primary research activities and interests are in reproductive, environmental, and cancer epidemiology. Dr. Savitz received his undergraduate training in psychology at Brandeis University, a master’s degree in preventive medicine at Ohio State University in 1978, and his Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1982. He was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2007.


ANNA MARIA SIEGA-RIZ, Ph.D., is associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology with a joint appointment in the Department of Nutrition in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. Dr. Siega-Riz is a fellow at the Carolina Population Center and serves as the associate chair of epidemiology and director of the Nutrition Epidemiology Core for the Clinical Nutrition Research Center in the Department of Nutrition at UNC. She is also the program leader for the Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Program in the Department of Epidemiology. She has expertise in gestational weight gain, maternal nutritional status and its effects on birth outcomes, obesity development, and trends and intakes among children and Hispanic populations. Dr. Siega-Riz uses a multidisciplinary team perspective as a way to address complex problems such as prematurity, fetal programming, and racial disparities and outcomes. She received the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award for Maternal and Fetal Nutrition in 2007, which recognizes professional contributions and outstanding service in the area of maternal and fetal nutrition. Dr. Siega-Riz earned a B.S.P.H. in nutrition from the School of Public Health at UNC, Chapel Hill; an M.S. in food, nutrition, and food service management from UNC, Greensboro; and a Ph.D. in nutrition and epidemiology from the School of Public Health at UNC, Chapel Hill.



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