Journal Articles

  1. Srinivasan B, O'Dell D, Finkelstein JL, Lee S, Erickson D, Mehta S. ironPhone: Mobile device-coupled point-of-care diagnostics for assessment of iron status by quantification of serum ferritin. Biosens Bioelectron. 2018 Jan 15;99:115-121. PubMed PMID: 28750335.
  2. Yu EA, John SH, Tablante EC, King CA, Kenneth J, Russell DG, Mehta S. Host transcriptional responses following ex vivo re-challenge with Mycobacterium tuberculosis vary with disease status. PLoS One. 2017;12(10):e0185640. PubMed PMID: 28977039. *graduate student first author
  3. Huey SL, Venkatramanan S, Udipi SA, Finkelstein JL, Ghugre P, Haas JD, Thakker V, Thorat A, Salvi A, Kurpad AV, Mehta S. Acceptability of Iron- and Zinc-Biofortified Pearl Millet (ICTP-8203)-Based Complementary Foods among Children in an Urban Slum of Mumbai, India. Front Nutr. 2017;4:39. PubMed PMID: 28971097; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5609630. *graduate student first author
  4. Purswani JM, Gala P, Dwarkanath P, Larkin HM, Kurpad A, Mehta S. The role of vitamin D in pre-eclampsia: a systematic review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jul 15;17(1):231. PubMed PMID: 28709403; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5513133. *undergraduate student first author
  5. Natamba BK, Mehta S, Achan J, Stoltzfus RJ, Griffiths JK, et al. The association between food insecurity and depressive symptoms severity among pregnant women differs by social support category: a cross-sectional study. Matern Child Nutr. 2017 Jul;13(3)PubMed PMID: 27507230.
  6. Mehta S, Colt S, Lee S, Erickson D. Rainer Gross Award Lecture 2016: A Laboratory in Your Pocket: Enabling Precision Nutrition. Food Nutr Bull. 2017 Jun;38(2):140-145. PubMed PMID: 28513261.
  7. Wood MR, Yu EA, Mehta S. The Human Microbiome in the Fight Against Tuberculosis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jun;96(6):1274-1284. PubMed PMID: 28719264; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5462560. *undergraduate student first author
  8. Rey EG, O'Dell D, Mehta S, Erickson D. Mitigating the Hook Effect in Lateral Flow Sandwich Immunoassays Using Real-Time Reaction Kinetics. Anal Chem. 2017 May 2;89(9):5095-5100. PubMed PMID: 28388030. *joint corresponding author
  9. Colt S, Garcia-Casal MN, Peña-Rosas JP, Finkelstein JL, Rayco-Solon P, Weise Prinzo Z, Mehta S. Transmission of Zika virus through breast milk and other breastfeeding-related bodily-fluids: A systematic review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Apr;11(4):e0005528. PubMed PMID: 28394887; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5398716. *graduate student first author
  10. De Steur H, Mehta S, Gellynck X, Finkelstein JL. GM biofortified crops: potential effects on targeting the micronutrient intake gap in human populations. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2017 Apr;44:181-188. PubMed PMID: 28288329.
  11. Stover PJ, Mehta S. Editorial overview: Food biotechnology. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2017 Apr;44:v-vi. PubMed PMID: 28347578.
  12. Finkelstein JL, Haas JD, Mehta S. Iron-biofortified staple food crops for improving iron status: a review of the current evidence. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2017 Apr;44:138-145. PubMed PMID: 28131049; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5418367.
  13. Srinivasan B, Lee S, Erickson D, Mehta S. Precision nutrition - review of methods for point-of-care assessment of nutritional status. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2017 Apr;44:103-108. PubMed PMID: 28043002.
  14. Boy E, Haas JD, Petry N, Cercamondi CI, Gahutu JB, Mehta S, Finkelstein JL, Hurrell RF. Efficacy of iron-biofortified crops. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 2017;17(2):11879-11892. 
  15. Park H, Brannon PM, West AA, Yan J, Jiang X, Perry CA, Malysheva O, Mehta S, Caudill MA.. Maternal vitamin D biomarkers are associated with maternal and fetal bone turnover among pregnant women consuming controlled amounts of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus. Bone. 2017 Feb;95:183-191. PubMed PMID: 27939956; NIHMSID: NIHMS837394; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5222782.
  16. Toko EN, Sumba OP, Daud II, Ogolla S, Majiwa M, Krisher JT, Ouma C, Dent AE, Rochford R, Mehta S. Maternal Vitamin D Status and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Children from Rural Western Kenya. Nutrients. 2016 Dec 7;8(12)PubMed PMID: 27941597; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5188449.
