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Ron Munger

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Director & Professor

Professor




Teaching Interests

Nutritional Epidemiology Public Health Nutrition Agriculture and Public Health Global Health

Research Interests

Nutritional Epidemiology Birth Defects Oral Clefts Alzheimer's disease Osteoporotic fractures International Health Agriculture and Public Health


Contact Information

Office Location: NFS 311
DialPhone: 435-797-2122
SendEmail: ron.munger@usu.edu

Awards

Fenton Braithwaite Honorary Oration, 2017

13th International Congress of Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies

Ardesshir Zehedi International Research Professor Award, 2014

USU College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

College of Agriculture Nominee for the USU International Professor of the Year Award, 2011

Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences; College of Agriculture

Operation Smile Lectureship Award, 2008


  • Wengreen, H., Corcoran, C.D, Cutler, A., Munger, R.G, Quach, A., Tschanz, J.T, Ward, R.E, (2012). Erythrocyte omega-3 fatty acid concentrations and cognitive function: The Cache County Study on Memory and Aging. Alzheimer’s & Dementia *
  • Wengreen, H., Quach, A., Cutler, A., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, (2012). Whole-grain intake and risk of all-cause mortality among elderly men and women: the Cache, County Study on Memory, Health and Aging. The FASEB Journal *
  • Munger, R.G, (2009). DASH diet adherence scores and cognitive decline and dementia among aging men and women: the Cache County Study on Memory, Health, and Aging.. Alzheimer's and Dementia. *
  • Munger, R.G, (2009). Prospective study of diabetes and cognitive decline and dementia subtypes in Cache County, Utah.. Alzheimer's and Dementia *
  • Wengreen, H., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C., Zandi, P., Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, Skoog, I., Breitner, J.C, (2004). Antioxidant intake and cognitive function of elderly participants In The Cache County, Utah, Study On Memory, Health, And Aging. Neurobiology of Aging
  • Charoonruk, G., Munger, R.G, Wengreen, H., Corcoran, C., Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Bastian, L., Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, (2004). Diabetes Mellitus and cognitive decline in the Cache County Study On Memory, Health And Aging. Neurobiology of Aging
  • Tschanz, J.T, Klein, E., Treiber, K., Corcoran, C., Norton, M.C, Toone, L., Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, Steinberg, M., Munger, R.G, Pieper, C., Breitner, J.C, Zandi, P., Lyketsos, C., (2004). Neuropsychiatric symptoms in mild cognitive impairment and dementia: Prevalence and relationship to cognitive and functional impairment. The Cache County Study. Neurobiology of Aging

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

  • Munger, R.G, (2002). Maternal Nutrition and Oral Clefts. Cleft Lip and Palate: From Origin to Treatment, . D. Wyzsynski., Editor
  • Munger, R.G, (1982). Sudden death in Asian populations: the case of the Hmong. In: The Hmong in the West. B. Downing and D. Olney, eds. *

