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profileDeirdre Kay Tobias, D.Sc.

TitleInstructor in Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressHarvard School of Public Health
Bldg 2
655 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
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TitleVisiting Scientist
InstitutionHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
DepartmentNutrition


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K01DK103720     (TOBIAS, DEIRDRE KAY)Sep 15, 2014 - Aug 31, 2017
NIH/NIDDK
Metabolomics and type 2 diabetes risk among high-risk women with a history of gestational diabetes
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Chandler PD, Tobias DK, Wang L, Smith-Warner SA, Chasman DI, Rose L, Giovannucci EL, Buring JE, Ridker PM, Cook NR, Manson JE, Sesso HD. Association between Vitamin D Genetic Risk Score and Cancer Risk in a Large Cohort of U.S. Women. Nutrients. 2018 Jan 09; 10(1). PMID: 29315215.
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  2. Tobias DK, Stuart JJ, Li S, Chavarro J, Rimm EB, Rich-Edwards J, Hu FB, Manson JE, Zhang C. Association of History of Gestational Diabetes With Long-term Cardiovascular Disease Risk in a Large Prospective Cohort of US Women. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 01; 177(12):1735-1742. PMID: 29049820.
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  3. Ley SH, Li Y, Tobias DK, Manson JE, Rosner B, Hu FB, Rexrode KM. Duration of Reproductive Life Span, Age at Menarche, and Age at Menopause Are Associated With Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Nov 02; 6(11). PMID: 29097389.
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  4. Bao W, Song Y, Bertrand KA, Tobias DK, Olsen SF, Chavarro JE, Mills JL, Hu FB, Zhang C. Prepregnancy habitual intake of vitamin D from diet and supplements in relation to risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: A prospective cohort study. J Diabetes. 2017 Oct 04. PMID: 28976079.
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  5. Alessa HB, Chomistek AK, Hankinson SE, Barnett JB, Rood J, Matthews CE, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Hu FB, Tobias DK. Objective Measures of Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic and Endocrine Biomarkers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Sep; 49(9):1817-1825. PMID: 28398945.
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  6. Tobias DK. Addressing Reverse Causation Bias in the Obesity Paradox Is Not "One Size Fits All". Diabetes Care. 2017 Aug; 40(8):1000-1001. PMID: 28733375.
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  7. Tobias DK, Akinkuolie AO, Chandler PD, Lawler PR, Manson JE, Buring JE, Ridker PM, Wang L, Lee IM, Mora S. Markers of Inflammation and Incident Breast Cancer Risk in the Women's Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 21. PMID: 28641369.
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  8. AlEssa HB, Malik VS, Yuan C, Willett WC, Huang T, Hu FB, Tobias DK. Dietary patterns and cardiometabolic and endocrine plasma biomarkers in US women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Feb; 105(2):432-441. PMID: 27974312.
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  9. Chandler PD, Akinkuolie AO, Tobias DK, Lawler PR, Li C, Moorthy MV, Wang L, Duprez DA, Jacobs DR, Glynn RJ, Otvos J, Connelly MA, Post WS, Ridker PM, Manson JE, Buring JE, Lee IM, Mora S. Association of N-Linked Glycoprotein Acetyls and Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0165615. PMID: 27902713.
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  10. Sturgeon KM, Schweitzer A, Leonard JJ, Tobias DK, Liu Y, Cespedes Feliciano E, Malik VS, Joshi A, Rosner B, De Jonghe BC. Physical activity induced protection against breast cancer risk associated with delayed parity. Physiol Behav. 2017 Feb 01; 169:52-58. PMID: 27884590.
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  11. Powe CE, Tobias DK, Michels KB, Chen WY, Eliassen AH, Manson JE, Rosner B, Willett WC, Hu FB, Zhang C, Rich-Edwards JW, Rexrode KM. History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Risk of Incident Invasive Breast Cancer among Parous Women in the Nurses' Health Study II Prospective Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Mar; 26(3):321-327. PMID: 27729356.
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  12. Tobias DK, Zhang C, Chavarro J, Olsen S, Bao W, Bjerregaard AA, Fung TT, Manson JE, Hu FB. Healthful dietary patterns and long-term weight change among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Nov; 40(11):1748-1753. PMID: 27569683.
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  13. Ley SH, Ardisson Korat AV, Sun Q, Tobias DK, Zhang C, Qi L, Willett WC, Manson JE, Hu FB. Contribution of the Nurses' Health Studies to Uncovering Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes: Diet, Lifestyle, Biomarkers, and Genetics. Am J Public Health. 2016 Sep; 106(9):1624-30. PMID: 27459454; PMCID: PMC4981796.
  14. Liu Y, Tobias DK, Sturgeon KM, Rosner B, Malik V, Cespedes E, Joshi AD, Eliassen AH, Colditz GA. Physical activity from menarche to first pregnancy and risk of breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 2016 09 15; 139(6):1223-30. PMID: 27130486.
