Faculty Profile

Betzy  Lozoff, M.D.

Betzy Lozoff, M.D.

  • Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
  • Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School
  • Center For Human Growth & Development
  • 300 North Ingalls, 10th Floor
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5406

Dr. Lozoff is a behavioral/developmental pediatrician whose research focus is the effects of iron deficiency anemia on infant behavior and development. Dr. Lozoff heads a multiuniversity cross-species program project grant on brain and behavior in early iron deficiency. She also directs a large project on iron deficiency in Chile, continues follow-up studies of Costa Rican children who had iron deficiency in infancy, and is part of another large study of micronutrient supplementation in India. Dr. Lozoff received a Merit Award (Method to Extend Research in Time) from NICHD in 1999, which was extended in 2004. She was recently honored with a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Research Mentorship at the University of Michigan.

  • Pesticide Exposure and Neurodevelopment. We are conducting a detailed exposure assessment within an ongoing epidemiological cohort taking place in a Chinese agricultural region. Along with other measures of exposure, the study utilizes biomarkers of pesticides that are commonly used in both China and the U.S.