Eric Hodges, Ph.D., APRN, BC

Eric Hodges conducts research that explores the roles of parent and child characteristics and parent-child feeding interactions in the development of obesity in early childhood. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He completed a B.A. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a B.S.N. at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Hodges completed his M.S.N. at George Mason University and has been certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1999. He received his Ph.D. from Oregon Health & Science University in 2005 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in 2007.
Dr. Hodges is currently principle investigator of a pilot study exploring longitudinal patterns of maternal feeding responsiveness and their relation with child weight status among African-American mothers and their infants. Dr. Hodges served as a research expert in the development of NAPNAP’s Healthy Eating & Activity Together (HEAT) guidelines. He was also selected for and is a recent alumnus of the Dannon Nutrition Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for outstanding nutritional scientists early in their careers.