Marjorie J. Haskell, Ph.D.

Marjorie Haskell

Position Title
Associate Research Nutritionist

3217A Meyer Hall | Lab: 3309 Meyer Hall
  • 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

Prado EL, Ashorn U, Phuka J, Maleta K, Sadalaki J, Oaks BM, Haskell M, Allen LH, Vosti SA, Ashorn P, Dewey KG. Associations of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and post-partum with maternal cognition and caregiving. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Apr;14(2):e12546. [PubMed]

Kumwenda C, Hemsworth J, Phuka J, Ashorn U, Arimond M, Maleta K, Prado EL, Haskell MJ, Dewey KG, Ashorn P. Association between breast milk intake at 9-10 months of age and growth and development among Malawian young children. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Jan 19. [PubMed]

Engle-Stone R, Perkins A, Clermont A, Walker N, Haskell MJ, Vosti SA, Brown KH. Estimating Lives Saved by Achieving Dietary Micronutrient Adequacy, with a Focus on Vitamin A Intervention Programs in Cameroon. J Nutr. 2017 Sep 13. pii: jn242271. [PubMed]

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]