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Mumford, Sunni

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6100 EXECUTIVE BLVD Room 7B03, MSC 7510
Bethesda Md 20892-7510
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Rockville Md 20852



Sunni Mumford, Ph.D., is an Earl Stadtman Investigator in the DIPHR Epidemiology Branch. Dr. Mumford earned her doctoral degree in epidemiology from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2009.  This training was preceded by a Master’s of Science degree in biostatistics from the Harvard University School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in statistics from the College of Sciences at the Utah State University in 2006 and 2002, respectively. 

Dr. Mumford’s research interests focus on the relation between diet and the biologic capacity for reproduction irrespective of pregnancy intentions.  Despite diet’s importance for human survival, its relation to fecundity remains an understudied area with many critical data gaps.  Dr. Mumford has been an integral investigator on two longitudinal epidemiologic studies: the BioCycle Study and the Effects of Aspirin on Gestation and Reproduction (EAGeR) Trial.  Her responsibilities have included leadership roles in the analysis of diet in relation to a spectrum of reproductive outcomes (e.g., hormonal profiles, menses, ovulation) in BioCycle, and in the development of the nutritional component for the EAGeR Trial.  Dr. Mumford also serves as a principal investigator in the Folic Acid and Zinc Supplementation Trial (FAZST), which seeks to determine if dietary supplementation improves semen quality.  Overall, her work seeks to elucidate the complex relationships between diet, metabolism, and determinants of fertility.


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Publications (PubMed):

Title Authors Publication Date
The utility of menstrual cycle length as an indicator of cumulative hormonal exposure.Mumford SL,Steiner AZ,Pollack AZ,Perkins NJ,Filiberto AC,Albert PS,Mattison DR,Wactawski-Wende J,Schisterman EFJ Clin Endocrinol Metab2012 Oct
Variations in lipid levels according to menstrual cycle phase: clinical implications.Mumford SL,Dasharathy S,Pollack AZ,Schisterman EFClin Lipidol2011 Apr 1
Effect of dietary fiber intake on lipoprotein cholesterol levels independent of estradiol in healthy premenopausal women.Mumford SL,Schisterman EF,Siega-Riz AM,Gaskins AJ,Wactawski-Wende J,VanderWeele TJAm J Epidemiol2011 Jan 15
Cholesterol, endocrine and metabolic disturbances in sporadic anovulatory women with regular menstruation.Mumford SL,Schisterman EF,Siega-Riz AM,Gaskins AJ,Steiner AZ,Daniels JL,Olshan AF,Hediger ML,Hovey K,Wactawski-Wende J,Trevisan M,Bloom MSHum Reprod2011 Feb
A longitudinal study of serum lipoproteins in relation to endogenous reproductive hormones during the menstrual cycle: findings from the BioCycle study.Mumford SL,Schisterman EF,Siega-Riz AM,Browne RW,Gaskins AJ,Trevisan M,Steiner AZ,Daniels JL,Zhang C,Perkins NJ,Wactawski-Wende JJ Clin Endocrinol Metab2010 Sep
Time at Risk and Intention-to-treat Analyses: Parallels and Implications for Inference.Mumford SL,Schisterman EF,Cole SR,Westreich D,Platt RWEpidemiology2014 Oct 1
Preconception care: it's never too early.Mumford SL,Michels KA,Salaria N,Valanzasca P,Belizán JMReprod Health2014 Oct 2
Preconception low-dose aspirin and pregnancy outcomes: results from the EAGeR randomised trial.Schisterman EF,Silver RM,Lesher LL,Faraggi D,Wactawski-Wende J,Townsend JM,Lynch AM,Perkins NJ,Mumford SL,Galai NLancet2014 Jul 5
Higher urinary lignan concentrations in women but not men are positively associated with shorter time to pregnancy.Mumford SL,Sundaram R,Schisterman EF,Sweeney AM,Barr DB,Rybak ME,Maisog JM,Parker DL,Pfeiffer CM,Louis GMJ Nutr2014 Mar
Failure to consider the menstrual cycle phase may cause misinterpretation of clinical and research findings of cardiometabolic biomarkers in premenopausal women.Schisterman EF,Mumford SL,Sjaarda LAEpidemiol Rev2014