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Certificate in Sports Nutrition

Teresa T. Fung, Sc.D., R.D.

Teresa T. Fung, Sc.D., R.D.

Teresa T. Fung, Sc.D., R.D.

Professor of Nutrition

Teresa T. Fung, Sc.D., R.D.


Dr. Fung's research interests are in the fields of nutritional epidemiology, especially the link between dietary patterns and quality, and chronic disease development. She collaborates with investigators at the Harvard School of Public Health to use data in the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study for her research. Dr. Fung was a clinical dietitian at Yale-New Haven Hospital in many specialities for a number of years. At Simmons,she teaches nutrient metabolism,medical nutrition therapy and preventive nutrition. She is Associate Editor for the Journal of Nutrition and a member of a Technical Expert Committee on dietary patterns and health outcomes at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 


  • B.S. and M.S. Cornell University
  • Dietetic Internship,Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • S.D. Harvard University School of Public Health

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Fung TT,Hu FB,Schulze M, Pollak M,Wu T, Fuchs CS,Giovannucci E. A dietary pattern that is associated with C-peptide and risk of colorectal cancer in women. 2012 Cancer Causes & Control 23-959-65.
  • Fung TT,Hu FB,Hankinson SE,Willett WC,Holmes MD. Low carbohydrate diets,DASH-style diet and risk of post-menopausal breast cancer. 2011 American Journal of Epidemiology.174:652-660.
  • Fung TT,van Dam R,Stampfer M,Manson JE,Willett WC.Hu FB. Low carbohydrate diet and mortality risk. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2010. 153-289-298.
  • Fung TT,HU FB,Wu K,Chiuve S,Fuchs C,Giovannucci E.Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Diet Approaches to Stop Hypertension(DASH) and risk of colorectal cancer. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2010  92:1429-1435.
  • Fung TT , Rexrode KM, Mantzoros CS, Manson JE, Willett WC, Hu FB. Mediterranean diet and incidence and mortality of coronary heart disease and stroke in women. Circulation. 119: 1093-1100, 2009.
  • Fung TT , Chivue S, McCullough M, Rexrode K, Logroscino G, Hu FB. Adherence to a DASH-style diet and risk of cardiovascular disease in women. Archives of Internal Medicine. 168: 713-720, 2008.
  • Fung TT , McCullough M, Manson JE, Hu FB. Alternate Healthy Eating Index and risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetes Care, 30: 1753-1757, 2007.
  • Fung TT , McCullough M, Newby PK, Holmes MD, Willett WC, Hu FB. Diet quality is associated with the risk of estrogen receptor-negative post-menopausal breast cancer. Journal of Nutrition, 136:466-472, 2006.
  • Austin SB, Fung TT , Cohen-Bearak A, Wardle K, Cheung LCY. A qualitative study of CDC's School Health Index. Preventing Chronic Disease, 3: A35,, 2006.
  • Fung TT , McCullough ML, Newby PK, Feskanich D, Meigs JB, Rifai N, Hu FB. Diet quality scores and plasma concentrations of inflammatory and endothelial dysfunction markers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 82: 163-173, 2005.
  • Fung TT , Schulze M, Manson JE, Willet WC, Hu FB. Dietary patterns, meat intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 164: 2235-2240, 2004.
  • Fung TT , Hu FB, Fuchs C, Giovannucci E, Hunter DJ, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA, Willett WC. Major Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 163:309-314, 2003.
  • Fung TT , Hunter DJ, Spiegelman D, Colditz GA, Rimm EB, Willett WC. Intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages and the risk of basal cell carcinoma of the skin. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarker and Prevention, 11: 1119-1122, 2002.
  • Fung TT , Willett WC, Stamper MJ, Manson JE, Hu FB. Dietary patterns and the risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 161: 1857-1862, 2001.
  • Fung TT , Hu FB, Yu J, Chu NF, Spiegelman D, Tofler GH, Willett WC, Rimm EB. Leisure Time Physical Activity, Television Watching and Plasma Biomarkers of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Am J Epidemiology 152 (12): 1171-1178, 2000.

Book Chapters

  • Kirwin JL, Fung TT, Chapter 13: Knowing the individual disciplines and introduction to team development, function, and maintenance, in Health Management for Older Adults, Satin D, ed, Oxford University Press. 2008.
  • Fung TT, Guide to Enteral Feedings and Parental Feedings, in Rapid Reference for Nurses: Nutrition, Herbold N and Edelstein S, eds. Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA. 2007.