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BACKGROUND


Dr. Parraga completed her education at Eastern Michigan University and Case Western Reserve University. She has a doctorate in anthropology and maintains secondary appointments in the Department of Anthropology and Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at CWRU in addition to her position in the Department of Nutrition. She has conducted research in South America and Africa.

Dr. Parraga is currently the Director of the Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition Internship Program.  She is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves. She has been recognized for her achievements by the U.S. Army, the Ohio Dietetic Association, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Heart Association and received the Carl F. Wittke Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching at CWRU.   In 2011 and again in 2012, Dr. Parraga was nominated for the Diekhoff Award for excellence in graduate mentoring at CWRU. 


EDUCATION

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1975     BS - Dietetics
             Eastern Michigan University

1976     Dietetic Internship
             Louis Stokes Cleveland - Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1978     MS - Public Health Mutrition
             Case Western Reserve University

1992     PhD - Medical Anthropology
             Case Western Reserve University


AREAS of RESEARCH INTERESTS

                      International Nutrition

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2012

Mupere E, Malone L, Zalwango S, Chiunda A, Okwera A, Parraga I, Stein CM, Tisch DJ, Mugerwa R, Boom WH, Mayanja H, Whalen CC.  (2012) Lean tissue mass wasting is associated with increased risk of mortality among women with pulmonary tuberculosis in urban Uganda.  Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Jul; 22(7): 466-73. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2012.04.007. Epub 2012 May 9.  PMID: 22575813 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]  PMCID: PMC3377556 [Available on 2013/7/1]


2011

Bustinduy AL, Thomas CL, Fiutem JJ, Parraga IM, Mungai PL, EM Muchiri, F. Mutuku, Kitron U, King CH. (2011)Measuring fitness of Kenyan children with polyparasitic infections using the 20-meter shuttle run test as a morbidity metric.  PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jul; 5(7):e1213. Epub 2011 Jul 5.  PMID: 21750742  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]  PMCID: PMC3130006. Free PMC Article

2010

Mupere E, Parraga I, Schluchter M, Mayanja H, Tisch D, and Whalen C. (2010) Tuberculosis clinical disease severity and gender are associated with reduced dietary intake among adults in urban Uganda.   J of Nutrition.

2008

Silva, Rita de Cassia Ribeiro; Assis, Ana Marlucia Oliveira; de Santana, Monica Leila Portela; Barreto, Mauricio Lima, Brito, Luciara Leite, Reis, Miermayer Galvao, Parraga, Isabel Martin; Blanton, Ronald Edward. (2008) Relationship between vitamin A and biochemical markers of iron status in children and adolescents. Revista de Nutricao 21(3): 285-291, maio/jun 2008. [Article in Portuguese]

2007

Silva RC, Barreto M, Assis AM, Santana M, Parraga I, Reis M and Blanton R. (2007) The relative influence of polyparasitism, environment, and host factors on Schistosome infection.   Am J Trop Med Hyg; 77(4): 672-675.

2006

Reis EAG, Reis MG, Silva RDR, Carmo TMA, Assis AMO, Barreto ML, Parraga IM, Santana MLP, and Blanton RE. Biochemical and Immunologic Predictors of Efficacy of Treatment or Reinfection Risk for Schistosoma Mansoni.   Am J Trop Med Hyg; 75(5): 904-909.

Brito LL, Barreto ML, Silva R, Assis AMO, Reis MG, Parraga IM, and Blanton RE. Moderate and low intensity co-infections by intestinal helminths and Schistosoma mansoni, dietary iron intake, and anemia in Brazilian children. Am J Trop Med Hyg; 75(5): 939-944.

2004

Assis AMO, Prado MS, Barreto ML, Reis MG, Pinheiro C, Parraga IM and Blanton RE (2004) Childhood stunting in Northeast Brazil: the role of Schistosoma mansoni infection and inadequate dietary intake.   European J of Clin Nutrition;  58: 1022-1029.

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