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Associate Professor Rae-Chi Huang

Associate Professor

Staff Member Details

Associate Professor Rae-Chi Huang is a paediatric physician and leading clinical researcher in early antecedents of cardiometabolic disease. Rae-Chi is a Core member of the Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute (NHIRI) within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.


Rae-Chi Huang is a practicing paediatrician and researcher who has dedicated her working life to understanding and trying to make a difference with respect to treatment and prevention of childhood non-communicable disease.  The recent pandemic of overweight/obese children accompanied with soaring prevalence of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes has prompted Rae-Chi to investigate E-Health interventions and the pathogenesis of cardiovascular and related metabolic disease with a particular emphasis on their origins in pregnancy and early childhood.

Rae-Chi’s research career has been supported by multiple NHMRC fellowships and funding. She currently leads NHMRC project "A two generation population study of obesity epigenetics" and the Australian arm of the EU “Early-life stressors and LifeCycle health”.

Professional Associations

  • Cluster Leader for Cardio-metabolic group in the Early Life Origins of Health Consortium
  • Raine Management Committee, Raine Genetic Subcomittee
  • Origins Scientific Committee
  • Member of Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics (P.A.C.E.) Consortium

Awards and Recognition

  • University of Western Australia Research Collaboration Award. University of Western Australia Research Collaboration, 2016
  • New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support Award. Department of Health, 2013.
  • UWA Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • WUN International Inflammation (in-FLAME) Network. Worldwide Universities Network WUN, 2012
  • 'The International Inflammation (in-FLAME) network. UWA Research Collaboration Awards, 2012
  • Junior Faculty Travel Stipend Award 2011 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease World Congress, Oregon USA 2011
  • Finalist for Early Career Investigator at the High Blood Pressure Research Council Australia ASM – Sydney 2009
  • Finalist for Early Career Investigator at the High Blood Pressure Research Council Australia ASM, 2007
  • Robert Van Dongen Award HBPRCA 2007, Adelaide
  • Early Career Investigator Oral Award HBPRCA 2007, Adelaide
  • Travel Grant High Blood Pressure Research Council Australia 2007
  • Best abstract for Young Investigator, International DOHaD 2007
  • Best Oral Presentation for Young Investigators in the Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension finals at the International Society Hypertension 2006, Fukuoka, Japan, October 2006
  • High Blood Pressure Research Foundation’s Young Investigator Travel Award 2006
  • Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension (APSH) Fellowship 2006
  • Best Postgraduate Student Research Award, UWA - School of Medicine and Pharmacology Research Showcase , University of Western Australia 2005
  • Finalist New Investigator’s Award oral presentation at High Blood Pressure Research Council Australia (HBPRCA) Melbourne 2005
  • Robert Van Dongen Award at HBPRCA 2005
  • Student Travel Grant for ASM of HBPRCA 2005


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2010.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Western Australia, 1995.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Choudhary, P., Ronkainen, J., Carson, J., Karhunen, V., Lin, A., Melton, PE., Jarvelin, M., Miettunen, J., Huang, R., Sebert, S. (2024). Developmental origins of psycho-cardiometabolic multimorbidity in adolescence and their underlying pathways through methylation markers: a two-cohort study. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2024(Article in press), TBD.

