Noel Mueller, PhD
Visiting Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Nutrition

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Graduate Schools :
  • PhD, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (2012)
  • MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (2009)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSc, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (MN) (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Columbia University (New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center), Obesity Medicine (2015)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Nutrition

Publications

  • Mutiso F, Li H, Pearce JL, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Mueller NT, Neelon B. Bayesian kernel machine regression for count data: modelling the association between social vulnerability and COVID-19 deaths in South Carolina. J R Stat Soc Ser C Appl Stat. 2024 Jan;73(1):257-274. PubMed PMID: 38222066
  • Shen X, Tilves C, Kim H, Tanaka T, Spira AP, Chia CW, Talegawkar S, Ferrucci L, Mueller NT. Plant-based diets and the gut microbiome: findings from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Am J Clin Nutr. 2024 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38218318
  • Bohn B, Mueller NT. Gut Check: Sugar, Fiber, and Infant Microbiota. J Nutr. 2024 Jan;154(1):7-9. PubMed PMID: 38008360
  • Zaltz DA, Mueller NT, Hoyo C, Østbye T, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Breastfeeding and less healthy beverage intake during the first year of life. Pediatr Obes. 2024 Jan;19(1):e13086. PubMed PMID: 37994306
  • Liu T, Jia F, Differding MK, Zhao N, Doyon M, Bouchard L, Perron P, Guérin R, Massé E, Hivert MF, Mueller NT. Pre-pregnancy body mass index and gut microbiota of mothers and children 5 years postpartum. Int J Obes (Lond). 2023 Sep;47(9):807-816. PubMed PMID: 37173396
  • Mueller NT, Liu T, Debelius J, Zhao N. The Gut-Brain-Sleep Connection in Older Adults: What Do We Learn From the Microbiome?. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2023 Oct 9;78(10):1933-1934. PubMed PMID: 37814931
  • Sauder KA, Cohen CC, Mueller NT, Hockett CW, Switkowski KM, Maldonado LE, Lyall K, Kerver JM, Dabelea D, O'Connor TG, Glueck DH, Melough MM, Couzens GL, Catellier DJ, Smith PB, Newby KL, Benjamin DK. Identifying Foods That Optimize Intake of Key Micronutrients During Pregnancy. J Nutr. 2023 Oct;153(10):3012-3022. PubMed PMID: 37604382
  • Tilves C, Tanaka T, Differding MK, Spira AP, Chia CW, Ferrucci L, Mueller NT. The gut microbiome and regional fat distribution: Findings from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 May;31(5):1425-1435. PubMed PMID: 37016727
  • Tilves C, Zhao HJ, Differding MK, Zhang M, Liu T, Hoyo C, Østbye T, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Mueller NT. Associations of Plastic Bottle Exposure with Infant Growth, Fecal Microbiota, and Short-Chain Fatty Acids. Microorganisms. 2023 Dec 5;11(12). PubMed PMID: 38138068
  • Etzel TM, Kuiper JR, Wang X, Mueller NT, Calafat AM, Cecil KM, Chen A, Lanphear BP, Yolton K, Kalkwarf HJ, Braun JM, Buckley JP. Associations of early life phthalate exposures with adolescent lipid levels and insulin resistance: The HOME Study. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2023 Mar;248:114102. PubMed PMID: 36527833
  • Bragg MG, Westlake M, Alshawabkeh AN, Bekelman TA, Camargo CA Jr, Catellier DJ, Comstock SS, Dabelea D, Dunlop AL, Hedderson MM, Hockett CW, Karagas MR, Keenan K, Kelly NR, Kerver JM, MacKenzie D, Mahabir S, Maldonado LE, McCormack LA, Melough MM, Mueller NT, Nelson ME, O'Connor TG, Oken E, O'Shea TM, Switkowski KM, Sauder KA, Wright RJ, Wright RO, Zhang X, Zhu Y, Lyall K. Opportunities for Examining Child Health Impacts of Early-Life Nutrition in the ECHO Program: Maternal and Child Dietary Intake Data from Pregnancy to Adolescence. Curr Dev Nutr. 2023 Nov;7(11):102019. PubMed PMID: 38035205
