Frances A Tylavsky, DrPH, MS,BS

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

MEMPHIS TN 381632181
Tel: (901) 448-7341


  • DrPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Nutrition
  • M.S., Boston University, Clinical Nutrition
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Community Nutrition


  1. Graff, JC, Bush, AJ, Palmer, FB, Murphy, LE, Whitaker, TM, Tylavsky, FA. Maternal and Child Characteristics Associated With Mother-Child Interaction in One-Year-Olds. Res Nurs Health, 40 (4), 323-340, 2017.
  2. Arons, A, Bolbocean, C, Bush, NR, Tylavsky, FA, LeWinn, KZ. Participation in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children is not associated with early childhood socioemotional development: Results from a longitudinal cohort study. Prev Med Rep, 4, 507-11, 2016.
  3. Thornburgh, CL, Narayana, S, Rezaie, R, Bydlinski, BN, Tylavsky, FA, Papanicolaou, AC, Choudhri, AF, Völgyi, E. Concordance of the Resting State Networks in Typically Developing, 6-to 7-Year-Old Children and Healthy Adults. Front Hum Neurosci, 11, 199, 2016.
  4. Ollberding, NJ, Völgyi, E, Macaluso, M, Kumar, R, Morrow, C, Tylavsky, FA, Piyathilake, CJ. Urinary Microbiota Associated with Preterm Birth: Results from the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) Study. PLoS One, 11 (9), e0162302, 2016.
  5. Coday, M, Richey, P, Thomas, F, Tran, QT, Terrell, SB, Tylavsky, F, Miro, D, Caufield, M, Johnson, KC. The Recruitment Experience of a Randomized Clinical Trial to Aid Young Adult Smokers to Stop Smoking without Weight Gain with Interactive Technology. Contemp Clin Trials Commun, 2, 61-68, 2016.
  6. Tylavsky, FA, Kocak, M, Murphy, LE, Graff, JC, Palmer, FB, Völgyi, E, Diaz-Thomas, AM, Ferry, RJ. Gestational Vitamin 25(OH)D Status as a Risk Factor for Receptive Language Development: A 24-Month, Longitudinal, Observational Study. Nutrients, 7 (12), 9918-30, 2015.
  7. Veeranki, SP, Gebretsadik, T, Mitchel, EF, Tylavsky, FA, Hartert, TV, Cooper, WO, Dupont, WD, Dorris, SL, Hartman, TJ, Carroll, KN. Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy and Early Childhood Asthma. Epidemiology, 26 (6), 934-41, 2015.
  8. LeBlanc, ES, Hedlin, H, Qin, F, Desai, M, Wactawski-Wende, J, Perrin, N, Manson, JE, Johnson, KC, Masaki, K, Tylavsky, FA, Stefanick, ML. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation do not influence menopause-related symptoms: Results of the Women's Health Initiative Trial. Maturitas, 81 (3), 377-83, 2015.
  9. Tabatabai, LS, Cummings, SR, Tylavsky, FA, Bauer, DC, Cauley, JA, Kritchevsky, SB, Newman, A, Simonsick, EM, Harris, TB, Sebastian, A, Sellmeyer, DE, ,. Arterialized venous bicarbonate is associated with lower bone mineral density and an increased rate of bone loss in older men and women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 100 (4), 1343-9, 2015.
  10. Colón-Ramos, U, Racette, SB, Ganiban, J, Nguyen, TG, Kocak, M, Carroll, KN, Völgyi, E, Tylavsky, FA. Association between dietary patterns during pregnancy and birth size measures in a diverse population in Southern US. Nutrients, 7 (2), 1318-32, 2015.
  11. Mozhui, K, Smith, AK, Tylavsky, FA. Ancestry dependent DNA methylation and influence of maternal nutrition. PLoS One, 10 (3), e0118466, 2014.
  12. Houston, DK, Schwartz, AV, Cauley, JA, Tylavsky, FA, Simonsick, EM, Harris, TB, de Rekeneire, N, Schwartz, GG, Kritchevsky, SB. Serum parathyroid hormone levels predict falls in older adults with diabetes mellitus. J Am Geriatr Soc, 56 (11), 2027-32, 2008.
  13. Fredman, L, Cauley, JA, Satterfield, S, Simonsick, E, Spencer, SM, Ayonayon, HN, Harris, TB, ,. Caregiving, mortality, and mobility decline: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Arch Intern Med, 168 (19), 2154-62, 2008.
