Julie Lumeng, M.D., was appointed associate dean for research in the Medical School in July 2020. She also serves as assistant vice president for research-clinical and human subjects research for the University of Michigan and executive director for the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), and is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Medical School and a professor of nutritional sciences in the School of Public Health.
She has been associate chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as director of the Center for Human Growth and Development and a member of MICHR’s faculty cabinet.
As a member of the Medical School Office of Research leadership team, Dr. Lumeng aids the Medical School Office of Research in developing and executing a strategic vision to facilitate clinical and translational investigations across the research spectrum, expanding the Medical School’s extramural funding base, enhancing faculty competitiveness, and increasing our global reputation for scholarly excellence.
Her research focuses on applying emerging science in child development and behavior to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. She has been principal investigator (PI) on 15 extramural grants, including four R01s, and is currently the PI on $6.4M in total extramural funding.
Dr. Lumeng received her medical degree from the University of Michigan, where she also completed her pediatric residency. She completed a fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine and is board-certified in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.