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Associate Professor of Food, Nutrition and Health, University of British Columbia


The Public Health and Urban Nutrition (PHUN) research group is directed by Dr. Jennifer Black and is housed in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

My research aims to improve understanding of the complex social and contextual factors that shape the health of individuals, communities and of the environment. Using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, my team pursues research that focuses on neighborhood food environments, school health and food systems research and understanding the impact of community food programs. We collaborate with community organizations, government partners and local health authorities to make sure our research is informing and is informed by priority questions and challenges facing North American cities.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Food, Nutrition and Health. University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia


  • 2008 
    New York University , PhD in Nutrition