Journal Articles

  • Lussier, A., Zhu, Y., Smith, B., Cerutti, J., Fisher, J., Melton, P., Wood, N., Cohen-Woods, S., Huang, R., Mitchell, C., Schneper, L., Notterman, D., Simpkin, A., Smith, A., Suderman, M., Walton, E., Relton, C., Ressler, K., Dunn, E. (2023). Association between the timing of childhood adversity and epigenetic patterns across childhood and adolescence: findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) prospective cohort. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 7(8), 532-543.
  • Cadman, T., Elhakeem, A., Vinther, JL., Avraam, D., Carrasco, P., Calas, L., Cardol, M., Charles, M., Corpeleijn, E., Crozier, S., De Castro, M., Estarlich, M., Fernandes, A., Fossatti, S., Gruszfeld, D., Guerlich, K., Grote, V., Haakma, S., Harris, JR., Heude, B., Huang, R., Ibarluzea, J., Inskip, H., Jaddoe, V., Koletzko, B., Lioret, S., Luque, V., Manios, Y., Moirano, G., Moschonis, G., Nader, J., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., Andersen, AN., McEachen, R., De Moira, AP., Popovic, M., Roumeliotaki, T., Salika, T., Santa Marina, L., Santos, S., Serbert, S., Tzorovili, E., Vafeiadi, M., Verduci, E., Vrijheid, M., Vrijkotte, TG., Welten, M., Wright, J., Yang, TC., Zugna, D., Lawlor, D. (2023). Associations Of Maternal Educational Level, Proximity To Green Space During Pregnancy, And Gestational Diabetes With Body Mass Index From Infancy To Early Adulthood: A Proof-Of-Concept Federated Analysis In 18 Birth Cohorts. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2023(Article in Press), TBD.
  • Keshawarz, A., Joehanes, R., Ma, J., Lee, GY., Costeira, R., Tsai, P., Masachs, OM., Bell, JT., Wilson, R., Thorand, B., Winkelmann, J., Peters, A., Linseisen, J., Waldenberger, M., Lehtimaeki, T., Mishra, PP., Kahonen, M., Raitakari, O., Helminen, M., Wang, CA., Melton, PE., Huang, R., Pennell, CE., O'Sullivan, T., Ochoa-Rosales, C., Voortman, T., Van Meurs, JB., Young, KL., Graff, M., Wang, Y., Kiel, DP., Smith, CE., Jacques, PF., Levy, D. (2023). Dietary And Supplemental Intake Of Vitamins C And E Is Associated With Altered Dna Methylation In An Epigenome-Wide Association Study Meta-Analysis. Epigenetics, 18(1), article number 2211361.
  • Balfour, D., Melton, PE., McVeigh, JA., Huang, R., Eastwood, PR., Wanstall, S., Reynolds, AC., Cohen-Woods, S. (2023). Childhood Sleep Health And Epigenetic Age Acceleration In Late Adolescence: Cross-Sectional And Longitudinal Analyses. Acta Paediatrica, 112(5), 1001-1010.
  • Vinther, J., Cadman, T., Avraam, D., Ekstrøm, C., Sørensen, T., Elhakeem, A., Santos, A., De Moira, A., Heude, B., Iñiguez, C., Pizzi, C., Simons, E., Voerman, E., Corpeleijn, E., Zariouh, F., Santorelli, G., Inskip, H., Barros, H., Carson, J., Harris, J., Nader, J., Ronkainen, J., Strandberg-Larsen, K., Santa-Marina, L., Calas, L., Cederkvist, L., Popovic, M., Charles, M., Welten, M., Vrijheid, M., Azad, M., Subbarao, P., Burton, P., Mandhane, P., Huang, R., Wilson, R., Haakma, S., Fernández-Barrés, S., Turvey, S., Santos, S., Tough, S., Sebert, S., Moraes, T., Salika, T., Jaddoe, V., Lawlor, D., Andersen, A. (2023). Gestational age at birth and body size from infancy through adolescence: An individual participant data meta-analysis on 253,810 singletons in 16 birth cohort studies. PLoS Medicine, 20(1), article number e1004036.
  • Ott, R., Stein, R., Hauta-Alus, HH., Ronkainen, J., Fernandez-Barres, S., Spielau, U., Kirsten, H., Poulain, T., Melton, PE., Küpers, LK., Azaryah, H., Colombo, M., Landgraf, K., Tobi, EW., O'Sullivan, T., Huang, R., Campoy, C., Winkler, C., Vioque, J., Vrijheid, M., Kiess, W., Körner, A., Sebert, S., Jarvelin, M., Ziegler, A., Hummel, S. (2023). Epigenome-Wide Meta-analysis Reveals Associations Between Dietary Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load and DNA Methylation in Children and Adolescents of Different Body Sizes. Diabetes Care, 46(11), 2067-2075.
  • Florian, S., Ichou, M., Panico, L., Pinel-Jacquemin, S., Vrijkotte, T., Harskamp-Van Ginkel, M., Huang, R., Carson, J., Rodriguez, L., Subiza-Pérez, M., Vrijheid, M., Fernández-Barrés, S., Yang, T., Wright, J., Corpeleijn, E., Cardol, M., Isaevska, E., Moccia, C., Kooijman, M., Voerman, E., Jaddoe, V., Welten, M., Spada, E., Rebagliato, M., Beneito, A., Ronfani, L., Charles, M. (2023). Differences in birth weight between immigrants' and natives' children in Europe and Australia: A LifeCycle comparative observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 13(3), article number e060932.
  • Choudhary, P., Monasso, GS., Karhunen, V., Ronkainen, J., Mancano, G., Howe, CG., Niu, Z., Zeng, X., Guan, W., Dou, J., Feinberg, JI., Mordaunt, C., Pesce, G., Baïz, N., Alfano, R., Martens, DS., Wang, C., Isaevska, E., Keikkala, E., Mustaniemi, S., Thio, CH., Fraszczyk, E., Tobi, EW., Starling, AP., Cosin-Tomas, M., Urquiza, J., Röder, S., Hoang, TT., Page, C., Jima, DD., House, JS., Maguire, RL., Ott, R., Pawlow, X., Sirignano, L., Zillich, L., Malmberg, A., Rauschert, S., Melton, P., Gong, T., Karlsson, R., Fore, R., Perng, W., Laubach, ZM., Czamara, D., Sharp, G., Breton, CV., Schisterman, E., Yeung, E., Mumford, SL., Fallin, MD., Lasalle, JM., Schmidt, RJ., Bakulski, KM., Annesi-Maesano, I., Heude, B., Nawrot, TS., Plusquin, M., Ghantous, A., Herceg, Z., Nisticò, L., Vafeiadi, M., Kogevinas, M., Vääräsmäki, M., Kajantie, E., Snieder, H., Corpeleijn, E., Steegers-Theunissen, RP., Yang, IV., Dabelea, D., Fossati, S., Zenclussen, AC., Herberth, G., Magnus, M., Håberg, SE., London, SJ., Munthe-Kaas, MC., Murphy, SK., Hoyo, C., Ziegler, A., Hummel, S., Witt, SH., Streit, F., Frank, J., Räikkönen, K., Lahti, J., Huang, R., Almqvist, C., Hivert, M., Jaddoe, VW., Järvelin, M., Kantomaa, M., Felix, JF., Sebert, S. (2023). Maternal educational attainment in pregnancy and epigenome-wide DNA methylation changes in the offspring from birth until adolescence. Molecular Psychiatry, 2023(2023), TBD.
  • Yadav, A., Beilin, LJ., Huang, R., Newnham, JP., White, SW., Mori, TA. (2023). Fetal Growth Trajectories And Measures Of Insulin Resistance In Young Adults. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2023(Article in Press), TBD.

