Research on Eating and Activity for Community Health (REACH)
An Applied Epidemiology Training Program to Promote Weight-Related Health in Youth and Families from Diverse Communities
The Research on Eating and Activity for Community Health (REACH) Applied Epidemiology Training Program provides training for the next generation of researchers dedicated to ensuring positive weight-related health among youth and families from diverse communities. The program addresses a broad spectrum of eating, activity, and weight-related problems, including obesity, poor dietary intake, inadequate physical activity, body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Interdisciplinary training is provided for Social and Behavioral Epidemiology PhD students and postdoctoral fellows (with PhD, MD, or equivalent degrees) who have interests in this spectrum of weight-related problems.
Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer is the program director of this NIH–funded program, which is supported by a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Institutional Research Training Grant.