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Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences

Editorial Board Member - JNH

PUNAM OHRI-VACHASPATI

Associate Professor
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Arizona State University
United States
BIOGRAPHY:

Punam Ohri-Vachaspati is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Nutrition and Food Policy from Tufts University School of Nutrition and is also a Registered Dietitian. Her current work focuses on understanding the social-ecological determinants of obesity. Ohri-Vachaspati is a PI on a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded longitudinal study investigating the influence of changes in food and physical activity related environments on childhood obesity and related behaviors. She assesses the impact of food environments and policies in schools, childcare centers, and in community settings. She also studies the role of food marketing in driving behaviors. Prior to coming to ASU, Ohri-Vachaspati was an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and a Childhood Obesity Fellow at RWJF. She has worked at the Ohio State University with the extension services for eight years.



RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Assessment of food environments and their impact on health
  • Food and nutrition policies and programs
  • Public health strategies for obesity prevention
  • Food security




Other Editorial Board Members - JNH

Kimberly B Myers

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition Science
East Carolina University
United States

Shirley Mcilvenny

Professor
Department of Health and Nutrition
National Institute of Integrative Medicine
Australia

Rebecca Blake

Director of Nutrition & Food Services
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
United States

Yao Olive Li

Assistant Professor
Department of Human Nutrition & Food Science
California State Polytechnic University
United States

Jurgen Konig

Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Vienna
Austria

Jamie I. Baum

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science
University of Arkansas
United States

Ana Cristina Lindsay

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
University of Massachusetts Boston
United States

DAVID R. BLACK

Professor Emeritus
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Purdue University
United States

Meijun Zhu

Assistant Professor
School of Food Science
Washington State University
United States

Mohsen Meydani

Professor
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University
United States
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