PATRICIA M. GUENTHER, PhD, RD portrait
  • Research Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Informatics

Research Keywords

  • Dietary Measurement
  • Dietary Assessment

Presentations

  • Guenther, P.M., The Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016—a tool for assessing household food purchases. Presented at the annual meeting of NC2160 (the group charged with conducting research related to USDA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program), October, 2017. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/26/2017.
  • Guenther, P.M. The Grocery Purchase Quality Index--A Tool for Assessing Household Food Purchases. Webinar to be presented to the Methods and Policy subgroups of the Healthy Food Retail Working Group, September 18, 2017 (invited). Presentation, Presented, 09/18/2017.
  • Guenther, P.M. The Grocery Purchase Quality Index--A Tool for Assessing Household Food Purchases. To be presented at Purdue University, September 15, 2017 (invited). Presentation, Presented, 09/15/2017.
  • Spruance, L.A., Douglass, D., Zimmerman, T.P., Guenther, P.M., Franck, K., Head, D., Millerberg, N., Moore, C.J., Wilson-Sweebe, K., Wood, G., Durward, C.M. Online ASA24 Training Manual Pilot-tested With Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Educators. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Washington, DC, July 2017. Poster, Presented, 07/22/2017.
  • Guenther, P.M., Development and Evaluation of the Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016. Presented at the Global Food Research Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, July 13, 2017 (invited). Presentation, Presented, 07/13/2017.
  • Guenther, P.M., Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016 scores are moderately correlated with Healthy Eating Index-2010 scores in the Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey, 2012–13. Presented at the USDA Economic Research Service, Washington, DC, May 23, 2017 (invited). Presentation, Presented, 05/23/2017.
  • Brewster, P.J., Guenther, P.M., Durward, C.M., Hurdle, J.F. Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016 scores are moderately correlated with Healthy Eating Index-2010 Scores in the Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey, 2012-13. Experimental Biology, Chicago, April, 2017. Poster, Presented, 04/19/2017.
  • Ricart, G., Brewster, P.J., Guenther, P.M., An improved method for scoring the moderation components of a diet quality index. Experimental Biology, April, 2017. Poster, Presented, 04/18/2017.
  • Guenther, P.M., Jensen, H.H., Oh, M., Stuart, D.A., and Burton-Freeman, B. Assessing fruit consumption and factors associated with it in the United States. Presented at the Berry Health Benefits Symposium, March, 2017, San Luis Obispo, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/28/2017.
  • Murtaugh, M.A., Appel, L.J., Beasley, J.M., Greene, T., Guenther, P.M., McFadden, M., Tooze, J.A. Higher levels of sodium (Na) density (mg/kcal) are associated with increased blood pressure (BP) independent of absolute Na (mg/day): The DASH-Na trial. American Heart Association Epi/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions, March, 2017. Poster, Presented, 03/08/2017.
  • Pieroth, R., Rigassio Radler, D., Guenther, P.M., Brewster, P.J., Marcus, A. The relationship between social support and diet quality in middle-aged and older adults in the U.S. Presented at the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition, October, 2016, Boston. Poster, Presented, 10/16/2016.
  • Guenther, P.M., Validating the Mobile ASA24 in the Low Income Population. Presented at the mid-year virtual meeting of NC2160 (the group charged with conducting research related to USDA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program), June 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Brewster, P.J., Guenther, P.M., Jordan, K.C., Hurdle, J.F. An innovative approach to assessing food purchase behavior. National Nutrient Databank Conference, Alexandria, VA. Poster, Presented, 05/16/2016.
  • Guenther, P.M., Evaluation of a novel, low cost, low burden, scalable technology for evaluating EFNEP and SNAP-Ed effectiveness. Presented at the annual meeting of NC2169 (the group charged with conducting research related to USDA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program), October, 2015, Portland, ME. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Carroll, R.J., Freedman, L.S., Kipnis, V., Midthune, D., Reedy, J., Krebs-Smith, S.M., Subar, A.F., Guenther, P.M., Buckman, D.W. Dietary indices and measurement error. Presented at the International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, Brisbane, September, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/02/2015.
