Our objective is to identify effective lifestyle strategies including nutrition and physical activity to facilitate positive behavior change during early life (preconception through adolescence) in the effort to prevent and/or reduce the burden of chronic disease and micronutrient deficiencies, through our expertise in teaching, research, and outreach at the individual, family, community, and global level.
- The Blossom Project. Improving the lives of women and their children…one pregnancy at a time
- “Be-Well”; a randomized controlled trial to promote healthy eating and active living during pregnancy to reduce excessive gestational weight gain
- SWITCH Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Dissemination Project
- Identifying novel iron compounds to improve iron bioavailability to reduce incidence of iron-deficiency anemia.
- The role of stress neurobiology and brain development in children using biomedical big data.
- Sociocultural predictors of child growth status in rural communities worldwide
Christina Campbell, PhD, RD: Pregnancy, physical activity, first 1000 days of life, developmental origins of health and disease, obesity prevention, gestational diabetes, diabetes.
Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, PhD: Childhood Obesity Prevention, Families, Parent Modeling, Physical Activity
Melha Mellata, PhD
Manju Reddy, PhD: Anemia, iron bioavailability, obesity
Wendy White, PhD, RD: Micronutrient, biofortification, beta-carotene, hidden hunger, vitamin A
Auriel Willette, PhD: Brain structure and function; obesity; dysmetabolism; memory; executive function
Donna Winham, DSc, RDN: Health benefits of beans; dietary acculturation; child growth