Leslie Moore, Ph.D.
School of Teaching & Learning
College of Education and Human Ecology
My expertise connects to the Outreach component of the Center's mission. In addition to my academic expertise, I bring strong connections in the Somali community in Central Ohio and with the schools that serve this community. Changes in Somali foodways and lifestyles in the Diaspora have made Somali immigrants and refugees a high-risk group for food insecurity and nutrition- and weight-related health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. I seek Center membership because I would like to work with schools and Somali-run community organizations to examine Somali foodways in Central Ohio and promote healthful food choices.