  • Brewster, P., Guenther, P., Jordan, K., Hurdle, J. (2015). Development and Validation of a Novel Household Grocery Food Purchase Quality Score. Experimental Biology, Boston. Poster, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Luick, B.R., Guenther, P.M. The quality of diets reported by Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program participants in the Mountain Region in 2011 when exiting the program was higher than when entering. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Meeting, Milwaukee. Poster, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Guenther, P.M., Luick, B.R., The quality of diets reported by Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program participants in the Mountain Region in 2011 when exiting the program was higher than when entering. National Nutrient Databank Conference, Portland, Oregon, May, 2014. Poster, Presented, 05/2014.
  • Luick, B.R., Guenther, P.M. The quality of diets reported by Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program participants in the Mountain Region in 2011 when exiting the program was higher than when entering. Experimental Biology, San Diego. Presentation, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Guenther, P.M., Healthy Eating Index-2010: Development, evaluation, and population scores. Brigham Young University, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science Department Seminar Series, Provo, UT. Presentation, Presented, 11/2013.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • EVALUATION OF A NOVEL, LOW COST, LOW BURDEN, SCALABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR EVALUATING EFNEP AND SNAP-ED EFFECTIVENESS. PI: CARRIE DURWARD. REGIONAL NUTRITION EDUCATION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE–WEST , 07/2015 - 07/2017. Total project budget to date: $45,000.00
  • UNTANGLING SODIUM, ENERGY, AND BLOOD PRESSURE IN WHITES AND AFRICAN AMERICANS. PI: MAUREEN MURTAUGH. NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE, 07/2015 - 06/2017. Total project budget to date: $256,767.00
  • MULTI-DISCIPLINARY METHODS FOR EFFECTIVE, SUSTAINABLE, AND SCALABLE EVALUATIONS OF NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAMS. PI: HURDLE, JOHN F. Co-PI(s): GUENTHER, PATRICIA M. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017. Total project budget to date: $59,274.00

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America

Publications

  • Brewster PJ, Guenther PM, Jordan KC & Hurdle JF (2017). The Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016: an innovative tool for assessing grocery purchases. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. Vol. 64(1), 119-126. Published, 12/2017.
  • PJ Brewster, CM Durward, JF Hurdle & PM Guenther (2017). The Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016 performs similarly to the Healthy Eating Index-2015 in a national survey of household food purchases. Submitted, 10/31/2017.
  • Murtaugh MA, Beasley JM, Appel LJ, Guenther PM, McFadden M, Greene T, Tooze JA. The strength of the relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure varies with energy intake: a secondary analysis from the DASH-Sodium trial. Submitted, 10/04/2017.
  • Pieroth R, Rigassio Radler D, Guenther PM, Brewster PJ, Marcus A (2017). The relationship between social support and diet quality in middle-aged and older adults in the United States. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 117(8)1272–1278. Published, 07/25/2017.
  • Burton-Freeman BM, Guenther PM, Oh M, Stuart DA, Jensen HH. Assessing consumption of berries and associated factors in the United States using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2007-2012. Submitted, 06/12/2017.
  • Subar AF, Freedman LS, Tooze JA, Kirkpatrick SI, Boushey C, Neuhouser ML, Thompson FE, Potischman N, Guenther PM, Tarasuk V, Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM (2015). Addressing current criticism regarding the value of self-report dietary data. Journal of Nutrition 145:2639-2645. Published, 09/14/2015.
  • Guenther PM, Luick BR (2015). Improved Overall Quality of Diets Reported by Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Participants in the Mountain Region. J Nutr Educ Behav 47:421-426. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • Brewster PJ, Guenther PM, Jordan KC, Hurdle JF. 2015. Development and validation of a novel household grocery food purchase quality score. FASEB Journal 29:131.3. Published, 04/2015.
