I have degrees in Nutritional Science (B.S.), Public Health Nutrition (M.P.H.), and Epidemiology (PhD). I am currently Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins and my research is primarily dedicated to the prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases throughout the life course. I approach these research challenges from the perspectives of nutrition, epidemiology and microbiome science. I believe that primordial prevention of lifestyle and environmental risk factors, particularly in high-risk and nutritionally transitioning populations, provides the greatest opportunity to curb contemporary, chronic disease epidemics. In this spirit, my research largely aims to identify early-life, modifiable antecedents of cardiometabolic disease in diverse populations locally and globally. Most recently my research has focused on using observational studies to identify early-life impacts on the development of the intestinal microbiota; and translating these findings into clinical trials in which we can rigorously test interventions to restore and/or modify our intestinal microbiota to improve our health. My research efforts are currently partitioned among the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
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Saturday, October 5
1:45 PM – 2:10 PM