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, Heart

Science Blog


BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1993.

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

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


Racial Differences in the Influence of Risk Factors in Childhood on Left Ventricular Mass in Young Adulthood. Mendizabal, B; Khoury, P; Woo, JG; Urbina, EM. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 217:152-157.

Factor structure of the Intuitive Eating Scale-2 among a low-income and racial minority population. Khalsa, AS; Stough, CO; Garr, K; Copeland, KA; Kharofa, RY; Woo, JG. Appetite. 2019; 142:104390-104390.

Predicting overweight and obesity in young adulthood from childhood body-mass index: comparison of cutoffs derived from longitudinal and cross-sectional data. Kartiosuo, N; Ramakrishnan, R; Lemeshow, S; Juonala, M; Burns, TL; Woo, JG; Jacobs Jr, DR; Daniels, SR; Venn, A; Steinberger, J; et al. The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 2019; 3:795-802.

The Preconception Period analysis of Risks and Exposures Influencing health and Development (PrePARED) consortium. Harville, EW; Mishra, GD; Yeung, E; Mumford, SL; Schisterman, EF; Jukic, AM; Hatch, EE; Mikkelsen, EM; Jiang, H; Ehrenthal, DB; et al. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2019; 33:490-502.

Long-Term Burden of Increased Body Mass Index from Childhood on Adult Dyslipidemia: The i3C Consortium Study. Yan, Y; Bazzano, LA; Juonala, M; Raitakari, OT; Viikari, JS A; Prineas, R; Dwyer, T; Sinaiko, A; Burns, TL; Daniels, SR; et al. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019; 8:1725-1725.

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.