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Leah Whigham

 
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Leah Whigham
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Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Director, Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living

Dr. Whigham has a B.S. degree in biochemistry from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Whigham's career has focused on obesity, nutrition and weight loss. Her work has contributed to the understanding of metabolism as it impacts obesity, as well as the effects of certain nutrients on body fat and the interaction between infection and obesity. Her work has received top awards through the US Department of Agriculture. In conjunction with her position as the Executive Director of the Institute for Healthy Living, Dr. Whigham holds an appointments as Research Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso and adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Texas School of Public Health and the Texas Tech University Health Science Center.

KEYWORDS

  1. Healthy living
  2. Obesity
  3. Physical activity
  4. Weight loss

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  2. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues