Last updated on: 2/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jane Higdon, PhD Biography

Title:
Nutrition Research Associate at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body. About 99% of the calcium in the body is found in bones and teeth, while the other 1% is found in the blood and soft tissue. Calcium levels in the blood and fluid surrounding the cells (extracellular fluid) must be maintained within a very narrow concentration range for normal physiological functioning… Dairy products represent rich and absorbable sources of calcium.”

“Micronutrient Information Center: Calcium,” published on the Linus Pauling Institute website, April 8, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Nutrition Research Associate, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, 2000-2006
  • Developed and managed the Micronutrient Information Center at the Linus Pauling Institute, an online resource of scientific information about nutrients, chemicals, and other dietary constituents
  • Former family nurse practitioner
Education:
  • PhD, Nutrition, Oregon State University
  • MS, Exercise Physiology, Oregon State University
  • Nursing Degree, Pace University
  • AB, Human Biology, Stanford University
Other:
  • None found