The University of Georgia Department of Foods and Nutrition is recruiting two Ph.D. students in the areas of community and public health nutrition to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative and multi-level nutrition education and obesity prevention programs targeted to low-income populations.
Anticipated starting date: January or August, 2017
Assistantship Funding: $25,645/yr until graduation
Community Nutrition Laboratory: Dr. Lee examines nutritional health issues in low-income population with a focus on food insecurity, food environments, healthcare utilization, program evaluation of community-based nutrition interventions, and nutrition policy. She conducts studies to understand the extent and nature of food insecurity, to improve the capacity of food and nutrition assistance programs, and to establish research methodology and datasets to examine the nutrition issues in human services including public assistance, aging services, and healthcare to meet the needs of low-income individuals. Current projects (http://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/research-community-and-public-health) include the SNAP-Ed (https://foodtalk.org/), Georgia CAFE (Community Advocacy to Access Food Stamps for the Elderly and Disabled, http://www.fcs.uga.edu/fdn/georgia-cafe), and food insecurity and healthcare utilization.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this Ph.D. assistantship funding is expected to develop and evaluate multi-level nutrition interventions using community and public health approaches targeted to SNAP-Ed eligible individuals through direct education, online education, and a comprehensive social marketing campaign. Candidates with MS degree and Registered Dietitian (RD) credential are preferred.
Questions: Please contact Dr. Jung Sun Lee, email@example.com
Applicants for this assistantship must first apply to both the UGA graduate program and the Department of Foods and Nutrition graduate program.
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