Journal Articles

  • Ronkainen, J., Heiskala, A., Vehmeijer, F., Lowry, E., Caramaschi, D., Estrada Gutierrez, G., Heiss, J., Hummel, N., Keikkala, E., Kvist, T., Kupsco, A., Melton, P., Pesce, G., Soomro, M., Vives-Usano, M., Baiz, N., Binder, E., Czamara, D., Guxens, M., Mustaniemi, S., London, S., Rauschert, S., Vääräsmäki, M., Vrijheid, M., Ziegler, A., Annesi-Maesano, I., Bustamante, M., Huang, R., Hummel, S., Just, A., Kajantie, E., Lahti, J., Lawlor, D., Räikkönen, K., Järvelin, M., Felix, J., Sebert, S. (2022). Maternal haemoglobin levels in pregnancy and child DNA methylation: a study in the pregnancy and childhood epigenetics consortium. Epigenetics, 17(1), 19-31.
  • Wijs, L., Doherty, D., Keelan, J., Burton, P., Yovich, J., Beilin, L., Mori, T., Huang, R., Adams, L., Olynyk, J., Ayonrinde, O., Penova-Veselinovic, B., Hart, R. (2022). Comparison of the cardiometabolic profiles of adolescents conceived through ART with those of a non-ART cohort. Human Reproduction, 37(8), 1880–1895.
  • Barden, A., Huang, R., Beilin, L., Rauschert, S., Tsai, I., Oddy, W., Mori, T. (2022). Identifying Young Adults At High Risk Of Cardiometabolic Disease Using Cluster Analysis and the Framingham 30-yr Risk Score. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 32(2), 429-435.
  • Yadav, A., Beilin, L., Huang, R., Vlaskovsky, P., Newnham, J., White, S., Mori, T. (2022). Relationships between intrauterine fetal growth trajectories and markers of adiposity and inflammation in young adults. International Journal of Obesity, 46(10), 1925-1935.
  • Berman, Y., Doherty, D., Mori, T., Beilin, L., Ayonrinde, O., Adams, L., Huang, R., Olynyk, J., Keelan, J., Newnham, J., Hart, R. (2022). Associations between Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates and Features of the Metabolic Syndrome in Males from Childhood into Adulthood. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(22), article number 15244.

Journal Articles

  • Huang, R., Melton, P., Burton, M., Beilin, L., Clarke-Harris, R., Cook, E., Godfrey, K., Burdge, G., Mori, T., Anderson, D., Rauschert, S., Craig, J., Kobor, M., Macisaac, J., Morin, A., Oddy, W., Pennell, C., Holbrook, J., Lillycrop, K. (2021). Adiposity associated DNA methylation signatures in adolescents are related to leptin and perinatal factors. Epigenetics, 2021(Article in press), 19p..
  • Pinot De Moira, A., Haakma, S., Strandberg-Larsen, K., Van Enckevort, E., Kooijman, M., Cadman, T., Cardol, M., Corpeleijn, E., Crozier, S., Duijts, L., Elhakeem, A., Eriksson, J., Felix, J., Fernández-Barrés, S., Foong, R., Forhan, A., Grote, V., Guerlich, K., Heude, B., Huang, R., Järvelin, M., Jørgensen, A., Mikkola, T., Nader, J., Pedersen, M., Popovic, M., Rautio, N., Richiardi, L., Ronkainen, J., Roumeliotaki, T., Salika, T., Sebert, S., Vinther, J., Voerman, E., Vrijheid, M., Wright, J., Yang, T., Zariouh, F., Charles, M., Inskip, H., Jaddoe, V., Swertz, M., Nybo Andersen, A. (2021). The EU Child Cohort Network’s core data: establishing a set of findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR) variables. European Journal of Epidemiology, 36(5), 565-580.
  • Penova-Veselinovic, B., Melton, P., Huang, R., Yovich, J., Burton, P., Wijs, L., Hart, R. (2021). DNA methylation patterns within whole blood of adolescents born from assisted reproductive technology are not different from adolescents born from natural conception. Human Reproduction, 36(7), 2035-2049.
  • Lafontaine, N., Campbell, P., Castillo-Fernandez, J., Mullin, S., Lim, E., Kendrew, P., Lewer, M., Brown, S., Huang, R., Melton, P., Mori, T., Beilin, L., Dudbridge, F., Spector, T., Wright, M., Martin, N., McRae, A., Panicker, V., Zhu, G., Walsh, J., Bell, J., Wilson, S. (2021). Epigenome-Wide Association Study of Thyroid Function Traits Identifies Novel Associations of fT3 with KLF9 and DOT1L. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 106(5), E2191-E2202.
  • Min, J., Hemani, G., Hannon, E., Dekkers, K., Castillo-Fernandez, J., Luijk, R., Carnero-Montoro, E., Lawson, D., Burrows, K., Suderman, M., Bretherick, A., Richardson, T., Klughammer, J., Iotchkova, V., Sharp, G., Al Khleifat, A., Shatunov, A., Iacoangeli, A., McArdle, W., Ho, K., Kumar, A., Söderhäll, C., Soriano-Tárraga, C., Giralt-Steinhauer, E., Kazmi, N., Mason, D., McRae, A., Corcoran, D., Sugden, K., Kasela, S., Cardona, A., Day, F., Cugliari, G., Viberti, C., Guarrera, S., Lerro, M., Gupta, R., Bollepalli, S., Mandaviya, P., Zeng, Y., Clarke, T., Walker, R., Schmoll, V., Czamara, D., Ruiz-Arenas, C., Rezwan, F., Marioni, R., Lin, T., Awaloff, Y., Germain, M., Aïssi, D., Zwamborn, R., Van Eijk, K., Dekker, A., Van Dongen, J., Hottenga, J., Willemsen, G., Xu, C., Barturen, G., Català-Moll, F., Kerick, M., Wang, C., Melton, P., Elliott, H., Shin, J., Bernard, M., Yet, I., Smart, M., Gorrie-Stone, T., Shaw, C., Al Chalabi, A., Ring, S., Pershagen, G., Melén, E., Jiménez-Conde, J., Roquer, J., Lawlor, D., Wright, J., Martin, N., Montgomery, G., Moffitt, T., Poulton, R., Esko, T., Milani, L., Metspalu, A., Perry, J., Ong, K., Wareham, N., Matullo, G., Sacerdote, C., Panico, S., Caspi, A., Arseneault, L., Gagnon, F., Ollikainen, M., Kaprio, J., Felix, J., Rivadeneira, F., Tiemeier, H., Van Ijzendoorn, M., Uitterlinden, A., Jaddoe, V., Haley, C., McIntosh, A., Evans, K., Murray, A., Räikkönen, K., Lahti, J., Nohr, E., Sørensen, T., Hansen, T., Morgen, C., Binder, E., Lucae, S., Gonzalez, J., Bustamante, M., Sunyer, J., Holloway, J., Karmaus, W., Zhang, H., Deary, I., Wray, N., Starr, J., Beekman, M., Van Heemst, D., Slagboom, P., Morange, P., Trégouët, D., Veldink, J., Davies, G., De Geus, E., Boomsma, D., Vonk, J., Brunekreef, B., Koppelman, G., Alarcón-Riquelme, M., Huang, R., Pennell, C., Van Meurs, J., Ikram, M., Hughes, A., Tillin, T., Chaturvedi, N., Pausova, Z., Paus, T., Spector, T., Kumari, M., Schalkwyk, L., Visscher, P., Davey Smith, G., Bock, C., Gaunt, T., Bell, J., Heijmans, B., Mill, J., Relton, C. (2021). Genomic and phenotypic insights from an atlas of genetic effects on DNA methylation. Nature Genetics, 53(9), 1311-1321.

