Jeanne McCaffery, PhD

Associate Professor

Koons Hall, Room 320

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Dr. Jeanne McCaffery is an Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and an Investigator at the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and at the Institute for Systems Genomics. Her research interests focus on the interplay between genetics, behavior, and the environment in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Dr. McCaffery has been continuously funded by NIH over the past 15 years to support her research and has published more than 90 research articles. Current interests include the role of copy number variation of the salivary amylase (AMY1) gene in dietary preferences, body weight, and diabetes risk; genetic predictors of weight loss during behavioral interventions; and genetic predictors of change in cardiovascular risk with weight loss. She supervises dissertation research in the PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences, teaches Research Methods at the undergraduate level, mentors undergraduate Honors theses, and supervises independent studies.