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Holly R. Hull, Ph.D.

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Professor, Dietetics and Nutrition

Professional Background

A professor in the School of Health Professions, Holly Hull, Ph.D., currently teaches graduate programs offered by the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition including DN 895 Macronutrients. She is a scholar member of the National Institutes of Health's Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health program and joined the faculty at KU Medical Center in the summer of 2011.



Hull's research explores the impact of the maternal environment on the health of mothers and their children.

Among her current research projects are the following:
• Assessment of maternal body composition during and following pregnancy to relate to maternal and infant health outcomes.
• A behavioral and lifestyle intervention to encourage obese women to gain within the 2009 IOM gestational weight gain recommendations.
• Assessment of the impact of maternal obesity and hyperglycemia on infant adiposity and growth and to examine the relationship between dietary quality and cardiometabolic risk factors.