Diana Becker Cutts, MD
Dr. Diana Becker Cutts is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Children's HealthWatch Minneapolis site at Hennepin County Medical Center. Her research interests include Failure to Thrive, housing issues, nutrition and food security, immigrant and refugee children.
Dr. Cutts is the Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Hennepin County Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She directs the Children's Growth and Nutrition Program at Hennepin County Medical Center, and is a founding member of Children's HealthWatch.
Dr. Cutts received her BS from the University of Michigan and her MD from the University of Illinois.
Area of Expertise:
- Failure to Thrive
- Food insecurity and hunger
- Housing and health
Selected peer-reviewed publications:
- Cutts DB, Meyers AF, Black MM, Casey PH, Chilton M, Cook JT, Ettinger de Cuba S, Heeren T, Coleman S, Rose-Jacobs R, and Frank, DA. Housing insecurity and the Health of Very Young Children. American Journal of Public Health. Under Review.
- Meyers AF, Cutts DB, Frank DA, Levenson SM, Skalicky A, Heeren T, Cook JT, Berkowitz C, Black MM, Casey PH, Zaldivar N. “Subsidized Housing and Children's Nutritional Status: Data From a Multisite Surveillance Study.” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005; 159: 551 - 556.
- Cook JT, Frank DA, Levenson SM, Neault NB, Heeren TC, Black MM, Berkowitz C, Casey PH, Meyers AF, Cutts DB. “Child Food Insecurity Increases Risks Posed by Household Food Insecurity to Young Children’s Health.” J Nutr. 2006;136(4):1073-6.
- Deborah A. Frank, Nicole B. Neault, Anne Skalicky, John T. Cook, Jacqueline D. Wilson, Suzette Levenson, Alan F. Meyers, Timothy Heeren, Diana B. Cutts, Patrick H. Casey, Maureen M. Black, and Carol Berkowitz. “Heat or Eat: The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Nutritional and Health Risks Among Children Less Than 3 Years of Age.” Pediatrics Nov 2006; 118: e1293 - e1302.
- Kersey M, Geppert J, and Cutts DB. “Hunger in young children of Mexican immigrant families.” Public Health Nutrition 2007; 10(4), 390-395.
- Neault NB, Frank DA, Merewood, A, Phillip B, Levenson S, Cook JT, Meyers, AF, Casey PH, Cutts DB, Black MM, Hereren, T, Berkowitz C and the C-SNAP Study Group. “Breastfeeding and Health Outcomes among Citizen Infants of Immigrant Mothers.” American Dietetic Association 2007; 107(12): 2077-2086
- Rose-Jacobs R, Black MM, Casey PH, Cook JT, Cutts DB, Chilton M, Heeren T, Levenson S, Meyers AF and Frank DA. “Household Food Insecurity: Associations with At-Risk Infant and Toddler Development.” Pediatrics 2008; 121: 65-72.
- John T. Cook, Deborah A. Frank, Diana B. Cutts, et al. “A Brief Indicator of Household Energy Security: Associations with Food Security, Child Health, and Child Development in US Infants and Toddlers.” Pediatrics October 2008; 122(4): e867-e875.
- Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH; Maureen M. Black, PhD; Carol Berkowitz, MD; Patrick H. Casey, MD; John Cook, PhD; Diana Cutts, MD, et al. “Food Insecurity and Risk of Poor Health Among US-Born Children of Immigrants.” American Journal of Public Health March 2009; 99(3): 556-562.
- Kyong Park, Margaret Kersey, Joni Geppert, Mary Story, Diana Cutts and John H Himes. “Household food insecurity is a risk factor for iron-deficiency anaemia in a multi-ethnic, low-income sample of infants and toddlers” Public Health Nutrition. May 2009.