Research Projects & Grants


  • Cancer epidemiology in Adventists - a low risk group, Role: Investigator, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, (08/2023 - 08/2024) Status: Approved
  • Influence of Dietary Pattern and Race on Metabolic and Epigenetic Alterations Associated with Cancer Development, Role: PD/PI, National Institutes of Health/DHHS, (09/2020 - 04/2024) Status: Awarded


  • Inflammatory responses associated with N-glycolylneuraminic acid comparing vegetarian and nonvegetarian dietary patterns of participants in the Adventist Health Study-2, Role: PD/PI, LLU, (01/2018 - 12/2023) Status: Closed

Non-Profit Organization

  • Ardmore AHS-2, Role: Co-Investigator, Ardmore Institute of Health, (01/2021 - 12/2021) Status: Awarded
  • Adventist Health Study: The Next Generation in Transformational Health Knowledge, Role: Co-Investigator, Ardmore Institute of Health, (01/2019 - 01/2024) Status: Closed


  • Effects of walnuts on innate, acquired and gut immunity, and response to flu vaccination in older adults: A randomized controlled trial, Role: Co-Investigator, California Walnut Commission, (09/2022 - 08/2025) Status: Awarded