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]