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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):

The utility of menstrual cycle length as an indicator of cumulative hormonal exposure.
Variations in lipid levels according to menstrual cycle phase: clinical implications.
Effect of dietary fiber intake on lipoprotein cholesterol levels independent of estradiol in healthy premenopausal women.
Cholesterol, endocrine and metabolic disturbances in sporadic anovulatory women with regular menstruation.
A longitudinal study of serum lipoproteins in relation to endogenous reproductive hormones during the menstrual cycle: findings from the BioCycle study.
Time at Risk and Intention-to-treat Analyses: Parallels and Implications for Inference.
Preconception care: it's never too early.
Preconception low-dose aspirin and pregnancy outcomes: results from the EAGeR randomised trial.
Higher urinary lignan concentrations in women but not men are positively associated with shorter time to pregnancy.
Failure to consider the menstrual cycle phase may cause misinterpretation of clinical and research findings of cardiometabolic biomarkers in premenopausal women.
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