Barry R. Goldin, PhD, MS


Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition and Social Policy, Tufts University


Tufts University School of Medicine
150 Harrison Ave, Jaharis 3
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.3814
Fax: 617.636.3810


MS, Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts
PhD, Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts

Research Focus:

Cancer and diet; prevention of colon and breast cancer by altering diet; understanding the underlying mechanism in diet-related alteration of susceptibility to colon and breast cancer; the role of probiotics and prebiotics in preventing and treating various human disorders; the role of free radicals in the treatment of established tumors.

Select Publications:

Goldin BR, Li W, Mansfield KG, et al.  The effect of micronutrient supplementation on disease progression and death in Simian immunodeficiency virus-infected juvenile male Rhesus Macaques. J of Infectious Diseases, 192:311-318, 2005.

Goldin B, Brauner E, Adlercreutz H, Ausman L, Lichtenstein A.  Hormonal response to diets high in soy or animal protein without and with isoflavones in moderately hypercholesterolemic subjects. Nut Cancer, 51(1):1-6, 2005.

Puos-Machedo P, Guenimonde M, de los Seyes-Gavilan CG, Salimen S, Goldin BR.  Effect of expoplysaccharide isolated from Villi on the adhesion of probiotics and pathogens to intestinal mucus.  J Dairy Sci, 89:2355-2358, 2006.

Mansfield K, Carville A, Wachtman L, Goldin B, Yearley J, Li W, Woods M, Gualtieri L, Shannon R, Wanke C. A diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol accelerates SIV Disease progression. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2007; 196(8):1202-1210.

Goldin BR and Gorbach SL.  Clinical Indications for Probiotics:  An Overview.  Clinical Infectious Diseases, 46 (Suppl 2):S96-S100; 2008 Feb.  (Discussion: S144-S51).

Ausman L, Oliver L, Goldin B, Woods M, Gorbach S, Dwyer J.  Estimated net acid excretion inversely correlates with urine Ph in vegans, lacto-ovo vegetarians and omnivores.  Journal of Renal Nutrition, 18(5):456-465, 2008. 

Aubertin-Leheudre M, Gorbach SL, Woods MN, Dwyer JT, Goldin BR, Adlercreutz H.  Fat/Fiber Intakes and Sex Hormones in Healthy Premenopausal Women in USA.  Journal of  Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 112 (1-3):32-39, 2008. PMCID: PMC2656650.

Andrich De, Filion ME, Woods MN, Dwyer JT, Gorbach SL, Goldin BR, Aldercreutz H, Aubertin-Lehudre M.  Relationship between essential amino acids and muscle mass, independent of habitual diets, in pre- and post-menopausal US women.  Int J Food Sci Nutr, 2011 May 16. 

Doron S, Hibberd P, Goldin B, McDermott L, Snydman DR. Failure of Probiotic Lactobacillus GG (LGG) to eliminate intestinal colonization by Vancomycin Resistant (VRE). Abstract ICAAC Mtg Sept 10-13, 2013.  Denver, CO. 

Doron S, Hibberd P, Goldin B. Thorpe C, McDermott L, Snydman DR.  Lactobacillus GG does not eleiminate colonization by Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus in adults with comorbidities. Abstract ID Week 2014, Oct 8-12, 2014.  Philadelphia, PA.

Poutsiaka DD, Davidson LE, Stern LL, Thorpe CM, Kane AV, Mahoney IJ, Baez-Giangreco C, Leyva R, Goldin B, Snydman DR.  Randomized Clinical Trial of the Recovery of Probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and Bifidobacterium animalis subspecies lactis (BB12) from the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract of Healthy Volunteers.  Abstract  ID Week 2014. Oct 8-12, 2014.  Philadelphia, PA.

DD Poutsiaka, Mahoney IJ, McDermott LA, Stern LL. Thorpe CM, Kane AV, Baez-Guangreco C, McKinney J, Davidson LE, Leyva R, Goldin B, Snydman DR.  Selective method for identification and quantification of Bifidobacterium animalis subspecies lactis BB – 12 (BB-12) from the gastrointestinal tract of healthy volunteers ingesting a combination probiotic of BB -12  and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG.  J Appl Microbiol 2017 122:1321-1332.