Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)


Dr. Whitney Evans is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in 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.  She currently has a K01 award from the NIDDK to examine how changes in diet and physical activity affect risk for excess summer weight gain in youth from low-resource, urban communities and how existing resources like the Summer Food Service Program can be leveraged to reduce this risk.  

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