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Speakers

  • Antwi Akom, PhD
    Distinguished Professor & Founding Director, University of California San Francisco & San Francisco State University, SOUL Lab
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alice Ammerman, DrPH
    Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Guadalupe X. Ayala, MA, PhD, MPH
    Professor of Public Health, San Diego State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Heidi Blanck, PhD, MS
    Chief, Chronic Disease Nutrition and Obesity Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Caitlin Caspi, ScD
    Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH
    Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University * Director of Center for Hunger-Free Communities
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alisha Coleman-Jensen, PhD
    Research Social Scientist (Sociologist), Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kristen Cooksey Stowers, MPP, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Health Disparities
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean
    Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adam Drewnowski, PhD
    Professor and Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tamara Dubowitz, SM, MSc, ScD
    Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Christina Economos, BS, MS, PhD
    Professor; New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Medical School, Tufts University...
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leonard Egede, MD, MS
    Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Francesca Gany, MD, MS
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Tiffany L. Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS
    Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Director, Center for Health Equity, University of Pittsburgh
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joel Gittelsohn, PhD
    Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
    George A. Weiss University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Craig Gundersen, PhD
    Snee Family Endowed Chair, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP), Baylor University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alison Gustafson, PhD, MPH, RD
    Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and College of Nursing
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD, MPH
    Professor, University of Minnesota
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Diane Harris, PhD, MPH
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marta Jankowska, PhD
    Associate Professor, City of Hope
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH
    Professor of Rural Health, Director, Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy, Oklahoma State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Allison Karpyn, PhD
    Associate Director, Center for Research in Education & Social Policy, University of Delaware
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leslie A. Lytle, PhD
    Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY
  • George Mensah, MD, FACC, FAHA
    Director, CTRIS/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Obadia, PhD
    Senior Director Health Care Partnerships, Project Bread
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Angela Odoms-Young, PhD
    Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
    Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Charlotte A. Pratt, PhD, MS, RD, FAHA
    Deputy Branch Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Gita Rampersad, JD, MHA
    Feeding America; Vice President, Health and Nutrition
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alana Rhone, MPP
    Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Rimm, ScD
    Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, MS, RD
    Director, Nutrition Policy Institute; Cooperative Extension Specialist, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Christina A. Roberto, PhD
    Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Associate Professor of Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marlene Schwartz, PhD
    Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences; Director, Rudd Center, University of Connecticut
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
    Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chelsea Singleton, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mary Story, PhD, RD
    Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University & Healthy Eating Research National Program
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roland Sturm, PhD
    Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Elaine Waxman, MPP, PhD
    Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA
    UC San Francisco's Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Amy Yaroch, PhD
    Executive Director, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
    Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
September 21‒23, 2021 12:30-5:30 p.m. EDT‒Doors open at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Science

Background

Nutrition plays an important role throughout our lives in promoting health and preventing disease. But where we live or how much money we earn can affect our ability to access or afford healthy food choices. Ensuring food security and access to healthy food are key to preventing disparities in a variety of diet-related diseases and conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Research has shown that socioeconomic status, food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment are linked to diet quality and nutrition-related health outcomes. Elucidating the role of these social conditions on diet and nutritional status could help address and prevent diet-related health disparities and promote health equity.

Goal

To review the state of the science, identify research gaps and opportunities related to food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment, and suggest innovative research strategies that will inform policy and practice to address and prevent diet-related health disparities and promote health equity.

Objectives

  • Summarize the state of the science and identify knowledge gaps related to food insecurity, neighborhood food environments and nutrition health disparities.

  • Suggest research opportunities and strategies to address those research gaps.

  • Examine research on evidence-based interventions and implementation approaches to address food insecurity and neighborhood food environments and to promote health equity.

Key Deadlines

  • July 9, 2021: Abstracts due

  • July 26, 2021: Notification of abstract acceptance

  • Aug. 23, 2021: Poster presentations due

  • Sept. 7, 2021: Registration deadline

Special Accommodations

If you have a disability and require any assistive device, service, or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Mark Dennis at 301-670-4990 during business hours at least 10 days before the meeting to discuss your needs.


