Taryn J. Smith, Ph.D.

Taryn Smith

Unit
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Nutrition


Bio
Education
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Food Studies and Nutrition, University of Leeds, UK, 2008
  • M.Sc., Advanced Nutrition, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, 2013
  • Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey, UK, 2017
Research Interests

Dr. Smith’s research interests include more fully understanding the effects of nutrition on health outcomes in population groups at risk of nutritional deficiencies, particularly infants, children, adolescents and pregnant women, and nutritional interventions and public health strategies targeted at these population groups to improve health and nutritional status and to avoid deficiencies.

Selected publications

Smith TJ, Tripkovic L, Damsgaard CT, Mølgaard C, Ritz C, Wilson-Barnes SL, Dowling KG, Hennessy Á, Cashman KD, Kiely M, Lanham-New SA and Hart KH. Estimation of the dietary requirement for vitamin D in adolescents aged 14-18 years: a dose-response, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr, 2016; 104(5):1301-1309. [PubMed]

Mortensen C, Damsgaard CT, Hauger H, Ritz C, Lanham-New SA, Smith TJ, Hennessy Á, Dowling K, Cashman KD, Kiely M and Mølgaard C. Estimation of the dietary requirement for vitamin D in 4-8 year-old, white children: A randomized, controlled, dose-response trial. Am J Clin Nutr, 2016; 104(5):1310-1317. [PubMed]

Smith TJ and Hart KH. Vitamin D during childhood and adolescence: evidence-based dietary requirements for adequacy and implications for bone health. Nutr Bull, 2017; 42(1):55-60. [Wiley Online Library]

Smith TJ, Lanham-New SA and Hart KH. Vitamin D in adolescents: are current recommendations enough? J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol, 2017; 173:265-272. [PubMed]

Smith TJ, Tripkovic L, Lanham-New SA and Hart KH. Vitamin D in adolescence: evidence-based dietary requirements and implications for public health policy. Proc Nut Soc, 2018; 77(3):292-301. [PubMed]

Smith TJ, Tripkovic L, Hauger H, Damsgaard CT, Mølgaard C, Lanham-New SA and Hart KH. Winter cholecalciferol supplementation at 51°N has no effect on markers of cardiometabolic risk in healthy adolescents aged 14-18 years. J Nutr, 2018; 148(8):1269-1275. [PubMed]

Hauger H, Mølgaard C, Mortensen C, Ritz C, Frøkiaer H, Smith TJ, Hart KH, Lanham-New SA and Damsgaard CT. Winter cholecalciferol supplementation at 55°N has no effect on markers of cardiometabolic risk in healthy children aged 4-8 years. J Nutr, 2018; 148(8):1261-1268. [PubMed]