Hannah is a pediatric dietitian from rural Northern California. She is currently a third-year PhD student in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar.
Her research focuses on the intersection of nutrition, social and emotional wellbeing and chronic disease risk in adolescent populations. Hannah plans to use mixed methods approaches to better understand the impact of psychosocial stressors, such as experiences of discrimination (including racial, gender, weight, class and ability), on dietary patterns, physiologic responses and, ultimately, inequities in chronic disease outcomes.
Hannah received a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, MPH in Environmental Health Science from the University of Michigan and clinical training at UCSF Medical Center. Prior to pursuing doctoral research, Hannah worked as a clinical dietitian in school-based health centers for the University of Michigan Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools
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