I am a nutritional epidemiologist and registered dietitian with expertise in the eating behaviors of child, adolescent, and young adult populations. My 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 my work is designed to inform the development of population-based strategies to help young people and their families prevent excess weight gain.
Instructor, Epidemiology and Community Health
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