BRINDA Project Articles


General Papers


Overview of the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project.  

Parminder S Suchdev, Sorrel ML Namaste, Grant J Aaron, Daniel J Raiten, Kenneth H Brown, Rafael Flores-Ayala, and on behalf of the BRINDA Working Group. Advances in Nutrition. 2016 Mar; 7(2): 349–356. doi:10.3945/an.115.010215.

Accounting for the influence of inflammation on retinol binding protein in a population survey of Liberian preschool-age children.

 

Leila Margaret Larson, O. Yaw Addo, Fanny Sandalinas, Katherine Faigao, Roland Kupka, Rafael Flores-Ayala, and Parminder S. Suchdev. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2017 Apr; 13(2). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12298

Determinants of Anemia among School-aged Children in Mexico, the United States and Colombia.  

Sana Syed, O. Yaw Addo, Vanessa De la Cruz-Góngora, Fayrouz A. Sakr Ashour, Thomas R. Ziegler, and Parminder S. Suchdev. Nutrients. 2016 Jul; 8(7): 387. doi: 10.3390/nu8070387

Changing the Way We Think about Micronutrient Assessment and Anemia Programming. Findings from the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project.

SPRING. 2017. Arlington, VA: Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project.

Assessment of iron status in settings of inflammation: Challenges and potential approaches.  

Parminder S Suchdev, Anne M Williams, Zuguo Mei, Rafael Flores-Ayala, Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Lisa M Rogers, and Sorrel ML Namaste. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Dec; 106(Suppl 6): 1626S–1633S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.155937

Anemia epidemiology, pathophysiology, and etiology in low- and middle-income countries.  

Camila M. Chaparro, Parminder S. Suchdev. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 22 April 2019. doi: 10.1111/nyas.14092

Reexamination of Hemoglobin Adjustments to Define Anemia: Altitude and Smoking.  

Andrea J. Sharma, O. Yaw Addo, Zuguo Mei, Parminder S. Suchdev. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 23 June 2019. doi: 10.1111/nyas.14167

Data needed to respond appropriately to anemia when it is a public health problem.  

Anne M. Williams, O. Yaw Addo, Scott D. Grosse, Nicholas J. Kassebaum, Zane Rankin, Katherine E. Ballesteros, Helen Elizabeth Olsen, Andrea J. Sharma, Maria Elena Jefferds, Zuguo Mei. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 02 July 2019. doi.org: 10.1111/nyas.14175

Comparing child anthropometric data quality between large-scale, nationally representative household surveys.

Hruschka DJ, Namaste S, Addo OY, Young MF, Corsi DJ, Assaf S, Subramanian SV, Suchdev PS. Submitted to BMC Public Health.

Comparing hemoglobin distributions and data quality between different types of population-based surveys matched by country and time.

Hruschka DJ, Williams AM, Mei Z, Leidman E, Suchdev PS, Young MF, Namaste SML. In CDC clearance.


2017 AJCN Supplement


Methodologic Approach for the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project.  

Sorrel ML Namaste, Grant J Aaron, Ravi Varadhan, Janet M Peerson, and Parminder S Suchdev, on behalf of the BRINDA Working Group. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 333S–347S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.142273

Factors Associated with Inflammation in Preschool Children and Women of Reproductive Age: BRINDA Project.

Rebecca D Merrill, Rachel M Burke, Christine A Northrop-Clewes, Pura Rayco-Solon, Rafael Flores-Ayala, Sorrel ML Namaste, Mary K Serdula, and Parminder S Suchdev. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 348S–358S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.142315

Adjusting ferritin concentrations for inflammation: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project.  

Sorrel ML Namaste, Fabian Rohner, Jin Huang, Nivedita L Bhushan, Rafael Flores-Ayala, Roland Kupka, Zuguo Mei, Rahul Rawat, Anne M Williams, Daniel J Raiten, Christine A Northrop-Clewes, and Parminder S Suchdev. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 359S–371S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.141762

Adjusting soluble transferrin receptor concentrations for inflammation: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project.  

Fabian Rohner, Sorrel ML Namaste, Leila M Larson, O Yaw Addo, Zuguo Mei, Parminder S Suchdev,  Anne M Williams, Fayrouz A Sakr Ashour, Rahul Rawat, Daniel J Raiten, and Christine A Northrop-Clewes. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 372S–382S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.142232

Adjusting total body iron for inflammation: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project.  

