Nutrition

Dr Christine M. Pfeiffer

Dr. Pfeiffer is the Chief of the Nutritional Biomarkers Branch in the Division of Laboratory Sciences at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). She joined the CDC in 1996 where her research focuses on the development of state-of-the-art analytical methods for the measurement of nutritional biomarkers, the application of these methods to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and other epidemiologic studies, and consultations on laboratory-related activities for CDC’s IMMPaCt (International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control) Programme.

Dr. Pfeiffer is a leading expert on folate and B-vitamin methodologies, and on the assessment and interpretation of nutritional status through biomarkers. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, led the production of two major agency reports on nutritional biomarkers in NHANES, served on national and international committees, and has been an invited speaker at major international conferences.