Dr. Beth Widen recently completed her post-doc and joined the University of Texas at Austin as a faculty member, where she is currently working on her NIH/NICHD K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award. She is currently a Research Scientist and will begin her tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Nutritional Sciences in August 2018. Dr. Widen has collaborated with the Young Research Group since 2013 on the Pre- and Post-NAPS Studies in Uganda and the Pith Moromo cohort in Kenya.
Dr. Widen’s research program applies an interdisciplinary life course approach to the intersection of nutrition sciences with reproductive, perinatal, pediatric and nutritional epidemiology. The goal of Dr. Widen’s research is to develop and apply advanced analytic methods and interdisciplinary approaches to rigorously evaluate the role of nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life on short and long-term health.
We wish her all the best and look forward to future collaborative endeavors!