Presentation on Provider Wellness & Relationships with Food

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, 1- 2 pm pst Jessa Engelken, an intern at the Washington State Department of Health supervised by Chris Mornick, will present on findings from research surrounding provider wellness initiatives and resource development.  If you are unable to attend, Jessa and Chris are happy to share the final report.  Join Zoom Meeting […]

UNM – University of New Mexico

Elizabeth Yakes-Jimenez, Ph.D., R.D. Assistant Professor, Nutrition/Dietetics and Family and Community MedicineDepartment of Individual, Family and Community Education (IFCE)University of New MexicoHokona Hall, Room 150Albuquerque, NM  87131(505) Research interests: Dr. Yakes-Jimenez’ interests are in the areas of international and community nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, health/wellness policy development and implementation and evaluation of community-based programs. Most recent article […]


Dena Herman, Ph.D., MPH,R.D. Director UCLA: Adjunct Associate Professor UCLA School of Public HealthDepartment of Community Health Sciences650 Charles E. Young Drive, CHS 21-245BLos Angeles, CA 90024(310) 825-3738 CSUN: Associate ProfessorCalifornia State University, NorthridgeDepartment of Family and Consumer Sciences18111 Nordhoff St, SQ 200MNorthridge, CA 91330(818) Dr. Herman received an M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Community Health Sciences from the University […]


Sandy van Calcar, PhD, RD, LD Associate ProfessorMolecular and Medical Genetics, School of MedicineGraduate Programs in Human Nutrition, School of MedicineOregon Health and Science University707 SW Gaines StPortland, OR 97239(503)  Research Profile: Education B.S., 1983, Oregon State University M.S., 1987, University of Wisconsic-Madison Ph.D., 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison Internship:  Dietetic Internship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988 […]


Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RDNProfessorColorado State UniversityFort Collins, ColoradoTel. (970) 491-6791E-mail:  Research interests: Degrees & Programs: Research opportunities: Food Science and Human Nutrition website:   Current Trainee:Amy Blom


Meg Bruening, Ph.D., MPH, R.D.Arizona State UniversityAssistant Professor, NutritionSNHP NutritionMail Code: 3020 (602) 827-2266meg.bruening@asu.eduFaculty Web Page: 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 […]

University Partners

Director Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RDAdjunct Associate ProfessorUCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California Director Emeritus Marion Taylor Baer, PhD, RDAdjunct Associate ProfessorUCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California Partners Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RDNProfessorColorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins, Monica Esquivel, PhD, RDN, CSSDAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa   Cristen Harris, PhD, MS, […]

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