Pediatric Cognitive Development Research Expert
Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Perinatal & Pediatric Research
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Sarah A. Keim, MA, MS, PhD is a principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in The Ohio State University College of Medicine and of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health.
Dr. Keim is a perinatal and pediatric epidemiologist whose research is focused on studying the role of maternal psychosocial and nutritional factors on the cognitive development of children from infancy through preschool. Much of her research is focused on how maternal genes, diet and depression during pregnancy or after delivery influence the amount of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) available to infants and eventually cognition, especially for infants born preterm. She is broadly interested in critically examining the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis as it pertains to cognition and mental health.