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Alice Ammerman, DrPH


Alice Ammerman, DrPH, is Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (a CDC funded Prevention Research Center) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the design and testing of innovative clinical and community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention approaches for chronic disease risk reduction in primarily low-income and minority populations.

Dr. Ammerman has strong research and practice collaborations across the state. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the UNC Center for Population Health and Health Disparities and of the Center of Excellence for Training and Research Translation, charged with identification, translation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions for obesity prevention through policy and environmental change.

She served on the recent Institute of Medicine Working Group: Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies, and directs the Community Connection Core of the NIH funded Center for Diabetes Translation Research. Her most recent research focuses on school nutrition policy associated with childhood obesity, sustainable agriculture as it relates to social justice and improved nutrition, and social entrepreneurship as a sustainable approach to addressing public health concerns.



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13th Annual Mary Gumble Levy Lecture