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 22, no. 4 (December 2019): 580–87. 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, Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, P Murali Doraiswamy, et al. “Longer Term Effects of Diet and Exercise on Neurocognition: 1-Year Follow-up of the ENLIGHTEN Trial.” J Am Geriatr Soc, November 22, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16252.

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31755550
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Scialla, Julia J., and Pao-Hwa Lin. “Revamping the 'renal' diet: using foods to control phosphorus physiology.” Nephrol Dial Transplant 34, no. 10 (October 1, 2019): 1619–22. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfz019.

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30805628
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Tyson, Crystal C., Clemontina A. Davenport, Pao-Hwa Lin, Julia J. Scialla, Rasheeda Hall, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Joseph Lunyera, et al. “DASH Diet and Blood Pressure Among Black Americans With and Without CKD: The Jackson Heart Study.” Am J Hypertens 32, no. 10 (September 24, 2019): 975–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpz090.

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31187128
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Freedland, Stephen J., Lauren Howard, Jenifer Allen, Jordan Smith, Jennifer Stout, William Aronson, Brant A. Inman, et al. “A lifestyle intervention of weight loss via a low-carbohydrate diet plus walking to reduce metabolic disturbances caused by androgen deprivation therapy among prostate cancer patients: carbohydrate and prostate study 1 (CAPS1) randomized controlled trial.” Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 22, no. 3 (September 2019): 428–37. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41391-019-0126-5.

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30664736
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Tate, Deborah F., Leslie Lytle, Kristen Polzien, Molly Diamond, Kelsey R. Leonard, John M. Jakicic, Karen C. Johnson, et al. “Deconstructing Weight Management Interventions for Young Adults: Looking Inside the Black Box of the EARLY Consortium Trials.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 27, no. 7 (July 2019): 1085–98. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22506.

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31135102
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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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