  14. Koster, A, Patel, KV, Visser, M, van Eijk, JT, Kanaya, AM, de Rekeneire, N, Newman, AB, Tylavsky, FA, Kritchevsky, SB, Harris, TB, ,. Joint effects of adiposity and physical activity on incident mobility limitation in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc, 56 (4), 636-43, 2008.
  15. Tylavsky, FA, Spence, LA, Harkness, L. The importance of calcium, potassium, and acid-base homeostasis in bone health and osteoporosis prevention. J Nutr, 138 (1), 164S-165S, 2008.
  16. Koster, A, Penninx, BW, Newman, AB, Visser, M, van Gool, CH, Harris, TB, van Eijk, JT, Kempen, GI, Brach, JS, Simonsick, EM, Houston, DK, Tylavsky, FA, Rubin, SM, Kritchevsky, SB. Lifestyle factors and incident mobility limitation in obese and non-obese older adults. Obesity (Silver Spring), 15 (12), 3122-32, 2007.
  17. Fried, LF, Boudreau, R, Lee, JS, Chertow, G, Kurella-Tamura, M, Shlipak, MG, Ding, J, Sellmeyer, D, Tylavsky, FA, Simsonick, E, Kritchevsky, SB, Harris, TB, Newman, AB, ,. Kidney function as a predictor of loss of lean mass in older adults: health, aging and body composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc, 55 (10), 1578-84, 2007.
  18. Tylavsky, FA, Ryder, KM, Li, R, Park, V, Womack, C, Norwood, J, Carbone, LD, Cheng, S. Preliminary findings: 25(OH)D levels and PTH are indicators of rapid bone accrual in pubertal children. J Am Coll Nutr, 26 (5), 462-70, 2007.
  19. Delmonico, MJ, Harris, TB, Lee, JS, Visser, M, Nevitt, M, Kritchevsky, SB, Tylavsky, FA, Newman, AB, ,. Alternative definitions of sarcopenia, lower extremity performance, and functional impairment with aging in older men and women. J Am Geriatr Soc, 55 (5), 769-74, 2007.
  20. Kaste, SC, Tong, X, Hendrick, JM, Karimova, EJ, Srivastava, DK, Tylavsky, FA, Snider, TL, Carbone, LD. QCT versus DXA in 320 survivors of childhood cancer: association of BMD with fracture history. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 47 (7), 936-43, 2006.
  21. Strotmeyer, ES, Cauley, JA, Schwartz, AV, de Rekeneire, N, Resnick, HE, Zmuda, JM, Shorr, RI, Tylavsky, FA, Vinik, AI, Harris, TB, Newman, AB, ,. Reduced peripheral nerve function is related to lower hip BMD and calcaneal QUS in older white and black adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. J Bone Miner Res, 21 (11), 1803-10, 2006.
  22. Tylavsky, FA. Seasonal variation in calcitropic hormones and bone accrual in puberty. Br J Nutr, 96 (1), 4-6, 2006.
  23. Ryder, KM, Shorr, RI, Tylavsky, FA, Bush, AJ, Bauer, DC, Simonsick, EM, Strotmeyer, ES, Harris, TB, ,. Correlates of use of antifracture therapy in older women with low bone mineral density. J Gen Intern Med, 21 (6), 636-41, 2006.
  24. Tylavsky, FA, Cheng, S, Lyytikäinen, A, Viljakainen, H, Lamberg-Allardt, C. Strategies to improve vitamin D status in northern European children: exploring the merits of vitamin D fortification and supplementation. J Nutr, 136 (4), 1130-4, 2006.
  25. Shlipak, MG, Wassel Fyr, CL, Chertow, GM, Harris, TB, Kritchevsky, SB, Tylavsky, FA, Satterfield, S, Cummings, SR, Newman, AB, Fried, LF. Cystatin C and mortality risk in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study. J Am Soc Nephrol, 17 (1), 254-61, 2006.
  26. Kaste, SC, Rai, SN, Fleming, K, McCammon, EA, Tylavsky, FA, Danish, RK, Rose, SR, Sitter, CD, Pui, CH, Hudson, MM. Changes in bone mineral density in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 46 (1), 77-87, 2006.
