Master of Public Health alumna Marsha Trego ’18 wanted to pursue further research after presenting her thesis, and has now published the continued study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.
Following her graduation, Trego decided to continue researching food insecurity in cancer...
Arcadia University celebrated academic achievement and scholastic excellence at the 2019 Honors Convocation on March 30. More than 1,000 students earned distinguished honors and honors in the spring and fall 2018, and 59 student and faculty awards were presented.
President Ajay Nair addressed...
Dr. Katie DiSantis, assistant professor of Public Health, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Public Health at Arcadia University. Dr. DiSantis succeeds Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, professor of Public Health, as Chair.
Dr. DiSantis joined the Public Health faculty in 2012 after working...
By Marcella Haddad '17
“It seems like you have a pretty strong history of colon cancer,” said Genetic Counseling student John Lewis, looking through his notes.
The patient nodded and looked down at his hands.
Fortunately, this was only an exercise; the patient, an actor. But the exercise...
Several faculty members from Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences attended the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC) in Herndon, Va., from Oct. 5 to 7.
Dr. Karen Sawyer, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Amy Miller, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, Amanda Seymour,...
Dr. Katie DiSantis, assistant professor of community and global public health, published “Buying Food on Sale: A Mixed Methods Study With Shoppers at an Urban Supermarket, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010–2012” in Preventing Chronic Diseases.
I am a public health researcher and teacher, who is passionate about methodological issues which can improve the quality of research, education, and health behavior & healthcare interventions. My past research has focused on behavioral aspects of the infant and child feeding, breastfeeding, maternal smoking, and portion sizes. I am currently pursuing independent research in the area of family feeding behaviors and food environments. I also consult on active research projects and government contracts focusing on health disparities related to obesity prevention and treatment and to healthcare system integrity.
Prior to joining the faculty at Arcadia University, I served as the Senior Researcher of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network at the University of Pennsylvania, expanding my work on the environmental influences of childhood obesity beyond the caregiver-child dyad with research into food access issues, food prices, and marketing.
Areas Of Focus
obesity prevention, health disparities, healthcare quality improvement