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Dr. Jaclyn Maher

Dr. Jaclyn Maher (Kinesiology) received new funding from the University of Southern California for the project “Maternal Stress and Children’s Obesity Risk.”

According to the abstract, the project will determine whether levels of stress among working mothers are related to increased obesity risk in their children. It will use novel methods such as ecological momentary assessment to examine within-day mother-to-child stress processes that contribute to children’s long-term obesity risk in an accumulated manner over time. Working mothers and their 9 to 11-year-old children will participate in six semi-annual assessment waves across three years.