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Jennifer Lemacks

Dr. Jennifer Lemacks



Dr. Lemacks is a minority health and health disparities expert with experience in cultural modification of interventions to promote healthier dietary behaviors. Her research portfolio includes managing over $2 million dollars in funded projects over the past five years. She is the director of the Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center, which supports nutrition research with Native American and African American communities. She has developed and directs the Mississippi INBRE Outreach Scholars program, which is a summer research program that utilizes students to support nutrition outreach among minority and underserved populations in the state. She has spoken at and organized numerous events with a variety of target audiences. Her talks have centered on culturally-derived solutions to address diet behaviors to ameliorate obesity and –related chronic diseases. She also focuses on measurement and assessment of dietary behaviors.

  • PHD - Florida State University (2012)
  • BS - Florida State University (2008)

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Areas of Expertise

obesity and -related chronic disease, community based participatory research, nutrition assessment and recall methods, psychosocial determinants of nutrition behaviors, quantitative and qualitative methods