Alicia Persaud is a second-year PhD student in the Public Health Sciences program and an NIMH T-32 predoctoral fellow. Alicia’s primary research interests are in Childhood Obesity, Eating Disorders, the Social Determinants of Health, and Implementation Science. She conducts research in the Prevention Research Center evaluating the outcomes associated with the HEALTH D&I study. Additionally, she conducts secondary data analyses utilizing large nationally representative datasets to examine eating disorder symptomology among historically marginalized populations.

Before entering the Brown School Alicia completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters of Public Health concentrating in Health Behavior from Brown University. While she was at Brown University she was conducting research a Massachusetts General Hospital assessing the implementation of a pediatric weight management intervention across the United States.

For fun, Alicia enjoys traveling. She has studied abroad twice and has volunteered abroad four times. In St. Louis, Alicia spends her free time exploring the city’s museums and thrifting! 

Alicia Persaud

  • Program: PhD in Public Health Sciences Student
  • Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
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Areas of Focus:

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Eating Disorders
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Implementation Science