Our work aims to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents through research, education, and community engagement. We focus our studies on childhood obesity and how environmental factors, including where children live, learn, and play, shape their health behaviors. Our work also strives to reduce childhood obesity disparities through the design and implementation of behavioral interventions.


“A biopsychosocial framework for assessing type 2 diabetes risk in youth”. Invited speaker for the Ohio University Diabetes Institute Webinar Series, February 19, 2021.

“Successful translation of a school-based physical activity program with low-resource schools before and during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Council on Black Health/Center for Diabetes Translation and Research- Solutions for Diabetes in Black Americans Core Webinar Series, February 23, 2021.