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Fact Sheets

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Curriculum

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Leslie, E.J, Liu, H., Carlson, J.C, Shaffer, J.R, Feingold, E., Wehby, G., Laurie, C.A, Jain, D., Laurie, C.C, Doheny, K.F, McHenry, T., Resick, J., Sanchez, C., Jacobs, J., Emanuele, B., Vieira, A.R, Neiswanger, K., Standley, J., Czeizel, A.E, Deleyiannis, F., Christensen, K., Munger, R.G, Lie, R.T, Wilcox, A., Romitti, P.A, Field, L.L, Padilla, C.D, Cutiongco-de la Paz, E. M., , Lidral, A.C, Valencia-Ramirez, L.C, Lopez-Palacio, A.M, Valencia, D.R, Arcos-Burgos, M., Castilla, E.E, Mereb, J.C, Poletta, F.A, Orioli, I.M, Carvalho, F.M, Hecht, J.T, Blanton, S.H, Buxo, C.J, Butali, A., Mossey, P.A, Adeyemo, W.L, James, O., Braimah, R.O, Aregbesola, B.S, Eshete, M.A, Deribew, M., Koruyucu, M., Seymen, F., Ma, L., de Salamanca, J.E, Weinberg, S.M, Moreno, L., Cornell, R.A, Murray, J.C, Marazita, M.L, (2016). A Genome-wide Association Study of Nonsyndromic Cleft Palate Identifies an Etiologic Missense Variant in GRHL3. Am J Hum Genet, 98:4, 744-54.
      • Leslie, E.J, Carlson, J.C, Shaffer, J.R, Feingold, E., Wehby, G., Laurie, C.A, Jain, D., Laurie, C.C, Doheny, K.F, McHenry, T., Resick, J., Sanchez, C., Jacobs, J., Emanuele, B., Vieira, A.R, Neiswanger, K., Lidral, A.C, Valencia-Ramirez, L.C, Lopez-Palacio, A.M, Valencia, D.R, Arcos-Burgos, M., Czeizel, A.E, Field, L.L, Padilla, C.D, Cutiongco-de la Paz, E. M., , Deleyiannis, F., Christensen, K., Munger, R.G, Lie, R.T, Wilcox, A., Romitti, P.A, Castilla, E.E, Mereb, J.C, Poletta, F.A, Orioli, I.M, Carvalho, F.M, Hecht, J.T, Blanton, S.H, Buxo, C.J, Butali, A., Mossey, P.A, Adeyemo, W.L, James, O., Braimah, R.O, Aregbesola, B.S, Eshete, M.A, Abate, F., Koruyucu, M., Seymen, F., Ma, L., de Salamanca, J.E, Weinberg, S.M, Moreno, L., Murray, J.C, Marazita, M.L, (2016). A multi-ethnic genome-wide association study identifies novel loci for non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate on 2p24.2, 17q23 and 19q13. Hum Mol Genet, 25:13, 2862-2872.
      • VanderMeer, J.E, Carter, T.C, Pangilinan, F., Mitchell, A., Kurnat-Thoma, E., Kirke, P.N, Troendle, J.F, Molloy, A.M, Munger, R.G, Feldkamp, M.L, Mansilla, M.A, Mills, J.L, Murray, J.C, Brody, L.C, (2016). Evaluation of proton-coupled folate transporter (SLC46A1) polymorphisms as risk factors for neural tube defects and oral clefts. Am J Med Genet A, 170A:4, 1007-16.
      • Botto, L.D, Krikov, S., Carmichael, S.L, Munger, R.G, Shaw, G.M, Feldkamp, M.L, National Birth Defects Prevention, Study, , (2016). Lower rate of selected congenital heart defects with better maternal diet quality: a population-based study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, 101:1, F43-9.
      • DeRoo, L.A, Wilcox, A.J, Lie, R.T, Romitti, P.A, Pedersen, D.A, Munger, R.G, Moreno Uribe, L.M, Wehby, G.L, (2016). Maternal alcohol binge-drinking in the first trimester and the risk of orofacial clefts in offspring: a large population-based pooling study. Eur J Epidemiol, 31:10, 1021-1034.
      • Kummet, C.M, Moreno, L.M, Wilcox, A.J, Romitti, P.A, DeRoo, L.A, Munger, R.G, Lie, R.T, Wehby, G.L, (2016). Passive Smoke Exposure as a Risk Factor for Oral Clefts-A Large International Population-Based Study. Am J Epidemiol, 183:9, 834-41.
      • Wang, L., Naj, A.C, Graham, R.R, Crane, P.K, Kunkle, B.W, Chrucaga, C., Murcia, J.D, Cannon-Albright, L., Baldwin, C.T, Zetterberg, H., Blennow, K., Kukull, W.A, Faber, K.M, Schupf, N., Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, et al., , Yu, L., (2015). Rarity of the Alzheimer Disease-Protective APP A673T Variant in the United States. JAMA Neurology, 72:2, 209-216. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2157
      • Lythgoe, C., Perkes, A., Peterson, M., Schmutz, C., Leary, M., Ebbert, E.T, Ridge, P.G, M., J., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Kauwe, J.S, (2015). Population-based analysis of cholesteryl ester transfer protein identifies association between I405V and cognitive decline: the Cache County Study. Neurobiology of Aging, 36:547, e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.08.022
      • Wu, T., Schwender, H., Ruczinski, I., Murray, J.C, Marazita, M., Munger, R.G, Hetmanski, J., Parker, M., Wang, P., Murray, T., Taub, M., Li, S., Reditt, R., Fallin, M., Liang, K., Wu-Chou, Y., Chong, S., Yeow, V., Ye, X., Wang, H., Huang, S., Jabs, E., Shi, B., Wilcox, A., Jee, S., Scott, A., Beatty, T., (2014). Evidence of gene-environment interaction for two genes on chromosome 4 and environmental tobacco smoke in controlling the risk of nonsyndromic cleft palate. PLoS One, 9:2, e88088.
      • Wengreen, H., Munger, R.G, Cutler, A., Quach, A., Bowles, A., Corcoran, C.D, Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K., (2013). Prospective study of dietary approaches to stop hypertension- and mediterranean-style dietary patterns and age-related cognitive change: The Cache County Study on Memory, Health and Aging. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 98:5, 1263-1271. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.051276
      • Patel, P., Beaty, T., Ruczinski, I., Murray, J., Marizita, M., Munger, R.G, Hetmanski, J., Wu, T., Murray, T., Rose, M., Redditt, R., Jin, S., Lie, R., Wu-Chou, Y., Wang, H., Ye, X., Yeow, V., Chong, S., Jee, S., Shi, B., Scott, A., (2013). X-linked markers in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene associated with oral clefts. European Journal of Oral Science, 121:2, 63-8.
      • Guerreiro, R., Wojtas, A., Bras, J., Carrasquillo, M., Rogaeva, E., Majounie, E., Cruchaga, C., Sassi, C., Kauwe, J., Younkin, S., Hazrati, L., Collinge, J., Pocock, j., Lashly, T., Williams, J., Lambert, J., Amouyel, P., Goate, A., Rademakers, R., Morgan, K., Powell, J., St. George-Hyslop, P., Singleton, A., Hardy, J., The Alzheimer's Genetic Analysis Group including, , Munger, R.G, et. al, e., (2013). TREM2 variants in Alzheimer's disease. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368:2, 117-127.
