Ligia Reyes' research focuses on food choice during early childhood. She examines food choice for young children as a process nested in social networks and food environments to better understand developmental dietary patterns and long-term implications for nutrition and health. In 2021, she started her current Postdoctoral Associate appointment with the Health Behaviors Lab (Director: Laura Bellows) in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, where she works on digital intervention design to improve eating and movement behaviors during early childhood.
Ligia (pronounced LEE-hee-yah) earned her PhD from the University of South Carolina, MPH from the University of Michigan, and BA from UCLA. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.