Using Food Images and Dietary Patterns to Facilitate Perceptions Through Multiple Lenses


Portrait of Carl Boushey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.Carol J. Boushey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Director, Nutrition Support Shared Resource
Population Sciences in the Pacific Program (Cancer Epidemiology)
University of Hawai'i Cancer Center
Honolulu, HI 

Carol Boushey is an Associate Research Professor in the Epidemiology Program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. She directs the Nutrition Support Shared Resource (NSSR) for the Cancer Center. She also holds an adjunct professor position in the Nutrition Science Department, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Her research focuses on dietary assessment using technology and examining the relationship of dietary intakes or dietary patterns as an exposure for health or risk for disease.

She was appointed to the 2020 United States Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and serves as the chair of the Dietary Patterns Subcommittee. Dr. Boushey serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Nutrition Today.  She is a co-editor for the fourth edition of the Elsevier publication, Nutrition in the Treatment and Prevention of Disease, released in 2017. Her research has appeared in book chapters and journals, such as the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND)Pediatrics, the Journal of Nutrition, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and JAMA. She is a member of the JAND 'statistical team' which has published papers and book chapters to guide practitioners, students, and scientists to conduct successful research and report findings.

Dr. Boushey received a BSc degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, a Masters of Public Health from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington through the interdisciplinary nutrition and epidemiology programs.