Christy Maxwell

UMass Amherst Dietetic Internship Director and Lecturer Christy Maxwell
Dietetic Internship Director and Lecturer
236 Chenoweth Lab


B.S., University of Michigan Flint; M.S., UMass Amherst; PhD, UMass Amherst

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Micronutrients, Telomeres, Gerontological Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology

Research Description: 

Nutritional epidemiological research that centered on effectively identifying low vitamin B12 status, utilizing a novel approach in adult men and women, and the association with folate status in relationship with mean telomere length

Key Publications: 

Maxwell, C. S., Carbone, E. T., & Wood, R. J. (2012). Better newborn vitamin D status lowers RSV-associated bronchiolitis in infants. Nutrition Reviews, 70 (9), 548-552.

Maxwell, C. S., & Wood, R. J. (2011). Update on vitamin D and type 2 diabetes. Nutrition Reviews, 69 (5), 291-295.

Maxwell, C. S. & Volpe, S. L. (2007). Effect of zinc supplementation on thyroid hormone function. A case study of two college females. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 51 (2), 188-194.