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Jennifer L Meijer RD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

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Registered Dietitian in the Weight and Wellness Center


The University of Michigan, PhD, Molecular Nutrition
The University of Michigan, MPH, Nutrition
Bucknell University, BS , Cell Biology and Biochemistry

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Dr. Jen Meijer's research laboratory explores how our ability to metabolize the food we eat is influenced by disease states, such as obesity and metabolic diseases. Her lab specializes on studying the acute response to meals, assessing dynamics of metabolism by metabolomics and respiratory exchange ratios. In the Weight and Wellness Center, Dr. Meijer leads research efforts to assess the clinical impact of new obesity management practices. She practices as a Registered Dietitian within the Weight and Wellness Center.
Please contact the Nutrition and Metabolism Lab for more information.

Selected Publications


Maternal and neonatal one-carbon metabolites and the epigenome-wide infant response.
McCabe CF, LaBarre JL, Domino SE, Treadwell MC, Baylin A, Burant CF, Dolinoy DC, Padmanabhan V, Goodrich JM
J Nutr Biochem. 2022 Mar;101:108938. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2022.108938. Epub 2022 Jan 10.
PMID: 35017001

Comparing the Fasting and Random-Fed Metabolome Response to an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test in Children and Adolescents: Implications of Sex, Obesity, and Insulin Resistance.
LaBarre JL, Hirschfeld E, Soni T, Kachman M, Wigginton J, Duren W, Fleischman JY, Karnovsky A, Burant CF, Lee JM
Nutrients. 2021 Sep 25;13(10) doi: 10.3390/nu13103365. Epub 2021 Sep 25.
PMID: 34684365

Advantages of Studying the Metabolome in Response to Mixed-Macronutrient Challenges and Suggestions for Future Research Designs.
LaBarre JL, Singer K, Burant CF
J Nutr. 2021 Oct 1;151(10):2868-2881. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxab223.
PMID: 34255076

Integrative Analysis of Gene-Specific DNA Methylation and Untargeted Metabolomics Data from the ELEMENT Cohort.
Goodrich JM, Hector EC, Tang L, LaBarre JL, Dolinoy DC, Mercado-Garcia A, Cantoral A, Song PX, Tellez-Rojo MM, Peterson KE
Epigenet Insights. 2020;13:2516865720977888. doi: 10.1177/2516865720977888. Epub 2020 Dec 10.
PMID: 33354655

Maternal lipodome across pregnancy is associated with the neonatal DNA methylome.
LaBarre JL, McCabe CF, Jones TR, Song PX, Domino SE, Treadwell MC, Dolinoy DC, Padmanabhan V, Burant CF, Goodrich JM
Epigenomics. 2020 Dec;12(23):2077-2092. doi: 10.2217/epi-2020-0234. Epub 2020 Dec 8.
PMID: 33290095

Application of Differential Network Enrichment Analysis for Deciphering Metabolic Alterations.
Iyer GR, Wigginton J, Duren W, LaBarre JL, Brandenburg M, Burant C, Michailidis G, Karnovsky A
Metabolites. 2020 Nov 24;10(12) doi: 10.3390/metabo10120479. Epub 2020 Nov 24.
PMID: 33255384

Maternal lipid levels across pregnancy impact the umbilical cord blood lipidome and infant birth weight.
LaBarre JL, Puttabyatappa M, Song PXK, Goodrich JM, Zhou L, Rajendiran TM, Soni T, Domino SE, Treadwell MC, Dolinoy DC, Padmanabhan V, Burant CF
Sci Rep. 2020 Aug 26;10(1):14209. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71081-z. Epub 2020 Aug 26.
PMID: 32848180

Early life stress exposure associated with reduced polyunsaturated-containing lipids in low-income children.
LaBarre JL, Miller AL, Bauer KW, Burant CF, Lumeng JC
Pediatr Res. 2021 Apr;89(5):1310-1315. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0989-0. Epub 2020 Jun 3.
PMID: 32492693

Mitochondrial Nutrient Utilization Underlying the Association Between Metabolites and Insulin Resistance in Adolescents.
LaBarre JL, Peterson KE, Kachman MT, Perng W, Tang L, Hao W, Zhou L, Karnovsky A, Cantoral A, Tellez-Rojo MM, Song PXK, Burant CF
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jul 1;105(7):2442-55. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa260.
PMID: 32413135

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