Journal Articles

  • Rauschert, S., Melton, P., Heiskala, A., Karhunen, V., Burdge, G., Craig, J., Godfrey, K., Lillycrop, K., Mori, T., Beilin, L., Oddy, W., Pennell, C., Järvelin, M., Sebert, S., Huang, R. (2020). Machine learning-based dna methylation score for fetal exposure to maternal smoking: Development and validation in samples collected from adolescents and adults. Environmental Health Perspectives, 128(9), Article number 97003.
  • Rauschert, S., Raubenheimer, K., Melton, P., Huang, R. (2020). Machine learning and clinical epigenetics: A review of challenges for diagnosis and classification. Clinical Epigenetics, 12(1), Article number 51.
  • Chin, J., Mori, T., Adams, L., Beilin, L., Huang, R., Olynyk, J., Ayonrinde, O. (2020). Association between remnant lipoprotein cholesterol levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents. JHEP Reports, 2(6), Article number 100150.
  • Huang, R., Silva, D., Beilin, L., Neppe, C., Mackie, K., Roffey, E., Gibson, L., D'vaz, N., Christian, H., Reid, C., Prescott, S. (2020). Feasibility of conducting an early pregnancy diet and lifestyle e-health intervention: The Pregnancy Lifestyle Activity Nutrition (PLAN) project. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 11(1), 58-70.
  • Willcox, J., Chai, D., Beilin, L., Prescott, S., Silva, D., Neppe, C., Huang, R. (2020). Evaluating engagement in a digital and dietetic intervention promoting healthy weight gain in pregnancy: Mixed methods study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(6), Article number e17845.
  • Merid, S., Novoloaca, A., Sharp, G., Küpers, L., Kho, A., Roy, R., Gao, L., Annesi-Maesano, I., Jain, P., Plusquin, M., Kogevinas, M., Allard, C., Vehmeijer, F., Kazmi, N., Salas, L., Rezwan, F., Zhang, H., Sebert, S., Czamara, D., Rifas-Shiman, S., Melton, P., Lawlor, D., Pershagen, G., Breton, C., Huen, K., Baiz, N., Gagliardi, L., Nawrot, T., Corpeleijn, E., Perron, P., Duijts, L., Nohr, E., Bustamante, M., Ewart, S., Karmaus, W., Zhao, S., Page, C., Herceg, Z., Jarvelin, M., Lahti, J., Baccarelli, A., Anderson, D., Kachroo, P., Relton, C., Bergström, A., Eskenazi, B., Soomro, M., Vineis, P., Snieder, H., Bouchard, L., Jaddoe, V., Sørensen, T., Vrijheid, M., Arshad, S., Holloway, J., Håberg, S., Magnus, P., Dwyer, T., Binder, E., Demeo, D., Vonk, J., Newnham, J., Tantisira, K., Kull, I., Wiemels, J., Heude, B., Sunyer, J., Nystad, W., Munthe-Kaas, M., Raïkkönen, K., Oken, E., Huang, R., Weiss, S., Antó, J., Bousquet, J., Kumar, A., Söderhäll, C., Almqvist, C., Cardenas, A., Gruzieva, O., Xu, C., Reese, S., Kere, J., Brodin, P., Solomon, O., Wielscher, M., Holland, N., Ghantous, A., Hivert, M., Felix, J., Koppelman, G., London, S., Melén, E. (2020). Epigenome-wide meta-analysis of blood DNA methylation in newborns and children identifies numerous loci related to gestational age. Genome Medicine: medicine in the post-genomic era, 12(1), Article number 25.
  • Vehmeijer, F., Küpers, L., Sharp, G., Salas, L., Lent, S., Jima, D., Tindula, G., Reese, S., Qi, C., Gruzieva, O., Page, C., Rezwan, F., Melton, P., Nohr, E., Escaramís, G., Rzehak, P., Heiskala, A., Gong, T., Tuominen, S., Gao, L., Ross, J., Starling, A., Holloway, J., Yousefi, P., Aasvang, G., Beilin, L., Bergström, A., Binder, E., Chatzi, L., Corpeleijn, E., Czamara, D., Eskenazi, B., Ewart, S., Ferre, N., Grote, V., Gruszfeld, D., Håberg, S., Hoyo, C., Huen, K., Karlsson, R., Kull, I., Langhendries, J., Lepeule, J., Magnus, M., Maguire, R., Molloy, P., Monnereau, C., Mori, T., Oken, E., Räikkönen, K., Rifas-Shiman, S., Ruiz-Arenas, C., Sebert, S., Ullemar, V., Verduci, E., Vonk, J., Xu, C., Yang, I., Zhang, H., Zhang, W., Karmaus, W., Dabelea, D., Muhlhausler, B., Breton, C., Lahti, J., Almqvist, C., Jarvelin, M., Koletzko, B., Vrijheid, M., Sørensen, T., Huang, R., Arshad, S., Nystad, W., Melén, E., Koppelman, G., London, S., Holland, N., Bustamante, M., Murphy, S., Hivert, M., Baccarelli, A., Relton, C., Snieder, H., Jaddoe, V., Felix, J. (2020). DNA methylation and body mass index from birth to adolescence: meta-analyses of epigenome-wide association studies. Genome Medicine: medicine in the post-genomic era, 12(1), Article number 105.
  • Vine, D., Beilin, L., Burrows, S., Huang, R., Hickey, M., Hart, R., Proctor, S., Mori, T. (2020). ApoB48-lipoproteins are associated with cardiometabolic risk in adolescents with and without polycystic ovary syndrome. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 4(8), Article number bvaa061.
  • Krysa, J., Vine, D., Beilin, L., Burrows, S., Huang, R., Mori, T., Proctor, S. (2020). ApoB48-remnant lipoproteins are associated with increased cardiometabolic risk in adolescents. Atherosclerosis, 302(Jun 2020), 20-26.
  • McArdle, N., Ward, S., Bucks, R., Maddison, K., Smith, A., Huang, R., Pennell, C., Hillman, D., Eastwood, P. (2020). The prevalence of common sleep disorders in young adults: A descriptive population-based study. Sleep, 43(10), Article number zsaa072.
  • Jaddoe, V., Felix, J., Andersen, A., Charles, M., Chatzi, L., Corpeleijn, E., Donner, N., Elhakeem, A., Eriksson, J., Foong, R., Grote, V., Haakma, S., Hanson, M., Harris, J., Heude, B., Huang, R., Inskip, H., Järvelin, M., Koletzko, B., Lawlor, D., Lindeboom, M., McEachan, R., Mikkola, T., Nader, J., De Moira, A., Pizzi, C., Richiardi, L., Sebert, S., Schwalber, A., Sunyer, J., Swertz, M., Vafeiadi, M., Vrijheid, M., Wright, J., Duijts, L. (2020). The LifeCycle Project-EU Child Cohort Network: a federated analysis infrastructure and harmonized data of more than 250,000 children and parents. European Journal of Epidemiology, 35(7), 709-724.
  • Justice, A., Chittoor, G., Gondalia, R., Melton, P., Lim, E., Grove, M., Whitsel, E., Liu, C., Cupples, L., Fernandez-Rhodes, L., Guan, W., Bressler, J., Fornage, M., Boerwinkle, E., Li, Y., Demerath, E., Heard-Costa, N., Levy, D., Stewart, J., Baccarelli, A., Hou, L., Conneely, K., Mori, T., Beilin, L., Huang, R., Gordon-Larsen, P., Howard, A., North, K. (2020). Methylome-wide association study of central adiposity implicates genes involved in immune and endocrine systems. Epigenomics, 12(17), 1483-1499.