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  15. Prescott J, Farland LV, Tobias DK, Gaskins AJ, Spiegelman D, Chavarro JE, Rich-Edwards JW, Barbieri RL, Missmer SA. A prospective cohort study of endometriosis and subsequent risk of infertility. Hum Reprod. 2016 Jul; 31(7):1475-82. PMID: 27141041; PMCID: PMC4901880 [Available on 07/01/17].
  16. Li S, Zhu Y, Chavarro JE, Bao W, Tobias DK, Ley SH, Forman JP, Liu A, Mills J, Bowers K, Strøm M, Hansen S, Hu FB, Zhang C. Healthful Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Hypertension Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Prospective Cohort Study. Hypertension. 2016 06; 67(6):1157-65. PMID: 27091899; PMCID: PMC4865422 [Available on 06/01/17].
  17. Huang T, Tobias DK, Hruby A, Rifai N, Tworoger SS, Hu FB. An Increase in Dietary Quality Is Associated with Favorable Plasma Biomarkers of the Brain-Adipose Axis in Apparently Healthy US Women. J Nutr. 2016 05; 146(5):1101-8. PMID: 27075907; PMCID: PMC4841930 [Available on 05/01/17].
  18. Malik VS, Li Y, Tobias DK, Pan A, Hu FB. Dietary Protein Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Apr 15; 183(8):715-28. PMID: 27022032; PMCID: PMC4832052 [Available on 04/15/17].
  19. Zhang C, Bao W, Tobias DK, Chavarro JE, Hu FB. Authors' reply to Gachi, Mullie and colleagues, and Weatherburn. BMJ. 2016 Mar 02; 352:i1191. PMID: 26936855.
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  20. Schmitz KH, Gehlert S, Patterson RE, Colditz GA, Chavarro JE, Hu FB, Neuhouser ML, Sturgeon KM, Thornquist M, Tobias D, Nebeling LC. TREC to WHERE? Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Apr 01; 22(7):1565-71. PMID: 26792261; PMCID: PMC4956346 [Available on 04/01/17].
  21. Bao W, Chavarro JE, Tobias DK, Bowers K, Li S, Hu FB, Zhang C. Long-term risk of type 2 diabetes in relation to habitual iron intake in women with a history of gestational diabetes: a prospective cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Feb; 103(2):375-81. PMID: 26762369; PMCID: PMC4733253 [Available on 02/01/17].
  22. Bao W, Tobias DK, Hu FB, Chavarro JE, Zhang C. Pre-pregnancy potato consumption and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2016 Jan 12; 352:h6898. PMID: 26759275.
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  23. Bao W, Michels KB, Tobias DK, Li S, Chavarro JE, Gaskins AJ, Vaag AA, Hu FB, Zhang C. Parental smoking during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes in the daughter. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Feb; 45(1):160-9. PMID: 26748845; PMCID: PMC4881834 [Available on 02/01/17].
  24. Bao W, Li S, Chavarro JE, Tobias DK, Zhu Y, Hu FB, Zhang C. Low Carbohydrate-Diet Scores and Long-term Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Prospective Cohort Study. Diabetes Care. 2016 Jan; 39(1):43-9. PMID: 26577416; PMCID: PMC4686844 [Available on 01/01/17].
  25. Mason SM, Tobias DK, Clark CJ, Zhang C, Hu FB, Rich-Edwards JW. Abuse in Childhood or Adolescence and Gestational Diabetes: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Apr; 50(4):436-444. PMID: 26547539; PMCID: PMC4801767 [Available on 04/01/17].
  26. Tobias DK, Chen M, Manson JE, Ludwig DS, Willett W, Hu FB. Effect of low-fat diet interventions versus other diet interventions on long-term weight change in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015 Dec; 3(12):968-79. PMID: 26527511; PMCID: PMC4667723 [Available on 12/01/16].
  27. Li Y, Ley SH, Tobias DK, Chiuve SE, VanderWeele TJ, Rich-Edwards JW, Curhan GC, Willett WC, Manson JE, Hu FB, Qi L. Birth weight and later life adherence to unhealthy lifestyles in predicting type 2 diabetes: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2015 Jul 21; 351:h3672. PMID: 26199273; PMCID: PMC4510778.
  28. Bao W, Yeung E, Tobias DK, Hu FB, Vaag AA, Chavarro JE, Mills JL, Grunnet LG, Bowers K, Ley SH, Kiely M, Olsen SF, Zhang C. Long-term risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in relation to BMI and weight change among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. Diabetologia. 2015 Jun; 58(6):1212-9. PMID: 25796371; PMCID: PMC4629783.
  29. Long MW, Tobias DK, Cradock AL, Batchelder H, Gortmaker SL. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of restaurant menu calorie labeling. Am J Public Health. 2015 May; 105(5):e11-24. PMID: 25790388.
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  30. Tobias DK, Gaskins AJ, Missmer SA, Hu FB, Manson JE, Buck Louis GM, Zhang C, Chavarro JE. History of infertility and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. Diabetologia. 2015 Apr; 58(4):707-15. PMID: 25596853; PMCID: PMC4416980.
