Joanne E. Arsenault, Ph.D, M.P.H, R.D

Joanne Arsenault

Associate Project Scientist, Department of Nutrition

3127A Meyer Hall
  • Ph.D., Nutrition, University of California, Davis
  • M.S., Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • M.P.H., Human Nutrition, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • B.S., Biology, Stonehill College, North Easton, MA
Research Interests

Dr. Arsenault's research interests include the evaluation of: 1) dietary intakes, 2) relations between diet/nutritional status and health/functional outcomes, and 3) impacts of nutrition programs – focusing on micronutrients and low-income populations.

Selected Publications

Richardson AS, Arsenault JE, Cates SC, Muth MK. Perceived stress, unhealthy eating behaviors, and severe obesity in low-income women. Nutr J. 2015 Dec 3;14:122. [PubMed

Funderburk LK, Daigle K, Arsenault JE. Vitamin D status among overweight and obese soldiers. Mil Med. 2015 Feb;180(2):237-40. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00041. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Hijmans RJ, Brown KH. Improving nutrition security through agriculture: an analytical framework based on national food balance sheets to estimate nutritional adequacy of food supplies. Food Sec 2015. doi 10.1007/s12571-015-0452-y [Epub 2015 April 12].

Hotz C, Kabir KA, Dipti SS, Arsenault JE, Bipul M. Rice fortification with zinc during parboiling may improve the adequacy of zinc intakes in Bangladesh. J Sci Food Agric 2015 Jan;95(2):379-85. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6730 [Epub 2014 Jun 17]. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Nikiema L, Allemand P, Ayassou KA, Lanou H, Moursi M, De Moura FF, Martin-Prevel Y. Seasonal differences in food and nutrient intakes among young children and their mothers in rural Burkina Faso. Journal of Nutritional Science 2014; 3:e55.  doi:10.1017/jns.2014.53.

Arsenault JE, Singleton MC, Funderburk LK. Use of the Go-for-Green nutrition labeling system in military dining facilities is associated with lower fat intake. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Jul;114(7):1067-71.  [PubMed]

Funderburk LK, Arsenault JE. Prevalence of abnormal serum lipids among overweight and obese soldiers. Mil Med. 2013 Oct;178(10):1137-40. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Fulgoni VL 3rd, Hersey JC, Muth MK. Authors' response. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 May;113(5):636.  [PubMed]

Hersey JC, Wohlgenant KC, Arsenault JE, Kosa KM, Muth MK. Effects of front-of-package and shelf nutrition labeling systems on consumers. Nutr Rev. 2013 Jan;71(1):1-14. doi: 10.1111/nure.12000. Review. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Yakes EA, Hossain MB, Islam MM, Ahmed T, Hotz C, Lewis B, Rahman AS, Jamil KM, Brown KH.  Very low adequacy of micronutrient intakes by young children and women in rural Bangladesh is primarily explained by low food intake and limited diversity. J Nutr 2013; 143(2):197-203. Epub 2012 Dec 19. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Fulgoni V, Hersey JC, Muth MK. A novel approach to selecting and weighting nutrients for nutrient profiling of foods and diets. J Acad Nutr Diet 2012; 112(12):1968-1975. [PubMed]

Yakes EA, Arsenault JE, Islam MM, Ahmed T, German JB, Drake C, Hossain MB, Lewis BL, Rahman AS, Jamil KM, Brown KH. Dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) among breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding 24-48 month old children in Bangladesh. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2011; 52(3): 351-9. [PubMed]

Yakes EA, Arsenault JE, Islam MM, Hossain MB, Ahmed T, German JB, Gillies LA, Shafiqur Rahman A, Drake C, Jamil KM, Lewis BL, Brown KH. Intakes and breast milk concentrations of essential fatty acids are low among Bangladeshi women with 24-48 month old children. Br J Nutr 2011; 105(11), 1660-70. Epub 2011 Feb 16. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Mora-Plazas M, Forero Y, Lopez-Arana S, Jáuregui G, Baylin A, Gordon PM, Villamor E. Micronutrient and anthropometric status indicators are associated with physical fitness in Colombian school children. Br J Nutr 2011; Feb 1, 1-12 [Epub ahead of print]. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE and Villamor E.  Vitamin supplements and disease resistance in HIV-infected women and children.  In: Dietary Components and Immune Function (pp. 263-279).  Eds. Watson RR, Zibadi S, and Preedy VR.  Humana Press: NY, 2010. 

Arsenault JE, Wuehler SE, López de Romaña D, Penny ME, Sempértegui F, Brown KH. The time of day and the interval since previous meal are associated with plasma zinc concentrations and affect estimated risk of zinc deficiency in young children in Peru and Ecuador. Eur J Clin Nutr 2011; 65(2), 184-90. Epub 2010 Oct 27. [PubMed]

Gilbert-Diamond D, Baylin A, Mora-Plazas M, Marin C, Arsenault JE, Hughes MD, Willett WC, Villamor E. Vitamin D deficiency and anthropometric indicators of adiposity in school-age children: A prospective study. Am J Clin Nutr 2010; 92(6):1446–1451. Epub 2010 Oct 6. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Aboud S, Manji KP, Fawzi WW, Villamor E. Vitamin supplementation increases risk of subclinical mastitis in HIV-infected women. J Nutr 2010; 140(10):1788–1792. Epub 2010 Aug 25. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Yakes EA, Hossain MB, Islam MM, Ahmed T, Hotz C, Lewis B, Rahman AS, Jamil KM, Brown KH.  The current high prevalence of dietary zinc inadequacy among children and women in rural Bangladesh could be substantially ameliorated by zinc biofortification of rice.  J Nutr 2010; 140(9):1683–1690. Epub 2010 Jul 28. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Webb AL, Koulinska IN, Aboud S, Fawzi WW, Villamor E.  Breast milk erythropoietin is associated with reduced risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  J Inf Dis 2010; 202:370-373. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Mora-Plazas M, Forero Y, Lopez-Arana S, Marin C, Baylin A, Villamor E.  Provision of a school snack is associated with vitamin B-12 status, linear growth, and morbidity in children from Bogota, Colombia.  J Nutr 2009; 139:1744-50. Epub 2009 Jul 8. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Mora-Plazas M, Forero Y, Lopez-Arana S, Baylin A, Villamor E.  Hemoglobin is inversely associated with erythrocyte folate concentrations in Colombian school-age children, especially among children with low vitamin B12 status.  Eur J Clin Nutr 2009; 63; 842-9. Epub 2008 Oct 29. [PubMed]

McDonald CM, Baylin A, Arsenault JE, Mora-Plazas M, Villamor E.  Overweight is more prevalent than stunting and is associated with socioeconomic status, maternal obesity, and a ‘snacking’ dietary pattern in school children from Bogotá, Colombia.  J Nutr 2009; 139; 370-6. Epub 2008 Dec 23. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, López de Romana D, Penny ME, Van Loan MD, Brown KH.  Additional zinc delivered in a liquid supplement, but not in a fortified porridge, increased fat-free mass accrual among young Peruvian children with mild-to-moderate stunting.  J Nutr 2008; 138(1); 108-114. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Havel PJ, López de Romana D, Penny ME, Van Loan MD, Brown KH.  Longitudinal measures of circulating leptin and ghrelin concentrations are associated with growth of Peruvian children 6-15 months of age, but are not affected by zinc supplementation.  Am J Clin Nutr 2007; 86(4); 1111-1119. [PubMed]

Arsenault JE, Brown KH.  Dietary zinc intake of US preschool children exceeds new DRI.  Am J Clin Nutr 2003; 78(5):1011-1017. [PubMed]