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Emily E Hohman
Assistant Research Professor
Summary Statement

Emily is a nutrition scientist interested in the interactions between diet and behavioral factors on growth and chronic disease risk in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women.

  • Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
  • Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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  • Nutrition Science, Ph.D. Purdue University
  • Nutritional Sciences, B.S. Cornell University
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Office Address
129 Noll Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
Professional Credentials


  • American Society for Nutrition     
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • The Obesity Society



  • Impact of diet and eating behaviors on health outcomes (growth, obesity risk, osteoporosis risk)
  • Prenatal influences on child health and development
  • Development of healthy eating behaviors in children
  • Impacts of psychosocial and environmental factors on feeding and eating behaviors
Grants and Research Projects

"Perinatal Opioid Use and Maternal Nutrition and Health Status" — Emily Hohman, College of Health and Human Development; Sarah Kawasaki, College of Medicine; Tammy Corr, College of Medicine; Jennifer Savage Williams, College of Health and Human Development; and Danielle Symons Downs, College of Health and Human Development.


Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography:

PUBLICATIONS - Refereed Journal Articles:

In the Media
  •  Dr. Hohman was the recipient of the National Institutes of Health Matilda While Riley Early Career Investigator paper award. She presented her research on how the INSIGHT responsive parenting intervention is associated with healthier patterns of dietary exposures in infants at the 2017 Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors conference in Bethesda, MD.
  • Dr. Hohman was awarded the "Outstanding Abstract Award" from the Women's Health Special Interest Group at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Washington, D.C., March 6-9, 2019. Emily presented her research on health and nutrition status among reproductive-age women taking prescription opioids.
Additional Information

Dr. Hohman joined the Center for Childhood Obesity Research in August 2014 after completing her PhD in Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Her research interests broadly include the predictors of diet and weight status in early life and their effects on later health outcomes. Dr. Hohman's current research focuses on 1) dietary patterns in pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood; 2) risk and protective factors for the development of dysregulated eating behaviors, such as eating in the absence of hunger and emotional eating; and 3) the influence of maternal prenatal factors (e.g. diet, stress, substance use) on fetal growth and related outcomes.