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Wei Perng, PhD

Wei Perng PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of 'omics Research (LEAD Center)
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity & Diabetes Center

Dr. Perng is a nutritional epidemiologist who focuses on maternal and child health. Dr. Perng conducts her investigations in long-term observational cohorts of mother-offspring dyads to understand early origins of obesity-related disease.

Areas of Expertise

  • Lifecourse epidemiology
  • Maternal child health
  • Metabolomics
  • 'Omics science
  • Childhood obesity
  • Child growth
  • Nutritional epidemiology

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • 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

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Awards

  • Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award, University of Colorado Denver, 2020
  • Rising Star Award, Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (SPER), 2019