I am trained as a behavioral epidemiologist and consider myself a public health researcher with a focus on adolescent health behaviors. I am very interested in the social and environmental contexts of adolescent behaviors, especially physical activity and eating behaviors. I have skills in experimental/quasi-experimental research, observational research, and measurement development. I have considerable experience in school-based research and am now conducting research in after-school programs in NYC. Although my training has been primarily quantitative and deductive, I have begun pursuing qualitative and inductive research as well and I am very interested in gaining more experience using mixed methods (combining quantitative and qualitative methods).
Professional Association Memberships
American Academy of Health
American Public Health Association
International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Reviewer for the following professional journals
American Journal of Health Behavior
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Health Education and Behavior
Health Education Research Journal
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Medicine Science in Sports and Exercise
Editorial Board of the American Journal of Health Behavior (the journal of the American Academy of Health Behavior)
Other Types of Reviews
Prentice-Hall- Expert reviewer for chapter on adolescent health in a high school textbook.
Sage Publications- Reviewed a book proposal.
Work With Schools and Other Agencies
Member of the National Evaluation Advisory Board for America SCORES! –“the nation’s only after-school program that uses soccer, creative writing, and community service to build healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy communities among at-risk youth.