Jennifer Sacheck
Associate Professor


  • Associate Professor (secondary) of Family Medicine and Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor (secondary), Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University
  • Program Co-Director, Nutrition Interventions, Communication and Behavior Change
  • Co-chair, Tufts University Nutrition and Wellness Committee

Jennifer Sacheck's research interests lie at the intersection of nutrition, physical activity, and health promotion. She was initially drawn to this field through her early studies in muscle physiology and more recently through obesity and chronic disease prevention research which has spanned basic science to community-based work. Current research studies include how nutrition and physical activity/fitness impact health outcomes such as cardiometabolic risk and cognitive health among schoolchildren. Sacheck continues to be interested in pursuing projects that involve policies and programs that promote physical activity, optimal nutrition, and physiological health and well-being across the lifespan.


Education

  • Ph.D., 2001, Nutrition Science, Tufts University
  • M.S., 1997, Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • B.S., 1994, Biology, Syracuse University

News and Media

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A Closer Look at Children's Physical Activity Patterns


Children are far from meeting national guidelines for physical activity, and girls are at greatest...

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