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Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences

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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

Chong Lee

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

Jacque Nyenhuis

Assistant Professor
Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
St. Catherine University
United States

Mridula Chopra

Senior Lecturer
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Nahla Al-Bayyari

Assistant Professor
Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Al-Balqa Applied University
Jordan

Dayong Wu

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

Leonard E Gerber

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

Rebecca Blake

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

Carol A. DeNysschen

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

Ock K. Chun

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Connecticut
United States

Sheila Barrett

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
Northern Illinois University
United States
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