Alexis (Lekki) Wood Lab

Alexis (Lekki) Wood Lab News


Lab Awards

  • December 2020 – Dr. Wood receives Young Investigator Award, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
  • April 2017 – Dr. Wood’s abstract “1,5 Anhydrosorbitol mediates the association between a Mediterranean-style Diet and incident Cardiovascular Disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. 5th Annual CVRI Research Symposium” is top selected abstract - Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) 5th Annual Research Symposium
  • September 2017 – Dr. Wood elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • September 2015 – Dr. Wood receives the Mark Bieber Award for Nutrition Research – American Heart Association

In the News


Sept. 4, 2020 - Healthy food for at-home students starts with this (American Heart Association)

July 28, 2020 - Certain Environments at Home increase the risk of obesity (The Health Mania)

July 14, 2020 - Feeding children during the COVID-19 pandemic (BCM Blog post for PolicyWise)

May 28, 2020 - Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits (CNN Health)

May 14, 2020 - Statement Finds Healthy Eating Behaviors in Childhood Reduce Risk of Adult Obesity, Heart Disease (Pharmacy Times)

May 12, 2020 - To Prevent Obesity, How Kids Eat Matters as Much as What They Eat, Article Says (EveryDay Health) 

May 12, 2020 - Reduced Parental Pressure on Children to Eat Meals Lessens Risks of Obesity and Leads to Healthier Lifelong Eating Behaviors (Science Times)

May 11, 2020 - AHA: Promotion of good eating behavior in children multifaceted (Helio Cardiology)

May 11, 2020 - Healthy eating behaviors in childhood may reduce the risk of adult obesity and heart disease (Science Daily)

May 11, 2020 - Eating healthy as a child reduces risk of obesity and heart disease later in life (LifeSciences)

May 11, 2020 - Giving children control over their meals could help reduce obesity (iNews)

April 18, 2018 Nutrition paper claims intervention cuts child obesity. Experts disagree. (Retraction Watch)

March 12, 2018 - It Works! But Don’t Look Too Close at the Data (ConscienHealth)

March 20, 2018 - The purpose of a pilot study is to demonstrate the feasibility of an experiment, not to estimate the treatment effect (Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science)

Dec. 30, 2017 -  A plagiarism fighter who plagiarizes; too much ado about reproducibility?; how scientists should be judged (Retraction Watch)

July 10, 2015 - Twin infants needed for feeding behavior study in Houston (click2houston)

March 5, 2015 -  Poor dietary patterns for US children suggest opportunities for improving future health outcomes (American Heart Association Video)