Ph.D., 2005, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
B.S., 1999, Agricultural Sciences, minor in Food Technology, Escuela AgrÃcola Panamericana - Zamorano University, Honduras
Dr. Andrade's long term goal is to develop sustainable strategies that can be used to deliver adequate nutrition, especially micronutrients, to residents of developing countries and thereby help to promote human health and economic development. His research interests are focused on food fortification, point-of-care technologies for assessment of micronutrient deficiencies, quality of food aid products, and service, experiential learning education programs. Dr. Andrade's current research efforts have focused on the problem of micronutrient malnutrition, assessment of prevalent deficiencies and delivery of fortified foods. Current evidence supports the use of low-cost, simple technologies as a sustainable approach to improve health in rural areas. In one research area, his team is applying photonic crystal technology to build low-cost, diagnostic devices for the assessment of micronutrient deficiencies in populations living in low-income areas. Technologies are robust enough to test for iron deficiency anemia by health care assistants with little training. Furthermore, he is researching stealth nutrition as a strategy to provide micronutrients to at risk populations living in rural areas. Technologies are low-cost, use local foods and rely on the participation of school teachers and parents. Some products under investigation are rice, tortillas and milk as carrier foods. Furthermore, Dr. Andrade is using these international projects as an innovative educational platform to train college students in food science and human nutrition. Along with colleagues at Illinois, he has designed and implemented an intensive study abroad program at Zamorano University, which provides juniors and seniors in the College of ACES with hands-on, research, service and experiential learning activities in Honduras.
FSHN 595 Nutrition for Food Scientists (2/3 credit hours)
FSHN 499 International Topics in Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition (2 credit hours). Video-conference and online course
ACES 293 ACES Study Abroad Honduras (2 credit hours)
FSHN 220 Principles of Nutrition (3 credit hours)
Andrade, J. E. and J. R. Burgess. 2007. Effect of the citrus flavanone naringenin on oxidative stress in rats. J.Agric. Food Chem. 55(6): 2142â8.
Helferich, W.G., Andrade, J.E., and M.S. Hoagland. 2008. Phytoestrogens and breast cancer: a complex story. J. Inflammopharm. Oct;16(5):219â26.
Rosales, E., Andrade, J.E., Engeseth, N.J., Dong, F.M., Lopez, J.R. and W.G. Helferich, 2009. Characterization of Micronutrient Delivery Vehicle (MDV) for children in developing countries. Presented at IFT Annual Meeting, Nutrition Division, Anaheim, CA.
Neese, S.L., Wanga, V.C., Doerge, D.R., Kellie A. Woodling, K.A., Andrade, J.E., Helferich, W.G., Korol, D.L., and Schantza, S.L. 2010. Impact of Dietary Genistein and Aging on Executive Function in Rats. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Mar-Apr;32(2):200-11
Andrade, J.E., Twaddle, N., Doerge, D. and W.G. Helferich. 2010. Absolute bioavailability of genistein from soy protein isolate in Balb/c mice. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2010, 58 (7):4529â"36
Cho, K.W., Kim, Y.O., Andrade, J.E., Burgess, J.R., and Y.C. Kim. 2010. Dietary naringenin increases hepatic peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor alpha protein expression and decreases plasma triglyceride and adiposity in rats. Eur. J. Nutr. June 23 [Epub ahead of print].
Hilakivi-Clarke, L. Andrade, J.E., and W.G. Helferich. 2010. Is soy good or bad for breast? Proceedings Soy Summit: Exploration of the Health, Safety and Nutrition of Soy. J. Nutr. 140(12):2326S-34S
Torres, P., Carrillo, E.P., Andrade, J.E., Engeseth, N.J., and W.G. Helferich, 2010. Effect of local food preparation on the availability of iron and vitamin A delivered in corn soy blend (CSB) provided by school meals in Central America. IFT Annual Meeting, International Nutrition Division, Chicago, IL. #292-03
Andrade, J.E., Rosales, E., Lopez, J.R., Engeseth, N.J., Helferich, W.G., NuÃ±ez, F.M., and Carrillo, E.P. 2011. Sensory Evaluation and Storage Stability Characterization of Micronutrient Delivery Vehicle for local fortification in rural Honduras. EB Annual Meeting, International Nutrition Division, Washington, D.C. P#6211
Lopez, J.R., Andrade, J.E., Stufkens, P., Mendoza, G., Greene, J.C., Engeseth, N.J., Dong, F.M., and W.G. Helferich. 2011 Internationalization of food science and human nutrition education through distance education technologies and study-abroad experiences: Development and assessment. IFT Annual Meeting, Education Division, New Orleans, LA. #192-05