Czerwinski Stefan 825x990Overview

Director, Division of Health Sciences
Professor, Division of Health Sciences

Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Fax: (614) 293-0970

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health

Research Focus

My research utilizes a lifespan approach to aging in the broad sense. This includes research in growth and development, changes in body composition with aging, and assessment of chronic disease risk. My research examines how both genetic and non-genetic risk factors impact chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.  

Recent Publications

Limon VM, Lee M, Choh AC, Czerwinski SA. The impact of metabolic syndrome on mental health-related quality of life and depressive symptoms. Qual Life Res. (epub), 2020.  PMID: 32215841.

Czerwinski SA, Choh AC, Lee M.  Growth and Maturation.  In: Konek SH & Becker P, eds. Samour & King's Pediatric Nutrition in Clinical Care. 5th Edition: Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, pp 35-50 2019.

Tobias J, Mitchell B, Streeten E, Cauley J, Robbins J, Styrkarsdottir U, Czerwinski SA, Lee M, Demissie S, Hsu Y, Kiel DP, Ackert-Bicknell C, Capellini T, Farber C, Gautvik K, Reppe S, Lorentzon M, Ohlsson C, Harris T, Cummings S, Cheung C, Kung A, Econs M, Peacock M, Evangelou E, Estrada K, Beck T, Akesson K, McGuigan F, Uitterlinden A, Rivadeneira F, Nielson C, Richards B, Spector T, Wilson S. Hip bone geometry reveals genetic variants as disclosed by Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS). J Bone Miner Res: Mar 19:e3698, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.3698. PMID: 30888730.

Smith M, Ho JR, McGinnis LK, Ma L, Lee M, Czerwinski SA, Glenn T, Cool DR, Gagneux P, Stanczyk F, Lindheim SR. Does anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) predict biochemical hyperandrogensim, oligo-anovulation, metabolic dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome? Results from a longitudinal study. Fertil Steril. Nov 26, 2019 (online).

Reynolds KR, Stevens J, Cai J, Lewis CE, Choh AC, Czerwinski SA. External validation of equations that use demographic and anthropometric measurements to predict percent body fat.  Obes Sci Pract: 4(6): 515-525, 2018. doi:10.1002/osp4.300. PMID: 30574345.

Lucas K, James P, Choh AC, Lee M, Czerwinski SA, Demerath EW, & Johnson W.  The positive association of infant weight gain with adulthood body mass index has strengthened over time in the Fels Longitudinal Study.  Pediatr Obes: 12(8): 476-484, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12271. PMID: 29493107. 

Recent Presentations

Choh AC, Diaz-Badillo A, Yao E, Lee M, Czerwinski SA.  Patterns of BMI over the Lifespan and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk.  The 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society. Las Vegas, NV; T-P-3050, 2019. 

Gonzalez B, Limon VM, Lee M, Choh AC, Czerwinski SA.  Sex-Specific Predictors of Elevated Liver Fat Content. The 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society. Las Vegas, NV; T-P-3310, 2019.  

Gonzalez B, Choh AC, Limon VM, Lee M, Czerwinski SA. Recent Trends in Central Adiposity in the Fels Longitudinal Study. The 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association.  Cleveland, OH, 2019.


  • PhD - Biological Anthropology, State University of New York, 1998
  • MA - Anthropology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1992
  • BA - Anthropology, Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1990

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