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Hot Topics Seminar Series: Food Insecurity as a Public Health Issue—from Mechanisms to Policies

July 16th @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Please join the Office of Educational Programs for the first of our Hot Topics Seminar Series.

Food Insecurity as a Public Health Issue- from Mechanism to Policies

Faculty Speaker: Cindy Leung, ScD, Department of Nutrition

Dr. Cindy Leung is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on diet and health disparities in structurally marginalized populations. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, she focuses on three primary areas: 1) understanding stress as a novel mechanism underlying food insecurity and children’s risk of obesity, 2) evaluating the impact of participating in federal food programs on dietary behaviors and chronic disease risk, and 3) assessing stakeholder-supported strategies for improving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In a separate line of inquiry, she has conducted several studies on diet and cellular aging.

Location: Kresge 200

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Email us at mph@hsph.harvard.edu


Date: July 16th
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums


Kresge Building
Room 200
In Person