Jessica G. Woo, MHSA, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

UC Department of Environmental Health

Phone 513-636-9598

Fax 513-636-7509


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

BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1993.

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

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

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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.

TRPV2 Agonism for Improved Cardiac Function in Patients with Single Ventricle Physiology. Co-Investigator. American Heart Association. Apr 2017-Mar 2019. 17GRNT33400014. Childhood CV Risk and Adult

Childhood CV Risk and Adult CVD Outcomes: an International Long-term Follow-up. Contact Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dec 2014-Nov 2019. R01 HL121230.

Predicting Severity and Improving the Outcomes of Pediatric Pancreatitis. Co-Mentor. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Sep 2018-May 2023. K23 DK118190.

A Novel Research Infrastructure Enabling Life-course Studies of Healthy Aging. Multiple Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging. Aug 2018-Sep 2023. R21AG057983.