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Ulla Uusitalo, PhD



Academic Email : ulla.uusitalo@epi.usf.edu

Phone : (813) 396-9516

Office : MDC, 615

Mailing address : MDC104

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  • PHD, Cornell University, United States - 2003.
  • MS, International Nutrition, Cornell University, USA - 1998.
  • MS (MMM), Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland - 1983.

Selected Publications

  • Andrén Aronsson C, Lee HS, Koletzko S, Uusitalo U, Yang J, Virtanen SM, Liu E, Lernmark Å, Norris JM, Agardh D. Effects of Gluten Intake on Risk of Celiac Disease: A Case-Control Study on a Swedish Birth Cohort. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 14(3) : 403-409.e3, 2016.
  • Uusitalo U, Liu X, Yang J, Aronsson CA, Hummel S, Butterworth M, Lernmark Å, Rewers M, Hagopian W, She JX, Simell O, Toppari J, Ziegler AG, Akolkar B, Krischer J, Norris JM, Virtanen SM. Association of Early Exposure of Probiotics and Islet Autoimmunity in the TEDDY Study. JAMA Pediatrics. 170(1) : 20-8, 2016.
  • Yang J, Lynch KF, Uusitalo UM, Foterek K, Hummel S, Silvis K, Aronsson CA, Riikonen A, Rewers M, She JX, Ziegler AG, Simell OG, Toppari J, Hagopian WA, Lernmark Å, Akolkar B, Krischer JP, Norris JM, Virtanen SM, Johnson SB. Factors associated with longitudinal food record compliance in a paediatric cohort study. Public Health Nutrition. 19(5) : 804-13, 2016.
  • Törn C, Liu X, Hagopian W, Lernmark Å, Simell O, Rewers M, Ziegler AG, Schatz D, Akolkar B, Onengut-Gumuscu S, Chen WM, Toppari J, Mykkänen J, Ilonen J, Rich SS, She JX, Sharma A, Steck A, Krischer J. Complement gene variants in relation to autoantibodies to beta cell specific antigens and type 1 diabetes in the TEDDY Study. Scientific Reports. 6: 27887, 2016.
  • Beyerlein A, Liu X, Uusitalo UM, Harsunen M, Norris JM, Foterek K, Virtanen SM, Rewers MJ, She JX, Simell O, Lernmark Å, Hagopian W, Akolkar B, Ziegler AG, Krischer JP, Hummel S. Dietary intake of soluble fiber and risk of islet autoimmunity by 5 y of age: results from the TEDDY study. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 102(2) : 345-52, 2015.
  • Aronsson CA, Lee HS, Liu E, Uusitalo U, Hummel S, Yang J, Hummel M, Rewers M, She JX, Simell O, Toppari J, Ziegler AG, Krischer J, Virtanen SM, Norris JM, Agardh D. Age at gluten introduction and risk of celiac disease. Pediatrics. 135(2) : 239-45, 2015.
  • Uusitalo U Lee HS Aronsson CA Yang J Virtanen SM Norris SM Agardh D and the TEDDY Study Grou. Gluten consumption during late pregnancy and risk of celiac disease in the offspring: the TEDDY birth cohort. Am J Clin Nutr. 102: 1216-21, 2015.
  • Uusitalo U, Lee HS, Aronsson CA, Yang J, Virtanen SM, Norris J, Agardh D. Gluten consumption during late pregnancy and risk of celiac disease in the offspring: the TEDDY birth cohort. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 102(5) : 1216-21, 2015.
  • Wennberg M Soderberg S Uusitalo U Tuomilehto J Shaw JE Zimmet PZ Sudhirsen K Pauvaday V Magliano DJ. High consumption of pulses is associated with lower risk of abnormal glucose metabolism in women in Mauritius. Diabetic Medicine. 32: 513-20, 2015.
