Andrew Odegaard

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Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
School of Medicine

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Epidemiology
M.P.H., University of Minnesota, Epidemiology
B.A., Macalester College, Biology

Phone: (949) 824-8544

University of California, Irvine
217 Irvine Hall
Mail Code: 7550
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
diet, nutrition, lifestyle, physical activity, fitness, obesity, body composition, metabolic disorders, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, cognition, translation
Research Abstract
Broadly, my research relates to the patterns, causes and consequences of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Within this context of cardiometabolic disease I largely focus on the role that body composition, diet and lifestyle related factors play in the prevention and control of disease. My research considers the life course, employs observational and randomized study designs, emphasizes discovery and translation, and I aim to partner with experts across disciplinary boundaries in pursuit of answers to important questions. I am also involved with research on the relationship between diet, lifestyle and body composition/anthropometric factors with different cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline.
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