Eduardo Villamor, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.

Eduardo Villamor

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

M5055 SPH II      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 615-2198


Professional Summary

Eduardo Villamor's research focuses primarily on the study of child health and development with the use of epidemiologic methods.  His research interests span a wide range of topics at the intersection of nutritional, perinatal, and infectious diseases epidemiology.  They include studies of nutrition in child growth and development, early-life risk factors for chronic disease, and the interactions between nutrition and infection.

Villamor received his medical degree from the National University of Colombia, a Master of Public Health from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and a doctorate in nutrition and epidemiology from Harvard.  He was Assistant Professor of International Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health from 2005 until 2009, when he joined the University of Michigan.  Villamor has lived and conducted research in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. He currently serves as director of the Fogarty/LIFESPAN training program Multilevel & Lifecourse Approaches to NCD Prevention in Latin America at the University of Michigan, and as co-director of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT).  He is Deputy Editor of the journal Public Health Nutrition.

Courses Taught

EHS673: Epidemiology of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
EPID600: Introduction to Epidemiology
EPID662: Methods in Nutritional Epidemiology
EPID673: Epidemiology of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
EPID888: Nutrition and Infectious Disease    Syllabus (PDF)
EPID889: Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship Seminar


Dr.P.H., Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard University,
M.P.H., Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
M.D., National University of Colombia Medical School, .

Research Interests & Projects

Nutrition and Lifecourse Epidemiology

Nutrition and Infection

Training Initiatives

Selected Publications

Perng W, Mora-Plazas M, Marin C, Villamor E. (2013). Iron status and linear growth: a prospective study in school-age children European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 6 March 2013 [Epub ahead of print]

Lee JM, Villamor E. (2013). Tackling childhood overweight and obesity: thresholds and beyond JAMA Pediatrics, 167, 87-8.

Perng W, Rozek LS, Mora-Plazas M, Duchin O, Marin C, Forero Y, Baylin A, Villamor E. (2012). Micronutrient status and global DNA methylation in school-age children Epigenetics, 7, 1131-41.

Villamor E, Rifas-Shiman SL, Gillman MW, Oken E. (2012). Maternal intake of methyl-donor nutrients and child cognition at 3 years of age Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 26, 328-35.

Villamor E, Marin C, Mora-Plazas M, Baylin A. (2011). Vitamin D deficiency and age at menarche: a prospective study American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 94, 1020-5.

Villamor E, Iliadou A, Cnattingius S. (2010). Evidence for an effect of fetal growth on the risk of tuberculosis Journal of Infectious Diseases, 201, 409-13.

Gilbert-Diamond D, Baylin A, Mora-Plazas M, Marin C, Arsenault JE, Hughes MD, Willett WC, Villamor E. (2010). Vitamin D deficiency and anthropometric indicator in school-age children: A prospective study American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 92, 1446-51.

Villamor E, Dekker L, Svensson T, Cnattingius S. (2010). Accuracy of the Chinese lunar calendar method to predict a baby's sex: a population-based study Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 24, 398-400.

Arsenault JE, Mora-Plazas M, Forero Y, Lopez-Arana S, Marin C, Baylin A, Villamor E. (2009). Provision of a school snack is associated with vitamin B-12 status, linear growth, and morbidity in children from Bogota, Colombia. Journal of Nutrition, 139, 1744-50.

Villamor E, Cnattingius S. (2006). Interpregnancy weight change and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes: a population-based study. Lancet, 368, 1164-70.

Complete list of publications by Eduardo Villamor

Professional Affiliations

Americal Society for Nutrition, ASN
Nutrition Society
Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, SPER
Society for Epidemiologic Research, SER
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, ASTMH