DC, Bailey, R, Smiciklas-Wright, H, Coffman, DL, Jensen, GL. Diet Quality and Body Mass Index are Associated with Healthcare Resource Use in Rural Older Adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Dec; 114(12): 1932-8.

Ford, DW, Hartman, TJ, Still, C, Wood, C, Mitchell, DC, Hsiao, PY, Bailey, R, Smiciklas-Wright, H, Coffman, D, Jensen, GL. Diet-Related Practices and BMI are Associated with Diet Quality in Older Adults. Public Health Nutr. 2014; 17(7): 1565-9.

Ford, DW, Jensen, GL, Still, C, Wood, C, Mitchell, DC, Erickson, PE, Bailey, R, Smiciklas-Wright, H, Coffman, DL, Hartman, TJ. The associations between diet quality, body mass index (BMI) and health and activity limitation index (HALex) in the Geisinger Rural Aging Study (GRAS). J Nutr Health Aging. 2014;18(2): 167-70.

Ford, DW, Jensen, GL, Hartman, TJ, Wray, L, Smiciklas-Wright, H. Association between dietary quality and mortality in older adults: A review of the epidemiological evidence. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2013; 32(2):85-105

Jensen, GL, Hsiao, PY, Wheeler, D. “Nutrition screening and assessment.” In the ASPEN Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum: 2nd edition. Mueller C, ed. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2013: 155-169.

Jensen, GL, Wheeler, D. A new approach to defining and diagnosing malnutrition in adult critical illness. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012.18(2): 206-11.

Jensen, GL, Hsiao, PY, Wheeler, D. Adult nutrition assessment tutorial. JPEN. 2012. 36(3): 267-74.

Smiciklas-Wright, H, Mitchell, DC, Ford, DW. “Dietary Intake Assessment: Methods in Adults”. In: Berdanier CD, Dwyer JT, and Heber H eds. Handbook of Nutrition and Food. 3rd Ed. CRC Press. 2013: 517-530.

Courses Taught

NUTR 251 Introductory Principles of Nutrition

NUTR 453 Diet in Disease

NUTR 490W Nutrition Seminar