Expertise

My interests include using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to examine the nutritional determinants, consequences, and prevention of diet related health disparities in ethnic minority and low-income populations. I am also interested in developing interventions and tools to assess and prevent unwanted and unhealthy weight gain in underserved populations. Ultimately, I work to increase the quality of life of ethnic minority, low-income, and underserved populations by developing and implementing sustainable programs that change negative nutrition behaviors.

Communities
Food Science and Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Nutrition and Dietetic Services, Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Nutrition and Dietetic Services, Nutrition
Degrees
PhD, Iowa State University, Nutritional Sciences
Keywords
cbpr community-based participatory research food security environmental assessments food insecurity nutrition education college students obesity health disparities