Alisha Farris, Ph.D., RDN

Dr. Farris is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition specializing in community nutrition, specifically community food security across life stage groups including college students and maternal and child nutrition-related issues. She works with on-campus food insecurity issues gathering research on prevalence, coping strategies, and potential interventions through campus food pantries, free meals, and education. Dr. Farris also teachers courses that encourage students to critically assess the social determinants of health which cause many of the systemic issues around food insecurity in the U.S. and in Madagascar where she has an ongoing nutrition and food security intervention program. She has authored and co-authored many publications and presentations in her research area, including national and international presentations. She was awarded the 2018 Public Health Division Practitioner Research Award by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)

Farris and students
Published: Oct 4, 2019 3:07pm