Join the Center for Diabetes Translation Research – Solutions to Diabetes in Black Americans Core for a webinar on Wednesday, April 29th at 12 PM EST/11 AM EST
Expanding Healthy Food Retail in Black Communities: A Review of Strategies and Their Public Health Impact
Presenter: Chelsea Singleton, PhD
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenter Bio: Dr. Chelsea Singleton is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned a MPH in epidemiology from Tulane University in 2011 and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015. She completed a research intensive post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research examines the impact healthy food retail has on food purchasing, dietary intake and chronic disease risk in low-income minority communities. She primarily utilizes epidemiologic, spatial, and community-based participatory research methodologies to accomplish her research aims.
Webinar Description: Dr. Singleton will present current evidence on the feasibility and acceptability of several local and national strategies to expand healthy food retail in low-income black communities. Furthermore, she will discuss findings from studies that evaluated the impact of these strategies on healthy food availability, food purchasing behavior, diet, and health. Dr. Singleton is an assistant professor of community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines relationships between healthy food retail, food purchasing, and dietary intake in low-income communities.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Translation-Solutions to Diabetes in Black Americans Core and the Council on Black Health