environmental pollutants and diabetes

  1. Jaacks LM, Boyd Barr D, Sundaram R, Grewal J, Zhang C, Buck Louis GM. Pre-pregnancy maternal exposure to persistent organic pollutants and gestational weight gain: a prospective cohort study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016;13(9):E905. PMID: 27626435; PMCID: PMC5036738; Free PMC Article
  2. Jaacks LM, Boyd Barr D, Sundaram R, Maisog J, Zhang C, Buck Louis G. Pre-pregnancy maternal exposure to polybrominated and polychlorinated biphenyls and gestational diabetes: a prospective cohort study. Environmental Health 2016;15(1):11. PMID:26792546; PMCID:PMC4721055; Free PMC Article
  3. Jaacks LM, Staimez L. Association of persistent organic pollutants and non-persistent pesticides with diabetes and diabetes-related outcomes in Asia: a systematic review. Environment International 2015;76:57-70. PMID: 25545233

nutrition, obesity and diabetes

  1. Ford ND, Jaacks LM, Martorell R, Mehta NK, Perrine CG, Ramírez-Zea M, Stein AD. Dietary patterns and cardio-metabolic risk in a cohort of Guatemalan young adults. BMC Nutrition (In press)
  2. Patel O, Safraj S, Prabhakaran D, Shivashankar R, Tayyab M, Rahman A, Tandon N, Jaacks LM. Association between full service and fast food restaurant density and overweight/obesity among adults in Delhi, India. BMC Public Health 2017;18(1):36. PMID: 28724371; Free full text
  3. Jaacks LM, Kavle J, Perry A, Nyaku A. Programming maternal and child overweight and obesity in the context of undernutrition: current evidence and key considerations for low- and middle-income countries. Public Health Nutrition 2017;20(7):1286-96. PMID: 28065195; PMCID: PMC5468800
  4. Jaacks LM, Kapoor D, Singh K, Narayan KMV, Ali MK, Kadir MM, Mohan V, Tandon N, Prabhakaran D. Vegetarianism and cardiometabolic disease risk factors: Differences between South Asian and American adults. Nutrition 2016;32(9):975-84. PMID: 27155957; PMCID: PMC4967403
  5. Jaacks LM, Crandell J, Mendez MA, Lamichhane AP, Liu W, Ji L, Du S, Rosamond W, Popkin BM, Mayer-Davis EJ. Dietary patterns associated with HbA1c and LDL cholesterol among individuals with type  1 diabetes in China. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 2015;29(3):343-9. PMID: 25630525; PMCID: PMC4369414
  6. Jaacks LM, Du S, Mendez MA, Crandell J, Liu W, Ji L, Rosamond W, Popkin BM, Mayer-Davis EJ. Comparison of the dietary intakes of individuals with and without type 1 diabetes in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015;24(4):639-49. PMID: 26693749; Free full text
  7. Jaacks LM, Liu W, Ji L, Mendez MA, Du S, Crandell J, Rosamond W, Mayer-Davis EJ. Diabetes nutrition therapy and dietary intake among individuals with type 1 diabetes in China. Diabetic Medicine 2015;32(3):399-406. PMID:24248833; PMCID: PMC4329062
  8. Lamichhane AP, Crandell JL, Jaacks LM, Couch SC, Lawrence JM,  Mayer-Davis EJ. Longitudinal associations of nutritional factors with glycated hemoglobin in youth with type 1 diabetes: the SEARCH Nutrition Ancillary StudyAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015;101(6):1278-1285. PMID:25948670; PMCID: PMC4441810
  9. Lamichhane AP, Liese AD, Urbina EM, Crandell J, Jaacks LM, Dabelea D, Black MH, Merchant A, Wadwa P, Mayer-Davis EJ. Associations of dietary intake patterns identified using reduced rank regression with markers of arterial stiffness among youth with type 1 diabetes. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2014;68(12):1327-1333. PMID: 24865480; PMCID: PMC4247344; Free PMC Article
  10. Jaacks LM, Crandell JL, Liese AD, Lamichhane AP, Bell RA, Dabelea D, D’Agostino RB, Dolan LM, Marcovina SM, Reynolds K, Shah AS, Urbina EM, Wadwa P, Mayer-Davis EJ. No association of dietary fiber intake with inflammation or arterial stiffness in youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 2014;28(3):305-310. PMID: 24613131; PMCID: PMC4011131; Free PMC Article
  11. Jaacks LM, Ma Y, Davis N, Delahanty LM, Mayer-Davis EJ, Franks PW, Brown-Friday J, Isonaga M, Kriska AM, Venditti EM, Wylie-Rosett J, for the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Long-term changes in dietary intake and food behaviors in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. Diabetic Medicine 2014;31(12):1631-1642. PMID: 24824893; PMCID: PMC4307949; Free PMC Article
  12. Wheeler ML, Dunbar SA, Jaacks LM, Karmally W, Mayer-Davis EJ, Wylie-Rosett J, Yancy, Jr., W. Macronutrients, food groups and eating patterns in the management of diabetes: a systematic review of the literature, 2010. Diabetes Care 2012;35(2):434-445. PMID: 22275443; PMCID: PMC3263899; Free PMC Article

