Gladys Block PhD

Professor Emerita
Research Interests: 
  • Vitamin C and cardiovascular disease risk factors
  • Antioxidants, oxidation, inflammation
  • Nutrient status and disease relationships
  • Low-cost computerized methods to help people improve physical activity and nutrition
Selected Publications: 

Sternfeld B, Block CH, Quesenberry CP, Jr, Block TJ, Husson G, Norris J, Nelson M, Block G . Improving Diet and Physical Activity with ALIVE. A Worksite Randomized Trial. Am J Prev Med 2009;36(6):475-483. PMID-19460655. See Article.

Block G, Jensen CD, Dalvi TB, Norkus EP, Hudes M, Crawford PB, Holland N, Fung EB, Schumacher L, Harmatz P. Vitamin C treatment reduces elevated C-reactive protein. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2009;46(1):70-77. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2008.09.030, PubMed # 18952164.

Block G, Sternfeld B, Block CH, Block TJ, Norris J, Hopkins D, Quesenberry CP Jr, Husson G, Clancy HA. Development of ALIVE (A Lifestyle Intervention Via Email), and Its Effect on Health-Related Quality of Life, Presenteeism, and Other Behavioral Outcomes. J Med Internet Res 2008;10(4):e43)doi:10.2196/jmir.1112. See Article.

Block G, Jensen CD, Norkus EP, Hudes M, Crawford PB. Vitamin C in plasma is inversely related to blood pressure during the previous year in young black and white women. Nutrition Journal 2008;7:35. doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-35. See Article.

Block G, Jensen CD, Morrow JD, Holland N, Norkus EP, Milne GL, Hudes M, Dalvi TB, Crawford PB, Fung EB, Schumacher L, Harmatz P. The effect of vitamins C and E on biomarkers of oxidative stress depends on baseline level. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2008, 45:377-384. PMID:18455517. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2008.04.005, Pubmed # NIHMS66023. See Article.

Block G, Block T, Wakimoto P, Block CH (2004). Demonstration of an E-mailed worksite nutrition intervention program. Preventing Chronic Disease. October 2004. See Article.

Other interests: 
  • Alive! program and improving it for weight loss, prediabetes, elders
  • Correcting mis-interpretations of flawed clinical trials of antioxidants
Profile Updated: June 18, 2009