474. Seal the Deal: Publishing Your Nutrition Research

Monday, October 22
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 152 AB
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 141712

Course Tracks: Research and Standards

In healthcare literature, nutrition studies are criticized for having high risk of bias, mainly stemming from poor rigor of study design and inappropriate use of statistical methods. This session will be focused on understanding the unique challenges of conducting nutrition research and how to publish high quality research papers. Attendees will receive information and resources on how to tackle the issue of risk of bias in nutrition research. An expert in publication will discuss important components of a research manuscript and some common pitfalls in manuscript preparation. An expert in statistics will discuss how to appropriately use statistical methods and document them in research articles. Attendees will learn about Academy resources that can help navigate nutrition research and publication process.

Research symposium session

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the unique challenges of conducting high quality nutrition research.
  • Apply a framework to guide appropriate use of different study designs and statistical methods in the field of nutrition.
  • Demonstrate how Academy resources can help navigate the most common pitfalls in conducting and publishing research.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1070 – Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • 9060 – Research development, design
  • 9050 – Publication, communications of research outcomes

Performance Indicator:

  • 6.3.10 Defines appropriate measurements and evaluations for establishing benchmarking and best practices.
  • 6.3.4 Defines and establishes appropriate measurements and evaluations.
  • 6.3.9 Disseminates research or performance improvement outcomes to advance knowledge, change practice and enhance effectiveness of services.


  • Teresa Marshall, PhD, RDN, FAND


    Iowa College of Dentistry

  • Session Speaker(s)

  • Jeffrey Harris, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N.,C.N.S., FAND


    Department of Nutrition West Chester U

  • Linda Snetselaar, PhD RDN FAND LD

    Professor in Epidemiology, College of Public Health

    The University of Iowa