obesity and diabetes surveillance 

  1. Jaacks LM, Siegel KR, Gujral UP, Venkat Narayan KM. Type 2 diabetes: A 21st century epidemicBest Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2016; Epub ahead of print
  2. Ali MK, Jaacks LM, Kowalski AJ, Siegel KR, Ezzati M. Noncommunicable diseases: Three decades of global data show a mixture of mortality rate increases and decreases. Health Affairs 2015;34(9):1444-55. PMID: 26355045
  3. Jaacks LM, Slining MM, Popkin BM. Recent underweight and overweight trends by rural-urban residence among women in low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Nutrition 2015;145(2):352-7. PMID: 25644358
  4. Jaacks LM, Slining MM, Popkin BM. Recent trends in the prevalence of under- and overweight among adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries. Pediatric Obesity 2015;10(6):428-35. PMID: 25558987
  5. Jaacks LM, Gordon-Larsen P, Mayer-Davis EJ, Adair LS, Popkin B. Age, period, and cohort effects on adult BMI and overweight from 1991 to 2009 in China: The China Health and Nutrition Survey. International Journal of Epidemiology 2013;42(3):828-837. PMID: 23771721; PMCID: PMC3733700; Free PMC Article
  6. Zhong VW, Zhou X, Obeid JS, Craig J, Pfaff ER, Thomas J, Jaacks LM, Beavers DP, Carey T, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, Hamman RF, Bowlby DA, Pihoker C, Saydah SH, Mayer-Davis EJ. Efficient population-based surveillance for childhood diabetes: An analysis of the administrative and electronic health record data from two large US healthcare systems. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2016; Epub ahead of print
  7. Zhong W, Pfaff ER, Thomas J, Jaacks LM, Carey TS, Beavers D, Saydah S, Lawrence JM, Hamman RF, Dabelea D, Pihoker C, Mayer-Davis EJ. Use of administrative and electronic health record data for development of automated algorithms for childhood diabetes case ascertainment and type classification: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Pediatric Diabetes 2014;15(8):573-584. PMID: 24913103; PMCID: PMC4229415; Free PMC Article

health care access and self-management of diabetes

  1. Kasturia S, Ali MK, Narayan KMV, Tandon N, Shivashankar R, Garg V, Kapoor D, Mohanasundaram A, Mohan D, Kadir MM, Prabhakaran D, Mohan V, Jaacks LM. Diabetic diets in South Asia: Recommendations, adherence, and outcomes. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (In press)
  2. Andrews EB, Thomas J, Jaacks L, D’Agostino R, Jr., Ward D, Mayer-Davis EJ. Patient perception of midlevel providers in pediatric diabetes care. Diabetes Educator 2014;40(3):329-335. PMID: 24652057; PMCID: PMC4169760
  3. Zhang L, Li H, Zhang S, Jaacks LM, Li Y, Ji L. Silent myocardial ischemia detected by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and risk of cardiac events among asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis of prospective studies. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 2013;28(3):413-418. PMID: 24529748
  4. Jaacks LM, Bell RA, Dabelea D, D’Agostino RB, Jr., Dolan LM, Imperatore G, Klingensmith GJ, Lawrence JM, Saydah S, Yi-Frazier J, Mayer-Davis E, For the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group. Diabetes self-management education patterns in a US population-based cohort of youth with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Educator 2014;40(1):29-39. PMID: 24248833; PMCID: PMC4076934; Free PMC Article
  5. Jaacks LM, Oza-Frank R, D’Agostino RB,  Jr., Dolan LM, Dabelea D, Lawrence JM, Pihoker C, O’Connor MR, Linder B, Imperatore G, Seid M, Narayan KMV, Mayer-Davis EJ. Migration status in relation to clinical characteristics and barriers to care among youth with diabetes in the US. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2012;14(6):949-958. PMID: 22481308; PMCID: PMC4049129; Free PMC Article


  1. Jaacks LM and Prasad S. The ecological cost of continued use of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 6 Dec 2016
  2. Jaacks LM, Ali MK, Bartlett J, Bloomfield GS, Checkley W, Gaziano TA, Heimburger DC, Kishore SP, Kohler RE, Lipska KJ, Manders O, Ngaruiya C, Peck R, Pena MB, Watkins D, Siegel KR, Narayan KMV. Global non-communicable disease research: Opportunities and challenges. Annals of Internal Medicine 2015;163(9):712-4. PMID: 26301624
  3. Kishore S, Bartlett J, Bloomfield G, Heimburger D, Jaacks L, Lipska K, Ngaruiya C, Peck R, Peña MB, Siegel K, Manders O, Narayan KMV, Ali MK. The Atlanta Declaration: A 21st century vision for US-based global noncommunicable disease research. Health Affairs, 9 Sept 2015
  4. Smith LP and Jaacks LM. Towards a just, nutritious, and sustainable food system: The false dichotomy of localism versus supercenterism. Journal of Nutrition 2015;145(7):1380-5. PMID: 26041676
  5. Jaacks LM, Liu W, Ji L, Mayer-Davis EJ. Type 1 diabetes stigma in China: a call to end the devaluation of individuals living with a manageable chronic disease. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2015;107(2):306-7. PMID: 25547225

book chapters and panels

  1. Jaacks L, Kavle J, Nyaku A, Perry A. (2016). Panel 3.2: National Planning to Address Obesity in Kenya. In: L Haddad, C Hawkes, E Udomkesmalee (Eds), Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.
  2. Jaacks LM, Wylie-Rosett J, Mayer-Davis EJ. (2012). Chapter 49: Diabetes. In: JW Erdman, Jr., IA MacDonald, SH Zeisel (Eds), Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 10th Ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.