  • Luick BR, Guenther PM. The quality of diets reported by Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Propgram participants in the Mountain Region in 2011 when exiting the program was higher than when entering. 2014. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 46:S185-S186. Published, 07/2014.
  • Luick BR, Guenther PM. The quality of diets reported by Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program participants when exiting the program was higher than when when entering. FASEB Journal 28:273.8. Published, 04/2014.
  • Guenther PM, Kirkpatrick SI, Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM, Buckman DW, Dodd KW, Casavale KO, Carroll RJ. (2014). The Healthy Eating Index-2010 is a valid and reliable measure of diet quality according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. J Nutr. Vol. 144, 399-407. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • Guenther PM, Lyon JM, Appel LJ. (2013). Modeling dietary patterns to assess sodium recommendations for nutrient adequacy. Am J Clin Nutr. Vol. 97, 842-7. Published, 04/01/2013.
  • Guenther PM, Casavale KO, Reedy J, Kirkpatrick SI, Hiza HA, Kuczynski KJ, Kahle LL, Krebs-Smith SM. (2013). Update of the Healthy Eating Index: HEI-2010. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 113:569-80. Published, 04/01/2013.
  • Guenther PM, Kirkpatrick SI, Krebs-Smith SM, Reedy J, Buckman DW, Dodd KW, Casavale KO, Carroll RJ. Evaluation of the Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010), 2013, FASEB Journal 27:230.5. Published, 04/2013.
  • Guenther PM, Ding EL, Rimm EB. (2013). Alcoholic beverage consumption by adults compared to dietary guidelines: results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Vol. 113, 546-50. Published, 04/01/2013.
  • Guenther, PM, Casavale, KO, Krebs-Smith, SM, Reedy, J, Kirkpatrick, SI, Hiza, HAB, Kuczynski, KJ, Kahle, LL, Krebs-Smith, SM. (2013). Healthy Eating Index. USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, CNPP Fact Sheet No. 2. Published, 02/2013.
  • Hiza HA, Casavale KO, Guenther PM, Davis CA. (2013). Diet quality of Americans differs by age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, and education level. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Vol. 113, 297-306. Published, 02/01/2013.
  • Zhang S, Midthune D, Guenther PM, Krebs-Smith SM, Kipnis V, Dodd KW, Buckman DW, Tooze JA, Freedman L, Carroll RJ. (2011). A new multivariate measurement erroe model with zero-inflated dietary data, and its application to dietary aqssessment. The Annals of Applied Statistics. (5):1456-1487. Published, 06/01/2011.
  • Tooze JA, Kipnis V, Buckman DW, Carroll RJ, Freedman LS, Guenther PM, Krebs-Smith SM, Subar AF, Dodd KW. (2010). A mixed-effects model approach for estimating the distribution of usual intake of nutrients: the NCI method. Stat Med. Vol. 29, 2857-68. Published, 11/30/2010.
  • Krebs-Smith SM, Guenther PM, Subar AF, Kirkpatrick SI, Dodd KW. (2010). Americans do not meet federal dietary recommendations. J Nutr. Vol. 140, 1832-8. Published, 10/01/2010.
  • Freedman LS, Guenther PM, Krebs-Smith SM, Dodd KW, Midthune D. (2010). A population's distribution of Healthy Eating Index-2005 component scores can be estimated when more than one 24-hour recall is available. J Nutr. Vol. 140, 1529-34. Published, 08/01/2010.
  • Breslow RA, Guenther PM, Juan W, Graubard BI. (2010). Alcoholic beverage consumption, nutrient intakes, and diet quality in the US adult population, 1999-2006. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 110, 551-62. Published, 04/01/2010.
