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Sandra Mooney, PhD

Sandra Mooney

Sandra Mooney, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
UNC Nutrition Research Institute
  • UNC Nutrition Research Institute
  • UNC Nutrition Research Institute, 500 Laureate Way, Room 2353
  • Kannapolis NC 28081
  • USA

Between 10 and 30 percent of pregnant women in the United States drink alcohol. The rate of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the U.S. is estimated at 2-5 percent of first-grade children. Dr. Mooney's work uses animal models to test nutritional interventions that may ameliorate alcohol-induced deficits as well as examining other factors, such as genes and nutrition, that confer vulnerability or resistance.


PhD, Anatomy and Structural Biology, University of Otago, New Zealand, 1997

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