      • Wu, T., Fallin, M., Shi, M., Ruczinski, I., Liang, K., Hetmanski, J., Wang, H., Ingersoll, R., Huang, S., Ye, X., Wu-Chou, Y., Chen, P., Jabs, E., Shi, B., Redett, R., Scott, A., Murray, J., Marizita, M., Munger, R.G, Beaty, T., (2012). Evidence of gene-environment interaction for the RUNX2 gene and environmental tobacco smoke in controlling the risk of cleft lip with/without cleft palate. Birth Defects Research A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 94:2, 76-83.
      • Murray, T., Taub, M., Ruczinski, I., Scott, A., Hetmanski, J., Schwender, H., Patel, P., Zhang, T., Munger, R.G, Wilcox, A., Ye, X., Wang, H., Wu, T., Wu-Chou, Y., Shi, B., Jee, S., Chong, S., Yeow, V., Murray, J., Marizita, M., Beaty, T., (2012). Examining markers in 8q24 to explain differences in evidence for association with cleft lip with/without cleft palate between Asians and Europeans. Genetic Epidemiology, 36:4, 392-399.
      • Shi, M., Murray, J., Marizita, M., Munger, R.G, Ruczinski, I., Hetmanski, J., Wu, T., Ye, X., Yeow, V., Chong, S., Shi, B., Christensen, K., Scott, A., Patel, P., Cheah, F., Beaty, T., (2012). Genome-wide study of maternal and parent-of-origin effects on the etiology of orfacial clefts.. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 158A:4, 784-94.
      • Carmichael, S., Ma, C., Feldkkamp, M., Munger, R.G, Olney, R., Botto, L., Shaw, G., Correa, A., (2012). Nutritional factors and hypospadias risks. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 26:4, 353-360.
      • Patel, P., Beaty, T., Ruczinski, I., Murray, J., Marizita, M., Munger, R.G, Hetmanski, J., Wu, T., Rose, M., Redett, R., Jin, S., Lie, R., Wu-Chou, Y., Wang, H., Ye, X., Yeow, V., Chong, S., Jee, S., Shi, B., Scott, A., , X-linked genetic variants in DMD associated with oral clefts. European Journal of Oral Science
      • Carmichael, S., Yang, W., Feldkamp, M., Munger, R.G, Siega-Riz, A., Botto, L., Shaw, G., , (2012). Reduced Risks of Neural Tube Defects and Orofacial Clefts With Higher Diet Quality. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 166:2, 121-126.
      • Shao, H., Breitner, J.C, Whitmer, R., Wang, J., Hayden, K., Wengreen, H., Corcoran, C.D, Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Munger, R.G, Welsh-Bohmer, K., Zandi, P., (2012). Hormone Therapy and AD Dementia: New Findings from the Cache County Study. . Neurology, 79:18, 1846-1852.
      • Ridge, P., Maxwell, T., Corcoran, C.D, Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Obrien, E., Kerber, R., Cawthon, R., Munger, R.G, Kauwe, J., (2012). Mitochondrial genomic analysis of late onset Alzheimer's disease reveals protective haplogroups H6A1A/H6A1B: the Cache County Study on Memory in Aging. PLoS One, 7:9, e45134. doi: e45134
      • Beaty, T., Ruczinski, I., Murray, J., Marizita, M., Munger, R.G, Hetmanski, J., Murray, T., Redett, R., Fallin, M., Liang, K., , (2011). Evidence for gene-environment interaction in a genome wide study of nonsyndromic cleft palate. Genetic Epidemiology, 35:6, 469-478.
      • Shi, M., Murray, J., Marizita, M., Munger, R.G, Riczinski, I., Hetmanski, J., Wu, T., Murray, T., Redett, R., Wilcox, A., , Genome wide study of maternal and parent-of-origin effects on the etiology of orofacial clefts.
      • Mossey, P., Shaw, W., Munger, R.G, Murthy, J., Little, J., (2011). Global oral health inequalities: challenges in the prevention and management of orofacial clefts and potential solutions.. Advances in Dental Research, 23:2, 247-258.
      • Munger, R.G, Tamura, T., Johnston, K., Felkkamp, M., Pfister, R., Cutler, D., Murtaugh, M., Carey, J., (2011). Oral clefts and maternal biomarkers of folate-dependent one-carbon metabolism in Utah. Birth Defects Researc A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 91:3, 153-161.
      • Beaty, T., Murray, J., Marazita, M., Munger, R.G, Ruczinski, I., Hetmanski, J., Liang, K.Y, Wu, T., Murray, T., Fallin, M.D, Redett, R.A, Raymond, G., Schwender, H., Jin, S.C, Cooper, M.E, Dunnwald, M., Mansilla, M.A, Leslie, E., Bullard, S., Lidral, A.C, Moreno, L.M, Menezes, R., Vieira, A.R, Petrin, A., Wilcox, A.J, Lie, R.T, Jabs, E.W, Wu-Chou, Y.H, Chen, P.K, Wang, H., Ye, X., Huang, S., Yeow, V., Chong, S.S, Jee, S.H, Shi, B., Christensen, K., Melbye, M., Doheny, K.F, Pugh, E.W, Ling, H., Castilla, E.E, Czeizel, A.E, Ma, L., Field, L.L, Brody, L., Pangilinan, F., Mills, J.L, Molloy, A.M, Kirke, P.N, Scott, J.M, Arcos-Burgos, M., Scott, A.F, (2010). A genome-wide association study of cleft lip with and without cleft palate identifies risk variants near MAFB and ABCA4. Nature Genetics, 42:6, 525-9.
      • Mossey, P., Little, J., Munger, R.G, Dixon, M., Shaw, W., (2009). Cleft lip and cleft palate. The Lancet, 374, 1773-85.
      • Norton, M.C, Ostbye, T., Smith, K., Munger, R.G, Tschanz, J.T, (2009). Early Parental Death and Late-life Dementia Risk: Findings from the Cache County Study.. Age and Aging., 38, 340-43.
      • Munger, R.G, Tamura, T., Johnston, K.E, Feldkamp, M.L, Pfister, R., Carey, J.C, (2009). Plasma zinc concentrations and risk of oral clefts in Utah.. Birth Defects Research Part A-Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 85:2, 151-155.
      • Munger, R.G, Tamura, T., Johnston, K.E, Feldkamp, M.L, Pfister, R., Carey, J.C, (2008). Plasma zinc concentrations and risk of oral clefts in Utah.. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol, 85:2, 151-155.
      • Gebreab, S.Y, Gillies, R.R, Munger, R.G, Symanzik, J., (2008). Visualization and Interpretation of Birth Defects Using Linked Micromap Plots. Birth Defects Research (Part A): Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 82:2, 110-119.
      • Rosenberg, P., Mielke, M., Tschanz, J.T, Cook, L., Corcoran, C.D, Hayden, K., Norton, M.C, Rabins, P., Green, R., Welsh-Bohmer, K., Breitner, J., Munger, R.G, Lyketsos, C., (2008). Effects of cardiovascular medications on rate of functional decline in Alzheimer's Disease.. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry., Nov 16:11, 883-892.
