Rachel Widome, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
Member, Healthy Weight Research Center
Member, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)
Member, Minnesota Population Center
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
MHS, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
BA, Medical Anthropology, Brown University
The focus on my research centers on how environmental and contextual factors (such as policy or economic conditions) influence chronic disease-related behaviors, such as tobacco use and eating. My work is currently focused on three areas: the role sleep plays in development of obesity and how policy could promote healthful sleep; policy and interventions that can promote tobacco-free lifestyles in populations that face disadvantage; and commercial cigarette marketing in American Indian communities. I also study military veteran health issues, such as food access, tobacco use cessation, and sleep patterns.
Epidemiology, prevention policy, equity, tobacco, obesity, adolescents/young adults, sleep, veterans, social & economic factors.