Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Laureen Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

College of Nursing

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(614) 292-4578

Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health, Obesity
Areas of Expertise: child health, Appalachia, obesity prevention interventions, teen mentoring, childhood obesity

My research expertise aligns with the Food Innovation Center's goal to focus on foods for health. I have conducted research focusing on promoting healthy dietary and physical activity behaviors to teens and children in Appalachia- a region of Ohio with the largest prevalence rates of childhood obesity. I have established networks with local Appalachian communities and schools. I embrace interdisciplinary team efforts to impact the dietary and activity levels of children to improve health outcomes. Being a nurse scientist, my perspective of health is holistic.

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