      • Gebreab, S., Gillies, R., Munger, R.G, Symanzik, J., (2008). Visualization and interpretation of birth defects data using linked micromap plots.. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol, 82:2, 110-9.
      • Wengreen, H., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Zandi, P., Hayden, K., Fotuhi, M., Skoog, I., Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Breitner, J., Welsh-Bohmer, K., (2007). Antioxidant intake and cognitive function of elderly men and women: the Cache County Study.. J Nutr Health Aging, 11:3, 230-237.
      • Munger, R.G, (2007). Maternal plasma pyridoxal-5'-phosphate concentrations and risk of isolated oral clefts in the Philippines.. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol, 79:4, 276-280.
      • Mielke, M., Rosenberg, P., Tschanz, J.T, Cook, L., Corcoran, C.D, Hayden, K., Norton, M.C, Rabins, P., Green, R., Welsh-Bohmer, K., Breitner, J., Munger, R.G, Lyketsos, c., (2007). Vascular factors predict rate of progression in Alzheimer disease.. Neurology, 69:19, 1850-1858.
      • Wengreen, H.J, Cutler, D., Munger, R.G, Willing, M., (2006). Vitamin D Receptor Genotype and Risk of Osteoporotic Hip Fracture in Elderly Women of Utah: An Effect Modified by Parity. Osteoporosis International, 17:8, 1146-1153.
      • Zhang, J., Munger, R.G, West, N.A, Cutler, D., Wengreen, H.J, Corcoran, C.D, (2006). Antioxidant intake and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in Utah: an effect modified by smoking status. American Journal of Epidemiology, 163:1, 9-17.
      • Lyketsos, C., Toone, L., Tschanz, J.T, Corcoran, C.D, Norton, M.C, Zandi, P., Munger, R.G, Breitner, J., Welsh-Bohmer, K., (2006). A population-based study of the association between coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and cognitive decline: the Cache County study.. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry., 21:6, 509-518.
      • Wengreen, H., Cutler, D.R, Munger, R.G, Willing, M., (2006). Vitamin D receptor genotype and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in elderly women of Utah: an effect modified by parity.. Osteoporos Int., 17:8, 1146-1153.
      • Hayden, K., Zandi, P., Lyketsos, C., Katchaturian, A., Bastian, L., Charoonruk, G., Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Peiper, C., Munger, R.G, Breitner, J., Welsh-Bohmer, K., (2006). Vascular risk factors for incident Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia: the Cache County study.. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord., 20:2, 93-100.
      • Bastian, L.A, West, N.A, Corcoran, C.D, Munger, R.G, (2005). Number of children and the risk of obesity in older women.. Preventive Medicine, 40, 99-104.
      • Tamura, T., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Bacayao, J.Y, Nepomuceno, B., Solon, F., (2005). Plasma zinc concentrations of mothers and the risk of nonsyndromic oral clefts in their children: a case-control study in the Philippines.. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology., 73:9, 612-616.
      • Lyketsos, C.G, Toone, L., Tschanz, J.T, Rabins, P.V, Steinberg, M., Onyike, C.U, Corcoran, C.D, Norton, M., Zandi, P., Breitner, J.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K., Anthony, J., Ostbye, T., Bigler, E., Pieper, C., Burke, J., Plassman, B., Green, R.C, Steffens, D.C, Klein, L., Leslie, C., Townsend, J.J, Wyse, B.W, Munger, R.G, Williams, M., (2005). Population-based study of medical comorbidity in early dementia and. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 13:8, 656-664.
      • Wengreen, H.J, Munger, R.G, West, N.A, Cutler, D., Corcoran, C.D, Zhang, J., Sassano, N.E, (2004). Dietary protein intake and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in elderly residents of Utah.. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 19:4, 537-545.
      • Munger, R.G, Sauberlich, H.E, Corcoran, C.D, Nepomuceno, B., Daack-Hirsch, S., Solon, F.S, (2004). Maternal vitamin B-6 and folate status and risk of oral cleft birth defects in the Philippines.. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology., 70:7, 464-471.
      • Hayden, K.M, Pieper, C.F, Welsh-Bohmer, K., Breitner, J.C, Norton, M.C, Munger, R.G, (2004). Self- or proxy-reported stroke and the risk of Alzheimer disease.. Archives of Neurology, 61:6, 982.
      • Little, J., Cardy, A., Munger, R.G, (2004). Tobacco Smoking and Oral Clefts: A Meta-Analysis.. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 82:3, 213-218.
      • Willing, M., Munger, R.G, Beaty, T., Wengreen, H., West, N., Cutler, D., Corcoran, C.D, (2003). Bone-related genetic markers and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in Utah men and women. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 73:5, 367.
      • Rossi, W., Mayeux, R., Lee, J., Flaquer, A., Estrada-Nadal, L., Munger, R.G, Cawthon, R., Corcoran, C.D, Smith, K., Kerber, R., Pahor, M., Nicklas, B., Mychaleckyj, J., Ambrosius, W., Kritchevsky, S., Newman, A., Bleecker, E., Messier, S., Harris, T., Terry, D., McCormick, M., Lawler, E., Perls, T., Hadley, E., (2002). Genetic epidemiology of aging and survival outcomes. Gerontologist, 42:S1, 405.
      • Mitchell, L.E, Beaty, T.H, Lidral, A.C, Munger, R.G, Murray, J.C, Saal, H.M, Wyszynski, D.F, (2002). Guidelines for the design and analysis of studies on nonsyndromic cleft lip and cleft palate in humans: summary report from a workshop of the international consortium for oral clefts genetics. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 39:1, 93-100.
      • Wengreen, H.J, Munger, R.G, Wong, S.S, West, N.A, Cutler, D., (2001). Comparison of a Picture-Sort Food Frequency Questionnaire with 24-Hour Dietary Recalls in an Elderly Utah Population. Public Health and Nutrition, 4, 961-970.
      • Wengreen, H.J, Munger, R.G, Wong, S.S, West, N.A, Cutler, R., (2001). Comparison of a picture-sort food-frequency questionnaire with 24-hour dietary recalls in an elderly Utah population.. Public Health Nutrition, 4:5, 961-970.
      • McGready, R., Simpson, J.A, Cho, T., Dubowitz, L., Changbumrung, S., Bohm, V., Munger, R.G, Sauberlich, H.E, White, N.J, Nosten, F., (2001). Postpartum thiamine deficiency in a Karen displaced population. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 74:6, 808-813.
