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Betsy Anderson Steeves,

CEHHS Welcomes New Faculty: Betsy Anderson Steeves, Nutrition

Betsy Anderson Steeves is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition.  Betsy earned her PhD from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a MS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Betsy began her research career by working as a Research Associate in  Hollie Raynor¹s HEAL lab. This experience led Betsy to seek a doctoral degree in Public Health with a concentration in nutrition from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Betsy’s research interests involve community-based interventions to reduce health disparities and prevent obesity among under-served populations, with a specific emphasis on low-socioeconomic status families. She also explores how social and physical (built) environments influence food acquisition and consumption behaviors of youth and adult. She is currently in the process of developing food choice laboratories that mimic small retail food environments, such as convenience stores, to test consumer food environment manipulations. Here is the link to Betsy’s website for the Healthy Eating and Active Living through Healthy Environments (HEALTHE) lab.

Betsy’s contact information:
Betsy Anderson Steeves
229 Jessie W. Harris Building
1215 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1920