CU Nutrition Liberation, Food Sovereignty, and Justice Lab
Our group, led by Dr. Angela Odoms-Young, works collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders (including individuals, families, community leaders, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and policymakers) to generate state of the art research and interventions designed to foster resilience, build community capacity, promote social justice, and improve the well-being and quality of life of underserved populations both locally and nationally.
Angela Odoms-Young, Ph.D (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program (FNEC) and New York State Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). In 2021 she joined the Cornell faculty after spending 13 years at University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition.
Dr. Odoms-Young’s research explores the social and structural determinants of dietary behaviors and related health outcomes in low-income populations and black, Indigenous and people of color. Her work also centers on developing culturally responsive programs and policies that promote health equity, food justice, and community resilience.