Journal Articles

  • Wang, B., Eastwood, P., Becker, A., Isensee, C., Wong, J., Huang, R., Runions, K., Stewart, R., Meyer, T., Brüni, L., Rothenberger, A., Zepf, F. (2019). Concurrent developmental course of sleep problems and emotional/behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence as reflected by the dysregulation profile. Sleep, 42(3), Article number zsy243.
  • Santos, S., Voerman, E., Amiano, P., Barros, H., Beilin, L., Bergström, A., Charles, M., Chatzi, L., Chevrier, C., Chrousos, G., Corpeleijn, E., Costa, O., Costet, N., Crozier, S., Devereux, G., Doyon, M., Eggesbø, M., Fantini, M., Farchi, S., Forastiere, F., Georgiu, V., Godfrey, K., Gori, D., Grote, V., Hanke, W., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Heude, B., Hivert, M., Hryhorczuk, D., Huang, R., Inskip, H., Karvonen, A., Kenny, L., Koletzko, B., Küpers, L., Lagström, H., Lehmann, I., Magnus, P., Majewska, R., Mäkelä, J., Manios, Y., McAuliffe, F., McDonald, S., Mehegan, J., Melén, E., Mommers, M., Morgen, C., Moschonis, G., Murray, D., Ní Chaoimh, C., Nohr, E., Nybo Andersen, A., Oken, E., Oostvogels, A., Pac, A., Papadopoulou, E., Pekkanen, J., Pizzi, C., Polanska, K., Porta, D., Richiardi, L., Rifas-Shiman, S., Roeleveld, N., Ronfani, L., Santos, A., Standl, M., Stigum, H., Stoltenberg, C., Thiering, E., Thijs, C., Torrent, M., Tough, S., Trnovec, T., Turner, S., Van Gelder, M., Van Rossem, L., Von Berg, A., Vrijheid, M., Vrijkotte, T., West, J., Wijga, A., Wright, J., Zvinchuk, O., Sørensen, T., Lawlor, D., Gaillard, R., Jaddoe, V. (2019). Impact of maternal body mass index and gestational weight gain on pregnancy complications: an individual participant data meta-analysis of European, North American and Australian cohorts. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 126(8), 984-995.
  • Rauschert, S., Melton, P., Burdge, G., Craig, J., Godfrey, K., Holbrook, J., Lillycrop, K., Mori, T., Beilin, L., Oddy, W., Pennell, C., Huang, R. (2019). Maternal smoking during pregnancy induces persistent epigenetic changes into adolescence, independent of postnatal smoke exposure and is associated with cardiometabolic risk. Frontiers in Genetics, 10(JUL), Article number 770.
  • Küpers, L., Monnereau, C., Sharp, G., Yousefi, P., Salas, L., Ghantous, A., Page, C., Reese, S., Wilcox, A., Czamara, D., Starling, A., Novoloaca, A., Lent, S., Roy, R., Hoyo, C., Breton, C., Allard, C., Just, A., Bakulski, K., Holloway, J., Everson, T., Xu, C., Huang, R., Van Der Plaat, D., Wielscher, M., Merid, S., Ullemar, V., Rezwan, F., Lahti, J., Van Dongen, J., Langie, S., Richardson, T., Magnus, M., Nohr, E., Xu, Z., Duijts, L., Zhao, S., Zhang, W., Plusquin, M., Demeo, D., Solomon, O., Heimovaara, J., Jima, D., Gao, L., Bustamante, M., Perron, P., Wright, R., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Zhang, H., Karagas, M., Gehring, U., Marsit, C., Beilin, L., Vonk, J., Jarvelin, M., Bergström, A., Örtqvist, A., Ewart, S., Villa, P., Moore, S., Willemsen, G., Standaert, A., Håberg, S., Sørensen, T., Taylor, J., Räikkönen, K., Yang, I., Kechris, K., Nawrot, T., Silver, M., Gong, Y., Richiardi, L., Kogevinas, M., Litonjua, A., Eskenazi, B., Huen, K., Mbarek, H., Maguire, R., Dwyer, T., Vrijheid, M., Bouchard, L., Baccarelli, A., Croen, L., Karmaus, W., Anderson, D., De Vries, M., Sebert, S., Kere, J., Karlsson, R., Arshad, S., Hämäläinen, E., Routledge, M., Boomsma, D., Feinberg, A., Newschaffer, C., Govarts, E., Moisse, M., Fallin, M., Melén, E., Prentice, A., Kajantie, E., Almqvist, C., Oken, E., Dabelea, D., Boezen, H., Melton, P., Wright, R., Koppelman, G., Trevisi, L., Hivert, M., Sunyer, J., Munthe-Kaas, M., Murphy, S., Corpeleijn, E., Wiemels, J., Holland, N., Herceg, Z., Binder, E., Davey Smith, G., Jaddoe, V., Lie, R., Nystad, W., London, S., Lawlor, D., Relton, C., Snieder, H., Felix, J. (2019). Meta-analysis of epigenome-wide association studies in neonates reveals widespread differential DNA methylation associated with birthweight. Nature Communications, 10(1), Article number 1893.
