POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

The Division of Education directs training programs for Pennington Biomedical’s postdoctoral fellows. These programs are designed to train fellows to become productive research scientists capable of establishing independent scientific careers in biomedical research. Many of our fellows are sponsored by NIH Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants.

Deirdre Harrington, Ph.D.

Department/Laboratory:
Physical Activity & Obesity Epidemiology Lab

Education:
PhD, 2005, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Mentor:
Katzmarzyk, Peter T.

Current Research:
International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment; Steps Ahead physical activity and diet intervention

Other Research Interests:
Physical activity interventions in various populations, measurement and description of physical activity and sedentary levels and patterns, anthropometry, the physical activity-appetite relationship.