Jill Norris, MPH, PhD
- Chronic Disease Epidemiology
- Genetic Epidemiology
- Nutrition Epidemiology
- Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Infant Diet
- Celiac Disease
- EPID 6626 Research Methods
- EPID 7912: Developing a Research Grant
Current Research Projects:
- NIH-NIDDK: Nutrigenetics & -genomics of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids in Type 1 Diabetes (9/14-8/19, Principal Investigator): The goal of this study is to elucidate the nutrition epidemiological findings regarding the putative protective effect of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids in type 1 diabetes utilizing metabolomics, epigenetic and gene expression approaches in a nested case-control study in the Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young.
- NIH-NIDDK: Natural history of pre-diabetic autoimmunity (7/93-6/16, Co-Investigator): The major goal of this project (The Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young, 'DAISY') is to identify and prospectively follow a cohort of children aged 0-10 years who are at 12-40 times increased risk of IDDM compared to the general population and to determine the age-specific incidence of islet cell auto antibodies (ICA) development up to age 8.
- NIH-NIDDK: Genetic and Environmental Causes of Celiac Disease (10/95-9/00, 10/01-3/16, Co-Investigator): The major goal of this project is to identify and follow a cohort of children at risk for celiac disease in order to investigate the environmental and genetic risk factors for developing celiac disease and celiac disease autoimmunity.
- NIH-NIDDK: The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) (10/01/02 - 4/30/18, Investigator and Co-Chair of the Diet Committee): The major goal of this project is to identify the environmental causes of type 1 diabetes autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes itself. This site is one of six sites around the world that will be following high risk children from birth. Dr. Norris is chair of the diet committee.
- NIH-NIAID: Early Targets for Antigen-Specific Tolerance Induction in Preclinical RA (7/2012-6/2017, Co-Investigator): The goal of this project is to identify innate and adaptive immune response modifications that are causally associated with the break in tolerance to citrullinated autoantigens and progress to active disease. Dr. Norris is also PI of a funded pilot study (2015-16) to examine omega-3 fatty acids in RA, and PI of a funded sub-study (2014-16) to examine the presence and predictors of of pan-autoimmunity.
- NIH-NIAID: Understanding Early Events in Lupus Autoimmunity to Aid Prevention. (7/1/12 - 6/30/17), Subcontract PI): The major goal of this project is to identify factors that increase risk of lupus and to identify high-risk individuals for targeted intervention.
- Colgate University, NY, BA, Biology, 1986
- University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, MPH, Epidemiology, 1988
- University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, PhD, Epidemiology, 1990