Santiago Longitudinal Study

Biopychosocial determinants of obesity/cardiovascular risk:

Role: Principal investigator
Description: This project aims to understand biological and psychosocial risks and circadian patterns on the development of obesity and metabolic risks in a cohort of Chilean young adults.

Neuromaturational Delays in Iron Deficient Anemic Infants:

Role: Principal investigator in a multiple PI leadership plan with Dr. Betsy Lozoff (University of Michigan)
Description: The project will determine long-term neurobiological effects of IDA in infancy, adult functional outcomes related to preventing IDA in infancy, and long-term effects of giving iron to iron-sufficient infants.

Fatty Acids, Adiposity, & Cardiometabolic Risk in Adolescence:

Role: Principal investigator in a multiple PI leadership plan with Dr. Eduardo Villamor (University of Michigan)
Description: This project assesses the influence of serum fatty acid concentrations during infancy and childhood on adolescent cardiometabolic risk factors in a cohort with high prevalence of obesity.

Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk across the Lifecourse: The Santiago Longitudinal Cohort Study

Role: Principal investigator in a multiple PI leadership plan with Dr. Kari North (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Description: This projects investigate the role of genetics in influencing obesity and cardiovascular risk outcomes in participants from the NIH cohort studied since infancy at INTA. Previously collected DNA samples and data will be analyzed with new genetic assays.

(These four research projects are independently funded)

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