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Sara Benjamin Neelon, PhD

  • The Helaine and Sidney Lerner Professor
  • Director of the Lerner Center
  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W3041
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

443-287-4288

http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/people/leads/sara-benjamin-neelon/

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Education

JD, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2017
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
BS, Ithaca College, 1995

Overview

Dr. Benjamin Neelon is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research, MRC Epidemiology, University of Cambridge.  Please see:  http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/people/leads/sara-benjamin-neelon/ for more information.

  • Dietary and behavior change interventions targeting children and families
  • Evaluating natural experiments to help prevent obesity in children and families
  • Evaluating and informing nutrition and physical activity policy change interventions
  • Observational studies examining weight gain in young children.

Some recent publications

  • Benjamin-Neelon SE, Vaughn AE, Tovar A, Ostbye T, Mazzucca S, Ward DS. The family child care home environment and children's diet quality. Appetite. 2018; In press.
  • Benjamin Neelon SE, White AJ, Vidal AC, Schildkraut JM, Murtha AP, Murphy SK, Kullman SW, Hoyo C. Maternal vitamin D, DNA methylation at imprint regulatory regions, and offspring weight at birth, 1 year, and 3 years. International Journal of Obesity. 2017 Jul 5. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.160. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Benjamin Neelon SE, Gonzalez-Nahm S, Grossman E, Davis MN, Neelon B, Ayers Looby A, Frost N. State variations in infant 1. Benjamin Neelon SE, Gonzalez-Nahm S, Grossman E, Davis MN, Neelon B, Ayers Looby A, Frost N. State variations in infant feeding regulations for child care. Pediatrics. 2017; 140(6).
  • Benjamin Neelon SE, Burgoine T, Gallis JA, Monsivais M. Associations of perceived food security and obesity in children in early settings in England by area deprivation. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology. 2017;46:229-233.
  • Benjamin Neelon SE, Shou-Andersen C, Schmidt-Morgen C, Kamper-Jørgensen M, Oken E, Gillman MM, Sørensen TIA. Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort. International Journal of Obesity. 2015;39(1):33-8.