  17. Lee S, Mehta S, Erickson D. Two-Color Lateral Flow Assay for Multiplex Detection of Causative Agents Behind Acute Febrile Illnesses. Anal Chem. 2016 Sep 6;88(17):8359-63. PubMed PMID: 27490379; NIHMSID: NIHMS855172; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5396465. *joint corresponding author
  18. Park H, Brannon PM, West AA, Yan J, Jiang X, Perry CA, Malysheva OV, Mehta S, Caudill MA. Vitamin D Metabolism Varies among Women in Different Reproductive States Consuming the Same Intakes of Vitamin D and Related Nutrients. J Nutr. 2016 Aug;146(8):1537-45. PubMed PMID: 27335139; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4958290. 
  19. Herman HS, Mehta S, Cárdenas WB, Stewart-Ibarra AM, Finkelstein JL. Micronutrients and Leptospirosis: A Review of the Current Evidence. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jul;10(7):e0004652. PubMed PMID: 27387046; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4936698. 
  20. Lee S, Srinivasan B, Vemulapati S, Mehta S, Erickson D. Personalized nutrition diagnostics at the point-of-need. Lab Chip. 2016 Jul 7;16(13):2408-17. PubMed PMID: 27272753. *joint corresponding author
  21. Lee S, O'Dell D, Hohenstein J, Colt S, Mehta S, Erickson D. NutriPhone: a mobile platform for low-cost point-of-care quantification of vitamin B12 concentrations. Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 15;6:28237. PubMed PMID: 27301282; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4908584. *joint corresponding author
  22. Huey SL, Mehta S. Stunting: The Need for Application of Advances in Technology to Understand a Complex Health Problem. EBioMedicine. 2016 Apr;6:26-7. PubMed PMID: 27211543; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4856790. *graduate student first author
  23. Serina P, Riley I, Stewart A, Flaxman AD, Lozano R, et al. A shortened verbal autopsy instrument for use in routine mortality surveillance systems. BMC Med. 2015 Dec 16;13:302. PubMed PMID: 26670275; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4681088.
  24. Murphy RA, Yu EA, Ciappio ED, Mehta S, McBurney MI. Suboptimal Plasma Long Chain n-3 Concentrations are Common among Adults in the United States, NHANES 2003-2004. Nutrients. 2015 Dec 9;7(12):10282-9. PubMed PMID: 26690213; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4690086.
  25. Serina P, Riley I, Stewart A, James SL, Flaxman AD, et al. Improving performance of the Tariff Method for assigning causes of death to verbal autopsies. BMC Med. 2015 Dec 8;13:291. PubMed PMID: 26644140; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4672473.
  26. Ogolla S, Daud II, Asito AS, Sumba OP, Ouma C, et al. Reduced Transplacental Transfer of a Subset of Epstein-Barr Virus-Specific Antibodies to Neonates of Mothers Infected with Plasmodium falciparum Malaria during Pregnancy. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2015 Nov;22(11):1197-205. PubMed PMID: 26376931; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4622112.
  27. Mehta S, Yu EA, Ahamed SF, Bonam W, Kenneth J. Rifampin resistance and diabetes mellitus in a cross-sectional study of adult patients in rural South India. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 26;15:451. PubMed PMID: 26496855; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4620627.
  28. Finkelstein JL, Mehta S, Udipi SA, Ghugre PS, Luna SV, et al. A Randomized Trial of Iron-Biofortified Pearl Millet in School Children in India. J Nutr. 2015 Jul;145(7):1576-81. PubMed PMID: 25948782. *joint first author
  29. McBurney MI, Yu EA, Ciappio ED, Bird JK, Eggersdorfer M, et al. Suboptimal Serum α-Tocopherol Concentrations Observed among Younger Adults and Those Depending Exclusively upon Food Sources, NHANES 2003-20061-3. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0135510. PubMed PMID: 26287975; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4546010.
  30. Finkelstein JL, Gala P, Rochford R, Glesby MJ, Mehta S. HIV/AIDS and lipodystrophy: implications for clinical management in resource-limited settings. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015;18:19033. PubMed PMID: 25598476; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4297925.
  31. Natamba BK, Achan J, Arbach A, Oyok TO, Ghosh S, et al. Reliability and validity of the center for epidemiologic studies-depression scale in screening for depression among HIV-infected and -uninfected pregnant women attending antenatal services in northern Uganda: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Nov 22;14:303. PubMed PMID: 25416286; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4260190.
  32. Ahmed S, Finkelstein JL, Stewart AM, Kenneth J, Polhemus ME, et al. Micronutrients and dengue. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Nov;91(5):1049-56. PubMed PMID: 25200269; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4228873.