  • Reese, S., Xu, C., Den Dekker, H., Lee, M., Sikdar, S., Ruiz-Arenas, C., Merid, S., Rezwan, F., Page, C., Ullemar, V., Melton, P., Oh, S., Yang, I., Burrows, K., Söderhäll, C., Jima, D., Gao, L., Arathimos, R., Küpers, L., Wielscher, M., Rzehak, P., Lahti, J., Laprise, C., Madore, A., Ward, J., Bennett, B., Wang, T., Bell, D., Vonk, J., Håberg, S., Zhao, S., Karlsson, R., Hollams, E., Hu, D., Richards, A., Bergström, A., Sharp, G., Felix, J., Bustamante, M., Gruzieva, O., Maguire, R., Gilliland, F., Baïz, N., Nohr, E., Corpeleijn, E., Sebert, S., Karmaus, W., Grote, V., Kajantie, E., Magnus, M., Örtqvist, A., Eng, C., Liu, A., Kull, I., Jaddoe, V., Sunyer, J., Kere, J., Hoyo, C., Annesi-Maesano, I., Arshad, S., Koletzko, B., Brunekreef, B., Binder, E., Räikkönen, K., Reischl, E., Holloway, J., Jarvelin, M., Snieder, H., Kazmi, N., Breton, C., Murphy, S., Pershagen, G., Anto, J., Relton, C., Schwartz, D., Burchard, E., Huang, R., Nystad, W., Almqvist, C., Henderson, A., Melén, E., Duijts, L., Koppelman, G., London, S. (2019). Epigenome-wide meta-analysis of DNA methylation and childhood asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 143(6), 2062-2074.
  • Huang, R., Lillycrop, K., Beilin, L., Godfrey, K., Anderson, D., Mori, T., Rauschert, S., Craig, J., Oddy, W., Ayonrinde, O., Pennell, C., Holbrook, J., Melton, P. (2019). Epigenetic Age Acceleration in Adolescence Associates with BMI, Inflammation, and Risk Score for Middle Age Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 104(7), 3012-3024.
  • Barton, S., Melton, P., Titcombe, P., Murray, R., Rauschert, S., Lillycrop, K., Huang, R., Holbrook, J., Godfrey, K. (2019). In Epigenomic Studies, Including Cell-Type Adjustments in Regression Models Can Introduce Multicollinearity, Resulting in Apparent Reversal of Direction of Association. Frontiers in Genetics, 10(10-Sep-19), Article number 816.
  • Hart, RJ., Doherty, DA., Mori, TA., Adams, LA., Huang, R., Minaee, N., Handelsman, DJ., McLachlan, R., Norman, RJ., Dickinson, JE., Olynyk, J., Beilin, LJ. (2019). Features of the metabolic syndrome in late adolescence are associated with impaired testicular function at 20 years of age. Human Reproduction, 34(3), 389-402.
  • Lillycrop, K., Garratt, E., Titcombe, P., Melton, P., Murray, R., Barton, S., Clarke-Harris, R., Costello, P., Holbrook, J., Hopkins, J., Childs, C., Paras-Chavez, C., Calder, P., Mori, T., Beilin, L., Burdge, G., Gluckman, P., Inskip, H., Harvey, N., Hanson, M., Huang, R., Cooper, C., Godfrey, K. (2019). Differential SLC6A4 methylation: a predictive epigenetic marker of adiposity from birth to adulthood. International Journal of Obesity, 43(5), 974-988.
  • Voerman, E., Santos, S., Golab, B., Amiano, P., Ballester, F., Barros, H., Bergström, A., Charles, M., Chatzi, L., Chevrier, C., Chrousos, G., Corpeleijn, E., Costet, N., Crozier, S., Devereux, G., Eggesbø, M., Ekström, S., Fantini, M., Farchi, S., Forastiere, F., Georgiu, V., Godfrey, K., Gori, D., Grote, V., Hanke, W., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Heude, B., Hryhorczuk, D., Huang, R., Inskip, H., Iszatt, N., Karvonen, A., Kenny, L., Koletzko, B., Küpers, L., Lagström, H., Lehmann, I., Magnus, P., Majewska, R., Mäkelä, J., Manios, Y., McAuliffe, F., McDonald, S., Mehegan, J., Mommers, M., Morgen, C., Mori, T., Moschonis, G., Murray, D., Chaoimh, C., Nohr, E., Andersen, A., Oken, E., Oostvogels, A., Pac, A., Papadopoulou, E., Pekkanen, J., Pizzi, C., Polanska, K., Porta, D., Richiardi, L., Rifas-Shiman, S., Ronfani, L., Santos, A., Standl, M., Stoltenberg, C., Thiering, E., Thijs, C., Torrent, M., Tough, S., Trnovec, T., Turner, S., Van Rossem, L., Von Berg, A., Vrijheid, M., Vrijkotte, T., West, J., Wijga, A., Wright, J., Zvinchuk, O., Sørensen, T., Lawlor, D., Gaillard, R., Jaddoe, V. (2019). Maternal body mass index, gestational weight gain, and the risk of overweight and obesity across childhood: An individual participant data meta-analysis. PLoS Medicine, 16(2), Article number e1002744.
  • Zheng, M., Rangan, A., Huang, R., Beilin, L., Mori, T., Oddy, W., Ambrosini, G. (2019). Modelling the effects of beverage substitution during adolescence on later obesity outcomes in early adulthood: Results from the Raine Study. Nutrients, 11(12), Article number 2928.