  • Mueller NT, Differding MK, Sun H, Wang J, Levy S, Deopujari V, Appel LJ, Blaser MJ, Kundu T, Shah AA, Dominguez Bello MG, Hourigan SK. Maternal Bacterial Engraftment in Multiple Body Sites of Cesarean Section Born Neonates after Vaginal Seeding-a Randomized Controlled Trial. mBio. 2023 Jun 27;14(3):e0049123. PubMed PMID: 37074174
  • Perng W, Aris IM, Slopen N, Younoszai N, Swanson V, Mueller NT, Sauder KA, Dabelea D. Application of Life's Essential 8 to assess cardiovascular health during early childhood. Ann Epidemiol. 2023 Apr;80:16-24. PubMed PMID: 36773850
  • Mueller NT, Liu T, Debelius J, Zhao N. The Gut-Brain-Sleep Connection in Older Adults: What Do We Learn From the Microbiome?. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2023 Oct 9;78(10):1933-1934. PubMed PMID: 37814931
  • Chen Y, Zhang M, Wang G, Hong X, Wang X, Mueller NT. Mother's age at menarche is associated with odds of preterm delivery: A case-control study. BJOG. 2023 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37661294
  • Sauder KA, Cohen CC, Mueller NT, Hockett CW, Switkowski KM, Maldonado LE, Lyall K, Kerver JM, Dabelea D, O'Connor TG, Glueck DH, Melough MM, Couzens GL, Catellier DJ, Smith PB, Newby KL, Benjamin DK. Identifying Foods That Optimize Intake of Key Micronutrients During Pregnancy. J Nutr. 2023 Oct;153(10):3012-3022. PubMed PMID: 37604382
  • Liu T, Jia F, Differding MK, Zhao N, Doyon M, Bouchard L, Perron P, Guérin R, Massé E, Hivert MF, Mueller NT. Pre-pregnancy body mass index and gut microbiota of mothers and children 5 years postpartum. Int J Obes (Lond). 2023 Sep;47(9):807-816. PubMed PMID: 37173396
  • Mueller NT, Differding MK, Sun H, Wang J, Levy S, Deopujari V, Appel LJ, Blaser MJ, Kundu T, Shah AA, Dominguez Bello MG, Hourigan SK. Maternal Bacterial Engraftment in Multiple Body Sites of Cesarean Section Born Neonates after Vaginal Seeding-a Randomized Controlled Trial. mBio. 2023 Jun 27;14(3):e0049123. PubMed PMID: 37074174
  • Tilves C, Tanaka T, Differding MK, Spira AP, Chia CW, Ferrucci L, Mueller NT. The gut microbiome and regional fat distribution: Findings from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 May;31(5):1425-1435. PubMed PMID: 37016727
  • Perng W, Aris IM, Slopen N, Younoszai N, Swanson V, Mueller NT, Sauder KA, Dabelea D. Application of Life's Essential 8 to assess cardiovascular health during early childhood. Ann Epidemiol. 2023 Apr;80:16-24. PubMed PMID: 36773850
  • Zhao HJ, Tilves C, Differding M, Zhang M, Liu T, Benjamin-Neelon S, Hoyo C, Ostbye T, Mueller N. Associations of Plastic Bottle Exposure with Infant Fecal Microbiota, Short-Chain Fatty Acids, and Growth. Res Sq. 2023 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 36712078
  • Etzel TM, Kuiper JR, Wang X, Mueller NT, Calafat AM, Cecil KM, Chen A, Lanphear BP, Yolton K, Kalkwarf HJ, Braun JM, Buckley JP. Associations of early life phthalate exposures with adolescent lipid levels and insulin resistance: The HOME Study. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2023 Mar;248:114102. PubMed PMID: 36527833
  • Ducharme-Smith K, Brady TM, Vizthum D, Caulfield LE, Mueller NT, Rosenstock S, Garcia-Larsen V. Diet quality scores associated with improved cardiometabolic measures among African American adolescents. Pediatr Res. 2022 Sep;92(3):853-861. PubMed PMID: 34916627
  • Minhas AS, Hong X, Wang G, Rhee DK, Liu T, Zhang M, Michos ED, Wang X, Mueller NT. Mediterranean-Style Diet and Risk of Preeclampsia by Race in the Boston Birth Cohort. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 May 3;11(9):e022589. PubMed PMID: 35441523
  • Hourigan SK, Dominguez-Bello MG, Mueller NT. Can maternal-child microbial seeding interventions improve the health of infants delivered by Cesarean section?. Cell Host Microbe. 2022 May 11;30(5):607-611. PubMed PMID: 35550663
