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Marjorie J. Haskell

Marjorie J. Haskell

  • Associate Research Nutritionist, Department of Nutrition

3217A Meyer

(530) 754-7415



  • M.S., Public Health, University of North Carolina
  • Ph.D., Nutrition, University of California, Davis

Research Interests

Dr. Haskell’s research interests include the bioavailability of vitamin A from plant-based diets, and the evaluation of food-based interventions for improving vitamin A status.

Selected Publications

  • Mason JB, Shoda R, Haskell M, Selhub J, Rosenberg IH. Carrier affinity as a mechanism for the pH-dependence of folate transport in the small intestine. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1990;1024:331-335.
  • Handelman GJ, Haskell MJ, Jones AD, Clifford AJ. An improved protocol for determining ratios of retinol-d4 to retinol isolated from human plasma. Analytical Chemistry 1993;65(15):2024-2028.
  • Haskell MJ, Handelman GJ, Peerson JM, Jones AD, Rabbi A, Awal MA, Wahed MA, Mahalanabis D, Brown KH. Assessment of vitamin A status by the deuterated-retinol-dilution technique and comparison with hepatic Vitamin A concentration in Bangladeshi surgical patients. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1997;66:67-74.
  • Ribaya-Mercado, Haskell MJ. Extending new technology to the Assessment of Vitamin A Status in Non-Industrialized Countries. Bulletin of Research Abstracts of the Center for Studies for Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM) 8:1-2 (editorial), 1997.
  • Haskell MJ, Islam A, Peerson JM, Handelman GJ, Wahed MA, Mahalanabis D, Brown KH. Plasma kinetics of an oral dose of [2H4]-retinyl acetate in human subjects with estimated low or high total body stores of vitamin A. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1998;68:90-95.
  • Haskell MJ, Brown KH. Maternal vitamin A nutriture and the vitamin A content of milk. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 1999;4:243-257.
  • Haskell MJ, Mazumder RN, Jones AD, Peerson JM, Wahed MA, Mahalanabis D, Brown KH. Use of the deuterated-retinol-dilution technique to assess total-body vitamin A reserves of adult volunteers consuming different levels of vitamin A. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1999;70:874-880.
  • Haskell MJ, Jamil KM, Hassan F, Peerson JM, Hossain MI, Fuchs GJ, Brown KH. Daily consumption of Indian spinach (Basella alba) or sweet potatoes has a positive effect on total-body vitamin A stores in Bangladeshi men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Sep;80(3):705-14.
  • Haskell MJ, Lembcke JL, Salazar M, Green MH, Peerson JM, Brown KH. Population-based plasma kinetics of an oral dose of [2H4]retinyl acetate among preschool-aged, Peruvian children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;77(3):681-6.