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Sylvie Akohoue

Faculty RankAssistant Professor
InstitutionMeharry Medical College
DepartmentFamily & Community Medicine
Address1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard
Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College
Nashville TN 37208
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    TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
    InstitutionVanderbilt Medical Center
    DepartmentSchool of Medicine

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    Primary research interests are in the area of nutrition and health disparities with the focus on diabetes, and obesity. Current work includes: 1) Identifying dietary behavior intervention tools that address nutrition literacy and improve diabetes self-management in under-resourced communities; 2) Establishing the validity and reliability of dietary intake assessment methods for low literacy patients; and 3) Examining the unique role of nutrition literacy in predicting eating patterns, and identifying characteristics associated with low nutrition literacy in at-risk population.

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    1. Miller ST, Akohoue SA, Murry VM, Tabatabai M, Wilus D, Foxx A. SISTER (Sisters Inspiring Sisters to Engage in Relevant Diabetes Self-Care) Diabetes Study: Protocol for diabetes medical nutrition therapy randomized clinical trial among African American women. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 02; 125:107052. PMID: 36526256.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    2. Stewart EC, Davis JS, Walters TS, Chen Z, Miller ST, Duke JM, Alexander LR, Akohoue SA, Russell R, Rowan N, Campbell L, Baxter I, Tolbert S, Erves JC. Development of strategies for community engaged research dissemination by basic scientists: a case study. Transl Res. 2023 02; 252:91-98. PMID: 36108910.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Cunningham-Erves J, Stewart E, Duke J, Akohoue SA, Rowen N, Lee O, Miller ST. Training researchers in dissemination of study results to research participants and communities. Transl Behav Med. 2021 07 29; 11(7):1411-1419. PMID: 33823019.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Miller ST, Akohoue SA. Two-year follow-up study of a group-based diabetes medical nutrition therapy and motivational interviewing intervention among African American women. Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2017; 8:57-61. PMID: 28450793.
    5. Akohoue SA, Wallston KA, Schlundt DG, Rothman RL. Psychometric evaluation of the short version of the Personal Diabetes Questionnaire to assess dietary behaviors and exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes. Eat Behav. 2017 08; 26:182-188. PMID: 28456108.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Miller ST, Cunningham-Erves J, Akohoue SA. Diabetes Education, Specialty Care, and Self-Care Advice among Obese African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Ethn Dis. 2016 Apr 21; 26(2):229-34. PMID: 27103774.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Akohoue SA, Patel K, Adkerson LL, Rothman RL. Patients', caregivers', and providers' perceived strategies for diabetes care. Am J Health Behav. 2015 May; 39(3):433-40. PMID: 25741687.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Miller ST, Akohoue SA, Brooks MA. Identification of patient-centered outcomes among African American women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Dec; 106(3):487-90. PMID: 25458332.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Zoorob R, Buchowski MS, Beech BM, Canedo JR, Chandrasekhar R, Akohoue S, Hull PC. Healthy families study: design of a childhood obesity prevention trial for Hispanic families. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Jul; 35(2):108-21. PMID: 23624172.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Rhodes M, Akohoue SA, Shankar SM, Fleming I, Qi An A, Yu C, Acra S, Buchowski MS. Growth patterns in children with sickle cell anemia during puberty. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Oct; 53(4):635-41. PMID: 19544390.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Dorminy CA, Choi L, Akohoue SA, Chen KY, Buchowski MS. Validity of a multisensor armband in estimating 24-h energy expenditure in children. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Apr; 40(4):699-706. PMID: 18317374.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Buchowski MS, Swift LL, Akohoue SA, Shankar SM, Flakoll PJ, Abumrad N. Defects in postabsorptive plasma homeostasis of fatty acids in sickle cell disease. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2007 Jul-Aug; 31(4):263-8. PMID: 17595432.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. Akohoue SA, Shankar S, Milne GL, Morrow J, Chen KY, Ajayi WU, Buchowski MS. Energy expenditure, inflammation, and oxidative stress in steady-state adolescents with sickle cell anemia. Pediatr Res. 2007 Feb; 61(2):233-8. PMID: 17237728.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Akohoue SA, Green JB, Green MH. Dietary vitamin A has both chronic and acute effects on vitamin A indices in lactating rats and their offspring. J Nutr. 2006 Jan; 136(1):128-32. PMID: 16365071.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    15. Green MH, Snyder RW, Akohoue SA, Green JB. Increased rat mammary tissue vitamin A associated with increased vitamin A intake during lactation is maintained after lactation. J Nutr. 2001 May; 131(5):1544-7. PMID: 11340113.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    16. Green MH, Green JB, Akohoue SA, Kelley SK. Vitamin A intake affects the contribution of chylomicrons vs. retinol-binding protein to milk vitamin A in lactating rats. J Nutr. 2001 Apr; 131(4):1279-82. PMID: 11285338.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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