  • Tilves C, Yeh HC, Maruthur N, Juraschek SP, Miller ER, Appel LJ, Mueller NT. A behavioral weight-loss intervention, but not metformin, decreases a marker of gut barrier permeability: results from the SPIRIT randomized trial. Int J Obes (Lond). 2022 Mar;46(3):655-660. PubMed PMID: 34987204
  • Tilves C, Yeh HC, Maruthur N, Juraschek SP, Miller E, White K, Appel LJ, Mueller NT. Increases in Circulating and Fecal Butyrate are Associated With Reduced Blood Pressure and Hypertension: Results From the SPIRIT Trial. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Jul 5;11(13):e024763. PubMed PMID: 35730613
  • Stratakis N, Garcia E, Chandran A, Hsu T, Alshawabkeh A, Aris IM, Aschner JL, Breton C, Burbank A, Camargo CA Jr, Carroll KN, Chen Z, Claud EC, Dabelea D, Dunlop AL, Elliott AJ, Ferrara A, Ganiban JM, Gern JE, Gold DR, Gower WA, Hertz-Picciotto I, Karagas MR, Karr CJ, Lester B, Leve LD, Litonjua AA, Ludena Y, McEvoy CT, Miller RL, Mueller NT, O'Connor TG, Oken E, O'Shea TM, Perera F, Stanford JB, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Rundle A, Trasande L, Wright RJ, Zhang Y, Zhu Y, Berhane K, Gilliland F, Chatzi L. The Role of Childhood Asthma in Obesity Development: A Nationwide US Multicohort Study. Epidemiology. 2022 Jan 1;33(1):131-140. PubMed PMID: 34561347
  • Zhang M, Buckley JP, Liang L, Hong X, Wang G, Wang MC, Wills-Karp M, Wang X, Mueller NT. A metabolome-wide association study of in utero metal and trace element exposures with cord blood metabolome profile: Findings from the Boston Birth Cohort. Environ Int. 2022 Jan;158:106976. PubMed PMID: 34991243
  • Johnson AJ, Mueller NT. Can data-driven approaches for dietary pattern assessment improve microbiome epidemiology research?. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Feb 9;115(2):329-331. PubMed PMID: 34996096
  • Mutiso F, Pearce JL, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Mueller NT, Li H, Neelon B. Bayesian negative binomial regression with spatially varying dispersion: Modeling COVID-19 incidence in Georgia. Spat Stat. 2022 Dec;52:100703. PubMed PMID: 36168515
  • Zhang M, Brady TM, Buckley JP, Appel LJ, Hong X, Wang G, Liang L, Wang X, Mueller NT. Metabolome-Wide Association Study of Cord Blood Metabolites With Blood Pressure in Childhood and Adolescence. Hypertension. 2022 Dec;79(12):2806-2820. PubMed PMID: 36111548
  • Yeh HC, Maruthur NM, Wang NY, Jerome GJ, Dalcin AT, Tseng E, White K, Miller ER, Juraschek SP, Mueller NT, Charleston J, Durkin N, Hassoon A, Lansey DG, Kanarek NF, Carducci MA, Appel LJ. Effects of Behavioral Weight Loss and Metformin on IGFs in Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Sep 27;106(10):e4179-e4191. PubMed PMID: 33884414
  • Long J, Zhang M, Wang G, Hong X, Ji Y, Bustamante-Helfrich B, Wang X, Mueller NT. Association of Placental Pathology With Childhood Blood Pressure Among Children Born Preterm. Am J Hypertens. 2021 Nov 20;34(11):1154-1162. PubMed PMID: 34424290
  • Sauder KA, Harte RN, Ringham BM, Guenther PM, Bailey RL, Alshawabkeh A, Cordero JF, Dunlop AL, Ferranti EP, Elliott AJ, Mitchell DC, Hedderson MM, Avalos LA, Zhu Y, Breton CV, Chatzi L, Ran J, Hertz-Picciotto I, Karagas MR, Sayarath V, Hoover J, MacKenzie D, Lyall K, Schmidt RJ, O'Connor TG, Barrett ES, Switkowski KM, Comstock SS, Kerver JM, Trasande L, Tylavsky FA, Wright RJ, Kannan S, Mueller NT, Catellier DJ, Glueck DH, Dabelea D. Disparities in Risks of Inadequate and Excessive Intake of Micronutrients during Pregnancy. J Nutr. 2021 Nov 2;151(11):3555-3569. PubMed PMID: 34494118
