Ellen Fung, PhD, RD, CCD

Email: Ellen Fung
Phone: 510-428-4939



publications (2010 - 2015)

Fung EB
, Bachrach LK, Sawyer AJ. (Editors) Bone Health Assessment in Pediatrics: Guidelines for Clinical Practice, 2nd edition Springer, 2016. ISBN: 978-3-319-30410-6.

Fung EB, Schroepher C, Lal A. Nutrition for Patients with Thalassemia. Handbook of nutrition and diet in leukemia and blood disease therapy. Edited by: Ronald Ross Watson and Daruka Mahadevan. 2016;Chapter 19; 315-334.

Fung EB. The Importance of Nutrition for Health in Patients with Transfusion Dependent Thalassemia. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2016, Jan 29 [Epub ahead of Print]. PMID: 26824448

Zerofsky M, Ryder M, Bhatia, S, Stephensen CB, King JC, Fung EB. Effects of early vitamin D deficiency rickets on bone and dental health, growth and immunity. Maternal & Child Nutrition 2015; April 7, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25850574

Fung EB, Gildengorin G, Talwar S, Hagar L, Lal A. Zinc Status affects Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Secretion in Patients with Thalassemia. Nutrients 2015;7(6):4296-307. PMC4488784

Tubman VN, Fung, EB, Vogiatzi M, Thompson AA, Rogers ZR, Neufeld EJ, Kwiatkowski JL. Guidelines for the standard monitoring of patients with thalassemia: report of the thalassemia longitudinal cohort. Journal Pediatric Hematology Oncology. 2015 Apr;37(3):e162-9. PMC4511957

Fung EB, Pinal J, Leason M. Reduced Physical Activity Patterns in Patients with Thalassemia Compared to Healthy Controls. Journal Hematology Oncology Research 2015;2(1)7-21.



Afzal SY, Wender AR, Jones M, Fung EB, Pico E. The effect of low magnitude mechanical stimulation (LMMS) on bone density in patients with Rett syndrome: A pilot and feasibility study. J Ped Rehab Med 2014:7:2:167-78. PMID: 25096869

Fung EB. Bone Health in Children with Special Health Care Needs. J Ped Rehab Med 2014;7:2:107-9. PMID: 25096862

Stevenson, DA, Rudser K, Kunin-Batson A, Fung EB, Viskochil, B, Shapiro E, Orchard P, Whitley CB, Polgreen LE. Biomarkers of Bone Remodeling in Children with Mucopolysaccharidosis Types I, II, and VI. J Ped Rehab Med. 2014;7:2:159-65.PMC4420175

Polgreen LE, Thomas W, Fung E, Vickochil D, Stevensen D, Orchard P, Whitley C, Ensrud K. Low bone mineral content and challenges in interpretation of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in children with MPS I, II and VI. J Clin Dens 2014;17:1:200-6. PMC3872499


Fung EB, King JC, Kwiatkowski JL, Huang J, Bachrach LK,  Sawyer AJ, Zemel BS, Vichinsky EP. Zinc Supplementation Improves Bone Density in Patients with Thalassemia: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr Oct 2013;98:4:960-71. PMC3778866.   Video WebCast for ThinkZinc Study:  http://www.scivee.tv/node/61490 )

Fung EB, Gariepy CA, Sawyer AJ, Higa A, Vichinsky EP. The effect of whole body vibration therapy on bone density in patients with thalassemia: a pilot study. Am J Hematol 2012;87(10)E76-9. PMC3845963
**Awarded the Best Manuscript of 2012 at Children’s Hospital Research Center, Oakland.

Walter PB, Porter J, Evans P, Kwiatkowski JL, Neufeld EJ, Coates T, Giardina PJ, Grady RW, Vichinsky E, Olivieri N, Trachtenberg F, Alberti D, Fung E, Ames B, Higa A, Harmatz P, Network TCR. Increased Leukocyte Apoptosis in β-Thalassemia Patients. Br J Haematol 2013;160:3:399-403. PMID:23216540


Hacker-Thompson A, Fung EB, King JC. Calcium during Pregnancy: A review. Nutr Rev. 2012;70:7:397-409. PMID: 22747842

Dror DK, King JC, Durand DJ, Fung EB, Allen LH. Feto-maternal vitamin D status and infant whole body bone mineral content in the first weeks of life. Eur J Clin Nutr 2012;66(9)1016-9.PMID: 22781021

Dror DK, King JC, Fung EB, Van Loan M, Gertz E, Allen LH. Evidence of associations between feto-maternal vitamin D status, cord parathyroid hormone and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase and newborn whole body bone mineral content. Nutrients 2012;4:68-77. PMC3296991

Fung EB, Xu Y, Trachtenberg F, Olivieri N, Kwiatkowski JL, Thompson AA, Neufeld EJ, Boudreaux J, Quinn C, Vichinsky EP for the Thalassemia Clinical Research Network. Inadequate Dietary Intake in Patients with Thalassemia. J Acad Nutr Diet 2012;112(7)980-90. PMC3419338


Fung EB, Aguilar C, Micaily I, Foote D, Lal A. Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency in Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia. Amer J Hematol, 2011;86(10):871-3. PMID: 21818763

Fung EB, Vichinsky EP, Kwiatkowski JK, Huang J, Bachrach LK, Sawyer AJ, Zemel BS. Characterization of low bone mass in young patients with thalassemia by DXA, pQCT and markers of bone turnover. Bone 2011;48(6):1305-12. PMC3095710

Quinn CT, Johnson VL, Kim HY, Trachtenberg F, Vogiatzi MG, Kwiatkowski JL, Neufeld E, Fung E, Olivieri N, Kirby M, Giardiana PJ. Renal Dysfunction in Patients with Thalassemia, Br J Haematol 2011;153(1):111-7 PMC4250090

Fung EB, Humphrey M, Gildengorin G, Goldstein N, Hoffinger SA. Rapid remineralization of the distal radius after forearm fracture in children. J Pediatr Orthop 2011;31:2:138-43. PMCID: PMC3079274


Shepherd J, Fan B, Lu H, Marquez L, Salama K, Huang H, Fung EB. Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry with serum ferritin predict liver iron concentration and change in concentration better than ferritin alone. J Clin Densitom, 2010;13:4:399-406. PMID: 20663700

Fung EB. Nutritional Deficiencies in Patients with Thalassemia. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2010;1202:188-96. PMID: 20712792

Fung, EB, Xu Y, Kwiatkowski J, Vogiatzi MG, Lal A, Neufeld E, Kirby-Allen M, Olivieri N, Vichinsky EP, Giardina PJ. Relationship between Chronic Transfusion Therapy and Body Composition in Subjects with Thalassemia. J Pediatr 2010;157:4:641-7. PMC2936667

Fung EB, Ritchie LD, Walker B, Gildengorin G, Crawford P. Randomized, controlled trial to examine the impact of providing yogurt to women enrolled in WIC. J Nutr Educ Behav 2010;42:3Suppl:S22-9. PMID: 20399406

Fung EB, Johnson JA, Madden J, Kim T, Harmatz P. Bone Density Assessment in Patients with Mucopolysaccaridosis: A Preliminary Report from patients with MPS II and VI. J Pediatr Rehabil Med 2010;3:1:13-23. PMC2898152

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Sawyer AJ, Bachrach LK, Fung EB. (Editors) Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients: Guidelines for Clinical Practice. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. 2007. ISBN: 1-58829-634-2.
2nd edition of this textbook in preparation for publication Fall, 2015


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