Feon Cheng

Feon Cheng

Feon Cheng


Feon Cheng, PhD, MPH, RDN, CHTS-CP, is a passionate nutrition researcher and educator. She received her PhD in Nutritional Science at the Pennsylvania State University, MPH in Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, and BS in Nutritional Science at the California State University, Los Angeles.

Her research interests include nutritional epidemiology, nutrition education, program planning and evaluation, and research methods. She has worked in research, public health and clinical settings.

Dr. Cheng is an active member in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She served as a program reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and as a member on both the Council on Future Practice and the Dietetics Practice Audit Task Force.

Recent Publications:

Cheng FW, Gao X, Bao L, Mitchell DC, Wood C, Sliwinski MJ, Still C, Jensen GL. Obesity as a Risk Factor for Developing Functional Limitation Among Older Adults: A Conditional Inference Tree Analysis. Obesity. 2017; 25(7): 1263-1269.

Ji C, Li Y, Cui L, Cai J, Shi J, Cheng FW, Li Y, Curhan GC, Wu S, Gao X. Prenatal Earthquake Exposure and Midlife Uric Acid Status among Chinese Adults. Arthritis Care and Research. 2017; 69(5):703-708.

Shliskya J, Bloom DE, Beaudreault AR, Tucker KL, Keller HH, Freund-Levi Y, Fielding RA, Cheng FW, Jensen GL, Wu D, Meydani SN. Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease. Advances in Nutrition. 2017;8:17-26.

Cheng FW, Gao X, Mitchell DC, Wood C, Still C, Jensen GL. Body Mass Index and All-Cause Mortality Among Older Adults. Obesity. 2016:24(10):2232-2239.

Cheng FW, Gao X, Mitchell DC, Wood C, Still C, Jensen GL. Metabolic Health Status and the Obesity Paradox in Older Adults. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2016;35(3):161-176.

Cheng FW, Li Y, Winkelman JW, Hu FB, Rimm EB, Gao X. Probable Insomnia Is Associated with Future Total Energy Intake and Diet Quality in Men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016;104(2):462-469.

Cheng FW, Gao X, Jensen GL. Weight Change and All-Cause Mortality in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2015;34(4):343-368.

Cheng FW, Monnat SM, Lohse B. Middle School-Aged Child Enjoyment of Food Tastings Predicted Interest in Nutrition Education on Osteoporosis Prevention. Journal of School Health. 2015;85(7):467-476.

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