Barbara Abrams

Research Expertise and Interest

obesity, maternal and child health, epidemiology, nutrition, health disparities, pregnancy

Research Description

Barbara Abrams' work focuses on the inter-relationships between maternal nutrition, weight and social factors and how they impact antenatal and birth outcomes, and long-term health of women and their children.  Her work emphasizes prevention of obesity.

In the News

Two UC Berkeley faculty named to Institute of Medicine

Barbara Abrams, professor of epidemiology and of maternal and child health, and Carolyn Bertozzi, professor of chemistry and of molecular and cell biology, have been named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest national honors in the fields of health and medicine.

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