Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Photo of Asada, Yuka

Yuka Asada, PhD RD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences

Research Scientist, Institute for Health Research and Policy

School of Public Health

Pronouns: She/Her


Yuka Asada, PhD, RD, is a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago. She has advanced training and over a decade of experience conducting qualitative and mixed methods studies that examine nutrition and health policy implementation related to K-12 schools, early childcare settings, and sugary beverage taxation. Across these topics, her research seeks to understand how health and nutrition policy implementation can advance health equity. She is a dedicated educator and currently is a faculty member in the Doctor of Public Health in Leadership (DrPH) at SPH (UIC). Yuka is a current scholar in the Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a 2022 trainee in the Mixed Methods Research Training Program (MMRTP) for the Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.