University of Washington School of Public Health

Close Up: A Look at the People of SPH

Close Up: Jessica Jones-Smith
"I was driven to public health, so I could create solutions that help those who are most vulnerable"
Jessica Jones-Smith
Associate Professor, Health Services and Epidemiology

Close Up: Jessica Jones-Smith

From casinos to the recession and expansions to our social safety net, Jessica Jones-Smith investigates how these economic and community resources impact obesity risk in both children and adults. As a strategic hire and core faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences Program, she brings obesity researchers together to enhance collaboration and arms students with tools to tackle today's most challenging issues in public health nutrition.

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