      • Romitti, P.A, Lidral, A.C, Munger, R.G, Daack-Hirsch, S., Burns, T.L, Murray, J.C, (1999). Candidate genes for nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate and maternal cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption: evaluation of genotype- environment interactions from a population-based case-control study of orofacial clefts. Teratology, 59:1, 39-50.
      • Munger, R.G, Cerhan, J.R, Chiu, B.C, (1999). Prospective study of dietary protein intake and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 69:147-52, 69:1, 147-152.
      • Munger, R.G, Booton, E.A, (1998). Bangungut in Manila: sudden and unexplained death in sleep of adult Filipinos. International Journal of Epidemiology , 27:4, 677-684.
      • Christensen, N.K, Sorenson, A.W, Hendricks, D.G, Munger, R.G, (1998). Juniper ash as a source of calcium in the Navajo diet. J. Am. Diet Assoc. , 98:3, 333-335.
      • Christensen, N.K, Sorensen, A.W, Munger, R.G, , (1998). Juniper ash as a source of calcium in the Navajo Diet. J. Am. Diet Assoc., (3):333-334
      • Romiti, P.A, Munger, R.G, Murray, J.C, Daack-Hirsch, S., Hanson, J.W, Burns, T.L, (1998). The effect of follow-up on limiting non-participation bias in genetic epidemiologic investigations. Eur. J. Epidemiol. , 14:2, 129-138.
      • Murray, J.C, Daack-Hirsch, S., Buetow, K.H, Munger, R.G, Espina, L., Paglinawan, N., Villanueva, E., Rary, J., Magee, K., Magee, W., (1997). Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of cleft lip and cleft palate in the Philippines. The Cleft Lip and Palate Journal , 34:1, 7-10.
      • Munger, R.G, Isacson, P., Hu, S., Burns, T., Hanson, J., Lynch, C.F, Cherryholmes, K., Van Dorpe, P., Hausler, W.J, (1997). Intrauterine growth retardation in Iowa communities with herbicide-contaminated drinking water supplies. Environmental Health Perspectives , 105:2, 2-9.
      • Munger, R.G, Romitti, P.A, Daack-Hirsch, S., Burns, T.L, Murray, J.C, Hanson, J., (1996). Maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and risk of orofacial cleft birth defects. Teratology , 54:1, 27-33.
      • Shiang, R., Lidral, A.C, Ardinger, H.H, Buetow, K.H, Romitti, P.A, Munger, R.G, Murray, J.C, (1993). Association of transforming growth-factor alpha gene polymorphisms with isolated nonsyndromic cleft palate only (CPO). American Journal of Human Genetics , 53:4, 836-843.
      • Munger, R.G, Folsom, A.R, Kushi, L.H, Kaye, S.A, Sellers, T.A, (1992). Dietary assessment of older Iowa women with food frequency questionaire: nutrient intake, reproducibility, and comparison with 24-hour dietary recall interviews. American Journal of Epidemiology , 136:2, 192-200.
      • Kushi, L.H, Sellers, T.A, Potter, J.D, Nelson, C.L, Munger, R.G, Kaye, S.A, Folsom, A.R, (1992). Dietary Fat and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute , 84:14, doi: 1092-1099
      • Tatsanavivat, P., Chiravatkul, A., Klungboonkrong, V., Chaisiri, S., Jarerntanyaruk, L., Munger, R.G, Saowakontha, S., (1992). Sudden and unexplained deaths in sleep (laitai) of young men in rural northeastern Thailand. International Journal of Epidemiology , 21:5, 904-910.
      • Munger, R.G, Gomez-Marin, O., Prineas, R.J, Sinaiko, A.R, (1991). Elevated blood pressure among Southeast Asian refugee children in Minnesota.. American Journal of Epidemiology , 133:12, 1257-1265.
      • Munger, R.G, Prineas, R.J, Crow, R.S, Changbumrung, S., Keane, V., Wangsuphachart, V., Jones, M.P, (1991). Prolonged QT interval and risk of sudden death of South-East Asian men. The Lancet , 338:8762, 280-281.
      • Munger, R.G, (1990). Hemostatic variables in Japanese and Caucasian men: Tissue plasminogen activator, antithrombin III, protein C, and their relations to coronary risk factors. American Journal of Epidemiology, 132(1), 41-46.
      • Munger, R.G, Booton, E.A, (1990). Thiamine and sudden death in sleep of South-East Asian refugees (letter). The Lancet, 335(8698), 1154-1155.
      • Iso, H., Folsom, A.R, Wu, K.K, Finch, A., Sato, S., Munger, R.G, Shimamoto, T., Terao, A., Komachi, Y., (1989). Hemostatic variables in Japanese, and Caucasian men: Plasma Fibrinogen, Factor VII C, Factor VIII C, Von Willebrand Factor and their relation to coronary risk factors. American Journal of Epidemiology , 130:5, 925-934.
      • Iso, H., Sato, S., Folsom, A.R, Shimamoto, T., Terao, A., Munger, R.G, Kitamura, A., Konishi, M., Iida, M., Komachi, Y., (1989). Serum fatty acids and fish intake in rural Japanese, urban Japanese. Japanese American, and Caucasian American men. Int. J. Epidem, 18:2, 374-381.
      • Munger, R.G, (1989). Race, multivitamin use and neural tube defects.. Journal of the American Medical Association, 262(12), 1.
      • Munger, R.G, Prineas, R.J, Gomez-Marin, O., (1988). Continued high blood pressure among children with a family history of hypertension: the Minneapolis Childrens Blood Pressure Study. The Journal of Hypertension, 6:8, 647-653.
      • Munger, R.G, (1987). Sudden death in sleep among Laotian refugees in Thailand: a case-control study. American Journal of Public Health, 77:9, 1187-1190.
      • Munger, R.G, Weniger, B.G, Warintrawat, S., Kunasol, P., Van Der Werff, H., Van Bruggen, G., Paquet, C., Holtan, N.R, (1986). Sudden death in sleep of South-East Asian refugees (letter). The Lancet, 2(8515), 1093-1094.
      • Paulozzi, L.J, Munger, R.G, (1985). Sudden deaths of Southeast Asian refugees in Washington state (letter). Journal of the American Medical Association, 253:18, 2645.
      • Munger, R.G, (1984). Perspectives on postdoctoral public health training for medical anthropologists. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 5(4), 96-97.
      • Munger, R.G, (1981). Hmong Deaths (letter). Science, 213(4511):952.
      • Newell-Morris, L., Tarrant, L.H, Sirianni, J.E, Munger, R.G, (1980). Trichromatic fluorescent vital labeling of bone in the fetal macque. Experientia, 36:5, 623-624.
      • Professional Journal

