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Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

Nutrition & Food Science 0112 Skinner Building 4300 Chapel Lane College Park, Maryland 20742-7521

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating a behavioral, community-based nutrition intervention, which sought to modify the food environment for low-income African Americans in Baltimore
  • Intervention for the management of hypertension, community-based type II diabetes care and breast and cervical cancer control
  • To study how social, behavioral, environmental determinants influence health status and to develop sustainable nutrition intervention programs, particularly for underserved population including low-income family and children
  • Studying the relationship between food environment and diet related diseases and exploring its longitudinal changes are one of main research interests
  • The systematic translation of research findings into sustainable practice and dietary instrument validation