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Kacie Blackman, PhD

PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at Keck School of Medicine of USC
Global Health Track

Dr. Blackman is a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in obesity and tobacco prevention in health disparate populations. Her postdoctoral training fellowship is funded by the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute.

Some of her work includes:

  • Utilized latent class analysis (LCA) to identify heterogeneous subgroups with respect to environmental obesity risk factors (availability of healthy/unhealthy foods/beverages, food/beverage placement and advertising) in a sample of four types of stores (n= 470) in Los Angeles and Orange counties
  • Investigating the effects of local school wellness policies on dietary intake (n=1,000 children) in two southern California school districts
  • Analyzed quantitative data of 1,000 child and parent participants to examine the effect of gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and the availability of food in the home environment on child dietary intake.

Education

PhD, Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | Bachelor of Science, Human Performance – Howard University