Investigator Series

May 25, 2016

Researcher Profile: Dr. Betsy Anderson Steeves

Dr. Betsy Anderson Steeves is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. At the University of Tennessee she leads the Healthful Eating & Active Living Through Healthy Environments Lab where she conducts environmental interventions in retail food settings in rural, Appalachian communities in East Tennessee.  She is one of BECR’S New Perspective Fellows. Under […]

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May 19, 2016

Researcher Profile: Dr. Collin Payne

Dr. Payne is an Associate Professor in the Marketing Department at New Mexico State University and the Co-Director/Co-Founder of the Consumer Behavior Lab. Part of the reason the Consumer Behavior Lab was established (2013) was to complement field research that was already being done in grocery stores. His work in Behavioral Economics began after a 3-year post-doctoral position in the […]

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April 4, 2016

Researcher Profile: Dr. Elizabeth Racine

Dr. Racine is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the College of Health and Human Services at UNC-Charlotte. She is interested in understanding the incentives and barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among different populations and in evaluating the impact of food assistance programs on diet quality and food security. Her research is focused on the evaluation […]

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January 22, 2016

Researcher Profile: Drs. Alice Ammerman & Molly De Marco


Dr. Ammeran began her career as a WIC nutritionist. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global PublicHealth at UNC-Chapel Hill, and directs the UNC Center for HealthPromotion and Disease Prevention. Her research focuses on the design,implementation, and dissemination of innovative approaches to chronic disease risk reduction (through nutrition and physical activity) in low income and minority populations. Dr. Ammerman […]

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October 15, 2015

Researcher Profile: Dr. Harry Zhang

Harry Zhang is an Associate Professor of Community & Environmental Health at Old Dominion University. He is a recipient of BECR’s 2015 WIC Conceptual White Papers and our Healthy Food Behavior Grant. This is the first in our new series of researcher profiles for people interested in this field. If you would like to suggest a researcher for our series, please feel […]

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