Jill Reedy, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Program Director, Risk Factor Assessment Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Contact Information

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E616, MSC 9762
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Dietary assessment/monitoring
  • Dietary patterning
  • Food environment


  • Ph.D. – Nutrition
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.P.H. – Nutrition
    University of California, Berkeley


Dr. Jill Reedy is a Program Director with the Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB) of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Dr. Reedy focuses on different methodological approaches in dietary pattern analysis, dietary surveillance, new technologies for dietary assessment, and measures of the food environment. She leads the Dietary Patterns Methods Project, a collaboration with investigators from three large U.S. cohorts, which aims to systematically examine index-based scoring systems using standardized methods with cancer mortality outcomes. Dr. Reedy was a member of the Data Analysis Team for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, served as a member of the Technical Expert Collaborative for USDA's Dietary Patterns Systematic Review Project, and works with colleagues at the USDA on the development, validation, and application of the Healthy Eating Index, a diet quality measure that aligns with federal dietary guidance. Her interest in dietary patterns evolved from her dissertation research involving health behavior patterns and cluster analysis.

Prior to joining EGRP, Dr. Reedy was a Nutritionist in the Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch in the Applied Research Program (now the Health Care Delivery Research Program), DCCPS. She first joined NCI as a Cancer Prevention Fellow. Dr. Reedy is a registered dietitian and previously worked as a Regional Manager at the Dairy Council of California, a consultant with the California Nutrition Network, and a pediatric dietitian.


Liese AD, Krebs-Smith SM, Subar AF, George SM, Harmon BE, Neuhouser ML, Boushey CJ, Schap T, Reedy J. The Dietary Patterns Methods Project: synthesis of findings across cohorts and relevance to dietary guidance. J Nutr. 2015 Mar 1 [Epub ahead of print].

Miller PE, Reedy J, Kirkpatrick SI, Krebs-Smith SM. The United States food supply is not consistent with dietary guidance: evidence from an evaluation using the Healthy Eating Index-2010. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Jan;115(1): 95-100.

Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM, Miller PE, Liese AD, Kahle LL, Park Y, Subar AF. Higher diet quality is associated with decreased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality among older adults. J Nutr. 2014 Jun;144 (6):881-9.

Guenther PM, Kirkpatrick SI, Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM, Buckman DW, Dodd KW, Casavale KO, Carroll RJ. The Healthy Eating Index-2010 is a valid and reliable measure of diet quality according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. J Nutr. 2014 Mar;144 (3):399-407.

Kirkpatrick SI, Reedy J, Butler EN, Dodd, KW, Subar AF, Thompson FE, McKinnon RA. Dietary assessment in food environment research: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Jan;46 (1): 94-102.

Miller PE, McKinnon RA, Krebs-Smith SM, Subar AF, Chriqui J, Kahle L, Reedy J. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in the US: novel assessment methodology. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Oct;45 (4):416-21.

Miller PE, Cross AJ, Subar AF, Krebs-Smith SM, Park Y, Powell T, Kipnis V, Hollenback A, Reedy J. Comparison of 4 established DASH diet indexes: examining associations of index scores and colorectal cancer. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Sep;98 (3):794-803.

Arem H, Reedy J, Sampson J, Jiao L, Hollenbeck AR, Risch H, Mayne ST, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ. Healthy Eating Index 2005 and risk for pancreatic cancer in the NIH-AARP study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Sep 4; 105(17):1298-305.

Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM. Dietary sources of energy, solid fats, and added sugars among children and adolescents in the United States. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Oct;110 (10):1477-84.

Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM, Bosire C. Evaluating the food environment: application of the Healthy Eating Index-2005. Am J Prev Med. 2010 May;38 (5):465-71.

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