Lynn L. Moore

Associate Professor of Medicine

Education:lynn moore

Boston University School of Public Health, DSc, Epidemiology

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Pre-doctoral traineeship

General Field of Work:


Affiliations other than medicine:

Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Department of Medicine

Co-Director, Medical Nutrition Sciences, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Contact information:


801 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 470, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-8088
Fax: (617) 638-8076


obesity, nutrition, epidemiology, protein, metabolic risk, cardiovascular disease

Summary of academic interest:

I am a epidemiologist with a long-standing interest in the causes and consequenses of obesity throughout the lifespan. Particular areas of interest include the role of nutrition and other behavioral risk factors in the development of obesity and its associated conditions, such as inflammation and high blood pressure, and ultimately chronic diseases such as cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. I have carried out studies of obesity and nutritional health effects in a number of diverse populations during critical life periods including early childhood, adolescence, pregnancy and during the older adult years.

Another of my specific areas of interest includes the role of dietary protein on body composition and strength. We are carrying out studies of the type and amount of protein needed to prevent muscle breakdown and promote muscle protein synthesis at different ages. The development and treatment of aging-related sarcopenia is a particular focus of my current research.

Research Group Information:

Martha R. Singer, MPH, RD; Manager, Nutrition Unit;

M. Loring Bradlee, MS; Grants Manager;

Di Gao, AS; Data Manager;

Syed Hasnain; Graduate Student, Medical Nutrition Sciences;

Susan Chadid; Graduate Student, Medical Nutrition Sciences;

Justin Buendia; Graduate Student, Medical Nutrition Sciences;

Doaa Farid; Graduate Student, Medical Nutrition Sciences;

Recent Publications:

1. Berz JPB, Singer MR, Guo X, Moore LL. Use of a DASH Food Group Score to Predict Excess Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls in the National Growth and Health Study. Arch Pediatri Adolesc Med 2011 165(6):540-546.

2. Qureshi MM, Singer MR, Moore LL. USDA Food Pyramid intakes and C-reactive protein levels in children and adolescents in NHANES 1999-2002. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2009; 6:40. Published online 2009 October 12. doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-6-40.PMCID: PMC2770558.

3. Bradlee ML, Singer MR, Qureshi MM, Moore LL, Food group intake and anthropometric measures of central obesity in children and adolescents. Public Health Nutrition 2009; doi:10.1017/S1368980009991546

4. Moore LL, Singer MR, Qureshi MM, Bradlee ML. Dairy intake and body fat among children and adolescents in NHANES. J Am Coll Nutr 2008;27:702-710. PMID: 19155429

5. Moore LL, Bradlee ML, Gao D, Singer MR. Effects of Average Childhood Dairy Intake on Adolescent Bone Health. J Pediatr 2008;153:667-673. PMID: 18701115

6. Moore LL, Visioni AJ, Qureshi MM, Bradlee ML, Ellison RC, D’Agostino R. Weight loss in overweight adults reduces the long-term risk of hypertension: the Framingham Study. Arch Int Med 2005;165:1298-1303.

7. Moore LL, Singer MR, Bradlee ML, Djousse L, Ellison RC. Intake of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products in early childhood and subsequent blood pressure change. Epidemiology 2005;16:4-11.

8. Moore LL, Bradlee ML, Singer MR, Splansky GL, Proctor MH, Kreger BL. Body mass index, waist circumference and colon cancer risk among men and women in Framingham. Int J Obes 2004;28:559-567.

A List of Technologies Available for Sharing Upon Request:

Assessment of diet and nutritional exposures

Management of dietary data

Analysis of large epidemiologic data sets