  33. Erickson D, O'Dell D, Jiang L, Oncescu V, Gumus A, et al. Smartphone technology can be transformative to the deployment of lab-on-chip diagnostics. Lab Chip. 2014 Sep 7;14(17):3159-64. PubMed PMID: 24700127; NIHMSID: NIHMS585797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4117816.
  34. Lee S, Oncescu V, Mancuso M, Mehta S, Erickson D. A smartphone platform for the quantification of vitamin D levels. Lab Chip. 2014 Apr 21;14(8):1437-42. PubMed PMID: 24569647.
  35. Fataki MR, Kisenge RR, Sudfeld CR, Aboud S, Okuma J, et al. Effect of zinc supplementation on duration of hospitalization in Tanzanian children presenting with acute pneumonia. J Trop Pediatr. 2014 Apr;60(2):104-11. PubMed PMID: 24194421; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3967446.
  36. Murray CJ, Lozano R, Flaxman AD, Serina P, Phillips D, et al. Using verbal autopsy to measure causes of death: the comparative performance of existing methods. BMC Med. 2014 Jan 9;12:5. PubMed PMID: 24405531; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3891983.
  37. Mehta S, Mugusi FM, Bosch RJ, Aboud S, Urassa W, et al. Vitamin D status and TB treatment outcomes in adult patients in Tanzania: a cohort study. BMJ Open. 2013 Nov 18;3(11):e003703. PubMed PMID: 24247327; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3840339.
  38. Hawkins C, Christian B, Ye J, Nagu T, Aris E, et al. Prevalence of hepatitis B co-infection and response to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected patients in Tanzania. AIDS. 2013 Mar 27;27(6):919-27. PubMed PMID: 23196935.
  39. Finkelstein JL, Manji KP, Duggan C, Hertzmark E, Mehta S, et al. PREDICTORS OF INCIDENT TUBERCULOSIS IN HIV-EXPOSED CHILDREN IN TANZANIA. East Afr Med J. 2012 Jun;89(6):183-92. PubMed PMID: 26856040.
  40. Finkelstein JL, Mehta S, Duggan CP, Spiegelman D, Aboud S, et al. Predictors of anaemia and iron deficiency in HIV-infected pregnant women in Tanzania: a potential role for vitamin D and parasitic infections. Public Health Nutr. 2012 May;15(5):928-37. PubMed PMID: 22014374; NIHMSID: NIHMS335281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3366262.
  41. Shet A, Arumugam K, Rajagopalan N, Dinakar C, Krishnamurthy S, et al. The prevalence and etiology of anemia among HIV-infected children in India. Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Mar;171(3):531-40. PubMed PMID: 22009132.
  42. Finkelstein JL, Mehta S, Duggan C, Manji KP, Mugusi FM, et al. Maternal vitamin D status and child morbidity, anemia, and growth in human immunodeficiency virus-exposed children in Tanzania. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Feb;31(2):171-5. PubMed PMID: 22252204; NIHMSID: NIHMS348577; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3813463.
  43. Mehta S, Mugusi FM, Bosch RJ, Aboud S, Chatterjee A, et al. A randomized trial of multivitamin supplementation in children with tuberculosis in Tanzania. Nutr J. 2011 Oct 31;10:120. PubMed PMID: 22039966; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3229564. 
  44. Mehta S, Mugusi FM, Spiegelman D, Villamor E, Finkelstein JL, et al. Vitamin D status and its association with morbidity including wasting and opportunistic illnesses in HIV-infected women in Tanzania. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Oct;25(10):579-85. PubMed PMID: 21916603; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3183700. 
  45. Murray CJ, Lopez AD, Black R, Ahuja R, Ali SM, et al. Population Health Metrics Research Consortium gold standard verbal autopsy validation study: design, implementation, and development of analysis datasets. Popul Health Metr. 2011 Aug 4;9:27. PubMed PMID: 21816095; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3160920. 
  46. Liu E, Spiegelman D, Semu H, Hawkins C, Chalamilla G, et al. Nutritional status and mortality among HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jul 15;204(2):282-90. PubMed PMID: 21673040. 
  47. Mehta S, Spiegelman D, Aboud S, Giovannucci EL, Msamanga GI, et al. Lipid-soluble vitamins A, D, and E in HIV-infected pregnant women in Tanzania. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2010 Aug;64(8):808-17. PubMed PMID: 20517330; NIHMSID: NIHMS220488; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3078753. 
