This CORE provides a valuable resource for all investigators (internal and external to Vanderbilt) who do not have ready access to personnel with the training and expertise in state-of-the-science nutrition/diet methodology & body composition & metabolism methods to obtain valid and reliable  assessment and analyses of dietary intakes, nutritional status, body composition and metabolism. Our full website is available at:

Our most often used services include:

  • research design consultation for nutrition, diet, body composition and physical activity methods
  • recruitment (we have a registry of >2800 adults)
  • 24hr diet recalls and analysis of dietary intake
  • CT image analysis for skeletal muscle and adipose tissue
  • comprehensive nutrition assessment
  • medical nutrition therapy
  • nutrition, diet and physical activity (aerobic and resistance exercise) interventions


Community Leaders

Contact Information

The Diet, Body Composition and Metabolism CORE is housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition
1211 21st Avenue
514 Medical Arts Building (MAB)
Nashville, TN 37232-2315
(615) 875-9355 (p)

Heidi Silver
615-875-9355 (p)


Body Composition Diabetes Diet Energy Balance Metabolism Nutrients Nutrition Obesity Physical Activity