Dr. Angela Odoms-Young

Angela Odoms-Young, PhD

Angela Odoms-Young, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Biography

Prior to her current position, she served on the faculty at Northern Illinois University in Public Health and Health Education. Dr. Odoms-Young’s research is focused on understanding social, cultural, and environmental determinants of dietary behaviors and diet-related diseases in low-income and minority populations. Her current projects include studies to evaluate the impact of the new WIC food package on dietary intake and weight status in 2-3 year old low-income children, examine relationships between neighborhood food availability, eating behaviors, and weight status in Latino families, and understand the influence of marketing on food consumption in African American families. Dr. Odoms-Young completed a Family Research Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship examining family processes in diverse populations at the Pennsylvania State University/University of Illinois at Urbana and a Community Health Scholars Fellowship in community-based participatory research at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health. Dr. Odoms-Young earned a B.S. degree in foods and nutrition from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in human nutrition and community nutrition, respectively.

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