Lisa Diewald

Program Manager, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Lisa K. Diewald, MS, RD, LDN, is an expert in healthy eating and nutrition education programs for children and adults

Nutrition Counseling Obesity Prevention Nutrition Children Weight Management

Katharine Sachnoff

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ms. Sachnoff is an expert in early childhood education, hunger/obesity prevention, anti-poverty programs and local government.

Local Government Hunger/obesity prevention Early Childhood Education Anti-poverty programs

Valerie Duffy, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences · University of Connecticut

Professor focused on how variation in taste affects food flavor and food preference, translated to healthier eating to reduce obesity risk.

Community-based Interventions Flavor Smell Nutrition Food Preference

Kim Gans, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Human Development & Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Gans research focuses on interventions in community-based settings with diverse populations.

Dietary Assessment Physical Activity Healthy eating/nutrition Obesity Prevention and Treatment Health literacy

Maryalice Jordan-Marsh

Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work Dept. of Nursing · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Maryalice Jordan-Marsh focuses on how interactive media and access to technology affect health care decisions and behaviors

Health Care Psychology Social Work Education Social Work Technology

Barry Popkin, Ph.D.

W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition & Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Barry Popkin is an expert on global nutrition.

Nutrition Noncommunicable Diseases Global Health Obesity in the U.S. Public Health

Rebecca Shenkman

Director of the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Rebecca Shenkman, MPH, RD, LDN, is an expert in nutrition, weight management, and using food to help prevent and control disease

Weight Management Nutrition & Lifestyle Changes Nutrition Nutrition & Disease Prevention Childhood Obesity

Rebecca Puhl, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Clinical psychology expert, specializing in the study of bullying and weight stigmatization

Weight Discrimination Weight Stigma Weight-based bullying

Amy Gorin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences · University of Connecticut

Professor focused on long-term weight loss.

Weight Loss Maintenance Behavioral Weight Management Obesity Social Support

Wendy Hileman

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Industrial and organizational psychology expert, specializing in the maintenance of public health and wellness

Disease Management Public Health and Wellness Injury Prevention

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