  • Yang J Lynch K Uusitalo U Foterek K Hummel S Silvis K Aronsson CA Riikonen A Rewers M She JX Ziegler AG Simell O Hagopian WA Lernmark A Akolkar B Krischer JP Norris JM Virtanen SM Johnson SB. Factors associated with longitudinal food record compliance in a pediatric cohort study. Public Health Nutr.. 19: 1-10, 2015.
  • Hummel S Vehik K Uusitalo U McLeod W Aronsson CA Frank N Gesualdo P Yang J Norris JM Virtanen SM and the TEDDY Study Group. Infant feeding patterns in families with a diabetes history – observations from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) birth cohort study. Public Health Nutr. 17(12) : 2853-62, 2014.
  • Yang J Lernmark A Uusitalo U Lynch K Veijola R Winkler C Larsson HE Rewers M She JX Ziegler AG Simell OG Hagopian WA Krischer JP Vehik KS and the TEDDY Study Group. Prevalence of Obesity was Related to HLA-DQ in 2-4 Year Old Children at Genetic Risk for Type 1 Diabetes. Int J Obes. 38(12) : 1491-6, 2014.
  • Aronsson CA, Uusitalo U, Vehik K, Yang J, Silvis K, Hummel S, Virtanen SM, Norris JM, TEDDY Study Group. Age at first introduction to complementary foods is associated with sociodemographic factors in children with increased genetic risk of developing type 1 diabetes Maternal and Child Nutrition. : , 2013.
  • Aronsson CA, Vehik K, Yang J, Uusitalo U, Hay K, Joslowski G, Riikonen A, Ballard L, Virtanen SM, Norris J and the TEDDY Study Group. Use of dietary supplements in pregnant women in relation to sociodemographic factors – a report from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study Public Health Nutr. 4: 1-13, 2013.
  • Arkkola T, Kautiainen S, Takkinen HM, Kenward MG, Nevalainen J, Uusitalo U, Simell O, Ilonen J, Knip M, Veijola R, Virtanen SM. Relationship of maternal weight status and weight gain rate during pregnancy to the development of advanced beta cell autoimmunity in the offspring: a prospective birth cohort study Pediatr Diabetes. 12: 478-484, 2011.
  • Uusitalo U, Kronberg-Kippila C, Aronsson CA, Schakel S, Schoen S, Mattisson I, Reinivuo H, Silvis K, Sichert-Hellert W, Stevens M, Norris JM, Virtanen SM. Food composition database harmonization for between-country comparisons of nutrient data in the TEDDY Study. Journal of food composition and analysis : an official publication of the United Nations University, International Network of Food Data Systems. 24(4-5) : 494-505, 2011.
  • Virtanen SM, Uusitalo L, Kenward MG, Nevalainen J, Uusitalo U, Kronberg-Kippila C, Ovaskainen ML, Arkkola T, Niinisto S, Hakulinen T, Ahonen S, Sim. Maternal food consumption during pregnancy and risk of advances beta-cell autoimmunity in the offspring Pediatr Diabetes. 12(2) : 95-99, 2011.
  • TRIGR Study group Akerblom HK Krischer J Virtanen SM Berseth C Becker D Dupre J Ilonen J Trucco M Savilahti E Koski K Pajakkala E Fransiscus M Lough G Bradley B Koski M Knip M. The Trial to reduce IDDM in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR) study: recruitment, intervention and follow-up. Diabetologia. 54(3) : 627-33, 2011.
  • Marjamaki L, Niinistö S, Kenward MG, Uusitalo L, Uusitalo U, Ovaskainen ML, Kronberg-Kippila C, Simell O, Veijola R, Ilonen J, Knip M, Virtanen SM. Maternal intake of vitamin D during pregnancy and risk of advanced beta cell autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes in offspring Diabetologia. 53(8) : 1545-1548, 2010.