  31. Bao W, Tobias DK, Olsen SF, Zhang C. Pre-pregnancy fried food consumption and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. Diabetologia. 2014 Dec; 57(12):2485-91. PMID: 25303998; PMCID: PMC4221538.
  32. Zhang C, Tobias DK, Chavarro JE, Bao W, Wang D, Ley SH, Hu FB. Adherence to healthy lifestyle and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2014 Sep 30; 349:g5450. PMID: 25269649; PMCID: PMC4180295.
  33. Bao W, Tobias DK, Bowers K, Chavarro J, Vaag A, Grunnet LG, Strøm M, Mills J, Liu A, Kiely M, Zhang C. Physical activity and sedentary behaviors associated with risk of progression from gestational diabetes mellitus to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1047-55. PMID: 24841449; PMCID: PMC4209161.
  34. He Y, Lam TH, Jiang B, Li LS, Sun DL, Wu L, Liu M, Yang SS, Wang YY, Tobias DK, Sun Q, Hu FB. Changes in BMI before and during economic development and subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease and total mortality: a 35-year follow-up study in China. Diabetes Care. 2014 Sep; 37(9):2540-7. PMID: 24947786.
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  35. Bhupathiraju SN, Tobias DK, Malik VS, Pan A, Hruby A, Manson JE, Willett WC, Hu FB. Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from 3 large US cohorts and an updated meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jul; 100(1):218-32. PMID: 24787496; PMCID: PMC4144100.
  36. Bao W, Bowers K, Tobias DK, Olsen SF, Chavarro J, Vaag A, Kiely M, Zhang C. Prepregnancy low-carbohydrate dietary pattern and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Jun; 99(6):1378-84. PMID: 24717341; PMCID: PMC4021782.
  37. Tobias D, Pan A, Hu FB. BMI and mortality among adults with incident type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2014 Apr 03; 370(14):1363-4. PMID: 24693908.
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  38. Sun Q, Cornelis MC, Townsend MK, Tobias DK, Eliassen AH, Franke AA, Hauser R, Hu FB. Association of urinary concentrations of bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites with risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective investigation in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and NHSII cohorts. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jun; 122(6):616-23. PMID: 24633239; PMCID: PMC4050512.
  39. Tobias DK, Pan A, Jackson CL, O'Reilly EJ, Ding EL, Willett WC, Manson JE, Hu FB. Body-mass index and mortality among adults with incident type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 16; 370(3):233-44. PMID: 24428469; PMCID: PMC3966911.
  40. Tobias DK, Hu FB. Does being overweight really reduce mortality? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Sep; 21(9):1746-9. PMID: 24078231; PMCID: PMC3806201.
  41. Tobias DK, Chavarro JE, Williams MA, Buck Louis GM, Hu FB, Rich-Edwards J, Missmer SA, Zhang C. History of infertility and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective analysis of 40,773 pregnancies. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct 15; 178(8):1219-25. PMID: 23956097; PMCID: PMC3792729.
  42. Bao W, Bowers K, Tobias DK, Hu FB, Zhang C. Prepregnancy dietary protein intake, major dietary protein sources, and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jul; 36(7):2001-8. PMID: 23378620; PMCID: PMC3687314.
  43. Tobias DK, Hu FB, Chavarro J, Rosner B, Mozaffarian D, Zhang C. Healthful dietary patterns and type 2 diabetes mellitus risk among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1566-72. PMID: 22987062; PMCID: PMC3774782.
  44. Tobias DK, Zhang C, Chavarro J, Bowers K, Rich-Edwards J, Rosner B, Mozaffarian D, Hu FB. Prepregnancy adherence to dietary patterns and lower risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Aug; 96(2):289-95. PMID: 22760563; PMCID: PMC3396443.
  45. Chen L, Hu FB, Yeung E, Tobias DK, Willett WC, Zhang C. Prepregnancy consumption of fruits and fruit juices and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. Diabetes Care. 2012 May; 35(5):1079-82. PMID: 22446174; PMCID: PMC3329813.
  46. Tobias DK, Hu FB. Commentary: obesity and mortality in China: the shape of things to come. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Apr; 41(2):481-3. PMID: 22407861.
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  47. Bowers K, Tobias DK, Yeung E, Hu FB, Zhang C. A prospective study of prepregnancy dietary fat intake and risk of gestational diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Feb; 95(2):446-53. PMID: 22218158; PMCID: PMC3260071.
  48. Bowers K, Yeung E, Williams MA, Qi L, Tobias DK, Hu FB, Zhang C. A prospective study of prepregnancy dietary iron intake and risk for gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jul; 34(7):1557-63. PMID: 21709294; PMCID: PMC3120196.
  49. Tobias DK, Hu FB, Forman JP, Chavarro J, Zhang C. Increased risk of hypertension after gestational diabetes mellitus: findings from a large prospective cohort study. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jul; 34(7):1582-4. PMID: 21593289; PMCID: PMC3120181.
  50. Tobias DK, Zhang C, van Dam RM, Bowers K, Hu FB. Physical activity before and during pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jan; 34(1):223-9. PMID: 20876206; PMCID: PMC3005457.
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