Elaine Capps, PhD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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Emailelaine.yu3@ucsf.edu
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    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CABA05/2008Molecular and Cell Biology
    Emory University, Atlanta, GAMPH05/2012Global Epidemiology
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NYPhD12/2017Nutritional Sciences

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    Dr. Yu's research program focuses on evaluating endotypes and subphenotypes of nutrition-related diseases, with the long-term goals of identifying earlier and subclinical indicators of pathogenesis to improve prevention efforts. Nutrition-related diseases of interest include metabolic abnormalities and diseases such as diabetes and infectious diseases. Key questions of interest are centered around three themes: 1) metabolic health and homeostasis; 2) novel biomarkers of nutrition-related diseases; and 3) diverse clinical manifestations of nutrition-related diseases. Her epidemiologic approach is centered around blood biomarkers, including high-resolution metabolomic data, in translational and precision health studies. Previous and future study populations of interest include people considered higher risk, particularly those residing in resource-limited environments or with medical conditions requiring blood transfusions, and blood donors.

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    1. Population-Weighted Seroprevalence From Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection, Vaccination, and Hybrid Immunity Among US Blood Donations From January to December 2021. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Oct 03; 75(Supplement_2):S254-S263. Busch MP, Stramer SL, Stone M, Yu EA, Grebe E, Notari E, Saa P, Ferg R, Manrique IM, Weil N, Fink RV, Levy ME, Green V, Cyrus S, Williamson PC, Haynes J, Groves J, Krysztof D, Custer B, Kleinman S, Biggerstaff BJ, Opsomer JD, Jones JM. PMID: 35684973; PMCID: PMC9214177.
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    2. COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infection in the United States prior to the Delta and Omicron-associated surges: a retrospective cohort study of repeat blood donors. J Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 03. Grebe E, Yu EA, Bravo MD, Welte A, Bruhn RL, Stone M, Green V, Williamson PC, Feldstein LR, Jones JM, Busch MP, Custer B. PMID: 35921537; PMCID: PMC9384661.
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    3. Plasma metabolomic analysis indicates flavonoids and sorbic acid are associated with incident diabetes: A nested case-control study among Women's Interagency HIV Study participants. PLoS One. 2022; 17(7):e0271207. Yu EA, Alemán JO, Hoover DR, Shi Q, Verano M, Anastos K, Tien PC, Sharma A, Kardashian A, Cohen MH, Golub ET, Michel KG, Gustafson DR, Glesby MJ. PMID: 35802662; PMCID: PMC9269977.
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    4. Measuring Postprandial Metabolic Flexibility to Assess Metabolic Health and Disease. J Nutr. 2021 11 02; 151(11):3284-3291. Yu EA, Le NA, Stein AD. PMID: 34293154; PMCID: PMC8562077.
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    5. Nutrition, Inflammation, and the Gut Microbiota among Outpatients with Active Tuberculosis Disease in India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 10 18; 105(6):1645-1656. Huey SL, Yu EA, Finkelstein JL, Glesby MJ, Bonam W, Russell DG, Mehta S. PMID: 34662867; PMCID: PMC8641345.
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    6. Metabolomic Profiling Demonstrates Postprandial Changes in Fatty Acids and Glycerophospholipids Are Associated with Fasting Inflammation in Guatemalan Adults. J Nutr. 2021 09 04; 151(9):2564-2573. Yu EA, He S, Jones DP, Sun YV, Ramirez-Zea M, Stein AD. PMID: 34113999; PMCID: PMC8417933.
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    7. Effects of oral vitamin D supplementation on linear growth and other health outcomes among children under five years of age. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 12 08; 12:CD012875. Huey SL, Acharya N, Silver A, Sheni R, Yu EA, Peña-Rosas JP, Mehta S. PMID: 33305842; PMCID: PMC8121044.
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    8. Metabolomic Profiling After a Meal Shows Greater Changes and Lower Metabolic Flexibility in Cardiometabolic Diseases. J Endocr Soc. 2020 Nov 01; 4(11):bvaa127. Yu EA, Yu T, Jones DP, Ramirez-Zea M, Stein AD. PMID: 33134764; PMCID: PMC7584117.
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    9. Macronutrient, Energy, and Bile Acid Metabolism Pathways Altered Following a Physiological Meal Challenge, Relative to Fasting, among Guatemalan Adults. J Nutr. 2020 08 01; 150(8):2031-2040. Yu EA, Yu T, Jones DP, Martorell R, Ramirez-Zea M, Stein AD. PMID: 32597983; PMCID: PMC7398776.
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    10. Nutritional assessment among adult patients with suspected or confirmed active tuberculosis disease in rural India. PLoS One. 2020; 15(5):e0233306. Yu EA, Finkelstein JL, Brannon PM, Bonam W, Russell DG, Glesby MJ, Mehta S. PMID: 32442216; PMCID: PMC7244113.
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    11. Plasma fatty acids in de novo lipogenesis pathway are associated with diabetogenic indicators among adults: NHANES 2003-2004. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 09 01; 108(3):622-632. Yu EA, Hu PJ, Mehta S. PMID: 30535092; PMCID: PMC6915820.
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    12. Vitamin D and HIV. Nutrition and HIV: Epidemiological Evidence to Public Health. 2018. Yu EA, Mehta S. View Publication.
    13. Host transcriptional responses following ex vivo re-challenge with Mycobacterium tuberculosis vary with disease status. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0185640. Yu EA, John SH, Tablante EC, King CA, Kenneth J, Russell DG, Mehta S. PMID: 28977039; PMCID: PMC5627917.
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    14. The Human Microbiome in the Fight Against Tuberculosis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jun; 96(6):1274-1284. Wood MR, Yu EA, Mehta S. PMID: 28719264; PMCID: PMC5462560.
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    15. Suboptimal Plasma Long Chain n-3 Concentrations are Common among Adults in the United States, NHANES 2003-2004. Nutrients. 2015 Dec 09; 7(12):10282-9. Murphy RA, Yu EA, Ciappio ED, Mehta S, McBurney MI. PMID: 26690213; PMCID: PMC4690086.
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    16. Suboptimal Serum a-Tocopherol Concentrations Observed among Younger Adults and Those Depending Exclusively upon Food Sources, NHANES 2003-20061-3. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0135510. McBurney MI, Yu EA, Ciappio ED, Bird JK, Eggersdorfer M, Mehta S. PMID: 26287975; PMCID: PMC4546010.
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    17. Maternal knowledge, attitudes and self-efficacy in relation to intention to exclusively breastfeed among pregnant women in rural Bangladesh. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Jan; 19(1):49-57. Thomas JS, Yu EA, Tirmizi N, Owais A, Das SK, Rahman S, Faruque AS, Schwartz B, Stein AD. PMID: 24752315.
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    18. Maternal prenatal attitudes and postnatal breast-feeding behaviours in rural Bangladesh. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Mar; 18(4):679-85. Yu EA, Thomas JS, Owais A, Tirmizi N, Faruque A, Das SK, Rahman S, Schwartz B, Stein AD. PMID: 25327700.
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