Positions

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Nutrition
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

PhD from University Of South Carolina
MS from University Of South Carolina
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Selected Publications

Funding

Kids Cafe: Impact of a national feeding program on children's dietary behaviors
- #1R03CA153586-01
Grant funding from National Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of the Kids Café program on children’s dietary behaviors and nutrition knowledge.
Building capacity in food bank organizations for obesity prevention programs
- #1R21CA150977-01
Grant funding from National Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator
The objective of this study was to investigate the potential of food banks to integrate nutrition education for obesity and cancer prevention into their usual operations using community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles.
Black College Students, Health Disparities & Disease Prevention Practices
- #1 R21 NR014149-01A1
Grant funding from National Institute of Nursing Research
Co-Principal Investigator
This study assesses the social network of African American students attending HBCUs, and examines the flow of health related behaviors, attitudes, support and information across their social networks which may help in addressing health disparities among African-Americans.
Prevention of Obesity and Related Diseases
- #6250-51000-053-00D-3
Grant funding from USDA/ARS
Co-Principal Investigator
This project aims to assess the impact of food security status on dietary intake, diet quality, and nutrient density, as well as participation in federal food assistance programs, consumer behaviors, and food costs among low income families.
USDA Center for WIC Nutrition Education Innovations
- #WIC NEI-12-TX
Grant funding from USDA
Co-Investigator