Pesch Lab



Welcome to the Pesch lab website

We strive to improve children’s and families’ health through research, advocacy and education.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our research

Our Missions:


Our research focuses on several areas including risk factors for childhood obesity, and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV).


Through partnerships with community, state and national stakeholders we are involved in advocacy efforts to better children’s health, including initiatives that support newborn screening for congenital CMV, as well as empowering women with awareness of CMV during pregnancy.


We engage in educational initiatives around nutrition, parenting and disease prevention in the community, and for healthcare professionals.