Angela Odoms-Young

    Email Address: odmyoung@uic.edu
    College: Applied Health Sciences Department: Human Nutrition
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 518F AHSB Phone: 3-0797
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I lead the Nutrition, Obesity, and Health Equity research group. The focus of our work is to understand social, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to poor dietary practices and related health outcomes in African American, Latino, and low-income populations. Currently our projects include a weight loss intervention study being conducted with African American women on Chicago's southwest side; an intervention to improve retention and services in the Womens, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program in Illinois; a project examining the contribution of community gardens to food access in Chicago; a project working with corner store owners to improve the foods provide; and study to understand more about the food options people want in their community.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    We would like a student that is a junior or senior with a major in nutrition, public health, psychology, sociology, education, anthropology, or cultural studies (African American, Latino studies, etc)

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student is expected to work at least 6-9 hours per week (on west campus). Travel from campus to community sites on Chicago's southside.

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