All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.
Maternal, infant, and child nutrition includes the study and promotion of biological,
intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional, and policy level influences on nutrition
wellbeing for mothers, infants, children, and their families across the lifespan.
Current Novel Research Efforts
Potential benefits and harms of the school-based backpack program in response to child
How low food security in the United States is predicted by complex patterns of health,
economics and service participation.
Househould food insecurity and lifetime racial discrimmination among African-American
households in South Carolina.
Improving the growth, development, feeding care, and survival of infants and young
Understanding the processes underlying the increased long-term heart disease risk
in women who have certain complications in pregnancy, such as preterm birth, high
blood pressure in pregnancy, and preeclampsia.
Perinatal epidemiology, obesity, and physical activity in morthers and children.