Pao-Hwa Lin, PhD

Associate Professor in Medicine
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 3475 Erwin Road Suite 100, Stedman Nutrition Center, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 660-6685
Email address lin00004@mc.duke.edu

My research interest lies generally in the area of dietary patterns and chronic diseases including hypertension using controlled feeding study and lifestyle intervention designs.

Two major controlled feeding clinical trials that I was involved in include the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Study and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-Sodium (DASH-Sodium) Study. In addition to being an active member for the diet committee for DASH, I also function as the chair of the diet committee for the DASH-Sodium study.  I am familiar with the development and operation of a controlled feeding study, which means the process of study design, development of questionnaire/forms for data collection/monitoring, development of quality assurance procedure, and data analysis.

I've also helped with the design and implementation of the lifestyle behavioral intervention program for the Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP), PREMIER clinical trial, Weight Loss Maintenance trial (WLM), ENCORE study, and the Cell Phone Intervention for You (CITY) trial.

Key words: Diet, controlled feeding study, mineral, blood pressure, nutrition.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Publications

Vidal, Adriana C., Taofik Oyekunle, Lauren E. Howard, Nitin Shivappa, Amanda De Hoedt, Jane C. Figueiredo, Emanuela Taioli, et al. “Dietary inflammatory index (DII) and risk of prostate cancer in a case-control study among Black and White US Veteran men..” Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis, April 12, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41391-019-0143-4.

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30980026
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Blumenthal, James A., Patrick J. Smith, Stephanie Mabe, Alan Hinderliter, Pao-Hwa Lin, Lawrence Liao, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, et al. “Lifestyle and neurocognition in older adults with cognitive impairments: A randomized trial..” Neurology 92, no. 3 (January 15, 2019): e212–23. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000006784.

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30568005
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Bodner, Michael E., Pauline Lyna, Truls Østbye, Terrill Bravender, Stewart C. Alexander, James A. Tulsky, Pao-Hwa Lin, and Kathryn I. Pollak. “Accuracy and congruence of physician and adolescent patient weight-related discussions: Teen CHAT (Communicating health: Analyzing talk)..” Patient Educ Couns 101, no. 12 (December 2018): 2105–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2018.07.022.

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30115415
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Lin, Pao-Hwa, Steven Grambow, Stephen Intille, John A. Gallis, Tony Lazenka, Hayden Bosworth, Corrine L. Voils, et al. “The Association Between Engagement and Weight Loss Through Personal Coaching and Cell Phone Interventions in Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial..” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 6, no. 10 (October 18, 2018). https://doi.org/10.2196/10471.

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30341051
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Bravender, Terrill, Pauline Lyna, Cynthia J. Coffman, Michael E. Bodner, Truls Østbye, Stewart C. Alexander, Pao-Hwa Lin, and Kathryn I. Pollak. “Physician Weight-Related Counseling Is Unrelated to Extreme Weight Loss Behaviors Among Overweight and Obese Adolescents..” Clin Pediatr (Phila) 57, no. 8 (July 2018): 954–57. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922817737081.

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29084439
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Tyson, Crystal C., Huiman Barnhart, Shelly Sapp, Victor Poon, Pao-Hwa Lin, and Laura P. Svetkey. “Ambulatory blood pressure in the dash diet trial: Effects of race and albuminuria..” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 20, no. 2 (February 2018): 308–14. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.13170.

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Chatterjee, Ranee, Cris Slentz, Clemontina A. Davenport, Johanna Johnson, Pao-Hwa Lin, Michael Muehlbauer, David D’Alessio, Laura P. Svetkey, and David Edelman. “Effects of potassium supplements on glucose metabolism in African Americans with prediabetes: a pilot trial..” Am J Clin Nutr 106, no. 6 (December 2017): 1431–38. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.117.161570.

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Chatterjee, Ranee, Clemontina A. Davenport, Laura P. Svetkey, Bryan C. Batch, Pao-Hwa Lin, Vasan S. Ramachandran, Ervin R. Fox, et al. “Serum potassium is a predictor of incident diabetes in African Americans with normal aldosterone: the Jackson Heart Study..” In Am J Clin Nutr, 105:442–49, 2017. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.116.143255.

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27974310
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Pollak, Kathryn I., James A. Tulsky, Terrill Bravender, Truls Østbye, Pauline Lyna, Rowena J. Dolor, Cynthia J. Coffman, et al. “Teaching primary care physicians the 5 A's for discussing weight with overweight and obese adolescents..” Patient Educ Couns 99, no. 10 (October 2016): 1620–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.007.

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