Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Investigators

Principal Investigators

Barbara Abrams, DrPH
Professor, Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health and Public Health Nutrition
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Gladys Block, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Sharon Fleming, PhD
Professor, Nutritional Science and Toxicology
Co-founder and former Co-Director, Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley
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Joanne Ikeda
Retired Cooperative Extension specialist and Lecturer
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
Co-founder and former Co-Director, Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley
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Kristine Madsen, MD
Assistant Professor, Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition Division
of Community Health & Human Development
University of California, Berkeley
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Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD
Associate Researcher
Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley

Edmund Y. W. Seto, PhD
Assistant Researcher - Lecturer
Public Health - Environmental Health Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

May Wang, DrPH, RD
Associate Professor in Residence
Department of Public Health
Community Health Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Former Co-Director, Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley
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Research Project Directors

Dana Gerstein, MPH, RD
Specialist
Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
Evaluation; environmental policy and programs; promising
pediatric prevention strategies; RD nutrition coaching; home
and school food environments.

Wendi Gosliner, MPH, RD
Specialist
Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
Nutrition policy; built environment; early childhood; school
environments; intervention research; food marketing to children

Suzanne Rauzon, MPH, RD
Specialist
Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
Evaluation of complex policy, environmental, programmatic and infrastructure changes at the community-level to promote healthy living. Strategic planning to identify innovative,scalable and sustainable real-world prevention strategies in low-income communities through multidisciplinary approaches, diverse partnerships and social entrepreneurship.

Karen Webb, PhD, MPH
Researcher
Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
Intervention research/evaluation, evidence based policy and
community interventions to prevent obesity, promote food security,
and to promote breastfeeding; local government and food policy
councils; dietary assessment methods in population research,
methods to measure food environmental change, longitudinal
studies of childhood nutrition.

Gail Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD
Associate Director
Center for Weight and Health
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
Evaluation; school wellness; community-based obesity
prevention initiatives; child nutrition and physical activity
policies; obesity prevention best practices; Latinos.