Martha C. Morris, ScD

Professor and Director, Nutrition & Nutritional Epidemiology, Rush University

Research Interests

Dietary and other preventable risk factors in the development of chronic diseases and problems of older persons, including Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline, and cardiovascular diseases.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Morris MC, Evans DA, Bienias JL, Tangney CC, Bennett DA, Aggarwal N, Wilson RS, Scherr PA. Dietary intake of antioxidant nutrients and the risk of incident Alzheimer's disease in a biracial community study. JAMA 2002; 287:3230-7.

Morris MC, Evans DA, Bienias JL, Tangney CC, Bennett DA, Wilson RS, Aggarwal N, Schneider JA. Consumption of fish and n-3 fatty acids and risk of incident Alzheimer's disease Arch Neurol 2003; 60: 940-946.

Morris MC, Evans DA, Bienias JL, Tangney CC, Hebert LE, Scherr PA, Schneider JA. Dietary folate and vitamin B-12 and cognitive decline among community dwelling older persons. Arch Neurol 2005; 62:641-45.

Morris MC, Evans DA, Hebert LE. Invited commentary: Methodological issues in the study of cognitive decline. Am J Epidemiology 1999; 149:789-93.

Morris MC, Evans DA, Tangney CC, Bienias JL, Schneider JA, Wilson RS, Scherr PA. Dietary copper in conjunction with high saturated/trans fats associated with cognitive decline. Arch of Neurology 2006; 63: 1085-1088.

Morris MC, Tangney CC, Evans DA, Bienias JL. Validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire by cognitive status in free living older blacks and whites. Am J Epidemiol 2003; 158:1213- 1217.