The Research Team

Dr. Stephanie Broyles

Assistant Professor
Contextual Risk Factors

Stephanie Broyles, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Contextual Risk Factors Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical. Her research program is focused on discovering the influence of the environment on human health, with a special emphasis on children and youth. She has recently collaborated with investigators from the Bogalusa Heart Study to document the profound increases in pediatric obesity in Louisiana.

Further, her research has shown that neighborhood environments are an important correlate of chronic inflammation among 5 to 18 year old children from Baton Rouge. Dr. Broyles is currently a co-investigator on the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment where she is leading the effort to understand the role of environmental factors in the development of childhood obesity across different cultures of the world.