415 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
My primary research interest relates to the design, development, and field testing of health technology tools that identify risk for obesity in preschoolers who attend community-based health centers and the provision of age-appropriate health information to their parents/guardians that offers suggestions for the management of emergent obesity risk factors. A primary goal is to increase provider awareness that anticipatory obesity risk assessment and prevention efforts can be started well before children cross the threshold of obesity.
I teach three graduate courses: “Research for Evidence Based Practice 2”, "Manuscript Development,” and “Public Policy in Health Care."
I am a member of an advisory board to Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. I am an active member of Sigma Theta Tau, and I am a member of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.