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Wei Perng

Wei Perng PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Research Training and Education (LEAD Center)
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity & Diabetes Center

Dr. Perng is a nutritional and lifecourse epidemiologist who leverages ‘omics science and causal inference methods to study origins of obesity and metabolic disease in children and adolescents.

Areas of Expertise

  • Metabolomics
  • 'omics science
  • Causal inference
  • Lifecourse approach
  • Nutritional epidemiology

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Perinatal Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2013
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2010
  • BS, Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science, University of Michigan, 2008



  • Colorado School of Public Health Faculty Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award 2022
  • University of Colorado Denver Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award 2020
  •  Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology Rising Star Award 2019


  •    Steering committee member, COMETs consortium