Speakers
  • Antwi Akom, PhD

    Distinguished Professor & Founding Director, University of California San Francisco & San Francisco State University, SOUL Lab
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alice Ammerman, DrPH

    Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Guadalupe X. Ayala, MA, PhD, MPH

    Professor of Public Health, San Diego State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Heidi Blanck, PhD, MS

    Chief, Chronic Disease Nutrition and Obesity Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Caitlin Caspi, ScD

    Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH

    Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University * Director of Center for Hunger-Free Communities
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alisha Coleman-Jensen, PhD

    Research Social Scientist (Sociologist), Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kristen Cooksey Stowers, MPP, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Health Disparities
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean

    Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adam Drewnowski, PhD

    Professor and Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tamara Dubowitz, SM, MSc, ScD

    Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Christina Economos, BS, MS, PhD

    Professor; New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Medical School, Tufts University...
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leonard Egede, MD, MS

    Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Francesca Gany, MD, MS

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Tiffany L. Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS

    Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Director, Center for Health Equity, University of Pittsburgh
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joel Gittelsohn, PhD

    Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH

    George A. Weiss University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Craig Gundersen, PhD

    Snee Family Endowed Chair, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP), Baylor University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alison Gustafson, PhD, MPH, RD

    Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and College of Nursing
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD, MPH

    Professor, University of Minnesota
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Diane Harris, PhD, MPH

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marta Jankowska, PhD

    Associate Professor, City of Hope
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH

    Professor of Rural Health, Director, Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy, Oklahoma State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Allison Karpyn, PhD

    Associate Director, Center for Research in Education & Social Policy, University of Delaware
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leslie A. Lytle, PhD

    Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    BIOGRAPHY
  • George Mensah, MD, FACC, FAHA

    Director, CTRIS/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Obadia, PhD

    Senior Director Health Care Partnerships, Project Bread
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Angela Odoms-Young, PhD

    Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD

    Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Charlotte A. Pratt, PhD, MS, RD, FAHA

    Deputy Branch Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Gita Rampersad, JD, MHA

    Feeding America; Vice President, Health and Nutrition
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Alana Rhone, MPP

    Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Rimm, ScD

    Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, MS, RD

    Director, Nutrition Policy Institute; Cooperative Extension Specialist, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Christina A. Roberto, PhD

    Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Associate Professor of Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marlene Schwartz, PhD

    Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences; Director, Rudd Center, University of Connecticut
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS

    Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chelsea Singleton, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor, Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mary Story, PhD, RD

    Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University & Healthy Eating Research National Program
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roland Sturm, PhD

    Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Elaine Waxman, MPP, PhD

    Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA

    UC San Francisco's Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Amy Yaroch, PhD

    Executive Director, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

    Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda

 

Day 1: September 21, 12:30‒5:30 p.m. EDT
State of the Science on Food Insecurity, Health Impacts, and Interventions

 

12:00 p.m.

Doors Open

Workshop Introduction and Overview
Alison Brown, PhD, MS, RDN, National Heart, Lung, BIood Institute, NIH
Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, National Cancer Institute, NIH

12:30‒12:50 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Welcome
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean, Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Session 1: Food Insecurity Overview: Definitions, Measurement, and Federal Programs

12:50‒1:15 p.m.

Overview of Food Insecurity and Food Nutrition Service Programs
Melissa Abelev, PhD, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1:15‒1:30 p.m.

Overview of Food Insecurity Measurement
Alisha Coleman-Jensen, PhD, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1:30‒1:45 p.m.

Pathophysiology Linking Food Insecurity with Obesity and Cardiometabolic Diseases
Sheri Weiser, MD, University of California, San Francisco

1:45‒2:05 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University

2:05‒2:20 p.m.

Break and Visit the Networking Lounge

Session 2: State of the Science in Food Insecurity: Research Gaps and Opportunities

2:20‒3:25 p.m.

Panel 1: Disparities in Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes over the Life Course

Speakers will provide an overview of current evidence related to racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities over the life course and examine the association of food insecurity with health outcomes within and between groups. Panel members will discuss the key drivers of these disparities, knowledge gaps, and future research opportunities.

