David Fields, Ph.D.

Research interests include: Breast Milk, Infant growth, and Body composition

David Fields, Ph.D.

Children's Hospital Foundation Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 


Education:

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis
Doctoral Studies, Auburn University
Master's Degree, University of Oklahoma
Bachelor's Degree, University of the Ozarks


Grant Funding:

Fields, D. (Co-principal investigator) and Isganaitis, E. (Co-Principal Investigator) at 8% effort. Impact of exercise on breastmilk: A novel strategy for obesity and diabetes prevention. Harold Hamm Diabetes Team Scientist Award. Total Amount $96,600 (direct costs).

Fields, D. (Co-principal investigator) and Demerath, E. (Co-Principal Investigator) at 25% effort. Maternal obesity, breast milk composition and infant growth (1R01HD080444-01). National Institutes of Health (NICHD). Total Amount $2,464,417 (direct costs). 


Selected Publications:

Isganaitis E., S. Venditti, T. Matthews, C. Lerin, E. Demerath and D. Fields (2019). Maternal obesity and the human milk metabolome: associations with infant body composition and postnatal weight gain. AJCN. April 4.109:1353-60. .

Whitaker, K., R. Marino, J. Haapla, L. Foster, K. Smith, A. Teague, D. Jacobs, P. Fontaine, P. McGovern, T. Schoenfuss, L. Harnack, D. Fields and E. Demerath (2017). Associations of maternal weight status before, during, and after pregnancy with inflammatory markers in breast milk. Obesity Dec 25(12).  .

Fields, D., B. George, M. Williams, K. Whitaker, D. Allison, A. Teague and E. Demerath (2017). Associations between human breast milk hormones and adipocytokines and infant growth and body composition in the first 6 months of life. Pediatr Obesity June 24 (6):1213-21. .

Goran, M., A. Martin, T. Alderete, H. Fujiwara, D. Fields (2017). Fructose in breast milk is positively associated with infant body composition at 6 months of age. Nutrients Feb 16:E146. [PMID 28212335].

Jackson, D., D. Deschamps, D. Myers, D. Fields, E. Knudtson, and R. Gunatilake (2016). Fetal epicardial fat thickness in diabetic and non-diabetic pregnancies: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Obesity Jan 24:167-71. .