Paula C. Chandler-Laney, Ph.D.

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Birmingham AL 35294-3360 USA

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Dr. Chandler-Laney is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. She earned a B.A. (3-year program) in psychology from the University of Auckland, in her native country, New Zealand. She went on to complete a 4th year of study to earn a B.S. in psychology at UAB in 2000. In 2006, she completed her Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience at UAB, focusing on the neural and behavioral consequences of weight cycling.

Her postdoctoral research was under the mentorship of Dr. Barbara Gower and Dr. Gary Hunter, and involved investigations of (1) associations among circulating hormones and satiety, (2) identifying psychological and behavioral parameters that predict successful weight loss and weight loss maintenance, and (3) childhood body composition and metabolic health outcomes following intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes or maternal obesity.

Since joining the faculty, Dr. Chandler-Laney has expanded her research regarding the developmental origins of obesity. Her current research aims to elucidate the biobehavioral mechanisms by which intrauterine exposure to maternal obesity and/or hyperglycemia contribute to the development of obesity in children.

Research Interests
Lifestyle influences on metabolic health and free-living glycemia during pregnancy.

Physiological, metabolic, and behavioral outcomes in children following intrauterine exposure to maternal obesity and/or hyperglycemia.

Determinants of infant and early childhood feeding behavior.

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