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       Dr. Loth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.  As a clinical dietitian and a behavioral epidemiologist, Dr. Loth is driven to pursue the use of novel research methods and analytic approaches to untangle complex nutrition-related research questions.  Her  programmatic line of research is focused on understanding the social and environmental influences that impact the dietary intake and weight-related behaviors of individuals from ethnically/ racially diverse and low-income backgrounds. Dr. Loth’s multidisciplinary training in nutrition, public health, epidemiology, childhood obesity and eating disorders, mixed methods and methodological research position her to shape obesity and eating disorder prevention research in unique and innovative ways.  


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

PhD, Behavioral Epidemiology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

BS, Dietetics, University of Wisconsin

Research Interest Keywords

  • eating disorders
  • child feeding
  • parenting
  • family meals
  • health behavior change
  • nutrition
  • food insecurity
  • health disparities
  • health equity
  • integrated clinical care
  • medical education
  • dietary intake


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