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REBELLO, Salome Antonette


  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary)
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Joint)

Research Areas:

  • Nutrition and chronic disease prevention
  • food environments and dietary behaviours

Teaching Areas:

  • Module Coordinator and Instructor for SPH2104 (Public Health Nutrition), SPH5002 (Public Health Research Methods), and SPH6003 (Nutritional Epidemiology)
  • Guest Teacher for GEK1900 (Public Health in Action), and SPH5204 (Nutrition & Health)

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD, Nutrition (2009) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
  • Masters (Science, Home Science, in Foods, Nutrition, & Dietetics) (2001) Mumbai University, India

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • 2011 World Cancer Research Fund International Fellow at the International Course in Nutritional Epidemiology, Imperial College, London (Training Award)
  • 2007 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • 2005 Graduate Student Teaching Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota

Career History:

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, (2009-2014)

Major Publications:

  • Rebello SA, Koh H, Chen C, Naidoo N, Odegaard AO, Koh WP, Butler LM, Yuan JM , van Dam RM “Amount, type and sources of carbohydrates in relation to ischemic heart disease mortality in a Chinese population: a prospective cohort study” Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Apr 30;100(1):53-64
  • Zuniga Y, Rebello SA, Oi PL, Zheng H, Lee J, Tai ES, van Dam RM. “Rice and noodle consumption are associated with insulin resistance and hyperglycemia in an Asian population, Br J Nutr 2014 Mar;111(6):1118-28.
  • Rebello SA, van Dam RM. “Coffee consumption and cardiovascular health: getting to the heart of the matter.” Curr Cardiol Rep. 2013 Oct;15(10):403. doi: 10.1007/s11886-013-0403-1.  Rebello SA, Chen CH, Naidoo N, Xu W, Lee J, Chia KS, Tai ES, van Dam RM.“Coffee and tea consumption in relation to inflammation and basal glucose metabolism in a multi-ethnic Asian population: a cross-sectional study.” Nutr J. 2011 Jun 2;10:61. 
  • Hamilton-Reeves JM, Rebello SA, Thomas W, Kurzer MS, Slaton JW Effects of soy protein isolate consumption on prostate cancer biomarkers in men with HGPIN, ASAP, and low-grade prostate cancer. Nutr Cancer. 2008;60(1):7-13.
  • Hamilton-Reeves JM, Rebello SA, Thomas W, Slaton JW, Kurzer MS. Isoflavone-rich soy protein isolate suppresses androgen receptor expression without altering estrogen receptor-beta expression or serum hormonal profiles in men at high risk of prostate cancer. J Nutr. 2007 Jul;137(7):1769-75.

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