Won Song

Won Song

Telephone: 517-353-3332
Fax: 517-353-8963



G. M. Trout FSHN Building, 469 Wilson Rd, Rm 135A, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

Degree: Ph.D., Utah State University, 1983; M.S., University of Iowa, 1978; MPH, Seoul Natl University, Schl of Public Health, 1975

Professional Positions:

2009-10 - Fall semesters: WCU Visiting Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2005-06 - Research Professor (Sabbatical leave), Ewha Womans University, Asian Food and Nutrition Research Center, Seoul, Korea; Korean Federation of Science and Engineering Society, Brain Pool Program

2004-05 - Acting Dean, College of Human Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

1999-04 - Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, College of Human Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1993 - Visiting Scientist (Sabbatical leave), Department of Biochemistry, Temple University Medical School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1983-84 - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

1982 - (Summer) Nutritionist, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Utah State, University, Logan, Utah

1981-82 - (Falls) Instructor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Utah State University,  Logan, Utah

1980-83 - Research Assistant, Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

1980-82 - Clinical Dietitian, Logan General Hospital, Logan, Utah

1979-80 - Preceptor for Medical Dietetic students, Ohio State University

1978-80 - Instructor and Clinical Dietitian, Mansfield General Hospital Nursing School/Hospital, Mansfield, Ohio

1975-78 - Dietary Assistant; Clinical Dietitian, University of Iowa General Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

1972-75 - Research Associate, Research Institute of Samyang Food Co., Seoul, Korea

Research Interests:

Nutritional epidemiology; community nutrition; food consumption behaviors in relation to chronic diseases; dietary patterns and health risks at the national and international settings; biomarkers and predictors for nutritional status in large populations with emphasis on the subgroups at risk; national nutrition surveys and its application in research; nutrition education – theories and application of technology

Instructional Activities:

HNF 320 - Basic Skills in Dietetic Practice

HNF 375 - Community Nutrition

HNF 830 - International Nutrition

Outreach Focus:

Active research for subgroups who are economically disadvantaged in the US, including migrant seasonal farm workers, WIC recipients, and SNAP participants

Selected Publications:

Venkatesh S, Weatherspoon L, Kaplowitz SA, Song WO. Aculturation and glycemic control of Asian Indian adults with type 2 diabetes.  J of Community Health. 2013 Feb;38(1):78-85.

Cha YS, Kim SR, Yang JA, Back HL, Kim MG, Jung SJ, Song WO, Chae SW.  Kochujang, fermented soybean-based red pepper paste, decreases visceral fat and improves blood lipid profiles in overweight adults. Annals of Nutr and Metab 2013 Feb 26;10(1):24.

Dwyer J, Eisenberg A, Prelack K, Song WO, Sonneville K and Ziegler P. Eating attitudes and food intakes of elite adolescent female figure skaters: a cross sectional study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2012, 9:53, 1366857577748016.

Chun OK, Lee SG, Wang Y, Vance T, Song WO. Estimated Flavonoid Intake of the Elderly in the U.S. and around the world. J of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. 30(3), 2012.

Chun OK, Song WO. Is obesity development associated with dietary sugar intake in the U.S.? Nutrition. 2012 Nov-Dec;28(11-12):1137-41.

Min CY, Noh HY, Kang YS, Sim HJ, Baik HW, Song WO, Yoon JH, Park YH, Joung HJ. Breakfast patterns are associated with metabolic syndrome in Korean Adults. Nutr Res Pract 6(1): 61-67, 2012.

Park MK, Noh HY, Song NY, Paik HY, Park SH, Joung JY, Song WO, Kim JS. Validity and reliability of a dish-based, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for Korean diet and cancer research. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 13(2); 545-52, 2012.

Min CY, Noh H, Kang YS, Sim HJ, Baik HW, Song WO, Yoon J, Park YH, Joung H. Skipping breakfast is associated with diet quality and metabolic syndrome risk factors. Nutr Res Pract 5(5):455-463, 2011.

Jung HJ, Song WO, Paik HY, Joung HJ. Dietary characteristics of macronutrient intake and the status of metabolic syndrome among Koreans. Korean J of Nutr  44(2):119-130, 2011. 

Choi S, Lim MH, Kim KM, Jeon BH, Song WO, Kim TW. Cordycepin-induced apoptosis and autophagy in breast cancer cells are independent of the estrogen receptor. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 257:165-173, 2011.

Kim DW, Shim JE, Paik HY, Song WO, Joung HJ. Nutritional intake of Korean population before and after adjusting for within-individual variations: 2101 Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey Data. Nutrition Research and Practice 5(3):266-274, 2011.

Floegel A, Chung SJ, von Ruesten AV, Yang M, Chung CE, Song WO, Koo SI, Pischon T and Chun OK. Antioxidant intakes from diet and supplements and elevated serum C-reactive protein and plasma homocystein concentrations in U.S. adults: a cross-sectional study. Public Health Nutrition. Nov; 12(11);2055-64, 2011.

Yang M, Chung SJ, Chung CE, Kim DO, Song WO, Koo SI, Chun OK. Estimation of total antioxidant capacity from diet and supplements in US adults. Br J Nutr. Feb 15:1-11. 2011.

Wang Y, Chung SJ, Song WO, Chun OK. Estimation of daily proanthocyanidin intake and major food sources in the U. S. diet. J Nutr. 2011 Mar, 141(3): 447-52, 2011.

Yang M, Koo SI, Song WO, Chun OK. Food matrix affecting anthocyanin bioavailability: Review. Current Medicinal Chemistry. Curr Med Chem.18(2):291-300, 2011. 

Park MK, Kim DW, Kim JS, Park SH, Joung HJ, Song WO, Paik HY. Development of a dish-based, semi-quantitative FFQ for the Korean diet and cancer research using a database approach. British J Nutr. Apr, 105(7), 1065-1072, 2011.

Chun OK, Chung CE, Wang Y, Padgitt A, and Song WO. Changes in intakes of total and added sugar and their contribution to energy intake in the U.S. Nutrients. 2: 834-54, 2010.

Floegel A, Kim DO, Chung SJ, Song WO, Fernandez ML, Bruno RS, Koo SI, Chun OK. Development and validation of an algorithm to establish a total antioxidant capacity database of U.S. diet. Int J Food Sci Nutr. Sep;61(6):600-23, 2010.

Kim HG, Song HS, Yoon DH, Song BW, Park SM, Sung GH, Cho JY, Park HI, Choi S, Song WO, Hwang KC, Kim TW. Cordyceps pruinosa extracts induce apoptosis of HeLa cells by a caspase dependent pathway. J of Ethnopharmacology, 128 (2):342-351, 2010.

Chun OK, Floegel A, Chung SJ, Chung CE, Song WO, Koo SI. Estimation of antioxidant intakes from diet and supplements in US adults. J of Nutr. 140 (2): 317-324, 2010.

Chun OK, Chung SJ, Song WO. Urinary isoflavones and their metabolites validate the dietary isoflavone intake in US adults. J of Am Dietet Assoc 109 (2):245-254, 2009.

Chun OK, Chung SJ, Claycombe KJ, Song WO. Serum C-reactive protein concentrations are inversely associated with dietary flavonoid intake in U.S. adults. J of Nutrition, 138(4):753S-760S, 2008.

Song WO Chun OK, Tea is the major source of favan-3-ol and flavonol in US diet. J of Nutrition. 138(8):1543S-1547S, 2008.

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