Carl L. Keen


Position Title
Professor, Nutritionist, and Mars Chair of Developmental Nutrition, Departments of Nutrition and Internal Medicine



The activities of Dr. Keen’s research group are currently focused in two areas; the investigation of the influence of maternal diet on the risk for pregnancy complications (maternal, conceptus, and fetal) and the influence of diet on the risk for age-related chronic diseases.

Selected Publications:

  • Al-Dashti YA, Holt RR, Stebbins CL, Keen CL, Hackman RM. Dietary Flavanols: A Review of Select Effects on Vascular Function, Blood Pressure, and Exercise Performance. J Am Coll Nutr. 2018 May 2:1-15. [PubMed]
  • Sowell KD, Uriu-Adams JY, Van de Water J, Chambers CD, Coles CD, Kable JA, Yevtushok L, Zymak-Zakutnya N, Wertelecki W, Keen CL; Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD). Implications of altered maternal cytokine concentrations on infant outcomes in children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol. 2018 May;68:49-58. [PubMed]
  • Beccarelli LM, Scherr RE, Newman JW, Borkowska AG, Gray IJ, Linnell JD, Keen CL, Young HM. Associations Among Fatty Acids, Desaturase and Elongase, and Insulin Resistance in Children. J Am Coll Nutr. 2018 Jan;37(1):44-50. [PubMed]