Leanne Redman, PhD

Associate Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Leanne Redman, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center within the Louisiana State University System where she directs the Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health Research Program and the Maternal and Infant Nutrition Core Laboratory. Dr. Redman holds adjunct appointments with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, LSUHSC in New Orleans and Department of Biological Sciences, LSU.

Dr. Redman holds a Ph.D. in Physiology and OBGYN from the University of Adelaide in Australia and completed 4 years of post-doctoral training in the USA at Ohio University and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Dr. Redman’s directs a million dollar research portfolio that is focused on how lifestyle, in particular nutrition and physical activity influence body composition and metabolism. Dr. Redman is a recent recipient of three grants funded by the National Institutes of Health. The cornerstone of this work attempts to understand how best work with primary care physicians and within the WIC programs to counsel pregnant women on healthy weight gain during pregnancy and to understand how pregnancy pounds affect the future health of mom and baby. Dr. Redman is a scientific co-investigator several studies involving exercise, weight management, breastfeeding and the management of insulin resistance including a study in women with gestational diabetes. Her work is at the forefront of developing and testing e-health technologies such as smartphone apps for delivery of complex lifestyle interventions and enhancing the compliance of individuals to National dietary and exercise guidelines. Her work has produced more than 75 research articles on nutrition, exercise and weight management.