Kent Thornburg, Ph.D.

OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness director; OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute Center for Developmental Health director; OHSU School of Medicine professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine)

OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness director; OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute Center for Developmental Health director; OHSU School of Medicine professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine)

Area(s) of expertise:
  • Cardiopulmonary physiology
  • Placentology
  • Developmental programming
  • Developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD)
  • Chronic disease
  • Maternal nutrition
  • Cardiovascular research

Dr. Thornburg studies the roles of the placenta and the intrauterine environment as programming agents for adult-onset chronic disease, and leads studies on maternal diet and body in regulating fetal growth. He is principal investigator of several NIH-funded studies, including maternal-fetal signaling, training in translational cardiovascular research, thyroid hormone and heart development, and placental function.  

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