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Lauren Butler

PhD in Nutrition, Epidemiology, 2016

Dissertation: Understanding associations of alcoholic beverage consumption with weight status

Advisors: Barry Popkin and Jennifer Poti

After earning her PhD at UNC-CH, Dr. Butler completed a Postdoctoral Research Associateship at the University of Florida in Gainesville from 2016–2018 in the UF Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program. She now provides outpatient nutrition counseling, mentoring, and consulting as a private practice dietitian/nutritionist at Combined Nutrition Solutions.


Butler L, Popkin BM, Poti JMAssociations of Alcoholic Beverage Consumption with Dietary Intake, Waist Circumference, and Body Mass Index in US Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2012. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Dec 22. pii: S2212-2672(17)31621-0. view full text

Butler L, Poti JM, Popkin BM. Trends in Energy Intake from Alcoholic Beverages among US Adults by Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1989-2012. Journal Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2016 Jul;116(7):1087-1100. view full text