Faculty Profile

Julie Carroll Lumeng, MD

Julie Carroll Lumeng, MD

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

  • Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development

  • Professor, Nutritional Sciences
  • University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development
  • 300 North Ingalls Street, 10th Floor
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Julie Lumeng is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician whose research focuses on the prevention of childhood obesity, particularly in low-income groups.  She focuses in particular on the potential biological pathways underlying links between psychosocial stress, eating behavior, and obesity in young, high-risk children.  Her work also investigates maternal feeding beliefs and practices and how these may relate to childhood obesity risk.  She also directs a community based obesity prevention trial based in Head Start settings, as well as examining links between Head Start program characteristics and obesity risk. 

  • MD, , University of Michigan Medical School, 1997

Professional Organizations: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Board Certification: Pediatrics, and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics.