Nancy Sherwood
Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building
Mailing Address:

1300 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Nancy Sherwood, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health


Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
Co-director, Healthy Weight Research Center
Director, CTSI-Ed K Accelerator Program


PhD, Clinical Psychology, Kent State University, 1996
MA, Clinical Psychology, Kent State University, 1993
BS, Human Development and Family Studies, Cornell University, 1990


My research focuses on the development and evaluation of behavioral obesity prevention and treatment interventions across the lifespan with a focus on reaching engaging lower income, ethnically diverse children and their parents. A prominent theme of my work is integrating obesity treatment and prevention interventions into health care settings and creating connections between health system and community-based interventions to enhance efficacy and increase the potential for sustainability and dissemination. Additionally, I am interested in newer intervention science methodologies that improve our ability to tailor interventions in order to deliver “the right intervention to the right person at the right time."


Obesity prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, food & nutrition, chronic diseases, intervention design.

Awards and Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health

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