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InCHIP Lecture: Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD

Thursday, February 27, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ray Ryan Bldg, Room 204

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst

Thursday, February 27, 2020

J. Ray Ryan Bldg, Room 204

Dr. Siega-Riz’s research focuses on the first 1000 days of life by understanding the influence of maternal weight status and dietary patterns/behaviors in the etiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including but not limited to, gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and inadequate or excessive gestational weight gain. She is also exploring food reward and sensitivity among pregnant women and early determinants of childhood obesity in the Pregnancy Eating Attributes (PEAS) study funded by NICHD with colleagues at the University of North Carolina and the association of maternal preconceptional health with childhood eating and weight status among Hispanics in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL funded by NIDDK. Other research interests include examining the determinants and consequences of food insecurity and the implications of food policy on health outcomes.

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