Journal Articles

  • Santos, S., Eekhout, I., Voerman, E., Gaillard, R., Barros, H., Charles, M., Chatzi, L., Chevrier, C., Chrousos, G., Corpeleijn, E., Costet, N., Crozier, S., Doyon, M., Eggesbø, M., Fantini, M., Farchi, S., Forastiere, F., Gagliardi, L., Georgiu, V., Godfrey, K., Gori, D., Grote, V., Hanke, W., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Heude, B., Hivert, M., Hryhorczuk, D., Huang, R., Inskip, H., Jusko, T., Karvonen, A., Koletzko, B., Küpers, L., Lagström, H., Lawlor, D., Lehmann, I., Lopez-Espinosa, M., Magnus, P., Majewska, R., Mäkelä, J., Manios, Y., McDonald, S., Mommers, M., Morgen, C., Moschonis, G., Murínová, L., Newnham, J., Nohr, E., Andersen, A., Oken, E., Oostvogels, A., Pac, A., Papadopoulou, E., Pekkanen, J., Pizzi, C., Polanska, K., Porta, D., Richiardi, L., Rifas-Shiman, S., Roeleveld, N., Santa-Marina, L., Santos, A., Smit, H., Sørensen, T., Standl, M., Stanislawski, M., Stoltenberg, C., Thiering, E., Thijs, C., Torrent, M., Tough, S., Trnovec, T., Van Gelder, M., Van Rossem, L., Von Berg, A., Vrijheid, M., Vrijkotte, T., Zvinchuk, O., Van Buuren, S., Jaddoe, V. (2018). Gestational weight gain charts for different body mass index groups for women in Europe, North America, and Oceania. BMC Medicine, 16(1), Article number 201.
  • Le-Ha, C., Beilin, L., Burrows, S., Huang, R., Hickey, M., Mori, T., Hart, R. (2018). Age at menarche and childhood body mass index as predictors of cardio-metabolic risk in young adulthood: A prospective cohort study. PLoS One, 13(12), Article number e0209355.
  • Oddy, W., Allen, K., Trapp, G., Ambrosini, G., Black, L., Huang, R., Rzehak, P., Runions, K., Pan, F., Beilin, L., Mori, T. (2018). Dietary patterns, body mass index and inflammation: Pathways to depression and mental health problems in adolescents. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 69(Mar-18), 428-439.
  • See, V., Mori, T., Prescott, S., Beilin, L., Burrows, S., Huang, R. (2018). Cardiometabolic risk factors at 5 years after omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in infancy. Pediatrics, 142(1), Article number e20162623.
  • Parmar, P., Lowry, E., Cugliari, G., Suderman, M., Wilson, R., Karhunen, V., Andrew, T., Wiklund, P., Wielscher, M., Guarrera, S., Teumer, A., Lehne, B., Milani, L., De Klein, N., Mishra, P., Melton, P., Mandaviya, P., Kasela, S., Nano, J., Zhang, W., Zhang, Y., Uitterlinden, A., Peters, A., Schöttker, B., Gieger, C., Anderson, D., Boomsma, D., Grabe, H., Panico, S., Veldink, J., Van Meurs, J., Van Den Berg, L., Beilin, L., Franke, L., Loh, M., Van Greevenbroek, M., Nauck, M., Kähönen, M., Hurme, M., Raitakari, O., Franco, O., Slagboom, P., Van Der Harst, P., Kunze, S., Felix, S., Zhang, T., Chen, W., Mori, T., Bonnefond, A., Heijmans, B., Muka, T., Kooner, J., Fischer, K., Waldenberger, M., Froguel, P., Huang, R., Lehtimäki, T., Rathmann, W., Relton, C., Matullo, G., Brenner, H., Verweij, N., Li, S., Chambers, J., Järvelin, M., Sebert, S. (2018). Association of maternal prenatal smoking GFI1-locus and cardio-metabolic phenotypes in 18,212 adults. EBioMedicine, 38(Dec 2018), 206-216.

