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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
Oakland University
518 Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401 (map)
(248) 370-2420
   fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
512 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2371 

Dorothy Nelson

Professor & Vice Provost for Research
528 Wilson Hall
(248) 370-2762

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
Ethnic differences in skeletal health, bone mass and body composition in growth and development, osteoperosis

Selected Publications

Nelson DA, Agarwal SC, Darga LL. Bone health from an evolutionary perspective: Development in early human populations. In: Holick MF and Nieves JW, eds. Nutrition and Bone Health, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer, 2015.

Nelson DA, Beck TJ, Wu G, Lewis CE, Bassford T, Cauley JA, LeBoff MS, Going SB, Chen Z. Ethnic differences in femur geometry in the Women’s Health Initiative observational study. Osteoporosis International, 2011; 22:1377-1388.

Nelson DA, Darga L, Simon M, Severson RK. Radial bone density and breast cancer risk in white and African-American women. Osteoporosis International, 2004;15:535-540.

Nelson DA, Pettifor JM, Barondess DA, Cody DD, Uusi-Rasi K, Beck TJ. Comparison of cross-sectional geometry of the proximal femur in White and Black women from Detroit and Johannesburg. Journal of Bone Mineral Research, 2004;19:560-565.

Nelson DA, Barondess DA. A noninvasive measure of physical maturity as a predictor of bone mass in children. Journal of the American College of Nutrition,2000; 19(1):38-41.

Nelson DA, Barondess DA, Hendrix SL, Beck TJ. Cross-sectional geometry, bone strength, and bone mass in the proximal femur in black and white postmenopausal women. Journal of Bone Mineral Research, 2000; 15:1992-1997.

Nelson DA, VandeVord PJ, Wooley PH. Polymorphism in the Vitamin D receptor gene and bone mass in African-American and white mothers and children: a preliminary report. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 2000;59(8):626-630.

Nelson DA, Barondess DA. Whole body bone, fat and lean mass in children: comparison of three ethnic groups. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 1997; 103(2):157-162