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Tim Radak

Academic Coordinator
Timothy Radak

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree Program Ph.D. Public Health

Dr. Radak has worked in leadership and administration for a variety of public health-related nonprofit organizations, ranging from cancer prevention and research to health promotion and nutrition. He has taught graduate-level courses for a number of years in both campus-based and distance learning environments. Prior to joining Walden University, Dr. Radak was an assistant professor at Appalachian State University and Director of the Graduate Dietetic Program. He has published articles in a number of national and international peer-reviewed journals; written textbook chapters; and contributed to and participated in television, radio, and newsprint media as an expert on various public health and nutrition topics. He has been credentialed as a registered dietitian since 2000. Dr. Radak has been a faculty member at Walden in the School of Health Sciences since 2010, teaching public health courses in both the PhD and MPH programs before becoming the academic coordinator for the PhD in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programs.

Courses Taught

PUBH 8050 - Glob Hlth & Issues in Disease

PUBH 8246 - Applied Research in Pub Hlth

RSCH 8101 - Research Theory

PUBH 8002 - Essentials of Public Health: A Case Study Approach

Education

DrPH, Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, CA United States

Master of Public Health, Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, CA United States

BA, Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI United States

Public Service

Watauga County Humane Society, Board Member - Boone, NC United States

Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, Guest Speaker - Boone, NC United States

Kindly Cafe, Guest Speaker - Boone, NC United States

Consulate of Japan - Atlanta (2016) Lecture, Volunteer - Boone, NC United States

Consulate of Japan - Atlanta (2015) Career Fest, Volunteer - Boone, NC United States

Consulate of Japan - Atlanta (2014) Lecture, Volunteer - Boone, NC United States

Consulate of Japan - Atlanta (2014) Interviewer, Volunteer - Atlanta, GA United States

Awards / Honors

National Cancer Institute Diversity in Research Fu, NCI, 2006

Peer Reviewer, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2010

Recipient of Lydia J Roberts Fellowship in Public, American Dietetic Association, 2001

Research Committee Appointee, North Carolina Dietetic Association, 2009

Publications

Banerjee, S. K., Radak, T. L., Khubchandani, J., Dunn, P. J. (2020). Food Insecurity and Mortality in American Adults: Results From the NHANES-Linked Mortality Study Health promotion practice

Banerjee, S. K., Radak, T. L. (2019). Association between Food Insecurity, Cardiorenal Syndrome, and All-Cause Mortality Among Low-Income Adult Population Nutrition and Health

Radak, T. L. (2018). Food Trends: Vegetarianism Food Science: An Ecological Approach

Allen, S., Radak, T. L. (2015). Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors (KABB) of Diabetes Among Afro-Caribbeans Near Brooklyn, New York American Public Health Association

Radak, T. L. (2013). Vegetarianism Food Science An Ecological Approach

Nakamoto, K., Watanabe, T., Radak, T. L. (2013). Effects of a nutritional intervention with the Japanese Vegetarian Food Guide on the Nutritional Characteristics of Japanese Vegetarian J of the Japan Dietetic Association

Cushing, A., Depew, S., On, W., Radak, T. L. (2010). The Effects of Red Wine and Grape Juice Consumption in Overweight Individuals on Various Health Parameters

Barnett, T. D., Barnard, N. D., Radak, T. L. (2009). Development of symptomatic cardiovascular disease after self-reported adherence to the Atkins diet. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Radak, T. L. (2009). Zinc in Vegetarian Diets American Dietetic Association Vegetarian Practice Group

Nakamoto, K., Arashi, M., Noparatanawong, S., Radak, T. L. (2009). A New Japanese Vegetarian Food Guide Asia Pac J Public Health

Radak, T. L. (2008). Nutrition, Genes, and Cancer Prevention Nutrition Health Review

Radak, T. L. (2004). Caloric restriction and calcium's effect on bone metabolism and body composition in overweight and obese premenopausal women Nutrition reviews

Sabate, J., Radak, T. L., Brown, J. (2000). The Role of Nuts in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Presentations

Radak, T. L. (2019). Fruits and Vegetables – Can we afford not to include at least the recommended intake levels in our diet North American Vegetarian Society 45th Conference - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Radak, T. L. (2019). Essential Fatty Acids – Recent research on fish and fish oil supplements for CVD: implications for plant based diets North American Vegetarian Society 45th Conference - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Radak, T. L. (2019). Essential Fatty Acids: Recommendations for Plant Based Diets – Do vegans and vegetarians require a DHA supplement North American Vegetarian Society 45th Conference - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Radak, T. L. (2018). How can public policy and available resources be mobilized toi mprove health outcomes on a Community, Societal and Global Level. Focus: Global Level Plant‐based Prevention of Disease Conference - North Carolina State University

Radak, T. L. (2018). Essential Fatty Acids – Determining the level of essentiality and recommendations for Plant-based diets North American Vegetarian Society 44th Conference - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Radak, T. L. (2018). Essential Fatty Acids – Recent research on fish and fish oil supplements: not useful for CVD. North American Vegetarian Society 44th Conference - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Radak, T. L. (2017). Fish and Fish Oil Supplements: Review of health effects and concerns in chronic disease Plant‐based Prevention of Disease Conference - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Radak, T. L. (2018). Fruits and Vegetables – Can we afford not to include at least the recommended intake levels in our diet North American Vegetarian Society 44th Conference - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Radak, T. L. (2016). Implications of essential fatty acid metabolism for clinical practice regarding emotional or cognitive disorders Plant-based Prevention of Disease Conference - North Carolina State University

Radak, T. L. (2015). Essential Fatty Acids – Health effects, controversies, and recommendations for health professionals for plant-based diets Plant-based Prevention of Disease Conference - North Carolina State University

Radak, T. L. (2014). Translating plant-based diet research into application and policy Plant-based Prevention of Disease Conference - University Of North Carolina - Asheville

Radak, T. L. (2006). Toward an Optimal Diet for Diabetes Management American Pharmacy Association Conference - San Francisco, CA

Radak, T. L. (2005). The dairy and weight loss hypothesis - An evaluation of the evidence North American Association for the Study of Obesity

Radak, T. L. (2005). The dairy and weight loss hypothesis - An evaluation of the evidence Bastyr University - Invited Guest Lecture

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