Jessica G. Woo, MHSA, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-9598

Fax 513-636-7509


Molecular epidemiology; pediatric obesity; genetics and early life influences on obesity; insulin resistance; dyslipidemia

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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Krawczeski CD, Vandevoorde RG, Kathman T, Bennett MR, Woo JG, Wang Y, Griffiths RE, Devarajan P. Serum cystatin C is an early predictive biomarker of acute kidney injury after pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Sep;5(9):1552-7.

Elder DA, Woo JG, D'Alessio DA. Impaired beta-cell sensitivity to glucose and maximal insulin secretory capacity in adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2010 Aug;11(5):314-21.

Martin LJ, Woo JG, Morrison JA. Evidence of shared genetic effects between pre- and postobesity epidemic BMI levels. Obesity (Silver Spring).2010 Jul;18(7):1378-82.

Tabangin ME, Woo JG, Martin LJ. The effect of minor allele frequency on the likelihood of obtaining false positives. BMC Proc. 2009 Dec 15;3 Suppl 7:S41.

Woo JG, Guerrero ML, Altaye M, Ruiz-Palacios GM, Martin LJ, Dubert-Ferrandon A, Newburg DS, Morrow AL. Human milk adiponectin is associated with infant growth in two independent cohorts. Breastfeed Med. 2009 Jun;4(2):101-9.

Lomenick JP, Reifschneider KL, Lucky AW, Adams D, Azizkhan RG, Woo JG, Backeljauw PF. Prevalence of adrenal insufficiency following systemic glucocorticoid therapy in infants with hemangiomas. Arch Dermatol. .2009 Mar;145(3):262-6.

Woo JG, Zeller MH, Wilson K, Inge T. Obesity identified by discharge ICD-9 codes underestimates the true prevalence of obesity in hospitalized children. J Pediatr. 2009 Mar;154(3):327-31.

Martin LJ, Gao G, Kang G, Fang Y, Woo JG. Improving the signal-to-noise ratio in genome-wide association studies. Genet Epidemiol. 2009;33 Suppl 1:S29-32.

Woo JG. Using body mass index Z-score among severely obese adolescents: a cautionary note. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2009;4(4):405-10.

Hugo ER, Brandebourg TD, Woo JG, Loftus J, Alexander JW, Ben-Jonathan N. Bisphenol A at environmentally relevant doses inhibits adiponectin release from human adipose tissue explants and adipocytes. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Dec;116(12):1642-7.