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Elizabeth Widen

Faculty Research AssociatePh.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences


Nutritional Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Pregnancy, Obesity, Global Nutrition & Health


Dr. Widen is a nutritional epidemiologist with expertise in nutrition science, epidemiology, global health, obesity, maternal and child health and clinical translational research. Dr. Widen's research is funded by a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. 

Dr. Widen holds a BS in Dietetics from Miami University, an RD from University of Maryland at College Park, and a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to completing her PhD, Dr. Widen was an Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Following her PhD, Dr. Widen completed an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.

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