Chief Research Analyst, Nutrition and Health Programs
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Brenda Robles, PhD, MPH, is the Chief Researcher of Nutrition and Health Programs for the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Dr. Robles’ work and research interests have included public health practice; surveillance and health policy development; evaluation of obesity prevention programs, health marketing, food policies, school menu planning, and evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine practices. Dr. Robles also serves as the Evaluation Lead of the Los Angeles County Sodium Reduction Initiative, where she has led a team to evaluate numerous nutrition-focused interventions, including the County of Los Angeles Department adherence with established nutrition standards and other healthy food procurement practices. Prior to this role, she served as Co-Evaluation Lead for several federally-funded, multi-million dollar obesity prevention efforts where her main responsibilities included researching and evaluating policy, system, and environmental changes aimed at reducing obesity, improving emotional health, and increasing access to high-quality health and preventive services. Dr. Robles is passionate about practice-based research and working to improve health equity across diverse communities.