- Assistant Professor of Medicine
- Assistant Director, University of Illinois Cancer Center Diet and Behavior Shared Resource
- ltussing [at] uic.edu
- (312) 355-5521
- (312) 413-8950
Dr. Lisa Tussing-Humphreys and her team collaborate with the WMHRP on research focusing on perinatal mood, diet and gut microbiome. Dr. Tussing-Humphreys other research interests include obesity-associated iron metabolism dysfunction and its relationship to health status and disease risk. A registered dietitian, Dr. Tussing-Humphreys earned her doctoral degree in human nutrition from the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences in 2009, writing her dissertation on hepcidin-mediated iron deficiency of obesity. She holds an MS in nutritional sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS in clinical dietetics from SUNY College at Buffalo. Before returning to UIC in 2012, Dr. Tussing-Humphreys was research scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and principal investigator of a church-based diet and physical activity intervention for African American adults in the Lower Mississippi Delta region.
|Enhancing Perinatal Mental Health: A Feasibility Study of a Collaborative, Translational Research Approach||The project goals include: (1) Piloting a randomized controlled trial of a provider training program to improve screening, assessment, and referral procedures for perinatal depression and anxiety disorders during clinical visits; and (2) Establishing an enduring database linking perinatal depression and anxiety diagnoses, medical records, and a biorepository of blood samples from routine perina||Women's Mental Health Research Program||On-going|