Zuguo Mei, Sorrel ML Namaste, Mary Serdula, Parminder S Suchdev, Fabian Rohner, Rafael Flores-Ayala, O Yaw Addo, and Daniel J Raiten. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 383S–389S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.142307

Adjusting Retinol-Binding Protein Concentrations for Inflammation: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project.  

Leila M Larson,  Sorrel ML Namaste, Anne M Williams, Reina Engle-Stone, O Yaw Addo, Parminder S Suchdev, James P Wirth, Victor Temple, Mary Serdula, and Christine A Northrop-Clewes. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 390S–401S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.142166.

Predictors of anemia in preschool children: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project.  

Reina Engle-Stone, Grant J Aaron, Jin Huang, James P Wirth, Sorrel ML Namaste, Anne M Williams, Janet M Peerson, Fabian Rohner, Ravi Varadhan, O Yaw Addo, Victor Temple, Pura Rayco-Solon, Barbara Macdonald, and Parminder S Suchdev. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 402S–415S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.142323.

Predictors of anemia in women of reproductive age: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project.  

James P Wirth, Bradley A Woodruff, Reina Engle-Stone, Sorrel ML Namaste, Victor J Temple, Nicolai Petry, Barbara Macdonald, Parminder S Suchdev, Fabian Rohner, Grant J Aaron. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 416S–427S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.143073.

Research, Policy, and Programmatic Considerations from the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project. 

Rebecca J Stoltzfus and Rolf Klemm. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 Jul; 106(Suppl 1): 428S–434S. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.142372

Reply to ST McSorley et al.  

Parminder S Suchdev, Melissa F Young, Anne M Williams, Yaw Addo, Sorrel M L Namaste, Grant J Aaron, Lynnette Neufeld, Daniel J Raiten, Rafael Flores-Ayala on behalf of the BRINDA Working Group. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 108, Issue 1, July 2018, Pages 202–203. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqx074


BRINDA Phase 2


Approaches to assess vitamin A status in settings of inflammation: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project.  

Leila M. Larson, Junjie Guo, Anne M. Williams, Melissa F. Young, Sanober Ismaily, O Yaw Addo, David Thurnham, Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, Parminder S. Suchdev and Christine A. Northrop-Clewes. Nutrients 2018, 10(8), 1100. doi: 10.3390/nu10081100

Interpretation of vitamin B-12 and folate status in population-based surveys does not require adjustment for inflammation: BRINDA project.

Young MF, Guo J, Williams A, et al. Submitted to AJCN

Adjusting plasma or serum zinc concentrations for inflammation: BRINDA project.

McDonald CM, Suchdev PS, Krebs NF, et al. Submitted to AJCN.

Interrelations among height, inflammation, and ferritin across geographic regions: implications for interpreting iron status in children under 5y.

Addo OY, Williams AM, Guo J, et al. In CDC clearance. To submit to Lancet GH

Intra-Individual double burden of overweight or obesity and micronutrient deficiencies or anemia among women of reproductive age in 17 population-based surveys.

Williams AM, Addo OY, Guo J, et al. In CDC clearance. To submit to Lancet GH

Intra-Individual double burden of overweight and micronutrient deficiencies or anemia among preschool children in 24 population-based surveys.

Engle-Stone R, Guo J, Ismaily S, et al. In CDC clearance. To submit to Lancet GH


BRINDA Phase 3


A sensitivity analysis using the BRINDA approach to adjust iron and vitamin A status in settings of inflammation.

Namaste S, Suchdev PS, et al. In process. To submit to AJCN

Association between zinc deficiency and anemia in 12 nationally-representative surveys: BRINDA project.

Greffeuille V, Fortin S, et al. In process. To submit to AJCN.

Factors associated with anemia among adolescents.

Huang W, et al. In process. To submit to AJCN.

Association between household water source and sanitation with anemia in preschool children: the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project.

Emma X. Yu, et al. In process. To submit to AJCN.

Evaluation of hemoglobin cutoffs for defining anemia in a multinational sample of health individuals: BRINDA project.

Addo OY, Suchdev PS. In process. To submit to NEJM.

Inflammation and ferritin in school aged children.

Ismaily S, et al. In process.