Stephanie Mazzucca's research works to develop and evaluate evidence-based approaches for promoting healthy eating and physical activity to prevent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer.
A member of the Prevention Research Center, her work focuses on improving home environments, as well as organizations such as public health departments and childcare centers, to support healthy behaviors for populations at risk of chronic disease. She also works to improve the dissemination and implementation of research evidence into public health and clinical practice.
Mazzucca's research interests include the measurement of nutrition and physical activity environments and the development, testing, dissemination and implementation of strategies focused on improving healthy eating and physical activity and preventing chronic diseases. Her dissertation focused on strategies to improve the physical activity of preschool-aged children attending early care and education centers.
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