Marjorie J. Haskell, Ph.D.

 Marjorie J. Haskell, Ph.D.


  • Associate Research Nutritionist
  • Department of Nutrition



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

Research Interests

Dr. Haskell's research is focused on assessing the bioavailability of vitamin A from plant-based diets, and evaluating the efficacy and safety of vitamin A interventions in low-income countries.

Selected Publications

Palmer AC, Chileshe J, Hall AG, Barffour MA, Molobeka N, West KP Jr, Haskell MJ. Short-Term Daily Consumption of Provitamin A Carotenoid-Biofortified Maize Has Limited Impact on Breast Milk Retinol Concentrations in Zambian Women Enrolled in a Randomized Controlled Feeding Trial. J Nutr. 2016 Sep;146(9):1783-92. [PubMed]

Tanumihardjo SA, Mokhtar N, Haskell MJ, Brown KH. Assessing the Safety of Vitamin A Delivered Through Large-Scale Intervention Programs: Workshop Report on Setting the Research Agenda. Food Nutr Bull. 2016 Jun;37(2 Suppl):S63-74. [PubMed]

Lietz G, Furr HC, Gannon BM, Green MH, Haskell M, Lopez-Teros V, Novotny JA, Palmer AC, Russell RM, Tanumihardjo SA, Van Loo-Bouwman CA. Current Capabilities and Limitations of Stable Isotope Techniques and Applied Mathematical Equations in Determining Whole-Body Vitamin A Status. Food Nutr Bull. 2016 Jun;37(2 Suppl):S87-S103. [PubMed]

Kupka R, Nielsen J, Nyhus Dhillon C, Blankenship J, Haskell MJ, Baker SK, Brown KH. Safety and Mortality Benefits of Delivering Vitamin A Supplementation at 6 Months of Age in Sub-Saharan Africa. Food Nutr Bull. 2016 May 5. pii: 0379572116646280. [PubMed]

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. [PubMed]

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. [PubMed]

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. [PubMed]

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. [PubMed]

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.

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, 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. [PubMed]

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. [PubMed]

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. [PubMed]