The mission of the Odoms-Young Nutrition Liberation, Food Sovereignty and Justice Lab is to provide greater visibility to the social and structural determinants (SSDOH) that drive dietary behaviors and diet-related conditions in low income populations and communities of color.
We work 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.
A key focus is to engage in interdisciplinary research that transform institutions, policies, and practices to achieve health equity and cultivate equitable food systems through critical inquiry, community engagement, action research, and evaluation.
Our team is available to assist agencies, organizations, universities and state and government with evaluation and training needs related to dietary assessment and anthropometrics, qualitative research/evaluation, environmental scans, survey development and analysis, participatory program planning and intervention co-design, and training sessions on several topics including obesity and diet, dietary equity and food justice, basic nutrition, food insecurity, and community engagement.
Odoms-Young Nutrition Liberation, Food Sovereignty, and Justice Lab