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Topic: Obesity

Andrew Jones Andrew Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Phone: 734-647-1881 E-mail: jonesand@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Can discuss food safety, security, and policy as well as food systems.
  • Studies the influence of food insecurity on the nutritional status of women and young children in low-income settings.
  • Conducts research on the intersection of micronutrient deficiencies (especially iron deficiency) and obesity among women of child-bearing age and its consequences for infant and child nutrition.
  • His research is global and includes studies in India, southern Africa, and the Andean region of South America.
  • Consulted for World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute, UNICEF, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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SPH Faculty Experts for Obesity

Andrew JonesAndrew Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: 734-647-1881 E-mail: jonesand@umich.edu

  • Can discuss food safety, security, and policy as well as food systems.     MORE

Peter MancusoPeter Mancuso, PhD

Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: (734) 615-5158 E-mail: pmancuso@umich.edu

  • Brings expertise in physiology and immunology to study the effects of environmental factors (such as nutrition and airborne particulates) on the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory diseases and host defense against bacterial pneumonia.      MORE

Kendrin SonnevilleKendrin Sonneville, Sc.D., R.D.

Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: (734) 763-8789 E-mail: kendrins@umich.edu

  • Focuses on the prevention of eating disorders     MORE

Julia WolfsonJulia Wolfson, PhD, MPP

Assistant Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: 734-764-6036 E-mail: jwolfson@umich.edu

  • Mixed-methods health policy researcher whose work focuses on health and social policies and programs related to food and beverage choices, diet quality, and obesity and diet-related disease prevention     MORE

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