Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD

siega-riz Professor
Departments of Epidemiology & Nutrition
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Public HealthCurriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
Office2105-A McGavran Greenberg
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7435
Chapel Hill 27599-7435
T: 919-966-5984
F: 919-966-9159


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD, Major in Nutrition, Minor in Epidemiology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MS, Food, Nutrition and Food Service Management

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BSPH, Nutrition


EPID 853 Advanced Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Syllabus

Research activities

Dr. Siega-Riz, a nutritional epidemiologist, uses a multidisciplinary team perspective as a way to address complex problems such as prematurity, fetal programming, racial disparities and obesity. She has been involved in several large cohort studies involving pregnant women, children and Hispanics as well as one multi-centered intervention study for preventing type 2 diabetes in middle school children. She is interested in using cutting edge methodology to assess dietary intake for the purpose of examining the relationship between maternal diet and birth outcomes as well as prenatal determinants of childhood obesity. Her work also involves the determinants and consequences of gestational weight gain as well as the influence of maternal obesity on short-and long-term maternal and child health outcomes.