About the Editors

  1. Carol J. Lammi-Keefe is Alma Beth Clark Professor of Nutrition and Division Head, Human Nutrition and Food, School of Human Ecology at Louisiana State University; Adjunct Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge; and Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut. She has devoted over two decades to research in maternal and fetal nutrition, with an emphasis on lipids, especially n-3 fatty acids. She has been recognized by the American Dietetic Association Foundation, with the Ross Award in Women's Health and the Award for Excellence in Dietetic Research. Her research findings have been published in journals such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Lipids, and the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Recent research findings include the benefit of docosahexaenoic acid during pregnancy on infant functional outcomes, including visual acuity and problem solving. As principal or co-investigator, research support has come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health and various other foundations, institutes, or industry.
  2. Sarah C. Couch is an associate professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Couch received her master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and was a research associate at Columbia University in the Department of Pediatrics prior to her appointment at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Couch's research focuses on lipid alterations and nutrition-related risk factors in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. She has numerous publications in nationally recognized journals including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Lipids, and the Journal of Pediatrics. She has been principal and co-investigator on external grants received to support her research, including grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the American Dietetic Association. Dr. Couch's most recent funded research study focuses on examining dietary patterns that alter blood pressure in children and teenagers with hypertension. Dr. Couch serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.
  3. Elliot H. Philipson is Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Section Head of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and the site director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at the Cleveland Clinic. After medical school in Rome, Italy, he did his obstetrical and gynecology residency at the Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, and a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. His research interests have been in gestational diabetes and most recently, in several aspects of maternal/neonatal infection, ultrasound, and multiple pregnancies. He has more than 50 publications and has always been interested in perinatal nutrition and the importance of maternal diet and its caloric components.
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