  • Mirzayi C, Renson A, Zohra F, Elsafoury S, Geistlinger L, Kasselman LJ, Eckenrode K, van de Wijgert J, Loughman A, Marques FZ, MacIntyre DA, Arumugam M, Azhar R, Beghini F, Bergstrom K, Bhatt A, Bisanz JE, Braun J, Bravo HC, Buck GA, Bushman F, Casero D, Clarke G, Collado MC, Cotter PD, Cryan JF, Demmer RT, Devkota S, Elinav E, Escobar JS, Fettweis J, Finn RD, Fodor AA, Forslund S, Franke A, Furlanello C, Gilbert J, Grice E, Haibe-Kains B, Handley S, Herd P, Holmes S, Jacobs JP, Karstens L, Knight R, Knights D, Koren O, Kwon DS, Langille M, Lindsay B, McGovern D, McHardy AC, McWeeney S, Mueller NT, Nezi L, Olm M, Palm N, Pasolli E, Raes J, Redinbo MR, Rühlemann M, Balfour Sartor R, Schloss PD, Schriml L, Segal E, Shardell M, Sharpton T, Smirnova E, Sokol H, Sonnenburg JL, Srinivasan S, Thingholm LB, Turnbaugh PJ, Upadhyay V, Walls RL, Wilmes P, Yamada T, Zeller G, Zhang M, Zhao N, Zhao L, Bao W, Culhane A, Devanarayan V, Dopazo J, Fan X, Fischer M, Jones W, Kusko R, Mason CE, Mercer TR, Sansone SA, Scherer A, Shi L, Thakkar S, Tong W, Wolfinger R, Hunter C, Segata N, Huttenhower C, Dowd JB, Jones HE, Waldron L. Reporting guidelines for human microbiome research: the STORMS checklist. Nat Med. 2021 Nov;27(11):1885-1892. PubMed PMID: 34789871
  • Tilves C, Mueller NT. Trimethylamine N-oxide variation in humans: the product of a diet-microbiota interaction?. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Jun 1;113(6):1400-1401. PubMed PMID: 33876195
  • Ducharme-Smith K, Caulfield LE, Brady TM, Rosenstock S, Mueller NT, Garcia-Larsen V. Higher Diet Quality in African-American Adolescents Is Associated with Lower Odds of Metabolic Syndrome: Evidence from the NHANES. J Nutr. 2021 Jun 1;151(6):1609-1617. PubMed PMID: 33768240
  • Rittiphairoj T, Pongpirul K, Janchot K, Mueller NT, Li T. Probiotics Contribute to Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Adv Nutr. 2021 Jun 1;12(3):722-734. PubMed PMID: 33126241
  • Zhang M, Liu T, Wang G, Buckley JP, Guallar E, Hong X, Wang MC, Wills-Karp M, Wang X, Mueller NT. In Utero Exposure to Heavy Metals and Trace Elements and Childhood Blood Pressure in a U.S. Urban, Low-Income, Minority Birth Cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2021 Jun;129(6):67005. PubMed PMID: 34160246
  • Mueller NT, Differding MK, Zhang M, Maruthur NM, Juraschek SP, Miller ER 3rd, Appel LJ, Yeh HC. Metformin Affects Gut Microbiome Composition and Function and Circulating Short-Chain Fatty Acids: A Randomized Trial. Diabetes Care. 2021 Jul;44(7):1462-1471. PubMed PMID: 34006565
  • Neelon B, Mutiso F, Mueller NT, Pearce JL, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Associations Between Governor Political Affiliation and COVID-19 Cases, Deaths, and Testing in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Jul;61(1):115-119. PubMed PMID: 33775513
  • Mueller NT, Differding MK, Østbye T, Hoyo C, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Association of birth mode of delivery with infant faecal microbiota, potential pathobionts, and short chain fatty acids: a longitudinal study over the first year of life. BJOG. 2021 Jul;128(8):1293-1303. PubMed PMID: 33338292
  • Mueller NT, Zhang M, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Hivert MF, Chavarro J. Mode of delivery, type of labor, and measures of adiposity from childhood to teenage: Project Viva. Int J Obes (Lond). 2021 Jan;45(1):36-44. PubMed PMID: 33199815
  • Babu GR, Mueller NT, Lewis MG, Krishnan A, Lobo E, Deepa R, Khetrapal S, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Delivery mode and altered infant growth at 1 year of life in India. Pediatr Res. 2021 Dec;90(6):1251-1257. PubMed PMID: 33654288
  • Wu Y, Juraschek SP, Hu JR, Mueller NT, Appel LJ, Anderson CAM, Miller ER. Higher Carbohydrate Amount and Lower Glycemic Index Increase Hunger, Diet Satisfaction, and Heartburn in Overweight and Obese Adults in the OmniCarb Randomized Clinical Trial. J Nutr. 2021 Aug 7;151(8):2477-2485. PubMed PMID: 34049396
  • Liu T, Zhang M, Rahman ML, Wang X, Hinkle SN, Zhang C, Mueller NT. Exposure to heavy metals and trace minerals in first trimester and maternal blood pressure change over gestation. Environ Int. 2021 Aug;153:106508. PubMed PMID: 33901931
