Research Focus

Dr. Hull's research explores the impact of the maternal environment on the health of mothers and their children. Among her current research projects are the following: Assessment of maternal body composition during and following pregnancy to relate to maternal and infant health outcomes; a behavioral and lifestyle intervention to encourage obese women to gain within the 2009 IOM gestational weight gain recommendations; assessment of the impact of maternal obesity and hyperglycemia on infant adiposity and growth and to examine the relationship between dietary quality and cardiometabolic risk factors.