Julie Carroll Lumeng, MD
University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development
300 North Ingalls Street, 10th Floor
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Phone: 734-936-9288; Fax: 734-647-1102
Julie Lumeng is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician whose research focuses on the prevention of childhood obesity, particularly in low-income groups. She focuses in particular on the potential biological pathways underlying links between psychosocial stress, eating behavior, and obesity in young, high-risk children. Her work also investigates maternal feeding beliefs and practices and how these may relate to childhood obesity risk. She also directs a community based obesity prevention trial based in Head Start settings, as well as examining links between Head Start program characteristics and obesity risk.
MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1997
Residency: University of Michigan Health System, Pediatrics, MI, 2000. Fellowship: Pediatrics-Developmental/Behavioral, Boston University School of Medicine, 2003.
Professional Organizations: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Board Certification: Pediatrics, and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics.