InCHIP Lecture Series: Anna Maria Siega-Riz

Please join us for our next event in the Spring 2020 InCHIP Lecture Series!

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD

Thursday, February 27, 2020

12:30 – 1:30pm

 J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204 (second floor)


“Nutritional Factors during the Periconception Period and in Early Childhood that Impact Weight Status of the Mom and Child”

Dr. Siega-Riz’s research focuses on the first 1000 days of life by understanding the influence of maternal weight status and dietary patterns/behaviors in the etiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including but not limited to, gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and inadequate or excessive gestational weight gain. She is also exploring food reward and sensitivity among pregnant women and early determinants of childhood obesity in the Pregnancy Eating Attributes (PEAS) study funded by NICHD with colleagues at the University of North Carolina ( and the association of maternal preconceptional health with childhood eating and weight status among Hispanics in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL funded by NIDDK. Other research interests include examining the determinants and consequences of food insecurity and the implications of food policy on health outcomes.

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About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.