Metabolic implications of brown adipose tissue

In collaboration with her graduate student, Alexandra Niclou, Ocobock is working with Dr. Nicky Hawley (Yale) and the Samoan Obesity, Lifestyle and Genetic Adaptations Study Group to assess the presence and potential metabolic implications of brown adipose tissue among a Samoan population.

Research Focus

  • Maternal/Child and Community Health

    At the EIGH, our researchers explore multifaceted health issues pertaining to women, pregnancy, breastfeeding, reproduction, and infant and child well-being. Our focus to decrease maternal and infant mortality rates supports a global priority among health practitioners and researchers. Additionally, community-based research on the local and global levels promotes a team effort to protect and improve the health of population groups worldwide. 

  • Non-communicable Diseases

    The EIGH conducts research to fight a number of diseases and conditions around the world. This includes non-communicable diseases or chronic illnesses, including cardiac conditions and cancer. 

Who’s Involved

EIGH Faculty

Global Partners

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