      • Hippen, A.A, Ebbert, M.t, Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Kauwe, J.S, (2016). Presenilin E318G variant and Alzheiemr’s disease risk: The Cache County Study.. BMC Genomics, 17:Suppl 3, 438. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2786-z
      • Chuang, Y., Breitner, J.C, Chiu, Y.L, Khachaturian , A., Hayden, K., Corcoran, C.D, Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Munger, R.G, Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, Zandi, P., For the Cache County Investigators, , (2014). Use of diuretics is associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease: The Cache County Study.. Neurobiology of Aging, 35:11, 2429-35. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.05.002
      • Ebbert, M.T, Ridge, P.G, Wilson, A.R, Sharp, A.R, Bailey, M., Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Kauwe, J.S, (2014). Population-based analysis of Alzheimer’s disease risk alleles implicates genetic interactions.. Biological Psychiatry, 75:9, 732-737. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.07.008
      • Peterson, D., Munger, C., Crowley, J., Corcoran, C.D, Cruchaga, C., Goate, A.M, Norton, M.C, Green, R.C, Munger, R.G, Breitner, J.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, Lyketsos, C.G, Tschanz, J.T, Kauwe, J.S, (2014). Variants in PPP3R1 and MAPT are associated with more rapid functional decline in Alzheimer’s disease: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study.. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 10:3, 366-371. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.02.010
      • Peterson, D., Munger, C., Crowley, J., Corcoran, C.D, Cruchaga, C., Goate, A.M, Norton, M.C, Green, R.C, Munger, R.G, Breitner, J.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, Lyketsos, C.G, Tschanz, J.T, Kauwe, J.S, (2014). Variants in PPP3R1 and MAPT are associated with more rapid functional decline in Alzheimer’s disease: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study.. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 10:3, 366-371. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.02.010
      • Cruchaga, C., Karch, C.M, Jin, S.C, Benitez, B.A, Cai, Y., Guerreiro, R., Harari, O., Norton, J., Budde, J., Bertelsen, S., Jeng, A.T, Cooper, B., Skorupa, T., Carrell, D., Levitch, D., Hsu, S., Choi, J., Ryten, M., UK Brain Expression Consortium, , Hardy, J., Ryten, M., Trabzuni, D., Weale, M.E, Ramasamy, A., Smith, C., Sassi, C., Bras, J., Gibbs, J.R, Hernandez, D.G, Lupton, M.K, Powell, J., Forabosco, P., Ridge, P.G, Corcoran, C.D, Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Munger, R.G, Schmutz, C., Leary, M., Demirci, F.Y, Bamne, M.N, Lopez, O.L, Ganguli, M., Medway, C., Turton, J., Lord, J., Braae, A., Barber, I., Brown, K., Alzheimer's Research UK Consortium, , Passmore, P., Craig, D., Johnston, J., McGuinness, B., Todd, S., Heun, T., Kölsch, H., Kehoe, P.G, Hooper, N.M, Vardy, E.R, Mann, D.M, Pickering-Brown, S., Brown, K., Kalsheker, K., Lowe, J., Morgan, K., David Smith, A., Wilcock, G., Warden, D., Holmes, C., Pastor, P., Lorenzo-Betancor, O., Brkanac, Z., Scott, E., Topol, E., Morgan, K., Rogaeva, E., Singleton, A.B, Hardy, J., Kamboh, M.I, St. George-Hyslop, P., Cairns, N., Morris, J.C, Kauwe, J.S, Goate, A.M, (2014). Rare coding variants in the phospholipase D3 gene confer risk for Alzheimer's disease.. Nature, 505:7484, 550-554. doi: 10.1038/nature12825
      • Gonzalez Murcia, J.D, Schmutz, C., Munger, C., Perkes, A., Gustin, A., Peterson, M., Ebbert, M.T, Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Kauwe, J.S, (2013). Assessment of TREM2 rs75932628 association with Alzheimer’s disease in a population-based sample: The Cache County Study.. Neurobiology of Aging, 34:12, 2889:e11-e13. doi: doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.06.004
      • Gonzalez Murcia, J.D, Schmutz, C., Munger, C., Perkes, A., Gustin, A., Peterson, M., Ebbert, M.T, Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Kauwe, J.S, (2013). Assessment of TREM2 rs75932628 association with Alzheimer’s disease in a population-based sample: The Cache County Study.. Neurobiology of Aging, 34:12, 2889:e11-e13. doi: doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.06.004
      • Wengreen, H., Munger, R.G, Nelson, C., Corcoran, C.D, Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, (2013). Prospective Study of DASH- and Mediterranean-style Dietary Patterns and Age-related Cognitive Change. , 98:5, 1263-71. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.051276
      • Peterson, D., Crowley, J., Munger, C., Corcoran, C.D, Cruchaga , C., Goate, A., Norton, M.C, Green, R., Munger, R.G, Breitner, J.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K., Lyketsos, C., , Kauwe, J.S, (2013). Variants in PPP3R1 and MAPT are associated with more rapid functional decline in Alzheimer's disease: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, doi: doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.02.010. [Epub ahead of print]
      • Peterson, D., Crowley, J., Munger, C., Corcoran, C.D, Cruchaga , C., Goate, A., Norton, M.C, Green, R., Munger, R.G, Breitner, J.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K., Lyketsos, C., , Kauwe, J.S, (2013). Variants in PPP3R1 and MAPT are associated with more rapid functional decline in Alzheimer's disease: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, doi: doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.02.010. [Epub ahead of print]
      • Ridge, P., Maxwell, T.J, Corcoran, C.D, Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, O'Brien, E., Kerber, R.A, Cawthon, R.M, Munger, R.G, Kauwe, J.S, (2012). Mitochondrial genomic analysis of late onset Alzheimer's disease reveals protective haplogroups H6A1A/H6A1B. PLoS, 7:9, e45134. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045134
      • Wengreen, H., Neilson, C., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, (2011). Prospective study of ready-to-eat breakfast cereal consumption and cognitive decline among elderly men and women. . Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 15:3, 202-207.
      • Nelson, C., Wengreen, H., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, (2009). Dietary folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6 and incident Alzheimer's disease: the Cache County Memory, Health and Aging Study. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, 13, 899-905.
      • Wengreen, H., Nelson, C., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, (2009). Diet quality is associated with better cognitive test performance among aging men and women.. Journal of Nutrition, 139, 1944-9.
      • Fotuhi, M., Zandi, P., Hayden, K., Katchaturian, A., Szekely, C., Wengreen, H., Munger, R.G, Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Lyketsos, C., Breitner, J., Welsh-Bohmer, K., (2008). Better cognitive performance in elderly taking anti-oxidant vitamins E and C in combination with NSAIDS: The Cache County Study.. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 4:3, 223-227.
      • Wengreen, H., Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Zandi, P.P, Hayden, K.M, Fotuhi, M., Skoog, I., Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Breitner, J.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, (2007). Antioxidant intake and cognitive function of elderly men and women: the Cache County Study. Journal of Nutrition Health Aging, 11:3, 230-237.
      • Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, Breitner, J.C, Hayden, K.M, Lyketsos, C., Zandi, P.P, Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Munger, R.G, (2006). Modifying dementia risk and trajectories of cognitive decline in aging: The Cache County Memory Study. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 2, 257-260.
      • Tschanz, J.T, Treiber, K., Norton, M.C, Welsh-Bohmer, K.A, Zandi, P.P, Szekely, C.A, Toone, L., Munger, R.G, Lyketsos, C., Breitner, J.C, the Cache County Study Group, , (2005). A Population Study of Alzheimer's disease: Findings from the Cache County study on Memory, Health and Aging. Care Management Journal, 6, 107-114.
      • Public or Trade Journal

