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Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center

Our mission is to conduct research into the lifecourse health consequences of early and later life exposures that increase the risk and accelerate the onset of adiposity (obesity) and diabetes. Our focus is on prevention and training the next generation of researchers and clinicians.

The Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center was established in 2015 on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, through a joint collaboration among the Colorado School of Public Health, the CU School of Medicine and its Department of Pediatrics, and Children’s​​ Hospital Colorado. Learn more​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Research at the LEAD Center integrates three critical approaches to the work being done – the lifecourse approach, epidemiology, and team science. Explore these ideas



There are many collaborative research projects underway at the LEAD Center that engage families and their children as well as older adults, who are committed to helping science understand how to make our lives healthier as we grow, develop and age.



LEAD provides a unique atmosphere for graduate and post-doctoral trainees in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary environment focused on advanced epidemiologic studies.

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