Christina Economos, Ph.D.

Christina Economos, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator

Vice-Chair and Director of ChildObesity180 and Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the School of Medicine at Tufts University

Dr. Economos’ research efforts have addressed the interaction among nutrition, exercise, body composition, bone health, and the built environment, toward preventing osteoporosis and obesity, starting in early childhood. As the principal investigator of large-scale research studies, her goal is to inspire behavior, policy, and environmental change to reduce obesity and improve the health of America’s children. She has worked effectively with diverse communities and has crafted, implemented, and evaluated a physical activity and nutrition education curriculum. At ChildObesity180 she blends scientific evidence and rigor with innovation and experience from the private sector to develop, implement, evaluate, and scale high-impact obesity prevention initiatives. Dr. Economos led the Shape Up Somerville study demonstrating that it is possible to reduce excess weight gain in children through multiple leverage points within an entire community. - See more at: http://www.childobesity180.org/leadership-team#sthash.aOb3n478.dpuf

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ChildObesity 180
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