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Andrea Lauren Deierlein

Assistant Professor, Public Health Nutrition

Andrea Lauren Deierlein

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Andrea Deierlein, PhD MPH MS is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. Dr. Deierlein received a BS in Animal Science from Cornell University and an MS in Human Nutrition and MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University. She earned a PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Environmental Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Deierlein is a nutritional and reproductive epidemiologist with a broad interest in the association of diet and the development of obesity and related health outcomes, especially pertaining to maternal and child health. Much of her research has focused on predictors and outcomes of gestational weight gain, as well as other conditions including maternal obesity, postpartum weight retention, and gestational diabetes. She recently received funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to expand her research to investigate the influence of prenatal and postnatal environmental chemical exposures on associations of nutrition/diet and disease.