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Dr. Andrew Odegaard is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. His research relates to the patterns, causes and consequences of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Within this context of cardiometabolic disease he largely focuses on the role that body composition, diet and lifestyle related factors play in the prevention and control of disease. Dr. Odegaard's research considers the life course, employs observational and randomized study designs, emphasizes discovery and translation, and his aim is to partner with experts across disciplinary boundaries in pursuit of answers to important questions. He is also involved with research on the relationship between diet, lifestyle and body composition/anthropometric factors with different cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline.

Dr. Odegaard recieved a doctoral degree in Epidemiology and a masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. 

For more information on Dr. Andrew Odegaard, his research interests and recent publications please visit his full-length faculty bio.


Current Research Projects

  • Abdominal adipose tissue depots and cardiometabolic disease risk in postmenopausal women, NIA/NIH (Principal Investigator: Odegaard)
  • Effect of Artificially Sweetened Beverages on Diabetes Control in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, NIDDK/NIH (Principal Investigator: Odegaard)
  • Diet Beverage Intake and Micro and Macrovascular Outcomes in Persons with Diabetes, American Heart Association (Principal Investigator: Odegaard)
  • Dietary Approaches for Improving Cardiometabolic Health and Losing Weight (Pilot Trial, Lead Researcher: Odegaard)