Lisa Pawloski, Ph.D.
Lisa Pawloski, Ph.D., is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Global and Community Health in the College of Health and Human Services. Dr. Pawloski studied biology and chemistry at Texas A&M, and received a master’s degree in anthropology from Indiana University. In 1999, she received a Ph.D. in nutritional anthropology from Indiana University. As a Fulbright Scholar in 1997, she conducted a study examining the nutritional status, growth, and development of adolescent girls from the Segou Region in Mali, West Africa. She has since conducted research concerning biocultural aspects of health and nutrition among Malian adolescent immigrants living in Paris, France, nutritional behaviors and growth among Nicaraguan adolescent girls, and obesity and growth issues among Thai adolescents. In 2005, Dr. Pawloski received a second Fulbright to continue her study of nutrition and dietary behaviors among adolescents in suburban Bangkok, Thailand.
With a grant from the University of the District of Columbia, she is currently working on a project which examines the nutritional status, behavior, and knowledge of 4th and 5th grade students from two Washington DC schools. Dr. Pawloski has presented her research findings nationally and internationally and has published several manuscripts related to nutrition and growth and development in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Pawloski coordinates the Nutrition Certificate Program, the Nutrition Minor, and the Masters of Health Science Concentration in International Health in the College of Health and Human Services. She is also an Associate Faculty Member in the Center for Global Studies
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