  • Freedman LS, Guenther PM, Dodd KW, Krebs-Smith SM, Midthune D. (2010). The population distribution of ratios of usual intakes of dietary components that are consumed every day can be estimated from repeated 24-hour recalls. J Nutr. Vol. 140, 111-6. Published, 01/01/2010.
  • Subar AF, Crafts J, Zimmerman TP, Wilson M, Mittl B, Islam NG, McNutt S, Potischman N, Buday R, Hull SG, Baranowski T, Guenther PM, Willis G, Tapia R, Thompson FE. (2010). Assessment of the accuracy of portion size reports using computer-based food photographs aids in the development of an automated self-administered 24-hour recall. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 110, 55-64. Published, 01/01/2010.
  • Kipnis V, Midthune D, Buckman DW, Dodd KW, Guenther PM, Krebs-Smith SM, Subar AF, Tooze JA, Carroll RJ, Freedman LS. (2009). Modeling data with excess zeros and measurement error: application to evaluating relationships between episodically consumed foods and health outcomes. Biometrics. Vol. 65, 1003-10. Published, 12/01/2009.
  • Zimmerman TP, Hull SG, McNutt S, Mittl B, Islam N, Guenther PM, Thompson FE, Potischman NA, Subar AF. (2009). Challenges in converting an interviewer-administered food probe database to self-administration in the National Cancer Institute Automated Self-administered 24-Hour Recall (ASA24). Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. Vol. 22, S48-S51. Published, 12/01/2009.
  • Yetley EA, Brule D, Cheney MC, Davis CD, Esslinger KA, Fischer PW, Friedl KE, Greene-Finestone LS, Guenther PM, Klurfeld DM, L'Abbe MR, McMurry KY, Starke-Reed PE, Trumbo PR. (2009). Dietary reference intakes for vitamin D: justification for a review of the 1997 values. Am J Clin Nutr. Vol. 89, 719-27. Published, 03/01/2009.
  • Kott PS, Guenther PM, Wagstaff DA, Juan WY, Kranz S. (2009). Fitting a linear model to survey data when the long-term average daily intake of a dietary component is an explanatory variable. Survey Research Methods 3(3):157-165. Published, 01/2009.
  • Guenther PM, Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM. (2008). Development of the Healthy Eating Index-2005. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 108, 1896-901. Published, 11/01/2008.
  • Guenther PM, Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM, Reeve BB. (2008). Evaluation of the Healthy Eating Index-2005. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 108, 1854-64. Published, 11/01/2008.
  • Freedman LS, Guenther PM, Krebs-Smith SM, Kott PS. (2008). A population's mean Healthy Eating Index-2005 scores are best estimated by the score of the population ratio when one 24-hour recall is available. J Nutr. Vol. 138, 1725-9. Published, 09/01/2008.
  • Moeller SM, Reedy J, Millen AE, Dixon LB, Newby PK, Tucker KL, Krebs-Smith SM, Guenther PM. (2007). Dietary patterns: challenges and opportunities in dietary patterns research: an Experimental Biology workshop, April 1, 2006. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 107, 1233-9. Published, 07/01/2007.
  • Subar AF, Thompson FE, Potischman N, Forsyth BH, Buday R, Richards D, McNutt S, Hull SG, Guenther PM, Schatzkin A, Baranowski T. (2007). Formative research of a quick list for an automated self-administered 24-hour dietary recall. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 107, 1002-7. Published, 06/01/2007.
  • Murphy SP, Guenther PM, Kretsch MJ. (2006). Using the dietary reference intakes to assess intakes of groups: pitfalls to avoid. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 106, 1550-3. Published, 10/01/2006.
  • Tooze JA, Midthune D, Dodd KW, Freedman LS, Krebs-Smith SM, Subar AF, Guenther PM, Carroll RJ, Kipnis V. (2006). A new statistical method for estimating the usual intake of episodically consumed foods with application to their distribution. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 106, 1575-87. Published, 10/01/2006.
