A photo of Jessica Woo.

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Environmental Health



Biography & Affiliation

Research Interests

Early life influences on the development of pediatric obesity; severe obesity in childhood; breastfeeding and complementary food; life-course epidemiology of obesity and cardiometabolic disease; dyslipidemia and insulin resistance; nutritional epidemiology

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Environmental Health


Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Heart Institute


BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1993.

MHSA: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1995.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.


Sinaiko AR, Jacobs Jr DR, Woo JG, Bazzano L, Burns T, Hu T, Juonala M, Prineas R, Raitakari O, Steinberger J, Urbina EM, Venn A, Dwyer T. The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium Outcomes Study of Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Adult Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality: Design and Recruitment. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Apr 22;69:55-64.

Woo JG, Sucharew H, Su W, Khoury PJ, Daniels SR, Kalkwarf HJ. Infant Weight and Length Growth Trajectories Modeled using Superimposition by Translation and Rotation are Differentially Associated with Body Composition Components at 3 and 7 Years of Age. Journal of Pediatrics. 2018 Mar 7.

Koskinen J, Juonala M, Dwyer T, Venn A, Thomson R, Bazzano L, Berenson GS, Sabin MA, Burns TL, Viikari JSA, Woo JG, Urbina EM, Prineas R, Hutri-Kahonen N, Sinaiko A, Jacobs D, Steinberger J, Daniels S, Raitakari OT, Magnussen CG. Impact of Lipid Measurements in Youth in Addition to Conventional Clinic-Based Risk Factors on Predicting Preclinical Atherosclerosis in Adulthood: The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium. Circulation. 2017.

Koskinen J, Magnussen CG, Sinaiko A, Woo JG, Urbina EM, Jacobs DR, Steinberger J, Prineas R, Sabin MA, Burns T, Berenson G, Bazzano L, Venn A, Viikari JSA, Hutri-Kahonen N, Raitakari O, Dwyer T, Juonala M. Childhood Age and Associations between Childhood Metabolic Syndrome and Adult Risk for Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Carotid Intima Media Thickness. The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium. JAHA. 2017 Aug 16;6(8).

Smego A*, Woo JG*, Klein J, Bansal D, Bliss LS, Daniels SR, Bolling C, Crimmins NA. High Body Mass Index in Infancy May Predict Severe Obesity in Childhood. Journal of Pediatrics. 2017 Apr;183:87-93.e1 *authors contributed equally to this work.

DeBoer MD, Gurka MJ, Woo JG, Morrison JA. Inter-relationships between the severity of metabolic syndrome, insulin and adiponectin and their relationship to future Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. International Journal of Obesity. 2016;40(9):1353-9.

Madsen NL, Marino BS, Woo JG, Thomsen RW, Videboek J, Laursen HB, Olsen M. Congenital heart disease with and without cyanotic potential and the long term risk of diabetes mellitus: A population-based follow-up study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2016;5(7).

Woo JG. Using BMI Z-score among Severely Obese Adolescents: A Cautionary Note. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 2009;4(4):405-10.