Director, Feinstein International Center
Ph.D. in Soil Science, Sheffield University
Co-Chair, Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program
Adjunct Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Ph.D. in Economics and Public Health, Florence Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, Brandeis University
Economic determinants of household food consumption; consumption effects of economic and pricing policies; design and impacts of food assistance; determinants of intrahousehold allocation of food and other resources; determinants of program effectiveness. I am also interested in survey research methods and in how to design and implement interdisciplinary educational curricula.
Director and Vice Chair, ChildObesity180
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University
Ph.D. in Nutrition, Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Dr. Economos's research efforts have addressed the interaction between exercise, diet, and body composition aimed at preventing osteoporosis and obesity, starting in early childhood. She is the principal investigator of multiple large-scale studies examining childhood nutrition and physical activity with the goal of inspiring behavior, policy, and environmental change to improve the health of America's children. She has worked effectively with diverse communities and has crafted, implemented, and evaluated physical activity and nutrition education curriculum. Dr.
Dr. Economos currently serves as an appointed member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on an Evidence Framework for Obesity Prevention Decision-Making.
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