  • Sorkio S, Cuthbertson D, Barlund S, Reunanen A, Nucci AM, Berseth CL, Koski K, Ormission A, Savilahti E, Uusitalo U, Ludvigsson J, Becker DJ, Dupre J, Krischer JP, Knip M, Akerblom H, Virtanen SM. Breastfeeding patterns of mothers with type 1 diabetes: results from an infant feeding trial Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 26(3) : 206-211, 2010.
  • Salmenhaara M, Uusitalo L, Uusitalo U, Kronberg-Kippilä C, Sinkko H, Ahonen S, Veijola R, Knip M, Kaila M and Virtanen SM. Diet and weight gain characteristics of pregnant women with gestational diabetes Eur J Clin Nutr. 64(12) : 1433-40, 2010.
  • Prasad M, Lumia M, Erkkola ML, Tapanainen H, Kronberg-Kippila C, Tuokkola J, Uusitalo U, Simell O, Veijola R, Knip M, Ovaskainen ML, Virtanen SM. Diet composition of pregnant Finnish women: changes over time and across seasons Public Health Nutr. 13(6) : 939-946, 2010.
  • Virtanen SM, Kaila M, Pekkanen J, Kenward MG, Uusitalo U, Pietinen P, Kronberg-Kippilä C, Hakulinen T, Simell O, Ilonen J, Veijola R, Knip M. Early introduction of oats associated with decreased risk of persistent asthma and early introduction of fish with decreased risk of allergic rhinitis Br J Nutr.. 103: 266-273, 2010.
  • Uusitalo U, Arkkola T, Ovaskainen M-L, Kronberg-Kippilä C, Kenward MG, Veijola R, Simell OG, Knip M, Virtanen SM. Unhealthy dietary patterns are associated with maternal weight gain rate among Finnish women Public Health Nutr. 12(12) : 2392-2399, 2009.
  • Uusitalo L, Uusitalo U, Ovaskainen M-L, Niinistö S, Kronberg-Kippilä C, Marjamäki L, Ahonen S, Kenward MG, Knip M, Veijola R, Virtanen SM. Sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics are associated with antioxidant intake and the consumption of their dietary sources during pregnancy. Public Health Nutr. 11(12) : 1379-1388, 2008.
  • Arkkola T, Uusitalo U, Kronberg-Kippila C, Mannisto S, Virtanen M, Kenward MG, Veijola R, Knip M, Ovaskainen ML, Virtanen SM. Seven distinct dietary patterns identified among pregnant Finnish women--associations with nutrient intake and sociodemographic factors Public Health Nutr. 11(2) : 176-182, 2008.
  • Uusitalo U, Sobal J, Moothoosamy L, Chitson P, Shaw J, Zimmet P, Tuomilehto J. Dietary Westernization; conceptualization and measurement in Mauritius Public Health Nutr. 8(6) : 608-619, 2005.
  • Elmadfa I, Weichselbaum E, Konig J, de Winter A-M R, Trolle E, Haapala I, Uusitalo U, Mennen L, Hercberg S, Wolfram G, Trichopoulou A, Na. European nutrition and health report 2004. Forum of Nutr. (58) : 1-220, 2005.
  • Uusitalo U, Pietinen P, Puska P. Dietary Transition In Developing Countries: Challenges For Noncommunicable Disease Prevention. Globalization, Diets and Noncommunicable diseases. WHO Publication.. : , 2002.
  • Uusitalo U, Feskens EJM, Tuomilehto J, Dowse G, Haw U, Fareed F, Hemraj F, Gareeboo H, Alberti KGMM & Zimmet P. Fall in total cholesterol concentration over five years in association with changes in fatty acid composition of cooking oil in Mauritius: cross sectional survey. BMJ. 313: 1044-1046, 1996.
  • Lahti SM, Uusitalo U, Feskens E, Haw U, Tuomilehto J, Luoma H. Fluoride and sugar intake among adults and youth in Mauritius: preliminary results. Adv Dent Res. 9: 21-25, 1995.

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