Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Jamie Stang

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-0351

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Kathy Kosiak

Administrative Email

PhD, Nutrition, University of Minnesota

MPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

BS, Community Dietetics, University of North Dakota

RD, Commission on Dietetic Registration, American Dietetic Association


My research interests include nutrition and weight status in pregnancy, child and adolescent nutrition, behavioral counseling in child obesity, and obesity among women of childbearing age. 


Food & nutrition, mother & children, women's health, maternal and child health nutrition, gestational diabetes, maternal weight gain, pre-pregnancy obesity


Research Funding Grants

  • 2013–2018, HRSA Maternal and Child Health (MCH), "Public Health Nutrition Training Grant," Principal Investigator
  • 2015–2020, HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, "Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2017, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), "National Maternal and Infant Nutrition Course (NMINC)," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2019, US Dept. of Health & Human Services HRSA, "Exercise Intervention for Preventing Perinatal Depression among Low Income Women," Co-Investigator


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Selected Publications

  • Stang J, Huffman LG. "Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Obesity, Reproduction, and Pregnancy Outcomes," Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, April 2016 
  • Reicks M, Trofholz AC, Stang JS, Laska MN. "Impact of cooking and home food preparation interventions among adults: outcomes and implications for future programs," Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Aug 2014
  • Haughton B, Eppig K, Looney SM, Cunningham-Sabo L, Spear BA, Spence M, Stang JS. "Incorporating the life course model into MCH nutrition leadership education and training programs," Maternal Child Health Journal, Jan 2013
  • Fowles ER, Stang J, Bryant M, Kim S. "Stress, depression, social support, and eating habits reduce diet quality in the first trimester in low-income women: a pilot study," Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Oct 2012


Teaching Areas

I teach within the Public Health Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health programs at SPH. I am also the director of the Leadership Education and Training Program in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition and the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health



In The News

SPH News

  • Stang to play major role in what we eat (Read More)

In The Media

  • Reaping the most benefits from food-related studies (Healio)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Congratulates 10 members named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Expert Advisory Panel (News Wise)