Ru-Jye (Lindi) Chuang, DrPH, MS
Faculty Associate, Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Ru-Jye (Lindi) Chuang is a Faculty Associate at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, School of Public Health. Trained as a behavioral epidemiologist, Dr. Chuang has experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence- and theory-based interventions across various domains such as childhood obesity prevention, maternal and child health, and behavioral communication among diverse populations. Her research interests center on promoting behavioral nutrition and physical activity for children and their families.
Dr. Chuang received her DrPH in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the same institution.
This project is a collaborative effort to impact eating behavior among predominantly low-income families by introducing them to a routine distribution of fresh produce and corresponding education, ultimately to curb the childhood obesity epidemic.
ENRICH stands for Encouraging Nurturing Responsiveness to Improve Child Health. This research project works to help parents establish healthy eating, activity, bedtime, and screen time routines.
CATCH Healthy Smiles teaches students why toothbrushing, flossing, dentist visits, and healthy food and drink choice are important to oral health. Students will learn and practice the skills necessary to maintain healthy smiles.
This project is a clinic-community based intervention to implement an early life-cycle approach to obesity prevention among pregnant women and women with infants from low-income families.
(Sharma SV, Vandewater E, Chuang RJ, Byrd-Williams C, Kelder S, Butte N, Hoelscher DM; Child Obes.; 2018)
(Sharma SV, Chuang RJ, Byrd-Williams C, Danho M, Upadhyaya M, Berens P, Hoelscher DM; Prev Med Rep.; 2018)
(Chuang RJ, Sharma SV, Perry CL, Diamond P; American Journal of Health Promotion; 2018)
(Byrd-Williams C., Dooley EE., Sharma SV., Chuang RJ., Butte N., Hoelscher DM; Preventing Chronic Disease; 2017)
(Sharma SV, Rashid T, Ranjit N, Byrd-Williams C, Chuang RJ, Roberts-Gray C, Briley M, Sweitzer S, Hoelscher DM; Preventive