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Karen E. Peterson, DSc



Karen Peterson, DSc, is Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Research Professor at Center for Human Growth and Development; Director of the Momentum Center, at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Peterson's research focuses on the influence of biosocial and environmental influences on child growth and maturation during sensitive developmental periods, as well as the design and evaluation of population-based interventions addressing dietary and physical activity behaviors related to obesity and chronic disease in diverse populations, including children and youth.

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