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Nichols, Amy

Amy R Kweller

Widen Lab

Phone: 720-354-8278

Office Location

Postal Address
103 W 24TH ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Amy Kweller MS, RD is an Assistant Instructor and Doctoral Candidate in the Widen Lab. She is also a Research Assistant on Dr. Widen’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-supported Mother Infant Nutrition (MINT) Study that evaluates how prenatal body composition changes and weight trajectories impact health outcomes.

After years working as a Registered Dietitian in clinical nutrition and public health, Amy found her passion for education as an Assistant Professor of Culinary Nutrition at Johnson & Wales University, Denver. Her objective is to continue advancing as an independent, interdisciplinary academician in maternal-child health and nutritional epidemiology to promote health across the life course.

  • MS in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Registered Dietitian: Colorado State University
  • BA in English and Anthropology, minor in Biology: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In the Widen lab, Amy utilizes advanced analytic methods and interdisciplinary approaches to evaluate the role of nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life to improve health and livelihood of mothers and children. Amy’s doctoral work focuses on translational research that examines prenatal clinical nutrition practices and national guideline efficacy to improve outcomes for mothers and children affected by high-risk pregnancies, particularly obesity or twin gestations.