Angela Odoms Young, PhD

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Angela Odoms Young

Associate Professor

Cornell University

Angela Odoms-Young, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in the Division of Nutrition Sciences, College of Human Ecology/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

Her research explores social and structural determinants of dietary behaviors and related health outcomes in low-income and BIPOC populations and centers on culturally responsive programs and policies that promote health equity, food justice, and community resilience.

Dr. Odoms-Young has 200+ academic presentations, book chapters, and publications and has served on numerous advisory committees and boards, including the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, the Institute of Medicine committees to develop the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program and to revise the food packages provided in the Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Council on Black Health.

Dr. Odoms-Young received her B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.S./PhD in Community Nutrition from Cornell University. Additionally, she completed a Family Research Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship examining family processes in diverse populations at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Community Health Scholars Fellowship in community-based participatory research at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Prior to joining UIC, Dr. Odoms-Young served on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition and Northern Illinois University in Public Health and Health Education.

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