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Dr. Marissa Cloutier

Assistant Professor of BiologyMarissa Cloutier
Hillyer Hall 158
860.768.4400
cloutier@hartford.edu

Education:

Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health
M.S., Human nutrition and metabolism
B.S., Nutrition science

Research:

Biochemical aspects of a primarily plant based diet (like the Mediterranean Diet model) in chronic disease prevention and treatment, as well as in quality of life and longevity.
Public health nutrition, especially in the realm of obesity.

Publications (selected):

Harney, J and Cloutier, M. Issues in Health & Society: Weighing In. Published course model through SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities), a comprehensive national dissemination project funded by the National Science Foundation. August 2006. Cloutier, M and Adamson, E. The Mediterranean Diet. (235,000 copies sold). First Edition: HarperTorch (an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.) January 2001. Second Edition: Avon Books (an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher, Inc.) February 2004.
Cloutier, M., Romaine, D., and Adamson, E. Beef Busters. Adams Publishing, Inc. January 2002.
Articles written for Boston University, School of Public Health, Healthy Aging website. (This site in no longer maintained due to lack of funding): The Mediterranean Diet; Step I/II, The Ornish Diet (Dr. Dean Ornish's Low Fat Diet).
Data charts of food sources for each of the following nutrients: omega 3 fatty acids, Folate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Soy Protein, and Calcium. Included was a chart of choleric value of various alcoholic beverages. Provided for Boston University, School of Public Health, Healthy Aging website. (This site in no longer maintained due to lack of funding)
Nutrition and COPD. Check Med Systems, Inc. 1998.
Breast-Feeding Diet. Check Med Systems, Inc. 1998.
Pregnancy Diet. Check Med Systems, Inc. 1998.
High/Low Iron Diet. Check Med Systems, Inc. 1998.
Asian Diet. Check Med Systems, Inc. 1998.
"Steering Clear of Cancer Cyberquackery." Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter. Vol 15. No. 2, April 1997.
"Binge Eating Disorder Comes Out of the Closet," Tufts University Diet and Nutrition Letter. Vol. 14. No. 11, January 1997.
"PMS Escape' Escapes Scientific Rigor," Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter. Vol. 14. No. 3, May 1996.
"Liquid Supplement Makers Pour it on Thick," Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter. Vol. 14. No. 2, April 1996.

I advise students with interests in:

Health Science.

Why you enjoy teaching Hillyer students:

Diversity and motivation to succeed.