When I meet with students, they are often interested in hearing about my career path. Here’s a tip: Be open to opportunities you may not have considered. Step 1. Deciding what to do When I was in high school in the mid-1960s, I asked my guidance counselor how to decide on a college. She said,
If you’re familiar with my research, it’s probably because I led the development of the 2005 and 2010 revisions of the Healthy Eating Index (HEI). Currently, I’m working on the evaluation of the Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016 (GPQI-2016), which is an HEI-like tool we developed here at the University of Utah to assess the quality
Befriend a statistician. Not too long ago, someone asked me for the one most important piece of advice I would give researchers new to the field. I quoted a colleague who said to befriend a statistician. Cultivate relationships through professional associations. I regularly present at sessions sponsored by the American Society of Nutrition at Experimental
When I left federal service in 2013, it was like graduating from high school. I had the opportunity to consider what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I decided I want to use my skill set to help Americans who have limited financial resources. Long story short, I’m working on a
This personal blog will have random and systematic thoughts on dietary assessment research—mostly my own, that is. I’ll share current ideas and some from the past.