Food Policy & Applied Nutrition
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Economic determinants of household food consumption; consumption effects of economic and pricing policies; design and impacts of food assistance; determinants of intrahousehold allocation of food and other resources; determinants of program effectiveness. I am also interested in survey research methods and in how to design and implement interdisciplinary educational curricula.
Dr. Economos's research efforts have addressed the interaction between exercise, diet, and body composition aimed at preventing osteoporosis and obesity, starting in early childhood. She is the principal investigator of multiple large-scale studies examining childhood nutrition and physical activity with the goal of inspiring behavior, policy, and environmental change to improve the health of America's children. She has worked effectively with diverse communities and has crafted, implemented, and evaluated physical activity and nutrition education curriculum. Dr.
Dr. Economos currently serves as an appointed member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on an Evidence Framework for Obesity Prevention Decision-Making.
Principles of Nutrition Science
This course presents the fundamental scientific principles of human nutrition. Students will become familiar with food sources; recommended intake levels; biochemical role; mode of absorption, transport, excretion; deficiency/toxicity symptoms, and potential major public health problems for each macro- and micronutrient.
Monday and Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community-engaged, culturally-sensitive public health research and programming
Stress, coping and health
Public Health Services and Systems Research: Local and national research aimed at understanding factors associated with high quality service delivery and quality improvement efforts
Child welfare practices and policies that are designed to protect and promote the health and well-being of children in foster care
Participatory evaluation of community-based and public sector services