  • Liu T, Hivert MF, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rahman ML, Oken E, Cardenas A, Mueller NT. Prospective Association Between Manganese in Early Pregnancy and the Risk of Preeclampsia. Epidemiology. 2020 Sep;31(5):677-680. PubMed PMID: 32618710
  • Mueller NT, Liu T, Mitchel EB, Yates KP, Suzuki A, Behling C, Lavine JE. Sex Hormone Relations to Histologic Severity of Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Nov 1;105(11):3496-504. PubMed PMID: 32840311
  • Mueller NT, Zhang M, Juraschek SP, Miller ER, Appel LJ. Effects of high-fiber diets enriched with carbohydrate, protein, or unsaturated fat on circulating short chain fatty acids: results from the OmniHeart randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Mar 1;111(3):545-554. PubMed PMID: 31927581
  • Tylavsky FA, Ferrara A, Catellier DJ, Oken E, Li X, Law A, Dabelea D, Rundle A, Gilbert-Diamond D, Hivert MF, Breton CV, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Mueller NT, Hunt KJ, Arteaga SS, Lombo T, Mahabir S, Ruden D, Sauder K, Hedderson MM, Zhu Y, Polk S, Mihalopoulos NL, Vos M, Pyles L, Roary M, Aschner J, Karagas MR, Trasande L. Understanding childhood obesity in the US: the NIH environmental influences on child health outcomes (ECHO) program. Int J Obes (Lond). 2020 Mar;44(3):617-627. PubMed PMID: 31649277
  • Mueller NT, Zhang M. Diet and long-term weight loss: what can we learn from our gut microbes?. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Jun 1;111(6):1121-1123. PubMed PMID: 32330236
  • Zhang M, Juraschek SP, Appel LJ, Pasricha PJ, Miller ER 3rd, Mueller NT. Effects of High-Fiber Diets and Macronutrient Substitution on Bloating: Findings From the OmniHeart Trial. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2020 Jan;11(1):e00122. PubMed PMID: 31972610
  • Martiny JBH, Whiteson KL, Bohannan BJM, David LA, Hynson NA, McFall-Ngai M, Rawls JF, Schmidt TM, Abdo Z, Blaser MJ, Bordenstein S, Bréchot C, Bull CT, Dorrestein P, Eisen JA, Garcia-Pichel F, Gilbert J, Hofmockel KS, Holtz ML, Knight R, Mark Welch DB, McDonald D, Methé B, Mouncey NJ, Mueller NT, Pfister CA, Proctor L, Sachs JL. The emergence of microbiome centres. Nat Microbiol. 2020 Jan;5(1):2-3. PubMed PMID: 31857734
  • Mueller NT, Dominguez-Bello MG, Appel LJ, Hourigan SK. 'Vaginal seeding' after a caesarean section provides benefits to newborn children: FOR: Does exposing caesarean-delivered newborns to the vaginal microbiome affect their chronic disease risk? The critical need for trials of 'vaginal seeding' during caesarean section. BJOG. 2020 Jan;127(2):301. PubMed PMID: 31696621
  • Singh SB, Madan J, Coker M, Hoen A, Baker ER, Karagas MR, Mueller NT. Does birth mode modify associations of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and gestational weight gain with the infant gut microbiome?. Int J Obes (Lond). 2020 Jan;44(1):23-32. PubMed PMID: 30765892
  • Holingue C, Brucato M, Ladd-Acosta C, Hong X, Volk H, Mueller NT, Wang X, Fallin MD. Interaction between Maternal Immune Activation and Antibiotic Use during Pregnancy and Child Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Res. 2020 Dec;13(12):2230-2241. PubMed PMID: 33067915
  • Differding MK, Mueller NT. Human Milk Bacteria: Seeding the Infant Gut?. Cell Host Microbe. 2020 Aug 12;28(2):151-153. PubMed PMID: 32791106
  • Differding MK, Doyon M, Bouchard L, Perron P, Guérin R, Asselin C, Massé E, Hivert MF, Mueller NT. Potential interaction between timing of infant complementary feeding and breastfeeding duration in determination of early childhood gut microbiota composition and BMI. Pediatr Obes. 2020 Aug;15(8):e12642. PubMed PMID: 32351036
