Batoul Hojeij holds a Bachelor’s degree (2015) in Nutrition and Dietetics followed by two Master degrees in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition (2017) and in Cardiovascular Pharmacology (2018) from the Lebanese University (Lebanon). During the Master of Cardiovascular Pharmacology her laboratory research focused on the role of different transcription factors and cytokines in the heart. For the Master training in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition she has worked as a nutrition student volunteer in developing modular nutrition training materials at the World Food Program of Lebanon and conducted a study on the feeding behavior and eating habits of autistic children. Starting from January 2020, she has joined Prof. Régine Steegers-Theunissen’ research group to work under supervision of Dr Sam Schoenmakers and Dr Melek Rousian under the Marie Skolodowska-Curie actions-ITN DohART-NET project as a PhD Student at the Erasmus MC (Rotterdam, Netherlands).
Research Focus: Effect of maternal obesity, dietary and life style behaviors during periconception on different maternal, pregnancy and embryonic parameters. To investigate the impact of the online Smarter Pregnancy program intervention on modifying these parameters.