• PhD in Nutritional Sciences (emphasis in Community Nutrition): University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Dietetic Internship: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • BS in Nutritional Sciences: Penn State University



  • HHP 5950R, Food Security in the US
  • PUBH 5120, Foundations in Public Health II: Health Systems and the Environment (Health Systems Module)
  • PUBH 5140, Integrating Science and Ethics into Public Health Practice



  • Exploring and addressing cultural, socioecological, and behavioral factors related to disparities in food security and nutrition equity among diverse, marginalized and under-resourced populations (e.g. refugees, immigrants, low-income communities) through community-based interventions and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change approaches aimed to promote healthful food access.



  • American Public Health Association-Food and Nutrition Section
  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior- International Nutrition Education and Public Health Nutrition Divisions
  • Peer Reviewer: Health Promotion Practice, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Nutrients, Public Health Nutrition, Sustainability