  • Mueller NT, Appel LJ. Absence of the Association of Blood Pressure With Age in a Remote Venezuelan Population Renews the Call for Population-Wide Interventions-Reply. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 May 1;4(5):497. PubMed PMID: 30942844
  • Peng AW, Appel LJ, Mueller NT, Tang O, Miller ER 3rd, Juraschek SP. Effects of sodium intake on postural lightheadedness: Results from the DASH-sodium trial. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2019 Mar;21(3):355-362. PubMed PMID: 30690866
  • Zheng Z, Bennett WL, Mueller NT, Appel LJ, Wang X. Gestational Weight Gain and Pregnancy Complications in a High-Risk, Racially and Ethnically Diverse Population. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Mar;28(3):375-383. PubMed PMID: 29920144
  • Peng AW, Juraschek SP, Appel LJ, Miller ER 3rd, Mueller NT. Effects of the DASH Diet and Sodium Intake on Bloating: Results From the DASH-Sodium Trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Jul;114(7):1109-1115. PubMed PMID: 31206400
  • Platz EA, Liu CM, Michaud DS, Mueller NT, Ravel J. The Microbiome and Men's Health. Clin Chem. 2019 Jan;65(1):28-35. PubMed PMID: 30459165
  • Mueller NT, Hourigan SK, Hoffmann DE, Levy L, von Rosenvinge EC, Chou B, Dominguez-Bello MG. Bacterial Baptism: Scientific, Medical, and Regulatory Issues Raised by Vaginal Seeding of C-Section-Born Babies. J Law Med Ethics. 2019 Dec;47(4):568-578. PubMed PMID: 31957590
  • Liu T, Zhang M, Guallar E, Wang G, Hong X, Wang X, Mueller NT. Trace Minerals, Heavy Metals, and Preeclampsia: Findings from the Boston Birth Cohort. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Aug 20;8(16):e012436. PubMed PMID: 31426704
  • Mueller NT, Zhang M, Hoyo C, Østbye T, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Does cesarean delivery impact infant weight gain and adiposity over the first year of life?. Int J Obes (Lond). 2019 Aug;43(8):1549-1555. PubMed PMID: 30349009
  • Differding MK, Mueller NT. Are household disinfectants microbially mediated obesogens?. CMAJ. 2018 Sep 17;190(37):E1095-E1096. PubMed PMID: 30224441
  • Zhang M, Litonjua AA, Mueller NT. Maternal antibiotic use and child asthma: is the association causal?. Eur Respir J. 2018 Jul;52(1). PubMed PMID: 29973360
  • Zhang M, Mueller NT, Wang H, Hong X, Appel LJ, Wang X. Maternal Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter =2.5 µm During Pregnancy and the Risk for High Blood Pressure in Childhood. Hypertension. 2018 Jul;72(1):194-201. PubMed PMID: 29760154
  • Mueller NT, Noya-Alarcon O, Contreras M, Appel LJ, Dominguez-Bello MG. Association of Age With Blood Pressure Across the Lifespan in Isolated Yanomami and Yekwana Villages. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Dec 1;3(12):1247-1249. PubMed PMID: 30427998
  • Oddo VM, Mueller NT, Pollack KM, Surkan PJ, Bleich SN, Jones-Smith JC. Maternal employment and childhood overweight in low- and middle-income countries. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Oct;20(14):2523-2536. PubMed PMID: 28774349
  • Wang H, Mueller NT, Li J, Sun N, Huo Y, Ren F, Wang X. Association of Maternal Plasma Folate and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Pregnancy with Elevated Blood Pressure of Offspring in Childhood. Am J Hypertens. 2017 May 1;30(5):532-540. PubMed PMID: 28338750
  • Mueller NT, Appel LJ. Attributing Death to Diet: Precision Counts. JAMA. 2017 Mar 7;317(9):908-909. PubMed PMID: 28267836
  • de la Cuesta-Zuluaga J, Mueller NT, Corrales-Agudelo V, Velásquez-Mejía EP, Carmona JA, Abad JM, Escobar JS. Metformin Is Associated With Higher Relative Abundance of Mucin-Degrading Akkermansia muciniphila and Several Short-Chain Fatty Acid-Producing Microbiota in the Gut. Diabetes Care. 2017 Jan;40(1):54-62. PubMed PMID: 27999002
  • Singh S, Karagas MR, Mueller NT. Charting the Maternal and Infant Microbiome: What Is the Role of Diabetes and Obesity in Pregnancy?. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Feb;17(2):11. PubMed PMID: 28176229