      • Ridge, P.G, Maxwell, T.J, Foutz, S.J, Bailey, M.H, Corcoran, C.D, Tschanz, J.T, Norton, M.C, Munger, R.G, O'Brien, E., Kerber, R.A, Cawthon, R.M, Kauwe, J.S, (2014). Mitochondrial genomic variation associated with higher mitochondrial copy number: The Cache County Study on Memory Health and Aging.. BMC Bioinformatics, 15:7, S6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-15-S7-S8
      • Sharp, A.R, Ridge, P.G, Bailey, M.H, Boehme, K.L, Norton, M.C, Tschanz, J.T, Munger, R.G, Corcoran, C.D, Kauwe, J.S, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, , , , , (2014). Population substructure in Cache County, Utah: The Cache County study.. BMC Bioinformatics, 15:7, S8. doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-15-S7-S8
      • Cerhan, J.R, Wallace, R.B, Folsom, A.R, Potter, J.D, Munger, R.G, Prineas, R.J, (1993). Transfusion history and cancer risk in older women. Annals of Internal Medicine, 119:1, 8-15.
      • Folsom, A.R, Prineas, R.J, Kaye, S.A, Munger, R.G, (1990). Incidence of hypertension and stroke in relation to body fat distribution and other risk factors in older women. Stroke, 21:5, 701-706.

