Nicole Larson

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Senior Research Associate
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
MPC Primary Research Areas

Dr. Larson is a nutritional epidemiologist and registered dietitian with expertise in the eating behaviors of child, adolescent, and young adult populations. Her research focuses on the identification of factors within social and physical environments that may be modified to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and reduce barriers to the attainment of health equity among diverse populations. Much of her work is designed to inform the development of population-based strategies to help young people and their families who experience food insecurity and other barriers to accessing adequate healthy food.

Dr. Larson’s current work includes serving as project director for a longitudinal study of eating and activity behaviors among young people, an instructor, and training coordinator for the REACH T32 program that provides mentorship and support for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees in the field of eating and activity research.