DOHaD Epidemiologic Group Research

Project summaries

The dynamics of transgenerational obesity: simulating systems solutions
K01-DK1022857                            Boone-Heinonen (PI)                                  9/30/2015-9/29/2018
This study will develop a novel computational simulation model for studying the impacts of maternal obesity on subsequent generations, and to identify promising public health strategies that reduce obesity in the long-term. The simulation model includes the following phases: preconception and pregnancy, early life, childhood and adolescence, and adulthood.

Exploring social factors influencing pregnancy outcome disparities
R21                                                       Messer (PI);Richardson (Co-PI)                               4/1/2016-3/31/2018
This study aims to identify how nativity and documentation status shape adverse PO (inappropriate maternal weight gain, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)/eclampsia, PTB, term BW, small for gestational age (SGA) and how the residential food context exacerbates risk for adverse outcomes.