Lauren Haldeman, PhD

Lauren Haldeman, PhD

Associate Editor
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Resource Development from the University of Rhode Island, Lauren Haldeman began her career as a Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension, gaining valuable experience working with diverse groups. She went on to earn her master’s degree and doctorate in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. She joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is currently a professor in the Department of Nutrition.

Dr. Haldeman’s research focuses on designing and field-testing targeted nutrition education interventions for low income, culturally diverse populations. Her work has been instrumental in research that assesses the effects of health beliefs, barriers, food insecurity, and psychological issues in association with increasing rates of obesity, diet-related chronic diseases, and nutrition-related poor health conditions. The long-term goal of Dr. Haldeman’s research is to improve the nutritional well-being and health equity of low-income immigrants and minority groups. Currently, Dr. Haldeman co-directs LEAP (Lifetime Eating and Physical Activity Practices), which is a large, active community-academic partnership that focuses on initiating community-based conversations around individual and social determinants of food and physical activity choices.

Serving JNEB for over 15 years, Dr. Haldeman has been an ad hoc reviewer, and is a past member of the Board of Editors and a current member of the Journal Committee.

Living in Elon, NC, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and four daughters and traveling.