Obesity Research Cluster
Obesity Research Cluster Leadership
Dr. Mary Madeline Rogge, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., B.C., F.N.P.
- Understanding how “nonbehavioral” etiological factors lead to the development of obesity, especially how microbial and chemical obesogens affect energy and weight homeostasis.
- Developing of a taxonomy of obesity characterizing different types of obesity, and leading to clinically useful diagnostics (Pathways to Obesity).
Women’s Postpartum Sleep, Depression, and Weight Retention
I would like to collaborate with scientists in life sciences and to research:
- Do infants who receive antibiotics in the first 2 years of life have greater weight gain and obesity risk than children who do not receive antibiotics?
- Do obese people have higher levels of anti-mitochondrial antibodies and antinuclear antibodies than nonobese people?
- Is there an association between women’s exposure to tributyltin (or phthalates) and their weight gain during pregnancy, infant birth weight, and infant weight at 1 year old?