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Lindsey Hess
Lindsey Hess
Education Program Associate III
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Summary Statement

Lindsey oversees the implementation of CCOR’s outreach programs and research projects for low-income families under our annual PA SNAP Education funding. 

Emily Hohman
Emily E Hohman
Assistant Research Professor
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
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Summary Statement

Emily is a nutrition scientist interested in the interactions between diet and behavioral factors on growth and chronic disease risk in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women.

Kristen Lawton
Kristen Lawton
Research Technologist III
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Summary Statement

Kristen assists with recruiting and data collection for studies involving human subjects by interview, telephone, and questionnaire; delivering nutrition education and outreach for obesity prevention programs and interventions.

Michele Marini
Michele Marini
Research Technologist III, Statistician
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Summary Statement

Michele is the Data Analyst/Statistician for the Center and is primarily responsible for providing expertise on research design, data management, and data analysis for Center projects.

Heather McCarthy
Heather McCarthy
Education Program Associate, Nutrition Educator
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Summary Statement

Heather delivers SNAP-Ed approved curricula to low–income families at Head Start Child Care settings, summer feeding/recreation sites, and public housing locations in Bradford and Tioga counties.

Katie McNitt
Katie McNitt
Research Technologist I, Registered Dietician
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Summary Statement

Katie is the CCOR Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with experience in nutrition counseling, community programs, medical nutrition therapy, and food service management. 

Joy Reid
Joy Reid
Admin Support Coordinator III
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Summary Statement

Joy provides Research, Grant, Budget, Staff and Office administration support to the Center for Childhood Obesity Research.

Kim Smith
Kim Smith
Education Program Associate, Nutrition Educator
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Summary Statement

Kim delivers SNAP-Ed approved curricula to low–income families at Head Start Child Care settings and WIC Clinic sites, interacting and coordinating with program partners in the community and staff in Blair county.

Amber Vesnesky
Amber Vesnesky
Education Program Associate, Nutrition Educator
Department
Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Summary Statement

Amber delivers SNAP-Ed approved curricula to low–income families at Head Start Child Care settings and WIC Clinic sites, interacting and coordinating with program partners in the community and staff in Huntingdon, Snyder, Union and Mifflin counties.

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Savage Williams
Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Childhood Obesity Research
Department
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR Graduate Program Center for Childhood Obesity Research - CCOR
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Fax
(814) 863-6103
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Summary Statement

Behavioral (feeding practices, sleep) and individual factors that impact food intake; Responsive parenting; Clinical and community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions