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Suzanne M. Cole, PhD



Suzanne Cole, PhD, is a Lecturer and Resarch Investigator in the Environmental Health Sciences Department and a Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.

Dr. Cole has a long-standing interest in the development of childhood obesity particularly among multi-ethnic youth. Her research interests also include: 1) dietary assessment methodology; 2) measurement of diet and body composition among infants; and 3) determinants of chronic disease that result from the combined effects of genes and the environment. Dr. Cole has research expertise in identifying determinants of type 2 diabetes and obesity as well as designing and implementing community-based interventions that aim to modify the dietary and physical activity behaviors among Native American adolescents.

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