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David Fields, PhD

  • Position: Diabetes Research Member, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics



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Health Education
  • Graduate School
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship Washington University
    St. Louis, MO
  • Doctoral Studies Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • Master's Degree University of Oklahoma
    Norman, OK
  • University
  • Bachelor's Degree University of the Ozarks
    Clarksville, AR
Research Interests:
  • Breast milk
  • Body composition and growth
  • Fetal origins of disease
  • Body composition methodology
  • Lactational programming

Grant Funding

  • Fields, D. (Co-principal investigator) and Isganaitis, E. (Co-Principal Investigator) at 8% effort. Impact of exercise on breastmilk: A novel strategy for obesity and diabetes prevention. Harold Hamm Diabetes Team Scientist Award. Total Amount $96,600 (direct costs).
  • Fields, D. (Co-principal investigator) and Demerath, E. (Co-Principal Investigator) at 25% effort. Maternal obesity, breast milk composition and infant growth (1R01HD080444-01). National Institutes of Health (NICHD). Total Amount $2,464,417 (direct costs).
  • Maternal obesity and the human milk metabolome: associations with infant body composition and postnatal weight gain. 2019

    AJCN. April 4.109:1353-60.

  • Associations of maternal weight status before, during, and after pregnancy with inflammatory markers in breast milk. 2017

    Obesity Dec 25(12).

  • Associations between human breast milk hormones and adipocytokines and infant growth and body composition in the first 6 months of life. 2017

    Pediatr Obesity June 24 (6):1213-21.

  • Fructose in breast milk is positively associated with infant body composition at 6 months of age. 2017

    Nutrients Feb 16:E146. [PMID 28212335].

  • Fetal epicardial fat thickness in diabetic and non-diabetic pregnancies: A retrospective cross-sectional study 2016

    Obesity Jan 24:167-71.