Sarah Gonzalez-Nahm

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Nutrition Sarah Gonzalez-Nahm
Assistant Professor
208A Chenoweth Lab


BSPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Postdoctoral, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Maternal and child nutrition, health equity, obesity

Research Description: 

I am a mixed methods researcher with an interest in maternal and child nutrition, the social determinants of health, and obesity. My long-term research goals are to 1) gain a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to inequities in nutrition and obesity for families with young children; and (2) contribute to policy and system-level solutions that target obesity and health inequities.

Key Publications: 

Gonzalez-Nahm S, Grossman ER, Benjamin-Neelon SE. The Role of Equity in State Breastfeeding Policy. JAMA Pediatrics. 2019 Aug 12. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2582. [Epub ahead of print].

Gonzalez-Nahm S, Hoyo C, Østbye T, Neelon B, Allen C, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Associations of maternal diet with infant adiposity at birth, 6 months, and 12 months. BMJ Open. 2019; 6;9(9):e030186.

Gonzalez-Nahm SN, Mendez MA, Benjamin Neelon SE, Murphy SK, Hogan VK, Rowley DL, Hoyo C. DNA methylation of imprinted genes at birth is associated with child weight status at 1 and 3 years of age. Clinical Epigenetics. 2018; In press.

Gonzalez-Nahm S, Grossman ER, Frost N, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Early Feeding in Child Care: Are State Regulations Supporting Breastfeeding? Preventive Medicine. 2017; 105:232-236. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.09.026.

Benjamin Neelon SE, Gonzalez-Nahm S, Grossman E, Davis MN, Neelon B, Ayers Looby A, Frost N. State Variations in Infant Feeding Regulations for Child Care. Pediatrics. 2017;140(6).