Corrine Hanson

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Dr. Corrine Hanson's career is dedicated to understanding effects of nutrition on the promotion of health and the development and progression of disease over the life course. Her work focuses primarily on two areas, specifically the role nutrition plays in lung health, and how nutrition during pregnancy impacts newborn outcomes and the development of disease later in life.

Currently, Dr. Hanson is  working on projects that evaluate the contribution of environmental factors, including diet, obesity, and the gut microbiome,  to lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She is interested in the role that fiber intake plays in altering the gut microbiome, and how this might impact systemic inflammation and health outcomes.  Dr. Hanson is also involved in projects to evaluate how diet during pregnancy, and even pre-conception, impact such factors as the maternal microbiome and inflammation, and what resulting impact this will have on the offspring. She researches diet as a health disparities issue, to identify populations who are nutritionally disadvantaged and identify interventions to improve nutritional status.

Featured Publications

Hanson C, Lyden E, Rennard S, Mannino DM, Rutten EP, Hopkins R, Young R. The Relationship between Dietary Fiber Intake and Lung Function in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 May;13(5):643-50. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201509-609OC. PubMed PMID: 26783997.

Saeed M, Gribben K, Morshed A, Lyden E, Hanson C, LeVan T. Protective effect of dietary fiber on asthma, respiratory symptoms and inflammation in the adult NHANES population. Annals of Respiratory Medicine 2020;10.1513.

Hanson C, Rifas-Shiman S, Shivappa N, Writh M, Hebert J, Gold D, Camargo C, Gillman M, Sen S, Sordillo J, Oken E. Lintonjua A. Associations of prenatal dietary inflammatory potential with wheeze trajectory in Project Viva. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice 2019 Oct 30. pii: S2213-2198(19)30899-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2019.10.010. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31678301

Hanson C, Bowser E, Frankenfield D, Piemonte T. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: 2019 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2020 Feb 17;S2212-2672(19)31696-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2019.12.001. Online ahead of print.

Young RP, RJ Hopkins RJ, Hanson C. Connecting Dietary Fiber with Good Lung Health. Annals American Thoracic Society 2016;10(13):1869-1870. PubMed PMID: 27726430