Office of
Research

College of Human Medicine




Office of
Research

Position:
Nutritional and Perinatal epidemiologist
Phone:
231-392-8227
Biography:

dr. kerver thumbnailJean M Kerver, PhD, MSc, RD, is a nutritional and perinatal epidemiologist and a registered dietitian. She is an assistant professor in the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and previously served as the Lead Nutrition Scholar for MSU Extension. From 2007-2012, Dr. Kerver worked as the project director for the Michigan Alliance for the National Children’s Study. Her current research efforts are focused on: 1) isolating the role of breastfeeding on postpartum weight retention and assessing the related metabolic effects on mother and child; 2) testing interventions designed to improve diet quality and prevent obesity in children and pregnant women; and 3) exploring nutritional factors during pregnancy that may be involved in the etiology of cognitive and neurodevelopmental impairment in children.

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