Holly Hull, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2007
Postdoctoral: Columbia University, 2007-2009


Dr. Hull''s research agenda revolves around two themes: examining factors that influence maternal cardiometabolic health during pregnancy and exploring maternal factors that impact fetal development and infant growth and health. Current research ongoing in Dr. Hull''s laboratory examines the influence of in utero hyperglycemia and maternal obesity on fetal growth and offspring adiposity and early growth, a second study examines the impact of maternal body composition, inflammation and fat patterning on infant body composition and a final study is a physical activity intervention to encourage appropriate weight gain in pregnancy.

Selected Publications

Minderico C.S., A.M. Silva, P.J. Teixeira, L.B. Sardinha, H.R. Hull and D.A. Fields. (2006). Validity of Air displacement plethysmography in the assessment of body composition changes in a 16 month weight loss program. Nutr Metab(London). 3:32.

Hull H.R., K.C. Heesch, M.M. Morrow, M.K. Dinger and D.A. Fields. (2007). Changes in fat distribution during freshman year of college. Int J Body Comp Res. 5(2): 45-50.  

Hull H.R., M.K. Dinger, A.W. Knehans, D.M. Thompson and D.A. Fields. (2008). Prediction of infant body fat from maternal body mass index. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 198(4):416.

Hull H.R., J. Thorton, J. Wang, R.N. Pierson, Z.U. Kaleem, X. Pi-Sunyer, S. Heymsfield, S. Albu, J. Fernandez, T.B. VanItallie, D. Gallagher (2011). Fat-free mass index: Early declines and race specific susceptibility for loss of lean tissue mass in adulthood. Int J Obesity Res. 35:121-27.

Hull H.R., C.W. Paley, J. Thornton, K. Navder, P. Mathews, D. Gallagher. (2011). Higher infant body fat with greater gestational weight gain: A greater effect in overweight women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 205(3):211.e1-211.e7.

Last modified: May 19, 2016


Holly Hull, Ph.D.
Associate Professor