- Assistant Professor, UCSF Dept. of Pediatrics
- Assistant Visiting Researcher, Department of Nutrition
- BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Dietetic Internship, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
- MSc in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Tufts University
- ScD in Nutritional Epidemiology, Harvard University
Dr. McDonald’s research is primarily based in global health nutrition with an emphasis on the design and evaluation of interventions to prevent and treat maternal and child undernutrition in resource-limited settings. Specific topics of interest include: zinc nutrition, child growth and development, and environmental enteric dysfunction.
McDonald CM, Suchdev PS, Krebs NF, Hess SY, Wessells KR, Ismaily S, Rahman S, Wieringa FT, Williams AM, Brown KH, King JC. Adjusting plasma or serum zinc concentrations for inflammation: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Apr 1;111(4):927-937. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz304
Gomes F, Bourassa MW, Adu-Afarwuah S, Ajello C, Bhutta ZA, Black R, Catarino E, Chowdhury R, Dalmiya N, Dwarkanath P, Engle-Stone R, Gernand AD, Goudet S, Hoddinott J, Kaestel P, Manger MS, McDonald CM, Mehta S, Moore SE, Neufeld LM, Osendarp S, Ramachandran P, Rasmussen KM, Stewart C, Sudfeld C, West K, Bergeron G. Setting research priorities on multiple micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2020 Apr;1465(1):76-88. doi: 10.1111/nyas.14267. Epub 2019 Nov 6.
Isanaka S, Barnhart DA, McDonald CM, Ackatia-Armah RS, Kupka R, Doumbia S, Brown KH, Menzies NA. Cost-effectiveness of community-based screening and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Mali. BMJ Global Health 2019 Apr 28;4(2): e001227. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001227. Epub 2019.
McDonald CM, Ackatia-Armah RS, Doumbia S, Kupka R, Duggan CP, Brown KH. The effects of dietary supplements on the body composition of young Malian children with moderate acute malnutrition. J Nutr. 2019 Jun 1;149(6):1089-1096. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxz037.
Locks LM, Mwiru RS, Mtwisi E, Manji KP, McDonald CM, Liu E, Kupka R, Kisenge R, Aboud S, Gosselin K, Gillman M, Gewirtz AT, Fawzi WW, Duggan CP (in press). Infant nutritional status and markers of environmental enteric dysfunction are associated with mid-childhood anthropometry and blood pressure in Tanzania. Journal of Pediatrics.
Gosselin KB, Aboud SA, McDonald CM, Moyo S, Khavari N, Manji K, Kisenge R, Fawzi W, Kellogg M, Tran HQ, Kibiki G, Gratz G, Liu J, Gewirtz A, Houpt E, Duggan CP. Etiology of diarrhea and nutritional outcomes in Tanzanian infants and young children. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2017;64(1):104-108.
Locks LM, Manji KP, Kupka R, Liu E, Kisenge R, McDonald CM, Aboud S, Wang M, Fawzi WW, Duggan CP. High burden of morbidity and mortality but not growth failure in HIV-Exposed-Uninfected Infants in Tanzania. Journal of Pediatrics. 2017;180:191-199.
Locks LM, Manji KP, McDonald CM, Kupka R, Kisenge R, Aboud S, Wang M, Bellinger DC, Fawzi WW, Duggan CP. The effect of daily zinc and multivitamin supplements on early childhood development in Tanzania. Maternal and Child Nutrition. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12306.
Menon P, McDonald CM, Chakrabarti S. Estimating the cost of delivering direct nutrition interventions at scale: National and subnational level insights from India. Maternal and Child Nutrition. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12257.
McDonald CM, Manji KP, Gosselin K, Tran H, Liu E, Kisenge R, Aboud S, Fawzi WW, Gewirtz AT, Duggan CP. Elevations in serum anti-flagellin and anti-lipopolysaccharide immunoglobulins are related to growth faltering in young Tanzanian children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016;27;103(6):1548-54.
