Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship


"Psychosocial Stress and Eating Behavior among Young Low-Income Children”

Keynote Speaker: 

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Julie Lumeng, MD

Thomas P. Borders Family Research Professor of Child Behavior and Development
Director, Center for Human Growth and Development
University of Michigan

Julie Lumeng, MD, is the Thomas P. Borders Family Research Professor of Child Behavior and Development and the Director of the Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan. She is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics and Nutritional Sciences. Her work focuses on developmental and behavioral predictors of obesity risk in young, low-income children.  This work has included maternal feeding beliefs and practices, child eating behaviors, biobehavioral markers of psychosocial stress as a contributor to eating behavior, and infant appetite. She has also led community-based behavioral intervention trials for childhood obesity prevention.  Much of her work has occurred in collaboration with Head Start.  Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the American Heart Association.


The purpose of the annual Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship and related events and activities is to promote and inspire academics, providers, public health students and community residents to stimulate the fields of primary prevention and community pediatrics. A future vision for these lectureships is to strengthen the nexus between theory and practice, and cooperation among physician, patient, family, and community. The goal is to move the needle toward an improved health status for both parents and children, by focusing on early lifecycle systems.

The annual Lectureship is hosted by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health.

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin is a Designated Provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialists/Master Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES/MCHES) through The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).  If you wish to receive CECH, please email Kathleen.Manuel@uth.tmc.edu.