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          Publications - Technical Reports

            Research Reports

          • Munger, R.G, (2002). The Prevention of Craniofacial Anomalies. Global Strategies to Reduce the Health-Care Burden of Craniofacial Anomalies. Report of WHO meetings on International Collaborative Research on Craniofacial Anomalies

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              Scheduled Teaching

              NDFS 5200, 6200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2017

              NDFS 5210, 6210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2017

              NDFS 5200, 6200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2016

              NDFS 5210, 6210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2016

              NDFS 5200, 6200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2015

              NDFS 5210,6210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2015

              NDFS 5200,6200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2014

              NDFS 5210,6210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2014

              NDFS 5200,6200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2013

              NDFS 5210,6210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2013

              NDFS 5200,6200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2012

              NDFS 5210,6210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2012

              NDFS 5200,6200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2011

              NDFS 5210 - ADV PUBLIC HLTH NUTR, Spring 2011

              NDFS 6210 - ADV PUBLIC HLTH NUTR, Spring 2011

              NFS 5210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2011

              NFS 6210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2011

              NFS 5200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2010

              NFS 6200 - Nutritional Epidemiology, Fall 2010

              NFS 5210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2010

              NFS 6210 - Advanced Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2010


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Anja Wutz, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, August 2017
              Megan Flannagan, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, August 2017
              Huong Meo La, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences - December 2010
              Eun Young Choi, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2008