Alexandra L. MacMillan Uribe, PhD, RDN, is an Assistant Professor for Texas A&M Institute for Advancing Health through Agriculture and in the Texas A&M Department of Nutrition. Her work focuses on developing, adapting, and evaluating community-informed interventions that address health equity, food security, and promote healthy lifestyles in urban, underserved communities. She studied psychology at Penn State University before pursuing a PhD in Human Nutrition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, investigating health promotion interventions targeting the mother-infant dyad within a primary-care group approach. As a postdoctoral fellow for the NIH-funding T32 Training Grant in Maternal and Child Nutrition at Cornell University, Dr. MacMillan Uribe contributed to designing culturally relevant interventions that aim to improve dietary behaviors among minority adolescents that reside in urban, low-income communities. She is also a registered dietitian nutritionist. Dr. MacMillan Uribe has expertise in maternal and child nutrition, qualitative research, community based participatory research, and program evaluation.
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