Meg Bruening, Ph.D., MPH, R.D.
Arizona State University
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
SNHP Nutrition
Mail Code: 3020
(602) 827-2266
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Research Interests:
Public health nutrition promotion and obesity prevention targeted to underserved, vulnerable youth and families. Major topics include: 

  • Food insecurity risk and resiliency factors
  • Social epidemiology/socio-einvrionmental influences of eating behaviors including the role of friendship networks/social support for healthy eating
  • Developing and evaluating public health nutrition interventions, including school- and community-based programs

Most Recent Publications:

  • Fuglestad P, Bruening M, Graham D, Eisenberg M, Neumark-Sztainer D. Associations of eating-related attitudinal balance with psychological well-being and eating behaviors. In press. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
  • Sirard J, Bruening M, Kim S, Wall M, Neumark-Sztainer D. Adolescent physical activity and sedentary behavior associated with nominated friends’ behaviors. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 2013; 44 (1): 48–55.
  • Eisenberg M, Wall M, Shim J, Bruening M, Loth K, Neumark-Sztainer D. Disordered eating behaviors among friends: an analysis using data from nominated friends. Social Science & Medicine. 2012; 75(12):2242-2249.

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