Journal Articles

  • Lillycrop, K., Murray, R., Cheong, C., Teh, A., Clarke-Harris, R., Barton, S., Costello, P., Garratt, E., Cook, E., Titcombe, P., Shunmuganathan, B., Liew, S., Chua, Y., Lin, X., Wu, Y., Burdge, G., Cooper, C., Inskip, H., Karnani, N., Hopkins, J., Childs, C., Chavez, C., Calder, P., Yap, F., Lee, Y., Chong, Y., Melton, P., Beilin, L., Huang, R., Gluckman, P., Harvey, N., Hanson, M., Holbrook, J., Godfrey, K. (2017). ANRIL Promoter DNA Methylation: A Perinatal Marker for Later Adiposity. EBioMedicine, 19(May-17), 60-72.
  • Holbrook, J., Huang, R., Barton, S., Saffery, R., Lillycrop, K. (2017). Is cellular heterogeneity merely a confounder to be removed from epigenome-wide association studies?. Epigenomics, 9(8), 1143-1150.
  • Sharp, G., Salas, L., Monnereau, C., Allard, C., Yousefi, P., Everson, T., Bohlin, J., Xu, Z., Huang, R., Reese, S., Xu, C., Baïz, N., Hoyo, C., Agha, G., Roy, R., Holloway, J., Ghantous, A., Merid, S., Bakulski, K., Küpers, L., Zhang, H., Richmond, R., Page, C., Duijts, L., Lie, R., Melton, P., Vonk, J., Nohr, E., Williams-Devane, C., Huen, K., Rifas-Shiman, S., Ruiz-Arenas, C., Gonseth, S., Rezwan, F., Herceg, Z., Ekström, S., Croen, L., Falahi, F., Perron, P., Karagas, M., Quraishi, B., Suderman, M., Magnus, M., Jaddoe, V., Taylor, J., Anderson, D., Zhao, S., Smit, H., Josey, M., Bradman, A., Baccarelli, A., Bustamante, M., Håberg, S., Pershagen, G., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Newschaffer, C., Corpeleijn, E., Bouchard, L., Lawlor, D., Maguire, R., Barcellos, L., Smith, G., Eskenazi, B., Karmaus, W., Marsit, C., Hivert, M., Snieder, H., Fallin, M., Melén, E., Munthe-Kaas, M., Arshad, H., Wiemels, J., Annesi-Maesano, I., Vrijheid, M., Oken, E., Holland, N., Murphy, S., Sørensen, T., Koppelman, G., Newnham, J., Wilcox, A., Nystad, W., London, S., Felix, J., Relton, C. (2017). Maternal BMI at the start of pregnancy and offspring epigenome-wide DNA methylation: Findings from the pregnancy and childhood epigenetics (PACE) consortium. Human Molecular Genetics, 26(20), 4067-4085.
  • See, V., Mas, E., Prescott, S., Beilin, L., Burrows, S., Barden, A., Huang, R., Mori, T. (2017). Effects of prenatal n-3 fatty acid supplementation on offspring resolvins at birth and 12 years of age: A double-blind, randomised controlled clinical trial. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, 118(11), 971-980.
  • See, V., Mas, E., Prescott, S., Beilin, L., Burrows, S., Barden, A., Huang, R., Mori, T. (2017). Effects of postnatal omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on offspring pro-resolving mediators of inflammation at 6 months and 5 years of age: A double blind, randomized controlled clinical trial. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 126(Nov-17), 126-132.
  • Rzehak, P., Oddy, W., Mearin, M., Grote, V., Mori, T., Szajewska, H., Shamir, R., Koletzko, S., Weber, M., Beilin, L., Huang, R., Koletzko, B. (2017). Infant feeding and growth trajectory patterns in childhood and body composition in young adulthood. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 106(2), 568-580.

Book Chapters

  • D'vaz, N., Huang, R. (2016). Nutrition, epigenetics and the early life origins of disease: Evidence from human studies. Nutrition, Epigenetics and Health (25-40). World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt.

Journal Articles

  • Rauschert, S., Uhl, O., Koletzko, B., Kirchberg, F., Mori, T., Huang, R., Beilin, L., Hellmuth, C., Oddy, W. (2016). Lipidomics reveals associations of phospholipids with obesity and insulin resistance in young adults. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 101(3), 871-879.
  • Barden, A., O’callaghan, N., Burke, V., Mas, E., Beilin, L., Fenech, M., Irish, A., Watts, G., Puddey, I., Huang, R., Mori, T. (2016). N-3 fatty acid supplementation and leukocyte telomere length in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nutrients, 8(3), Article number 175.
  • Wang, B., Isensee, C., Becker, A., Wong, J., Eastwood, P., Huang, R., Runions, K., Stewart, R., Meyer, T., G. Brüni, L., Zepf, F., Rothenberger, A. (2016). Developmental trajectories of sleep problems from childhood to adolescence both predict and are predicted by emotional and behavioral problems. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(DEC), Article number 1874.
  • Gaillard, R., Welten, M., Oddy, W., Beilin, L., Mori, T., Jaddoe, V., Huang, R. (2016). Associations of maternal prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain with cardio-metabolic risk factors in adolescent offspring: A prospective cohort study. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 123(2), 207-216.
  • O'Sullivan, T., Bremner, A., Mori, T., Beilin, L., Wilson, C., Hafekost, K., Ambrosini, G., Huang, R., Oddy, W. (2016). Regular Fat and Reduced Fat Dairy Products Show Similar Associations with Markers of Adolescent Cardiometabolic Health. Nutrients, 8(1), 16p..
  • Mas, E., Barden, A., Burke, V., Beilin, L., Watts, G., Huang, R., Puddey, I., Irish, A., Mori, T. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of n-3 fatty acids on resolvins in chronic kidney disease. Clinical Nutrition, 35(2), 331-336.
  • See, V., Mas, E., Burrows, S., O'Callaghan, N., Fenech, M., Prescott, S., Beilin, L., Huang, R., Mori, T. (2016). Prenatal omega-3 fatty acid supplementation does not affect offspring telomere length and F2-isoprostanes at 12 years: A double blind, randomized controlled trial. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, 112(Sep-16), 50-55.
  • Black, L., Burrows, S., Lucas, R., Marshall, C., Huang, R., Chan She Ping-Delfos, W., Beilin, L., Holt, P., Hart, P., Oddy, W., Mori, T. (2016). Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents and young adults. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, 115(11), 1994-2002.

Research Projects

  • Lifecycle – Early Life Stressors and LifeCycle Health, National Health and Medical Research Council, European Union Collaborative Research Grants, 2022 ‑ 2024, $64,758.
  • Early Life Prevention of Childhood Obesity and Lifelong Non-Communicable Diseases, Department of Health WA, WA Near-miss Awards: Emerging Leaders Program, 2022 ‑ 2023, $74,000.
  • Epigenetic Biomarker Discovery for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Stratification of Women Following Preeclampsia, National Health and Medical Research Council, Ideas Grants, 2021 ‑ 2023, $1,275,101.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nutrition in Preschool Children with Autistic Behaviours
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