USA 2020: Erica Jansen / Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Delegate: Erica Jansen

Affiliations: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Short Bio: Dr. Jansen is a nutritional epidemiologist who focuses on diet and sleep in relation to pediatric health. She has several lines of research, including the examination of how early nutritional environments affect childhood obesity and timing of puberty; how various aspects of sleep—including duration, timing, and quality—affect development of cardiometabolic risk; the bidirectional associations between sleep and diet; and epigenetic markers or mediators that underlie relationships between sleep and cardiometabolic health.

Activity: Published an article titled “Sleep 101: Why Sleep Is So Important to Your Health” on the public-facing blogsite The Pursuit.

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Date of Activity: March 2, 2020

Submitted By: Erica Jansen