Dr. Perng is a nutritional epidemiologist who focuses on maternal and child health
- Elucidating early-life determinants of childhood obesity and related metabolic sequelae;
- Identifying biological pathways that underlie excess weight gain during early life;
- Understanding how maternal condition during the peripartum period predict her future cardiovascular and metabolic health.
Dr. Perng conducts her investigations primarily in Project Viva, a Boston-area pre-birth cohort, the Early Life Exposure in Mexico to ENvironmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) cohort, a birth cohort in Mexico City.
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