Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activit
Dr. Angie Cradock is a Senior Research Scientist and the Deputy Director of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Cradock’s research primarily focuses on the social, policy, and environmental factors associated with physical activity and nutrition behaviors among youth. Currently, Dr. Cradock serves as the Co-Principal Investigator of the CHOICES (Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study) project. This project is focused on understanding the cost-effectiveness of interventions that can improve children’s nutrition and physical activity and reduce obesity. CHOICES involves systematic evidence reviews and simulation modeling of a wide variety of interventions, from school-based physical activity interventions to sugar sweetened beverage excise taxes. Results from this work are providing researchers and policymakers with both methods and data to use in deciding on the “best value for money” interventions to reduce obesity prevalence in children and adults in the United States. In addition, Dr. Cradock leads the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnerships, formal partnerships with 15 state and local health agencies which provide technical assistance, training, and cost-effective modeling support to help enable more informed decision making related to childhood obesity prevention. Dr. Cradock earned her Doctor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a Master of Physical Education degree from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Vassar College.