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Alison D. Gernand
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

Micronutrients and pregnancy; placenta; adverse pregnancy outcomes; plasma volume; public health issues in low- and middle-income countries.

Department
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
  • Graduate Program
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Education
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
  • MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, 2003
  • RD, University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, 2002
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Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Phone
Office Address
224 Chandlee Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Fax
814-863-6103
Professional Credentials

PhD, MPH, RD

Affiliations
  • Center for Reproductive Biology and Health (CRBH), Penn State
  • Center for Women's Health Research
Interests
  • Micronutrient deficiencies (in particular, vitamin D)
  • Pregnancy and prepregnancy maternal nutritional status
  • Placenta (growth, vascular development and angiogenesis, pathology)
  • Adverse pregnancy outcomes (fetal growth restriction and SGA, preeclampsia, preterm birth)
  • Plasma volume and biomarker concentrations
  • Public health issues in low-income and middle-income countries
Grants and Research Projects
  • Micronutrient deficiencies (in particular, vitamin D)
  • Pregnancy and prepregnancy maternal nutritional status
  • Placenta (growth, vascular development and angiogenesis, pathology)
  • Adverse pregnancy outcomes (fetal growth restriction and SGA, preeclampsia, preterm birth)
  • Plasma volume and biomarker concentrations
  • Public health issues in low-income and middle-income countries
Additional Information

Courses Taught

  • NUTR 451 - Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle
  • NUTR 456 - Community Nutrition
  • NUTR 511 - Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • NUTR 583 - Nutritional Epidemiology