Social and behavioral healthy living research, which seeks to advance health equity for underserved populations, is the development, evaluation, and dissemination of community-engaged health promotion and chronic disease prevention intervention programs that integrate individual, sociocultural, environmental and policy/system-level factors.
To engage people in the communities in which they live, work, and play to implement health promotion programs that are relevant, acceptable, and tailored to their personal, sociocultural, community, and environmental context.
To positively affect community and population-level health behavior and health outcomes using cost-effective, sustainable strategies, with particular attention to rural and other underserved groups, and to lead the translation of new discoveries from IHA’s responsive agriculture and precision nutrition hubs to community settings.
Rebecca Seguin-Fowler, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D., C.S.C.S.
Associate Director, Healthy Living
Healthy Living Team
Located at the Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas Center
Dr. Chad Rethorst
Dr. Alexandra MacMillan Uribe
Dr. Jacob Szeszulski
Dr. Priscilla Ayine
Dr. Phrashiah Githinji
Dr. Deyaun Villarreal
The following researchers are IHA Associate Members who have active Healthy Living research projects underway:
Project title: Implementing Nutritional Interventions to Enhance Compliance and Adoption of Healthier Lifestyles.
Project title: Produce Rx: Increasing fruit and vegetable intake and improving cardiometabolic health indicators among urban, low-income adults and caregiver-toddler dyads.
Project title: Optimizing the Effectiveness and Impact of the Healthy School Recognized Campus and Strong Teens for Healthy Schools Change Club Programs
Project title: Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities (SHHC) Digital Intervention
Project title: Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities (SHHC) Urban Adaptation.