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Izzuddin Aris

Assistant Professor

Izzuddin M Aris, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, and his graduate degree in Epidemiology from the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on prenatal predictors of childhood growth, overweight/obesity and related cardio-metabolic disease. His previous work in a Singapore birth cohort has led to publications demonstrating the associations of perinatal determinants such as pre-pregnancy weight, gestational weight gain, gestational glycemia and breastfeeding duration, with childhood adiposity and risk of subsequent overweight obesity. In addition, his research interests include characterizing lifecourse growth trajectories utilizing various longitudinal trajectory modelling techniques. He is currently working with Emily Oken on research projects focused on identifying trajectory patterns and characteristics and their relationships with subsequent health and cardio-metabolic outcomes in the Project Viva cohort. Izzuddin is originally from Singapore.


Prospective associations of maternal choline status with offspring body composition in the first 5 years of life in two large mother-offspring cohorts: the Southampton Women's Survey cohort and the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes cohort. (Pubmed Abstract)

Maternal glycemia during pregnancy and offspring abdominal adiposity measured by MRI in the neonatal period and preschool years: The Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) prospective mother-offspring birth cohort study. (Pubmed Abstract)