Pao-Hwa Lin, PhD

Associate Professor in Medicine
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology 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

Blumenthal, JA, Smith, PJ, Mabe, S, Hinderliter, A, Lin, P-H, Liao, L, Welsh-Bohmer, KA, Browndyke, JN, Kraus, WE, Doraiswamy, PM, Burke, JR, and Sherwood, A. "Lifestyle and neurocognition in older adults with cognitive impairments: A randomized trial." Neurology 92, no. 3 (January 2019): e212-e223.

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30568005
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Bodner, ME, Lyna, P, Østbye, T, Bravender, T, Alexander, SC, Tulsky, JA, Lin, P-H, and Pollak, KI. "Accuracy and congruence of physician and adolescent patient weight-related discussions: Teen CHAT (Communicating health: Analyzing talk)." Patient Education and Counseling 101, no. 12 (December 2018): 2105-2110.

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30115415
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Lin, P-H, Grambow, S, Intille, S, Gallis, JA, Lazenka, T, Bosworth, H, Voils, CL, Bennett, GG, Batch, B, Allen, J, Corsino, L, Tyson, C, and Svetkey, L. "The Association Between Engagement and Weight Loss Through Personal Coaching and Cell Phone Interventions in Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial." Jmir Mhealth and Uhealth 6, no. 10 (October 18, 2018): e10471-null.

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30341051
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Tyson, CC, Barnhart, H, Sapp, S, Poon, V, Lin, P-H, and Svetkey, LP. "Ambulatory blood pressure in the dash diet trial: Effects of race and albuminuria." Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 20, no. 2 (February 2018): 308-314.

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29384243
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Chatterjee, R, Slentz, C, Davenport, CA, Johnson, J, Lin, P-H, Muehlbauer, M, D'Alessio, D, Svetkey, LP, and Edelman, D. "Effects of potassium supplements on glucose metabolism in African Americans with prediabetes: a pilot trial." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 106, no. 6 (December 2017): 1431-1438.

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29092881
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Bravender, T, Lyna, P, Coffman, CJ, Bodner, ME, Østbye, T, Alexander, SC, Lin, P-H, and Pollak, KI. "Physician Weight-Related Counseling Is Unrelated to Extreme Weight Loss Behaviors Among Overweight and Obese Adolescents." Clinical pediatrics (October 2017): 9922817737081-.

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29084439
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Blumenthal, JA, Smith, PJ, Mabe, S, Hinderliter, A, Welsh-Bohmer, K, Browndyke, JN, Lin, P-H, Kraus, W, Doraiswamy, PM, Burke, J, and Sherwood, A. "Lifestyle and Neurocognition in Older Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cognitive Impairment." Psychosomatic Medicine 79, no. 6 (July 2017): 719-727.

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28437380
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Chatterjee, R, Davenport, CA, Svetkey, LP, Batch, BC, Lin, P-H, Ramachandran, VS, Fox, ER, Harman, J, Yeh, H-C, Selvin, E, Correa, A, Butler, K, and Edelman, D. "Serum potassium is a predictor of incident diabetes in African Americans with normal aldosterone: the Jackson Heart Study." February 2017.

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27974310
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Lin, PH, Aronson, W, and Freedland, SJ. "An update of research evidence on nutrition and prostate cancer(Accepted)." Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations (January 1, 2017).

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Pollak, KI, Tulsky, JA, Bravender, T, Østbye, T, Lyna, P, Dolor, RJ, Coffman, CJ, Bilheimer, A, Lin, P-H, Farrell, D, Bodner, ME, and Alexander, SC. "Teaching primary care physicians the 5 A's for discussing weight with overweight and obese adolescents." Patient education and counseling 99, no. 10 (October 2016): 1620-1625.

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27228899
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