Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)


Dr. Whitney Evans is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School. She obtained a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 2013 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University Medical School in July 2015.  As a Registered Dietitian, Dr. Evans is broadly interested in examining the dietary correlates of excess weight gain in youth, particularly those living in low-income settings.  Her research focuses on the summer as a high risk period for weight gain and nutrition insecurity.  Most recently, she was part of a successful COBRE application focused on Stress, Trauma and Research (STAR).  As a Research Project Lead, Dr. Evans will conduct a naturalistic experiment in children to elucidate the specific impact of nutrition insecurity from other poverty-related stressors on diet, inflammatory and metabolic biomarkers and summer weight gain.  

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