Sonja Entringer, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, and a senior investigator with the UC Irvine Development, Health and Disease Research Program. Dr. Entringer received her doctorate in psychobiology from the University of Trier, Germany, in 2006. Her major academic interests are in the area of developmental programming of health and disease risk, with an emphasis on the effects of stress and stress-related biological (maternal-placental-fetal endocrine, immune, and genetic) and behavioral (nutrition and physical activity) processes during human pregnancy. She also studies fetal development and health-related outcomes that confer the major burden of disease in society, including newborn and child body composition, metabolic function, and obesity risk. Dr. Entringer’s work is supported by multiple research grants from the National Institutes of Health.