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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

Shirley Mcilvenny

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

Jurgen Konig

Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Vienna
Austria

Magdalena Pilska

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Poland

Angela Chale

Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Montclair State University
United States

Chong Lee

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

Angela Myracle

Assistant Professor
School of Food and Agriculture
University of Maine
United States

Leonard E Gerber

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
University of Rhode Island
United States

DAVID R. BLACK

Professor Emeritus
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Purdue University
United States

Neeta Singh

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

IRENE HATSU

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