3rd Annual Lectureship
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD,MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kumanyika has a unique interdisciplinary background that integrates epidemiology, nutrition, aging, prevention,minority health, and women’s health issues. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Kumanyika holds a BA from Syracuse University,MS in Social Work from Columbia University, a PhD in Human Nutrition from Cornell University, and a MPH from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kumanyika’s research focuses on the role of nutritional factors in the primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases, with a particular focus on obesity and related health problems such as hypertension and diabetes. Her current studies involve the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate interventions to prevent or treat obesity in clinical or community-based settings with a particular focus on African Americans and Latinos.
Lecture title: "Childhood obesity: Which children are at highest risk, and why?”