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Tessa Crume, MSPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Tessa Crume, MSPH, PhD
Research Interests:
  • Maternal child health
  • Obesity and gestational diabetes during pregnancy
  • Critical periods for determining obesity risk
  • Breastfeeding
  • Childhood obesity and metabolic disease
  • Courses taught by Dr. Crume:
  • EPID 6630- Intro to Epidemiology, Spring
  • EPID 6840- Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Fall
  • Current Research Projects:
  • The influence of breastfeeding on childhood growth and adiposity patterns
  • The impact of exposure to maternal diabetes and obesity on offspring obesity risk
  • Early infant diet and rate of beta-cell destruction among youth with type 1 diabetes
  • The relationship between fat distribution patterns and cardiovascular disease risk factors in children
  • Education:
  • Colorado School of Public Health, PhD (Epidemiology) 2010
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, MSPH 2001
  • Colorado State University, MS (Microbiology) 1997
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