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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

Carmen Cabrera Viique

Professor
Department of Nutrition
University of Granada
Spain

Asim K. Duttaroy

Professor
Department of Nutrition
University of Oslo
Norway

Jurgen Konig

Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Vienna
Austria

Zhiping Yu

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
University of North Florida
United States

Ann Gaba

Assistant Professor
City University of New York
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Sheila Barrett

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
Northern Illinois University
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Meijun Zhu

Assistant Professor
School of Food Science
Washington State University
United States

Antonio Sanchez-Pozo

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
University of Granada
Spain

Carol A. DeNysschen

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition & Dietetics
Buffalo State College, SUNY
United States

IRENE HATSU

Assistant Professor
Department of Human Science
The Ohio State University
United States
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