School of Public Health

Fretts, Mandy

Mandy Fretts

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Education

PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2011
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2007

Contact Info

Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
Box 357236
1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1360
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-221-7775
amfretts@uw.edu
University of Washington
Office F-250B
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-543-9236

I am most interested in observational and interventional research aimed at improving the cardio-metabolic health of American Indians. I have been actively involved with the Strong Heart Study, a longitudinal study of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in 13 American Indian communities, for the past twelve years. My research efforts primarily focus on the association of physical activity, diet, a healthy lifestyle, or gene*diet interactions with diabetes-related phenotypes. I am also currently working on developing a culturally-appropriate diet intervention to promote diabetes control among American Indians.

In addition to my work with the Strong Heart Study, I am also actively involved in several on-going projects related to fatty acids, diet, diet*gene interactions, and cardiovascular outcomes in the Cardiovascular Health Study and the CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology).

Projects

Healthy Food Healthy Families Feasibility Study
Strong Heart Study

Links

http://chru.washington.edu/

Research Interests

American Indian health; diabetes; interventions; nutrition; physical activity; lifestyle; social epidemiology; health disparities; obesity; fatty acids; cardio-metabolic disease prevention.

Teaching Interests

eMPH Epi 511: Introduction to Epidemiology (Autumn quarter)
Nutr 411: Diet in Health & Disease (Spring quarter)

Publications

MyNCBI