 

Addressing Food Insecurity among Overlooked Population Groups
Craig Gundersen, PhD, Baylor University

 

Food Insecurity among Native American Communities
Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH, Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy, Oklahoma State University

 

Food Insecurity across the Lifespan
Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD, University of California

 

Q&A
Moderator: Charlotte A. Pratt, PhD, MS, RD, FAHA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

3:25‒3:30 p.m.

Break

Session 3: Innovative Interventions to Address Food Insecurity

3:30‒3:55 p.m.

Flash Talks 1: Community-Based and Policy Solutions

Flash talk sessions include brief, 8-minute presentations that highlight innovative interventions to address food insecurity at the local and national level and across multiple settings. This session will highlight innovations in the community setting, as well as federal nutrition policy solutions to tackle food insecurity.

 

Increased Minimum Wage and Food Insecurity
Caitlin Caspi, ScD, University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

 

Understanding Restrictions and Incentives in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD, MPH, University of Minnesota

 

Overview and Early Results from Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP): Nutrition Incentive and Produce Prescription Projects
Amy Yaroch, PhD, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, Project Director for GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Center (NTAE)

3:55‒4:20 p.m.

Flash Talks 2: Health Care Interventions

Flash talk sessions include brief, 8-minute presentations that highlight innovative interventions to address food insecurity at the local and national level and across multiple settings. This session will showcase interventions in the health care setting, focusing on such diseases as cardiometabolic disease and cancer.

 

New Models of Care to Reduce Food Insecurity
Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS, University of California, San Francisco

  

Intervention through Medically Tailored Food Choices and Other Approaches in Cancer Patients
Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  

 

 

Interventions to Address Type 2 Diabetes among African Americans Experiencing Food Insecurity
Leonard Egede, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

4:20‒4:40 p.m. 

Q&A
Moderator:
Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD, University of Connecticut

4:40‒4:55 p.m.

Break and Visit the Networking Lounge

4:55‒5:15 p.m.

Gaps and Opportunities to Address Food Insecurity and Promotion of Racial Equity in the Context of Structural and Social Determinants of Health
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, Drexel University

5:15‒5:25 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: 
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University

5:25‒5:30 p.m.

Closing and Summary
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University

 

Day 2: September 22, 12:30‒5:30 p.m. EDT
State of the Science on the Neighborhood Food Environment, Health Impacts, and Interventions

12:30‒12:50 p.m.

Welcome and Day 1 Recap
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University
Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH

Session 4: Overview and Measurement of the Neighborhood Food Environment

12:50‒1:10 p.m.

State of the Science: Neighborhood Food Environment and How It Influences Health
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania

1:10‒1:20 p.m.

Q&A
Moderator: 
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University

Session 5: State of the Science in Neighborhood Food Environment: Research Gaps and Opportunities

1:20‒2:10 p.m.

Panel 2: Neighborhood Food Environment, Dietary Behaviors, and Health Outcomes

This panel will review current research on neighborhood food environments, including the retail and restaurant/food service environments and on the association between food environments and poor dietary behaviors, chronic disease, and health disparities. Speakers will discuss gaps in knowledge, research opportunities, and next steps to improve retail food environments and health outcomes.

 

Retail Food Environments, Diet, and Chronic Disease
Alice Ammerman, DrPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Restaurant/Food Service Environments, Diet, and Chronic Disease
Christina Economos, PhD, Tufts University

 

Q&A
Moderator: Guadalupe X. “Suchi” Ayala, PhD, MPH, San Diego State University

2:10‒2:25 p.m.

Break and Visit the Networking Lounge

2:25‒3:30 p.m.

Panel 3: Measurement of Food Access and Neighborhood Food Environment

This panel will highlight available measures of the community and consumer neighborhood food environments, including geographic information system (GIS) technologies and technology-aided measurements. Speakers will address what is known about the validity and reliability of these measures and provide research examples in this area.

 

The Food Environment, Food Store Access, and How To Measure The Food Environment Using Geographical Information Systems
Alana Rhone, MPP, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Measuring the Consumer Food Environment
Alison Gustafson PhD, MPH, RD, University of Kentucky, Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and College of Nursing

 

Technology-Aided Measurement of the Food Environment
Marta Jankowska, PhD, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

 

Q&A
Moderator: Leslie A. Lytle, PhD, University of North Carolina

3:30‒3:35 p.m.

