Jasmin Alves, PhD, is a Staff Scientist I at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. She studies how early postnatal factors are related to metabolic outcomes in youth exposed to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Dr. Alves completed her doctoral and post-doctoral training in the department of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation work focused on identifying health behaviors that could serve as potential targets to ameliorate health outcomes in children exposed to GDM. During her post-doctoral fellowship, she was awarded a pilot grant from the MADRES center to investigate the role of prenatal exposure to GDM on children’s mental health outcomes and how health behaviors such as physical activity and sleep could mitigate the negative consequences of prenatal exposure to GDM.
- Staff Scientist 1
Primary Research Interests
- Metabolic health outcomes in youth exposed to gestational diabetes mellitus
- Epidemiology of obesity in youth
- Maternal and child health