Kristine Madsen is an Associate Professor and teaches courses in the Joint Medical Program. Dr. Madsen’s overarching research goal is to identify policies and programs that prevent and reduce pediatric obesity in diverse populations. She is particularly interested in interventions that increase physical activity as lack of physical activity significantly contributes to the development of obesity and more strongly predicts cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than obesity itself. Dr. Madsen works closely with schools and community-based programs to identify program and policy approaches to increase physical activity opportunities and improve the nutrition environment for youth in each of their major environments—school, neighborhood, and home. Read more about Professor Madsen here.
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