  • Subar AF, Dodd KW, Guenther PM, Kipnis V, Midthune D, McDowell M, Tooze JA, Freedman LS, Krebs-Smith SM. (2006). The food propensity questionnaire: concept, development, and validation for use as a covariate in a model to estimate usual food intake. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 106, 1556-63. Published, 10/01/2006.
  • Dodd KW, Guenther PM, Freedman LS, Subar AF, Kipnis V, Midthune D, Tooze JA, Krebs-Smith SM. (2006). Statistical methods for estimating usual intake of nutrients and foods: a review of the theory. (pp. 1640-50). Vol. 106 J Am Diet Assoc. Published, 10/01/2006.
  • Guenther PM, Dodd KW, Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM. (2006). Most Americans eat much less than recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 106, 1371-9. Other, 09/01/2006.
  • Breslow RA, Guenther PM, Smothers BA. (2006). Alcohol drinking patterns and diet quality: the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Am J Epidemiol. Vol. 163, 359-66. Published, 02/15/2006.
  • Guenther PM, Jensen HH, Batres-Marquez SP, Chen CF. (2005). Sociodemographic, knowledge, and attitudinal factors related to meat consumption in the United States. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol. 105, 1266-74. Published, 08/01/2005.
  • Guenther PM, Jensen HH, 2000, Estimating energy contributed by fiber using a factor of 2 vs 4 kcal/g. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 100:944-946. Published, 08/2000.
  • Guenther, PM, Cleveland, LE, Ingwersen, LA, 1997, Questionnaire Development and Data Collection Procedures. In: Tippett, KS, and Cypel, YS (eds.), Design and Operation: The Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals and the Diet and Health Knowledge Survey, 1994-96. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nationwide Food Surveys Report No. 96–1. Published, 12/1997.
  • Borrud, LG, Guenther, PM, Perloff, BP, 1997, Planning, Research, and Development. In: Cypel, Y.S., and Tippett, K.S. (eds.), Design and Operation of the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals and the Diet and Health Knowledge Survey, 1994-96. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nationwide Food Surveys Report No. 96–1. Published, 12/1997.
  • Guenther, PM, Kott, PK, Carriquiry, AL, 1997, Development of an approach for estimating usual nutrient intake distributions at the population level. Journal of Nutrition 127:1106-1112. Published, 06/1997.
  • Cypel, YS, Guenther, PM, Petot, GJ, 1997, Validation of portion size measurement aids—a review. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 97:289-292. Published, 03/1997.
  • Nusser, SM, Fuller, WA, Guenther, PM, 1997, Estimating usual dietary intake distributions: adjusting for measurement error and nonnormality in 24-hour food intake data. In: Lyberg, L., Biemer, P., Collins, M., DeLeeuw, E., Dippo, C., Schwarz, N., and Trewin, D. (eds.), Survey Measurement and Process Quality, New York: Wiley and Sons, pp. 689-292. Published, 02/1997.
  • Guenther, PM, Perloff, BP, Vizioli, TL, 1994, Separating fact from artifact in changes in nutrient intake over time. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 94:270-275. Published, 03/1994.
  • Carriquiry, AL, Jensen, HH, Fuller, WA, Guenther, PM, 1994, Methods for estimating usual intake distributions, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 59:305S (abstract). Published, 01/1994.
  • Guenther, PM, 1992, Effects of procedural differences in the Nationwide Food Consumption Survey. Journal of Official Statistics 8:87-95. Published, 01/1992.
  • Krebs-Smith, SM, Kott, PS, Guenther, PM, 1989, Mean proportion and population proportion: two answers to the same question? Journal of the American Dietetic Association 89:671-676. Published, 06/1989.
  • Guenther, PM, Ricart, G, 1989, The effect of eating at foodservice establishments on the nutritional quality of women's diets. Topics in Clinical Nutrition 4(2):41-45. Published, 04/1989.