  48. Mehta S, Fawzi WW. Micronutrient Supplementation as Adjunct Treatment for HIV-Infected Patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 15;50(12):1661-3. PubMed PMID: 20455704. 
  49. Franke MF, Spiegelman D, Ezeamama A, Aboud S, Msamanga GI, et al. Malaria parasitemia and CD4 T cell count, viral load, and adverse HIV outcomes among HIV-infected pregnant women in Tanzania. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Apr;82(4):556-62. PubMed PMID: 20348498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2844563. 
  50. Mehta S, Giovannucci E, Mugusi FM, Spiegelman D, Aboud S, et al. Vitamin D status of HIV-infected women and its association with HIV disease progression, anemia, and mortality. PLoS One. 2010 Jan 19;5(1):e8770. PubMed PMID: 20098738; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2808247. 
  51. Mugusi FM, Mehta S, Villamor E, Urassa W, Saathoff E, et al. Factors associated with mortality in HIV-infected and uninfected patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. BMC Public Health. 2009 Nov 12;9:409. PubMed PMID: 19909501; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2779816. 
  52. Mehta S, Hunter DJ, Mugusi FM, Spiegelman D, Manji KP, et al. Perinatal outcomes, including mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and child mortality and their association with maternal vitamin D status in Tanzania. J Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 1;200(7):1022-30. PubMed PMID: 19673647; NIHMSID: NIHMS143300; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2758703. 
  53. Shet A, Mehta S, Rajagopalan N, Dinakar C, Ramesh E, et al. Anemia and growth failure among HIV-infected children in India: a retrospective analysis. BMC Pediatr. 2009 Jun 16;9:37. PubMed PMID: 19531242; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2702283. 
  54. Mehta S, Manji KP, Young AM, Brown ER, Chasela C, et al. Nutritional indicators of adverse pregnancy outcomes and mother-to-child transmission of HIV among HIV-infected women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jun;87(6):1639-49. PubMed PMID: 18541551; NIHMSID: NIHMS55089; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2474657. 
  55. Ding EL, Mehta S, Fawzi WW, Giovannucci EL. Interaction of estrogen therapy with calcium and vitamin D supplementation on colorectal cancer risk: reanalysis of Women's Health Initiative randomized trial. Int J Cancer. 2008 Apr 15;122(8):1690-4. PubMed PMID: 18092326. 
  56. Wig N, Sakhuja A, Agarwal SK, Khakha DC, Mehta S, et al. Multidimensional health status of HIV-infected outpatients at a tertiary care center in north India. Indian J Med Sci. 2008 Mar;62(3):87-97. PubMed PMID: 18376081. 
  57. Mehta S, Fawzi W. Effects of vitamins, including vitamin A, on HIV/AIDS patients. Vitam Horm. 2007;75:355-83. PubMed PMID: 17368322. 
  58. Sohal DP, Garg N, Singh D, Mehta S, Anand K, et al. Antibiotic prescription practice at primary and secondary level hospitals of a medical college. Indian Practitioner. 2006; 59(12):789-794. 

Books and Chapters

  1. Yu EA, Finkelstein JL, Mehta S. Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health. Pammi M, Vallejo JG, Abrams SA, editors. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis Books, Inc.; 2014. HIV and Micronutrient Supplementation. *graduate student first author
  2. Finkelstein JL, Mugusi FM, Mehta S, Fawzi WW. From the Ground Up: Building Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care in Resource-Limited Settings. Marlink RG, Teitelman SJ, editors. Washington, DC: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; 2009. HIV/AIDS and Nutrition in the HAART Era: Programmatic implications for HIV/AIDS care and treatment in resource-limited settings. 
  3. Mehta S, Finkelstein JL, Fawzi WW. Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy. Lammi-Keefe CJ, Couch SC, Philipson E, editors. Baton Rouge, LA: Humana Press; 2008. Micronutrient status and pregnancy outcomes in HIV-infected women; p.355-365. 
  4. Mehta S, Fawzi WW. World Hunger Series. Rome, Italy: World Food Programme; 2007. Hunger and HIV and Tuberculosis: Technical Paper. 
  5. Mehta S, Finkelstein JL, Fawzi WW. Annales Nestlé [Engl]. Solomons NW, editor. Basel, Switzerland: S Karger Press; 2007. Nutritional Interventions in HIV-Infected Breastfeeding Women; p.39-48. 

Working Papers

  1. Berry J, Mehta S, Mukherjee P, Ruebeck H, Shastry GK. Inputs, monitoring, and crowd- out in India’s school-based health interventions. December 2016. Reference number: S-89206-INC-1. https://www.theigc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Berry-et-al-2016-working-paper.pdf