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Amanda E. Staiano, Ph.D.

Physical Activity & Obesity Epidemiology Lab

PhD, 2010, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA

Katzmarzyk, Peter T.

Current Research:
Epidemiology of pediatric obesity and its cardiometabolic risks

Other Research Interests:
Clinical, behavioral and socio-demographic determinants and correlates of childhood obesity and its ensuing cardiometabolic risks; Causes and consequences of depot-specific adiposity in youth, including how sex, race/ethnicity, maturational stage, physical activity, and sedentary media use affect fat distribution and accumulation; The use of direct measures of adiposity, including MRI and DXA, to show how children accumulate excess adiposity and the subsequent health consequences that occur during adolescence and into adulthood.