Emily Altman, MPH

PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Hannah Thompson, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Hannah Thompson is a Research Scientist that received her MPH in Public Health Nutrition at UC Berkeley and her PhD in Epidemiology and Translational Science at UCSF. Her research focus is on school- and community-based methods to increase physical activity levels, with the goals of improving youth health and decreasing health disparities. She is specifically interested in interventions to improve the quantity and quality of physical education in public schools. Through both qualitative and quantitative methods, she works to understand how schools and community-based youth development and physical activity organizations can work together to increase access to physical activity, with a particular focus on children in communities at highest risk for inactivity and poor health.

Kristine Madsen, MD, MPH

Principal Investigator, Professor at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Dr. Kristine Madsen is an Associate Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the Faculty Director for the Berkeley Food Institute. She is a pediatrician and research scientist with expertise in the design and evaluation of interventions related to pediatric obesity, cardiovascular risk, and health disparities. She has partnered with schools, health departments, and cities to expand the reach of school and community programs that promote health. Her research team recently conducted the first study to examine the longer-term impacts of Berkeley’s soda tax on sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in low-income neighborhoods.

Caroline Nguyen

Research Associate at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Many UC Berkeley undergraduates have assisted us throughout the years. We are so thankful for their contributions and dedication. This roster will be continually updated to list UC Berkeley undergraduate students that have recently worked with us.

Alejandra Ruelas
Alice Yao
Andrea Zamora
Anisha Dosanjh
Danielle McMillion
Ethan Yan

Harmenjit Bahia
Jessica Juan
Jonel Guerrero
Katelyn Bui
Kristen Kim
Livi Artanegara

Maneet Bhatia
Miki Suarez-Thai
Prarthana Bhattacharya
Roshni Kumar
Vivian Hoang Tran
Yesli Perez-Rocha