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

Minor in Epidemiology

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 the role of nutrition in the prevention of poor maternal-fetal outcomes and in the prevention of obesity risk factors during early childhood utilizing a positive deviance framework; all of my work is completed with a focus on the social determinants of health and nutrition and targets marginalized, under-served and/or rural MCH populations. I am also very involved in Public Health Nutrition and MCH workforce development.


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


Research Funding Grants

  • 2020 – 2025, HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, “Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health Training Grant, PI
  • 2018 – 2023, HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, “MCH Public Health Nutrition Training Grant”, PI
  • 2016 – 2019, US Dept. of Health & Human Services HRSA, "Exercise Intervention for Preventing Perinatal Depression among Low Income Women," Co-Investigator
  • 2015 – 2020, HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, "Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health," PI
  • 2014 – 2017, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), "National Maternal and Infant Nutrition Course (NMINC)," PI
  • 2013 – 2018, HRSA Maternal and Child Health (MCH), "Public Health Nutrition Training Grant," PI


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Selected Publications

  • Siega-Riz AM, Bodnar LM, Stotland NE, Stang J. 2020. The Current Understanding of Gestational Weight Gain among Women with Obesity and the Need for Future Research. National Academy of Medicine Perspectives. Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC. 
  • Arlinghaus KR, Stang J. Population-engaged approaches to improving adolescent nutrition. Journal of Nutrition. 2021;151(6):1371-1372.
  • Stang J, Bonilla Z. Factors Affecting Nutrition and Physical Activity Behaviors of Hispanic Families With Young Children: Implications for Obesity Policies and Programs. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2018;50(10): 959-967
  • Bailey, R. L., Stang*, J. S., Davis, T. A., Naimi, T. S., Schneeman, B. O., Dewey, K. G., . . . Pannucci, T. (2021). Dietary and Complementary Feeding Practices of US Infants, 6 to 12 Months: A Narrative Review of the Federal Nutrition Monitoring Data. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2021.10.017
  • Bailey, R. L., Ard, J. D., Davis, T. A., Naimi, T. S., Schneeman, B. O., Stang, J. S., . . . Stoody, E. E. (2021). A Proposed Framework for Identifying Nutrients and Food Components of Public Health Relevance in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Journal of Nutrition, 151(5), 1197-1204.


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


  • PubH 6901, Foundations of Public Health Nutrition Leadership
  • PubH 6902 (in person), Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition
  • PubH 6902 (online), Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition


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)