Break

Session 6: Interventions to Improve Neighborhood Food Environments

3:35‒4:40 p.m.

Panel 4: Interventions to Address the Neighborhood Food Environment

This panel will discuss interventions intended to make neighborhood food environments more health-enhancing. Speakers will review various intervention studies and their findings, and identify and discuss research gaps and ways to move the science forward.   

 

Placing New Supermarkets in “Food Deserts” - What Have We Learned?
Tamara Dubowitz, ScD, RAND Corporation 

 

Corner Store Initiative Evaluation and Multiple Interventions to Address the Food Environment
Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

 

Community Interventions in Food Pantries and within Food Retail Environments
Christina Roberto, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

 

Q&A
Moderator:  
Mary Story, PhD, RD, Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University & Healthy Eating Research National Program

4:40‒4:55 p.m.

Break and Visit the Networking Lounge

4:55‒5:25 p.m. 

Gaps and Opportunities in the Neighborhood Food Environment: Strategies to Advance Health Equity
Kristen Cooksey-Stowers, PhD, University of Connecticut

 

Q&A
Moderator: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania

5:25‒5:30 p.m.

Closing and Summary
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania

 

Day 3: September 23, 12:30‒5:30 p.m. EDT
Implementation Science, Policy, and Community-Based Research:
What Works and What Doesn’t

 

12:30‒12:45 p.m.

Welcome and Days 1 and 2 Recap
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University

12:45‒1:00 p.m.

Introduction: Focus on Implementation Science
George A. Mensah, MD, FACC, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

Session 7: What Has and Hasn't Worked to Address Food Insecurity and Health

1:00‒1:15 p.m.

Overview of Feeding America Efforts
Gita Rampersad, JD, MHA, Feeding America; Vice President, Health and Nutrition

1:15‒2:00 p.m.

Panel 5: Strategies to Address Food Insecurity and Health: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why

This panel will discuss strategies to address food insecurity among high-risk populations in the context of social determinants of health that influence implementation and ways to improve these interventions. Explanations for positive effects or lack of effects will be examined in terms of research methodology and intervention assumptions and features. Speakers will examine research methodologies and interventions to explore what worked or didn’t work and why, including case studies of effective interventions as well as future research opportunities.

 

Implementing Nutrition Ranking in the Charitable Food System.
Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD, University of Connecticut

 

Addressing Food Insecurity in the COVID-19 Context in Washington State
Adam Drewnowski, PhD, University of Washington

 

Food Pantry Transformations in Minnesota
Caitlin Caspi, ScD, University of Connecticut

 

Q&A
Moderator: 
Elaine Waxman, PhD, Urban Institute

2:00‒2:20 p.m.

Visit the Poster Hall for Poster Session 1 (Food Insecurity Track 1)

Session 8: What Has and Hasn’t Worked to Address Neighborhood Food Environments

2:20‒2:35 p.m.

CDC-funded Community-based Initiatives to Support Healthy Food Environments
Captain Heidi Blanck, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2:35‒3:20 p.m.

Panel 6: Strategies to Improve Neighborhood Food Environments: What Has and Hasn’t Worked and Why

This panel will examine policies, strategies, and contextual social factors that can influence neighborhood food environments and the implementation of strategies to address these factors. Speakers will describe examples of both effective and ineffective interventions that address changes in the food environment to influence dietary behaviors, emphasizing the importance of multilevel strategies to address neighborhood food environments, health disparities, and barriers to success.

 

Fast Food Ban in Los Angeles
Roland Sturm, PhD, Pardee RAND Graduate School

 

Evaluation of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Chelsea Singleton, PhD, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

 

Healthy In-Store Marketing
Allison Karpyn, PhD, University of Delaware

 

Q&A
Moderator: Eric Rimm, ScD, Harvard University

3:20‒3:35 p.m.

Break and Visit the Networking Lounge

3:35‒3:55 p.m.

