My research focuses on the way in which social and economic factors influence food and nutrition. I am particularly interested in how the physical and temporal environment influence food choices of low income individuals. I am currently involved in working to help improve access to healthy food and understanding other barriers to healthy eating. I am also interested in increasing cultural, social and economic sensitivity among pre-health professionals.
|Current Professional Activities:|
Southern Tier Dietetic Association: Public Policy Chair
|Current Research Activities:|
Food choices among Dominican women in New York City and the Dominican Republic, with doctoral candidate Pamela Weisberg-Shapiro and funds from the Brofenbrenner Center for Translational Research, the Latino Studies Program and the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell.
|Current Public Engagement Activities:|
I currently serve as the public policy chair for the Southern Tier Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, I work with a local non-profit, the Green Star Community Project, which addresses issues of food justice within the local community.
PhD 2015 - Cornell University, Major: Community Nutrition
MPH 2002 – Emory University, Major: Global Health
RD 2000 - SUNY Stony Brook Hospital
BS 1999 – Cornell University, Major: Nutrition
NS 1220: Nutrition through the Lifecycle
NS6250: Community Nutrition in Action
Dietetic Internship Community Nutrition Coordinator
|The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.|