Kathleen Yadrick, Ph.D., R.D.
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of Research, College of Health
Yadrick’s research has focused on community-engaged participatory interventions addressing healthy eating and physical activity. She has been principal investigator on community-engaged research in the Mississippi Delta, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, and in Hattiesburg. The HUB City Steps project, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, partnered with the city of Hattiesburg to develop peer walking group leaders, increase physical activity, and lower blood pressure. Yadrick is currently co-investigator on a project to better understand how lay health advisors deliver health information and promote health in the Mississippi Delta, in collaboration with the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation and funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Yadrick has also mentored multiple young investigators as recipients of NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program awards.
Community Nutrition and Nutrition Education, Food and Nutrition Public Policy, Nutrition and Food Systems Research Methods