Heidi J. Silver, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Faculty Appointments
Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Human Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, FloridaM.S., Nutrition and Dietetics, Florida International University, Miami, FloridaB.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences/Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Office Address
514 Medical Arts Bldg
TN 2713
Niswender KD, Fazio S, Gower BA, Silver HJ. Balanced high fat diet reduces cardiovascular risk in obese women although changes in adipose tissue, lipoproteins, and insulin resistance differ by race. Metab. Clin. Exp [print-electronic]. 2018 Jan 1/27/2018; PMID: 29382504, PII: S0026-0495(18)30026-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2018.01.020, ISSN: 1532-8600.

Adams DW, Gurwara S, Silver HJ, Horst SN, Beaulieu DB, Schwartz DA, Seidner DL. Sarcopenia Is Common in Overweight Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and May Predict Need for Surgery. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2017 Jul; 23(7): 1182-6. PMID: 28410342, DOI: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000001128, ISSN: 1536-4844.

Simmons SF, Hollingsworth EK, Long EA, Liu X, Shotwell MS, Keeler E, An R, Silver HJ. Training Nonnursing Staff to Assist with Nutritional Care Delivery in Nursing Homes: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc [print-electronic]. 2017 Feb; 65(2): 313-22. PMID: 28198565, PMCID: PMC5315268, DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14488, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Eckstrand KL, Mummareddy N, Kang H, Cowan R, Zhou M, Zald D, Silver HJ, Niswender KD, Avison MJ. An insulin resistance associated neural correlate of impulsivity in type 2 diabetes mellitus. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(12): e0189113. PMID: 29228027, PMCID: PMC5724830, PII: PONE-D-17-00133, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189113, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Pointer SD, Rickstrew J, Slaughter JC, Vaezi MF, Silver HJ. Dietary carbohydrate intake, insulin resistance and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a pilot study in European- and African-American obese women. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther [print-electronic]. 2016 Nov; 44(9): 976-88. PMID: 27582035, PMCID: PMC5048546, DOI: 10.1111/apt.13784, ISSN: 1365-2036.

Simmons SF, Keeler E, An R, Liu X, Shotwell MS, Kuertz B, Silver HJ, Schnelle JF. Cost-Effectiveness of Nutrition Intervention in Long-Term Care. J Am Geriatr Soc [print-electronic]. 2015 Nov; 63(11): 2308-16. PMID: 26503137, PMCID: PMC5131725, DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13709, ISSN: 1532-5415.

Seabolt LA, Welch EB, Silver HJ. Imaging methods for analyzing body composition in human obesity and cardiometabolic disease. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep; 1353: 41-59. PMID: 26250623, DOI: 10.1111/nyas.12842, ISSN: 1749-6632.

Bi X, Seabolt L, Shibao C, Buchowski M, Kang H, Keil CD, Tyree R, Silver HJ. DXA-measured visceral adipose tissue predicts impaired glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome in obese Caucasian and African-American women. Eur J Clin Nutr [print-electronic]. 2015 Mar; 69(3): 329-36. PMID: 25335442, PMCID: PMC4748955, PII: ejcn2014227, DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2014.227, ISSN: 1476-5640.

Silver HJ, Kang H, Keil CD, Muldowney JA, Kocalis H, Fazio S, Vaughan DE, Niswender KD. Consuming a balanced high fat diet for 16 weeks improves body composition, inflammation and vascular function parameters in obese premenopausal women. Metab. Clin. Exp [print-electronic]. 2014 Apr; 63(4): 562-73. PMID: 24559846, PMCID: PMC4306330, PII: S0026-0495(14)00017-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2014.01.004, ISSN: 1532-8600.

Silver HJ, Niswender KD, Kullberg J, Berglund J, Johansson L, Bruvold M, Avison MJ, Welch EB. Comparison of gross body fat-water magnetic resonance imaging at 3 Tesla to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in obese women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr; 21(4): 765-74. PMID: 23712980, PMCID: PMC3500572, DOI: 10.1002/oby.20287, ISSN: 1930-739X.

Silver HJ, Wall R, Hollingsworth E, Pruitt A, Shotwell M, Simmons S. Simple kcal/kg formula is comparable to prediction equations for estimating resting energy expenditure in older cognitively impaired long term care residents. J Nutr Health Aging. 2013 Jan; 17(1): 39-44. PMID: 23299377, PMCID: PMC4957543, DOI: 10.1007/s12603-012-0387-3, ISSN: 1760-4788.

Silver HJ, Niswender KD, Keil CD, Jiang L, Feng Q, Chiu S, Krauss RM, Wilke RA. CNR1 genotype influences HDL-cholesterol response to change in dietary fat intake. PLoS ONE [print-electronic]. 2012; 7(5): e36166. PMID: 22567136, PMCID: PMC3342253, PII: PONE-D-11-20311, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036166, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Spankovich C, Hood LJ, Silver HJ, Lambert W, Flood VM, Mitchell P. Associations between diet and both high and low pure tone averages and transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in an older adult population-based study. J Am Acad Audiol. 2011 Jan; 22(1): 49-58. PMID: 21419069, DOI: 10.3766/jaaa.22.1.6, ISSN: 1050-0545.