Locks LM, Manji KP, McDonald CM, Kupka R, Kisenge R, Aboud S, Wang M, Fawzi WW, Duggan CP. The effect of zinc and multivitamin supplementation on the growth of Tanzanian children aged 6-84 weeks. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016;103(3):910-918.
McDonald CM, McLean J, Kroeun H, Talukder A, Lynd L, Green TJ. Correlates of household food insecurity and low dietary diversity in rural Cambodia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015;24(4):720-730.
Mishra PE, Shastri L, Thomas T, Duggan C, Bosch R, McDonald CM, Kupad AV, Kuriyan R. Waist to height ratio as an indicator of high blood pressure in urban Indian school children. Indian Pediatrics. 2015;52(15):773-778.
McDonald CM, Manji KP, Kisenge R, Aboud S, Spiegelman D, Fawzi WW, Duggan CP. Daily zinc, but not multivitamin supplementation, reduces diarrhea and upper respiratory infections in Tanzanian infants: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Nutrition. 2015;145(9):2153-2160.
Ackatia-Armah RS, McDonald CM, Doumbia S, Erhardt JG, Hamer DH, Brown KH. Malian children with moderate acute malnutrition who are treated with lipid-based dietary supplements have greater weight gains and recovery rates than those treated with locally available cereal-legume products: a community-based, cluster-randomized trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015;101(3):632-645.
Shastri L, Mishra P, Dwarkanath P, Thomas T, Duggan C, Bosch R, McDonald CM, Thomas A, Kurpad A. Association of oral iron supplementation with birth outcomes in non-anaemic South Indian pregnant women. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015;69(5):609-13.
McDonald CM, McLean J, Kroeun H, Talukder A, Lynd LD, Green TJ. Household food insecurity and dietary diversity as correlates of maternal and child undernutrition in rural Cambodia. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015;69(2):242-246.
Manji KP*, McDonald CM*, Kupka R, Okuma J, Bosch RJ, Kisenge R, Aboud S, Bellinger DC, Fawzi WW, Duggan CP. Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed Tanzanian infants: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2014;60(3):1-8. *Joint first authors
Olofin I, McDonald CM, Ezzati M, Flaxman S, Black RE, Fawzi WW, Caulfield LE, Danaei G. The association of suboptimal childhood growth with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in children under five years: pooled analysis of individual data in ten prospective studies from developing countries. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(5):e64636.
McDonald CM, Olofin I, Flaxman S, Fawzi WW, Spiegelman D, Caulfield LE, Black RE, Ezzati M, Danaei G. The effect of multiple anthropometric deficits on child mortality: meta-analysis of individual data in 10 prospective studies from developing countries. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013; 97(4):896-901.
McDonald CM, Manji KP, Kupka R, Bellinger DC, Spiegelman D, Kisenge R, Msamanga G, Fawzi WW, Duggan CP. Stunting and wasting are associated with poorer psychomotor and mental development in HIV-exposed Tanzanian infants. Journal of Nutrition. 2013;143:204-214.
McDonald CM, Kupka R, Manji KP, Okuma J, Bosch RJ, Aboud S, Kisenge R, Spiegelman D, Fawzi WW, Duggan CP. Predictors of stunting, wasting, and underweight among Tanzanian children born to HIV-infected women. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012;66:1265-1276.
Horton S, Shekar M, McDonald C, Mahal A, Brooks JK. Scaling up Nutrition: What Will it Cost? The World Bank. Washington, DC. 2010.
McDonald CM, Baylin A, Arsenault JE, Mora-Plazas M, Villamor E. Overweight is more prevalent than stunting and is associated with socioeconomic status, maternal obesity, and a snacking dietary pattern in school children from Bogotá, Colombia. Journal of Nutrition. 2009;139(2):370-376.
McDonald CM, Karamlou T, Wengle JG, Gibson J, McCrindle BW. Nutrition and exercise environment available to outpatients, visitors, and staff in children’s hospitals in Canada and the United States. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2006;160:900-905.