  • Mueller NT, Mao G, Bennet WL, Hourigan SK, Dominguez-Bello MG, Appel LJ, Wang X. Does vaginal delivery mitigate or strengthen the intergenerational association of overweight and obesity? Findings from the Boston Birth Cohort. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Apr;41(4):497-501. PubMed PMID: 27899809
  • Mueller NT, Rifas-Shiman SL, Blaser MJ, Gillman MW, Hivert MF. Association of prenatal antibiotics with foetal size and cord blood leptin and adiponectin. Pediatr Obes. 2017 Apr;12(2):129-136. PubMed PMID: 26948966
  • Hoepner LA, Whyatt RM, Widen EM, Hassoun A, Oberfield SE, Mueller NT, Diaz D, Calafat AM, Perera FP, Rundle AG. Bisphenol A and Adiposity in an Inner-City Birth Cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Oct;124(10):1644-1650. PubMed PMID: 27187982
  • Widen EM, Whyatt RM, Hoepner LA, Mueller NT, Ramirez-Carvey J, Oberfield SE, Hassoun A, Perera FP, Gallagher D, Rundle AG. Gestational weight gain and obesity, adiposity and body size in African-American and Dominican children in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Matern Child Nutr. 2016 Oct;12(4):918-28. PubMed PMID: 25753294
  • Rockenbach G, Luft VC, Mueller NT, Duncan BB, Stein MC, Vigo Á, Matos SM, Fonseca MJ, Barreto SM, Benseñor IM, Appel LJ, Schmidt MI. Sex-specific associations of birth weight with measures of adiposity in mid-to-late adulthood: the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Aug;40(8):1286-91. PubMed PMID: 27121250
  • Mueller NT, Jacobs DR Jr, MacLehose RF, Demerath EW, Kelly SP, Dreyfus JG, Pereira MA. Consumption of caffeinated and artificially sweetened soft drinks is associated with risk of early menarche. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Sep;102(3):648-54. PubMed PMID: 26178725
  • Mueller NT, Pereira MA. Leg length and type 2 diabetes: what's the link?. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2015 Sep;18(5):452-6. PubMed PMID: 26167802
  • Mueller NT, Duncan BB, Barreto SM, Chor D, Vigo A, Aquino EM, Demerath EW, Schmidt MI. Relative leg length is associated with type 2 diabetes differently according to pubertal timing: the Brazilian longitudinal study of adult health. Am J Hum Biol. 2015 Mar-Apr;27(2):219-25. PubMed PMID: 25327531
  • Mueller NT. The gut microbiome and childhood obesity: connecting the dots. Child Obes. 2015 Jun;11(3):227-30. PubMed PMID: 26034811
  • Buitrago-Lopez A, van den Hooven EH, Rueda-Clausen CF, Serrano N, Ruiz AJ, Pereira MA, Mueller NT. Socioeconomic status is positively associated with measures of adiposity and insulin resistance, but inversely associated with dyslipidaemia in Colombian children. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2015 Jun;69(6):580-7. PubMed PMID: 25691273
  • Mueller NT, Bakacs E, Combellick J, Grigoryan Z, Dominguez-Bello MG. The infant microbiome development: mom matters. Trends Mol Med. 2015 Feb;21(2):109-17. PubMed PMID: 25578246
  • Mueller NT, Pereira MA, Demerath EW, Dreyfus JG, MacLehose RF, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Jacobs DR Jr. Earlier menarche is associated with fatty liver and abdominal ectopic fat in midlife, independent of young adult BMI: The CARDIA study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Feb;23(2):468-74. PubMed PMID: 25521620
  • Mueller NT, Pereira MA. Reply to RE Kleinman. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Dec;102(6):1618-9. PubMed PMID: 26628575
  • Bernardi JR, Pinheiro TV, Mueller NT, Goldani HA, Gutierrez MR, Bettiol H, Moura da Silva AA, Barbieri MA, Goldani MZ. Cesarean delivery and metabolic risk factors in young adults: a Brazilian birth cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Aug;102(2):295-301. PubMed PMID: 26085513
