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Laurel Jacobs

Assistant Research Professor, Nutritional Sciences | Member of the Graduate Faculty

Nutritional Sciences and Wellness - Research


I facilitate Arizona’s SNAP-Ed evaluation team as the Principal Investigator of a multi-year project with the Arizona Department of Health Services. I currently chair the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness' Diversity and Inclusion committee, and serve on multistate committees supporting the effectiveness of the SNAP-Ed program. I enjoy presenting topics of evaluation interest in graduate level University of Arizona courses, at national conferences, and within the SNAP-Ed professional community. My current research and advocacy interests include equity, trauma-informed practices, and community engagement as they relate to progressing the SNAP-Ed program in Arizona and beyond. My public health passion is empowering people and families to be their own greatest advocates, and I hope to capture and celebrate communities’ successes in creating healthier communities through Arizona’s SNAP-Ed evaluation project.

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