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Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., R.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

Dr. Siega-Riz serves as the Program Leader for the Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Program in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Siega-Riz has focused her research on maternal nutritional status, including maternal obesity and gestational weight gain and their effect on birth outcomes as well as the determinants of early childhood obesity. She studies dietary patterns among Hispanic adults and children, in general, and served on the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Dr. Siega-Riz has served on multiple committees for the IOM, examining topics from the WIC food packages to standards for systematic reviews in health care and currently serves on the advisory council of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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