• 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