Jennifer Black Selected as a Wall Scholar by the Peter Wall Institute for 2020-2021
Dr. Jennifer Black, an Associate Professor in the Food, Nutrition and Health program, has been selected as a Wall Scholar by the Peter Wall Institute for the 2020-2021 academic year.
As a Wall Scholar, Black will focus on developing non-traditional knowledge mobilization approaches focused on engaging children and schools in more critical discussions about the links between poverty, food insecurity and social justice. She will also be developing approaches to better understand how poverty and food insecurity in childhood shape trajectories of childhood wellbeing including examining the roles of school lunch programs in shaping experiences of stigma, wellbeing and dietary outcomes.
Black also leads the Public Health and Urban Nutrition Research Group and teaches courses related to applied nutrition, land, food and community health and research methods. Her research aims to improve understanding of the complex social and contextual factors that shape the health of individuals, communities and of the environment, with a focus on neighbourhood food environments, school health, and food systems research.
Wall Scholars are chosen among leading UBC researchers from all academic disciplines, with the objective of creating a dynamic and diverse intellectual community at the Institute. Learn more about the program here.