Jennifer Black, Ph.D, R.D.
May 9, 2011 - 3:38pm — Ethan
Food, Nutrition and Health
FNH 242 - 2205 East Mall
Assistant Professor; Food, Nutrition and Health
Ph.D., New York University
My research focuses broadly on the social determinants of health and dietary choices. I am interested in how attitudes and behaviours related to eating, cooking, food selection, body image and body weight status are shaped by socio-cultural and neighbourhood-level factors. My research is shaped by my background as a registered dietitian and fuses methods and theory from nutrition education, public health, sociology and geography.
Some of my recent and forthcoming research projects include:
I am interested in supervising graduate students with strong interests in quantitative data analysis, preferably with a solid background in statistical applications (e.g. using Stata or SAS, or a willingness to learn) and/or interests in the application of GIS mapping for studying health.
Black, J.L. and Day, M. 2012. "Availability of Limited Service Food Outlets Surrounding Schools in British Columbia." Can J Public Health 103(4): 255-259.
Black, J.L. and Veenstra, G. 2011. "A cross-cultural quantitative approach to intersectionality and health: Using intersections between gender, race, class and neighbourhood to predict self-rated health in Toronto and New York City". In: Health Inequities in Canada: Intersectional Frameworks and Practices. Vancouver: UBC Press; p. 71-91.
Black, J.L., Carpiano, R.M., Fleming, S., Lauster, N. "Exploring the distribution of food stores in British Columbia: Associations with neighbourhood socio-demographic factors and urban form." Health Place. 2011;17(4):961-970.
Black, J.L. and Macinko, J. 2010. "The Changing Distribution and Determinants of Obesity in the Neighborhoods of New York City, 2003-2007." American Journal of Epidemiology 171(7):765-775.
Black, J.L., Macinko, J., Dixon, L. B., & Fryer, J. G. E. 2010. "Neighborhoods and obesity in New York City". Health & Place 16(3):489-99.
Black, J.L., Piñero, Domingo, Parekh Niyati. 2009. " Zinc and Cognitive Development in Children: Perspectives From International Studies." Topics in Clinical Nutrition 24(2):130-138.
Black, J.L., and James Macinko. 2008. "Neighborhoods and Obesity." Nutrition Reviews 66:2-20.
Sasson, L, Jennifer Black, and Sharron Dalton. 2007. "Lessons Learned About Food-Related Attitudes and Behaviors From an Italian Study Abroad Program." Topics in Clinical Nutrition 22:357-366.
Black, Jennifer, Lazarus, Paula., Lopresti, Frank, Winter, Ben. 2008. “G.I.S Goes Green.” Connect Spring/Summer
Black, Jennifer. 2007. "Quantitative Research on Campus: Data and Statistical Resources at NYU." Connect Fall/Winter:24-25.
Black, Jennifer. 2007. “The Golden Gate Diet (Book Review).” Journal of the National Medical Association 99:55-56.