Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine

Research

The Division of Nutrition’s research enterprise is growing. Current goals are to recruit additional nutrition faculty – especially expertise in cancer, maternal-fetal nutrition, biomarkers and diet assessment methodologies; research medical-nutrition education impact on clinical outcomes; and seek new funding sources for community nutrition intervention efforts.

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Clinical Trial – MOMFIT

Maternal-Offspring Metabolics Family Intervention Trial (MOMFIT); funded by NHLBI/NIDDK as part of the LIFE Moms Consortium of seven centers collaborating on the prevention of excessive gestational weight gain in overweight/obese pregnant mothers. Moms and babies (n=300) will be followed for 12 months postpartum.

Epidemiologic Nutrition Research

Continuing analyses regarding existing cohorts, CARDIA, WHI, MESA: HCHS:SOL; SOL-Youth include diet quality and calibration studies combining diet assessment methodology with biomarker measures.  Details follow:

Future Topics

Our division wants to pursue many topic in our future research, including: