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Wei Perng PhD, MPH

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


Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Court

Room P12-1014

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Perng serves as an associate professor with tenure, as 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

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