Reena Oza-Frank, PhD, RD

Principal Investigator and Research Assistant Professor

Center for Perinatal Research, Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Principal Investigator and Research Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University

Biography

Reena Oza-Frank, PhD, RD is currently a Principal Investigator and Research Assistant Professor at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University. Her research interests include identifying early-life exposures related to maternal diabetes, during (and possibly prior to) pregnancy and infancy, that contribute to future risk of diabetes and obesity in both the mother and the offspring. She uses epidemiological and clinically-focused approaches to identify postnatal growth and nutrition factors (i.e. breastfeeding), related to the maternal environment during pregnancy and offspring’s future risk of diabetes and obesity over the life-course. The overall goal of her research is to develop globally applicable nutrition and lifestyle interventions, leading to clinical practice recommendations, to improve health and quality of life and reduce future chronic disease risk among maternal and child health populations.

Publications