Silver HJ, Dietrich MS, Niswender KD. Effects of grapefruit, grapefruit juice and water preloads on energy balance, weight loss, body composition, and cardiometabolic risk in free-living obese adults. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2011; 8(1): 8. PMID: 21288350, PMCID: PMC3039556, PII: 1743-7075-8-8, DOI: 10.1186/1743-7075-8-8, ISSN: 1743-7075.

Silver HJ, de Campos Graf Guimaraes C, Pedruzzi P, Badia M, Spuldaro de Carvalho A, Oliveira BV, Ramos GH, Dietrich MS, Pietrobon R. Predictors of functional decline in locally advanced head and neck cancer patients from south Brazil. Head Neck. 2010 Sep; 32(9): 1217-25. PMID: 20054850, DOI: 10.1002/hed.21322, ISSN: 1097-0347.

Silver HJ, Welch EB, Avison MJ, Niswender KD. Imaging body composition in obesity and weight loss: challenges and opportunities. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2010; 3: 337-47. PMID: 21437103, PMCID: PMC3047979, DOI: 10.2147/DMSOTT.S9454, ISSN: 1178-7007.

Murphy BA, Dietrich MS, Wells N, Dwyer K, Ridner SH, Silver HJ, Gilbert J, Chung CH, Cmelak A, Burkey B, Yarbrough WG, Sinard R, Netterville J. Reliability and validity of the Vanderbilt Head and Neck Symptom Survey: a tool to assess symptom burden in patients treated with chemoradiation. Head Neck. 2010 Jan; 32(1): 26-37. PMID: 19626644, DOI: 10.1002/hed.21143, ISSN: 1097-0347.

Silver HJ. Food modification versus oral liquid nutrition supplementation. Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Clin Perform Programme [print-electronic]. 2009; 12: 79-93. PMID: 19858688, PII: 000235670, DOI: 10.1159/000235670, ISSN: 1422-7584.

Silver HJ. Oral strategies to supplement older adults' dietary intakes: comparing the evidence. Nutr. Rev. 2009 Jan; 67(1): 21-31. PMID: 19146503, PII: NURE131, DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00131.x, ISSN: 1753-4887.

Silver HJ, Dietrich MS, Castellanos VH. Increased energy density of the home-delivered lunch meal improves 24-hour nutrient intakes in older adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Dec; 108(12): 2084-9. PMID: 19027413, PII: S0002-8223(08)01725-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2008.09.005, ISSN: 0002-8223.

Silver HJ, Dietrich MS, Murphy BA. Changes in body mass, energy balance, physical function, and inflammatory state in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer treated with concurrent chemoradiation after low-dose induction chemotherapy. Head Neck. 2007 Oct; 29(10): 893-900. PMID: 17405169, DOI: 10.1002/hed.20607, ISSN: 1043-3074.

Silver HJ, Torquati A, Jensen GL, Richards WO. Weight, dietary and physical activity behaviors two years after gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2006 Jul; 16(7): 859-64. PMID: 16839483, DOI: 10.1381/096089206777822296, ISSN: 0960-8923.

Jensen GL, Silver HJ, Roy MA, Callahan E, Still C, Dupont W. Obesity is a risk factor for reporting homebound status among community-dwelling older persons. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Mar; 14(3): 509-17. PMID: 16648623, PII: 14/3/509, DOI: 10.1038/oby.2006.66, ISSN: 1930-7381.

Silver HJ. The lived experience of home total parenteral nutrition: an online qualitative inquiry with adults, children, and mothers. Nutr Clin Pract. 2004 Jun; 19(3): 297-304. PMID: 16215118, PII: 19/3/297, ISSN: 0884-5336.

Silver HJ, Wellman NS, Arnold DJ, Livingstone AS, Byers PM. Older adults receiving home enteral nutrition: enteral regimen, provider involvement, and health care outcomes. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2004 Mar; 28(2): 92-8. PMID: 15080603, ISSN: 0148-6071.

Silver HJ, Wellman NS, Galindo-Ciocon D, Johnson P. Family caregivers of older adults on home enteral nutrition have multiple unmet task-related training needs and low overall preparedness for caregiving. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Jan; 104(1): 43-50. PMID: 14702583, PII: S000282230301441X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2003.10.010, ISSN: 0002-8223.

Silver HJ, Wellman NS. Nutrition diagnosing and order writing: value for practitioners, quality for clients. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003 Nov; 103(11): 1470-2. PMID: 14576710, PII: S0002822303013592, DOI: 10.1016/S0002, ISSN: 0002-8223.

Silver HJ, Wellman NS. Family caregiver training is needed to improve outcomes for older adults using home care technologies. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002 Jun; 102(6): 831-6. PMID: 12067050, ISSN: 0002-8223.

Silver HJ, Wellman NS. Nutrition education may reduce burden in family caregivers of older adults. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2002 Mar; 34 Suppl 1: S53-8. PMID: 12047830, ISSN: 1499-4046.

Silver HJ, Castellanos VH. Nutritional complications and management of intestinal transplant. J Am Diet Assoc. 2000 Jun; 100(6): 680-4, 687. PMID: 10863571, PII: S0002-8223(00)00197-8, DOI: 10.1016/S0002-8223(00)00197-8, ISSN: 0002-8223.

Silver HJ. Nutritional management of diabetes in pregnancy [letter]. J Am Diet Assoc. 1993 Dec; 93(12): 1381-2. PMID: 8245370, PII: 0002-8223(93)92233-N, ISSN: 0002-8223.