  • Mueller NT, Whyatt R, Hoepner L, Oberfield S, Dominguez-Bello MG, Widen EM, Hassoun A, Perera F, Rundle A. Prenatal exposure to antibiotics, cesarean section and risk of childhood obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Apr;39(4):665-70. PubMed PMID: 25298276
  • Bajaj HS, Pereira MA, Anjana RM, Deepa R, Mohan V, Mueller NT, Rao GH, Gross MD. Comparison of relative waist circumference between Asian Indian and US adults. J Obes. 2014;2014:461956. PubMed PMID: 25328687
  • Mueller NT, Johnson W, Odegaard AO, Lee M, Czerwinski SA, Demerath EW. Wrist breadth and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance in youth: the Fels Longitudinal Study. Am J Hum Biol. 2013 Sep-Oct;25(5):581-5. PubMed PMID: 23897560
  • Mueller NT, Mueller NJ, Odegaard AO, Gross MD, Koh WP, Yuan JM, Pereira MA. Higher parity is associated with an increased risk of type-II diabetes in Chinese women: the Singapore Chinese Health Study. BJOG. 2013 Nov;120(12):1483-9. PubMed PMID: 23786390
  • Mueller NT, Koh WP, Odegaard AO, Gross MD, Yuan JM, Pereira MA. Asthma and the risk of type 2 diabetes in the Singapore Chinese Health Study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013 Feb;99(2):192-9. PubMed PMID: 23260853
  • Mueller NT, Pereira MA, Buitrago-Lopez A, Rodríguez DC, Duran AE, Ruiz AJ, Rueda-Clausen CF, Villa-Roel C. Adiposity indices in the prediction of insulin resistance in prepubertal Colombian children. Public Health Nutr. 2013 Feb;16(2):248-55. PubMed PMID: 22916737
  • Mueller NT. Navigating the Nutrition Transition: What Is It? How Can Whole Grains Play a Helpful Role?. CFW Plex. 2013;2012:38-40. PubMed PMID: 25635241
  • Mueller NT, Odegaard AO, Gross MD, Koh WP, Yuan JM, Pereira MA. Age at menarche and cardiovascular disease mortality in Singaporean Chinese women: the Singapore Chinese Health Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;22(10):717-22. PubMed PMID: 22939833
  • Mueller NT, Noone AM, Luta G, Wallington SF, Huerta EE, Mandelblatt JS. Information channels associated with awareness of human papillomavirus infections and vaccination among Latino immigrants from safety net clinics. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Feb;14(1):183-8. PubMed PMID: 22089978
  • Mueller NT, Odegaard AO, Gross MD, Koh WP, Yu MC, Yuan JM, Pereira MA. Soy intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese Singaporeans [corrected]. Eur J Nutr. 2012 Dec;51(8):1033-40. PubMed PMID: 22094581
  • Graham AL, Lopez-Class M, Mueller NT, Mota G, Mandelblatt J. Efficiency and cost-effectiveness of recruitment methods for male Latino smokers. Health Educ Behav. 2011 Jun;38(3):293-300. PubMed PMID: 21460176
  • Mueller NT, Odegaard A, Anderson K, Yuan JM, Gross M, Koh WP, Pereira MA. Soft drink and juice consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer: the Singapore Chinese Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Feb;19(2):447-55. PubMed PMID: 20142243
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Professional Memberships

  • American Heart Association, Member At Large
  • American Society of Microbiology, Member
  • American Society of Nutrition, Member
Personal Interests
Public Health Latin America Microbiome Nutrition Cooking Skiing Hiking Spending time with my children and wife

Volunteer Activities
Spanish interpreter at community clinic

Public Speaking
Yes
Microbiome, Nutrition, Epidemiology

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (2012)
  • MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (2009)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSc, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (MN) (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Columbia University (New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center), Obesity Medicine (2015)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Nutrition
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