Visit the Poster Hall for Poster Session 2 (Neighborhood Food Environment Track 2)

Session 9: Cross-Sectoral Partnerships to Address Food Insecurity and Neighborhood Food Environments

3:55‒4:40 p.m.

Panel 7: Bridging the Gap: Perspectives from Community Organizations, Health Care Settings, Researchers, and Partners

The panel will examine best practices in bridging gaps among various settings when developing effective interventions to reduce nutrition-related health disparities. Speakers will highlight exemplars that focus on the importance of community engagement, community-based participatory research, and health care partnerships that tackle food insecurity and poor neighborhood food environments. They also will identify research gaps that should be addressed in future studies.

 

Community Engagement, Perspectives, and Technology
Antwi Akom, PhD, San Francisco State University, University of California San Francisco

 

Emergency Food Systems and Health Care Partnerships
Jennifer Obadia, PhD, Project Bread

 

Implementation of Programs in At-Risk Communities: The REACH Program and the Diabetes Prevention Program
Tiffany L. Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS, University of Pittsburgh

 

Q&A
Moderator: Diane Harris, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4:40‒4:55 p.m.

Break and Visit the Networking Lounge

4:55‒5:30 p.m.

Wrap-up and Closing
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Cornell University

 

 

Sponsors & Partners

Joint Sponsors

This workshop is an activity led by the Nutrition and Health Disparities Implementation Working Group. This working group seeks to advance NIH research to understand how diet, nutritional status, the environment, and biological and behavioral processes can contribute to health disparities.

 

Other Federal Partners
 
Workshop Co-Chairs
 
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH George A. Weiss University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
 
Organizing Committee 
Program/Meeting Logistics Contacts
Kimberly Barch, ONR, NIH 
kimberly.barch@nih.gov, 301-827-6990

Mark Dennis, The Scientific Consulting Group
mdennis@scgcorp.com, 301-670-4990
 
Scientific Program Contacts

Alison Brown, NHLBI, NIH 
alison.brown@nih.gov, 301-435-0583

Tanya Agurs-Collins, NCI, NIH
collinsta@mail.nih.gov, 240-276-6956


Members

Samantha Adas, ONR, NIH
Ligia Artiles, NIMHD, NIH
Heidi M. Blanck, CDC
Adrienne McGill Burroughs, NINR, NIH
Alisha Coleman-Jensen, USDA
Paul Cotton, NHLBI, NIH
Heather D’Angelo, NCI, NIH
Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, NHLBI, NIH
Laurie Donze, NHLBI, NIH
Mary Evans, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH
Roberto Flores, ONR, NIH
Joanne Guthrie, USDA
Diane M. Harris, CDC
Donna Johnson-Bailey, USDA
Bramaramba Kowtha, ODP, NIH
Christopher Lynch, ONR, NIH
Priscah Mujuru, NIMHD, NIH
April Oh, NCI, NIH
Anne O
Malley, NHLBI, NIH
Charlotte Pratt, NHLBI, NIH
Nishadi Rajapakse, NIMHD, NIH
Jill Reedy, NCI, NIH
Karen Regan, NIDDK, NIH
Marissa Shams-White, NCI, NIH
Susan Vorkoper, Fogarty International Center, NIH
Giovanna Zappala, National Institute on Aging, NIH
Shannon Zenk, NINR, NIH

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  • To learn more about how the virtual event works for attendees, download the Attendee Guide (PDF).

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Posters

CALL FOR POSTERS
The deadline for electronic submission of your poster title, abstract and poster PDF is August 23rd at 11:59pm EDT.

POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer-reviewed. Submission is free.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT
If you are interested in sponsoring a Poster for this virtual event and generate leads, the cost is $250 and you can submit the poster at advertise@labroots.com.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by Labroots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. Labroots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

Questions? Email Posters@Labroots.com

Labroots Policy

Please Note: The deadline for electronic submission of your abstract is July 9, 2021. Participants will be notified if their abstracts have been accepted for a poster presentation by July 26, 2021. Only those abstracts approved by Labroots may display posters at this event.

Submissions will not be edited for spelling or grammar and will be accepted “as is.”

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