  27. Helzner, EP, Cauley, JA, Pratt, SR, Wisniewski, SR, Zmuda, JM, Talbott, EO, de Rekeneire, N, Harris, TB, Rubin, SM, Simonsick, EM, Tylavsky, FA, Newman, AB. Race and sex differences in age-related hearing loss: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Am Geriatr Soc, 53 (12), 2119-27, 2005.
  28. Ryder, KM, Shorr, RI, Bush, AJ, Kritchevsky, SB, Harris, T, Stone, K, Cauley, J, Tylavsky, FA. Magnesium intake from food and supplements is associated with bone mineral density in healthy older white subjects. J Am Geriatr Soc, 53 (11), 1875-80, 2005.
  29. Tylavsky, FA, Ryder, KA, Lyytikäinen, A, Cheng, S. Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and bone mass in adolescents. J Nutr, 135 (11), 2735S-8S, 2005.
  30. Tylavsky, FA. Nutrition influences bone growth in children. J Nutr, 134 (3), 689S-690S, 2004.
  31. Tylavsky, FA, Holliday, K, Danish, R, Womack, C, Norwood, J, Carbone, L. Fruit and vegetable intakes are an independent predictor of bone size in early pubertal children. Am J Clin Nutr, 79 (2), 311-7, 2004.
  32. Newman, AB, Kupelian, V, Visser, M, Simonsick, E, Goodpaster, B, Nevitt, M, Kritchevsky, SB, Tylavsky, FA, Rubin, SM, Harris, TB, ,. Sarcopenia: alternative definitions and associations with lower extremity function. J Am Geriatr Soc, 51 (11), 1602-9, 2003.
  33. Carbone, LD, Tylavsky, FA, Cauley, JA, Harris, TB, Lang, TF, Bauer, DC, Barrow, KD, Kritchevsky, SB. Association between bone mineral density and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin: impact of cyclooxygenase selectivity. J Bone Miner Res, 18 (10), 1795-802, 2003.
  34. Ryder, KM, Williams, J, Womack, C, Nayak, NG, Nasef, S, Bush, A, Tylavsky, FA, Carbone, L. Appendicular fractures: a significant problem among institutionalized adults with developmental disabilities. Am J Ment Retard, 108 (5), 340-6, 2003.
  35. de Rekeneire, N, Visser, M, Peila, R, Nevitt, MC, Cauley, JA, Tylavsky, FA, Simonsick, EM, Harris, TB. Is a fall just a fall: correlates of falling in healthy older persons. The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Am Geriatr Soc, 51 (6), 841-6, 2003.
  36. Tylavsky, FA, Carbone, LD, Bush, AJ. Effects of ethnicity and gender on reliable measurements using the Sahara ultrasonometer. J Clin Densitom, 5 (4), 411-9, 2003.
  37. Tylavsky, FA, Lohman, TG, Dockrell, M, Lang, T, Schoeller, DA, Wan, JY, Fuerst, T, Cauley, JA, Nevitt, M, Harris, TB. Comparison of the effectiveness of 2 dual-energy X-ray absorptiometers with that of total body water and computed tomography in assessing changes in body composition during weight change. Am J Clin Nutr, 77 (2), 356-63, 2003.
  38. Carbone, L, Tylavsky, FA, Bush, AJ, Koo, W, Orwoll, E, Cheng, S. Bone density in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Osteoporos Int, 11 (5), 388-92, 2000.
  39. Tylavsky, FA, Fuerst, T, Nevitt, M, Dockrell, M, Wan, JY, Cauley, J, Harris, T. Measurement of changes in soft tissue mass and fat mass with weight change: pencil- versus fan-beam dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Health ABC Study. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 904, 94-7, 2000.
  40. Cheng, S, Tylavsky, FA, Orwoll, ES, Rho, JY, Carbone, LD. The role of collagen abnormalities in ultrasound and densitometry assessment: In vivo evidence. Calcif Tissue Int, 64 (6), 470-6, 1999.
  41. Tylavsky, FA, Johnson, KC, Wan, JY, Harshfield, G. Plasma renin activity is associated with bone mineral density in premenopausal women. Osteoporos Int, 8 (2), 136-40, 1998.
  42. Tylavsky, FA, Sharp, GB. Misclassification of nutrient and energy intake from use of closed-ended questions in epidemiologic research. Am J Epidemiol, 142 (3), 342-52, 1995.