Hee-Jung Song is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. She received a PhD in Human Nutrition from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University in 2008 and completed her postdoctoral training at John Hopkins University, School of Nursing. She joined the department in 2012.
Dr. Song’s previous work focused on developing, implementing and evaluating a behavioral, community-based nutrition intervention, which sought to modify the food environment for low-income African Americans in Baltimore. Over the years, she has been involved in several NIH-funded, community-based health promoting behavioral interventions, such as health literacy-focused intervention for the management of hypertension, community-based type II diabetes care and breast and cervical cancer control. Her primary research interests are to study how social, behavioral, environmental determinants influence health status and to develop sustainable nutrition intervention programs, particularly for underserved population including low-income family and children. In particular, studying the relationship between food environment and diet related diseases and exploring its longitudinal changes are one of main research interests. Her research focus also includes the systematic translation of research findings into sustainable practice and dietary instrument validation.
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