Jeri Nieves

Jeri Nieves

Jeri Nieves

Professor of Clinical


Clinical Research Center, Helen Hayes, Route 9W
West Haverstraw 10993
845-786- 4833
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Dr. Jeri Wanzor Nieves is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Nutrition at Columbia University. At Helen Hayes Hospital in New York, she is a Research Scientist directing the bone density testing center and clinical research program in osteoporosis. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. Dr. Nieves has co-authored over 100 journal articles, reviews, and book chapters on osteoporosis, nutrition, and epidemiology. Dr. Nieves' research has focused on various aspects of bone health and osteoporosis including peak bone mass, stress fractures, vitamin D, anabolic and antiresoptive treatments, quality control of DXA, and fracture healing. In addition, her research includes aspects of nutritional epidemiology and determining the role of nutrition in various disease states. Dr. Nieves is a recipient of grants from the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Health and an editor of Osteoporosis International.



PhD, 1993, Columbia University
MS, 1984, Cornell University
BS, 1981, University of Rhode Island

Editorial Boards

Editor, Osteoporosis International

Other Affiliations

Associate Editor, Osteoporosis International
Principal Investigator, New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program at Helen Hayes
Member, ASBMR
Fellow, American College of Nutrition
Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research

Areas of Expertise

Aging and Elderly, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Disease, Neurological Disease / Disorders, Osteoporosis, Nutrition, Global Health

Select Publications

Nieves JW, Ruffing JA, Zion M, Tendy S, Yavorek T, Lindsay R, Cosman F. Eating disorders, menstrual dysfunction, weight change and DMPA use predict bone density change in college-aged women. Bone. 2016 Mar;84:113-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.12.054. Epub 2015 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 26746778.
Cosman F, Nieves JW, Zion M, Garrett P, Neubort S, Dempster D, Lindsay R. Daily or Cyclical Teriparatide Treatment in Women with Osteoporosis on no Prior Therapy and Women on Alendronate. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 May 11:jc20151715. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25961136.
Holick Michael F and Nieves Jeri W (eds) Nutrition and Bone Health, second edition. Humana Press, Springer Science + Business Media, January 2015 ISBN 978-1-4939-2000-6
Nieves JW. Bone. Maximizing bone health--magnesium, BMD and fractures. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2014 May;10(5):255-6. doi: 10.1038/nrendo.2014.39. Epub 2014 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 24686202.
Nieves JW, Cosman F, Grubert E, Ambrose B, Ralston SH, Lindsay R. Skeletal effects of vitamin D supplementation in postmenopausal black women. Calcif Tissue Int. 2012 Nov;91(5):316-24.
Gu Y, Nieves JW, Stern Y, Luchsinger JA, Scarmeas N. Food combination and Alzheimer disease risk: a protective diet. Archives Neurology 67 699-706 2010
Nieves JW, Melsop K, Curtis M, Kelsey JL, Bachrach LK, Greendale G, Sowers MF, Sainani KL. Nutritional Factors That Influence Change in Bone Density and Stress Fracture Risk Among Young Female Cross-Country Runners PMR 2 740-750 2010
Nieves JW, Bilezikian JP, Lane JM, Einhorn TA, Wang Y, Steinbuch M, Cosman F Fragility fractures of the hip and femur: incidence and patient characteristics. Osteoporos International 21 399-408 2010
Nieves JW, Barrett-Connor E, Siris ES, Zion M, Barlas S, Chen YT Calcium and vitamin D intake influence bone mass, but not short-term fracture risk, in Caucasian postmenopausal women from the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (NORA) study Osteoporos International 19 673-9 2008
Cosman F, Nieves JW, Zion M, Woelfert L, Luckey M, Lindsay R. Daily and Cyclic Parathyroid Hormone in Women Receiving Alendronate. New England Journal Medicine 353 566-575 2005

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