Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences

Editorial Board Member - JNH


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

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.

  • 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

Dayong Wu

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

Nilesh W Gaikwad

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition/Environmental Toxicology
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Kimberly B Myers

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition Science
East Carolina University
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Angela Myracle

Assistant Professor
School of Food and Agriculture
University of Maine
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Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
University of Missouri
United States


Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition Science
Purdue University
United States

Antonio Sanchez-Pozo

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
University of Granada

Sohail Mushtaq

Senior Lecturer
Department of Clinical Sciences
University of Chester
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Neeta Singh

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
University of the Incarnate Word
United States

Tracey Ledoux

Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Human Performance
University of Houston
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