Michael Close

Michael Close

Michael Close, SM2 candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Michael Close will intern with the University of Chile Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology. His internship this summer entails a statistical analysis of a sub-sample of 600 mothers from the Growth and Obesity Chilean Cohort Study to investigate the association between maternal obesity and breastfeeding. The findings from this study will inform an upcoming cluster randomized controlled trial (CRCT) of a normative intervention targeting pregnant women. Michael will also assist the planning and implementation of the pregnant women CRCT that will launch in September 2013.