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Xiaozhong                      Wen

Xiaozhong Wen PhD

Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Behavioral Medicine; Pediatrics; Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

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Professional Summary:

My current research focuses on epidemiologic analyses and interventions related to obesity. I am particularly interested in the developmental origins of obesity and cardio-metabolic diseases, including maternal diet and lifestyle during pregnancy, placenta, intrauterine growth, epigenetics, and infancy growth. I am also very interested in clinical intervention for pediatric obesity. Below are my ongoing research projects.
1) Obesity trend analysis among young children;
2) Modeling childhood body mass index trajectories;
3) Roles of maternal and fetal DNA methylation in childhood growth and obesity;
4) Etiological subgroups of small-for-gestational-age: differential childhood physical and cognitive development;
5) Components of gestational weight gain: consequences to mothers and offspring;
6) Two-year effectiveness of a pediatric weight management program.

Education and Training:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Childhood Obesity, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (2012)
  • PhD, Epidemiology, Brown University (2010)
  • MS, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Sun Yat-sen University (2006)
  • MBBS, Preventive Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences (2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Research Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions (2012-present)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • July 2010–June 2012
    Use of electronic medical records to examine prenatal and early life risk factors for childhood obesity
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • September 2009–August 2011
    Epidemiology & Epigenetics: maternal diet, DNA methylation, & offspring adiposity
    Role: Contributor
  • August 2006–June 2011
    Pre- and peri-natal predictors of childhood obesity
    Role: Contributor

Journal Articles:
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Contact Information

University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Division of Behavioral Medicine
G56 Farber Hall, 3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14228
Phone: (716) 829-6811
Fax: (716) 829-3993

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