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Elizabeth Adams

Graduate Student

Elizabeth Adams is a PhD student studying Nutritional Sciences under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer Savage Williams. She graduated with a BA in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, concentration in Exercise Physiology, from the University of Florida in 2013. In 2015, she received her MS in Exercise Science from the University of Connecticut where she worked as the Assistant Director of Elite Athlete Health and Performance at the Korey Stringer Institute. Her research interests include the development of nutrition and exercise-focused interventions aimed at a comprehensive approach to the role of energy balance in the prevention of childhood obesity.

In her first semester at PSU, Elizabeth was awarded a $21,923 COPT Seed Grant for an independent research project with mothers who have recently given birth. In the process of writing the proposal, Elizabeth engaged a multidisciplinary advisory committee comprised of expert senior investigators across campus. Elizabeth participated in The Pennsylvania State University 31st Annual Graduate Exhibition. Her poster titled "How Kids define Candy, Snacks, and Meals: A qualitative study to inform Public Policy" placed 2nd in the Health and Life Sciences Category.