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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, Heart

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BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1993.

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

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


Relation of Blood Pressure in Childhood to Self-Reported Hypertension in Adulthood: The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort Consortium. Urbina, EM; Khoury, PR; Bazzano, L; Burns, TL; Daniels, S; Dwyer, T; Hu, T; Jr, JD R; Juonala, M; Prineas, R; et al. Hypertension. 2019; 73:1224-1230.

Developing Global Standards for Predicting Adult Overweight and Obesity from Childhood Body Mass Index - A Comparison of Estimates Obtained from Follow Up of a Pooled International Longitudinal Cohort to Current Standards Derived from Cross-Sectional Survey Data. Kartiosuo, N; Ramakrishnan, R; Lemeshow, S; Juonalav, M; Burns, TL; Woo, JG; Jacobs, DR; Daniels, S; Venn, A; Steinberger, J; et al. 2019.

Infant Growth and Long-term Cardiometabolic Health: a Review of Recent Findings. Woo, JG. Current Nutrition Reports. 2019; 8:29-41.

Utility of Different Blood Pressure Measurement Components in Childhood to Predict Adult Carotid Intima-Media Thickness: The i3C Consortium Study. Koskinen, J; Juonala, M; Dwyer, T; Venn, A; Petkeviciene, J; Ceponiene, I; Bazzano, L; Chen, W; Sabin, MA; Burns, TL; et al. Hypertension. 2019; 73:335-341.

Parental intuitive eating behaviors and their association with infant feeding styles among low-income families. Khalsa, AS; Woo, JG; Kharofa, RY; Geraghty, SR; DeWitt, TG; Copeland, KA. Eating Behaviors. 2019; 32:78-84.

Assessment of Body Mass Index in Infancy: It Is Time to Revise Our Guidelines. Woo, JG; Daniels, SR. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 204:10-11.

Severe Obesity in Children May Not Pose Independent Risk for Influenza Complications. Neyer, VL; Woo, JG; Siegel, RM. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2018; 42:21-24.

The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) consortium outcomes study of childhood cardiovascular risk factors and adult cardiovascular morbidity and mortality: Design and recruitment. Sinaiko, AR; Jr, JD R; Woo, JG; Bazzano, L; Burns, T; Hu, T; Juonala, M; Prineas, R; Raitakari, O; Steinberger, J; et al. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2018; 69:55-64.

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. Woo, JG; Sucharew, H; Su, W; Khoury, PR; Daniels, SR; Kalkwarf, HJ. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 196:182-188.e1.

Impact of Lipid Measurements in Youth in Addition to Conventional Clinic-Based Risk Factors on Predicting Preclinical Atherosclerosis in Adulthood International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort Consortium. Koskinen, J; Juonala, M; Dwyer, T; Venn, A; Thomson, R; Bazzano, L; Berenson, GS; Sabin, MA; Burns, TL; Viikari, JS A; et al. Circulation. 2018; 137:1246-1255.