University of South Carolina.
19 Landmark Drive, Apt 23e,
Nutrition Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology
- Dr. Nitin Shivappa has collaborated with Dr. James Hébert and other members of the research group at the CPCP to modify and improve the DII™.
- He has translated his intimate working knowledge of the DII™ into established cooperative agreements with over 120 research institutions from all around the world.
- Their interests in utilizing the DII in research studies with a variety of outcomes range from inflammatory markers to disease end points such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and arthritis.
- These include Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Minnesota, Karolinska Institute, University of Central London, Ghent University, University of Sao Paolo, and University of Queensland, to mention a few.
- He has worked extensively along with Mr. Thomas Hurley and other members of the CPCP research group in creating the codes that are required to calculate DII™.
- Dr. Shivappa has a sound knowledge and experience in using statistical software such as SPSS® and SAS®, which was used to develop the scoring algorithm for DII™.
- He is also knowledgeable in currently available diet and health-related apps, some of which fall short in realizing behavioral changes relative to dietary interventions.