Jennifer T. Smilowitz, Ph.D.

Jennifer T Smilowitz
  • Faculty Affiliate, Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Associate Director, Human Studies Research, Foods for Health Institute
1139 Robert Mondavi Institute, North

Research Interests

Dr. Smilowitz is a faculty affiliate in the Department of Food Science and Technology and Associate Director of the Human Studies Research Program for the Foods for Health Institute at University of California Davis. Dr. Smilowitz's research leverages community-based approaches and clinical research methods to study the impact of diet in the first 2000 days—from pre-pregnancy through a child’s 2nd birthday--that support the gut microbiome, immune function, metabolism and development.