Associate Dean for Research
Julie Lumeng, M.D., is the Medical School’s Associate Dean for Research. She is also the University of Michigan Assistant Vice President for Research-Clinical and Human Subjects Research, and Executive Director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR).
Lumeng has been associate chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as director of the Center for Human Growth and Development and a member of MICHR’s faculty cabinet.
As a member of the Medical School Office of Research leadership team, Dr. Lumeng aids the Medical School Office of Research in developing and executing a strategic vision to facilitate clinical and translational investigations across the research spectrum, expanding the Medical School’s extramural funding base, enhancing faculty competitiveness, and increasing our global reputation for scholarly excellence.
Her research focuses on applying emerging science in child development and behavior to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. She has been principal investigator (PI) on 15 extramural grants, including four R01s, and is currently the PI on $6.4M in total extramural funding.
Dr. Lumeng received her medical degree from the University of Michigan, where she also completed her pediatric residency. She completed a fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine and is board-certified in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.