Elizabeth Budd, College of Education

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Elizabeth Budd, Evergreen Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department
Affiliate, Family and Human Services
Member, Prevention Science Institute and Health Promotion Initiative
Practice Areas: Public Health, Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating

Faculty bio | Health Promotion Initiative | 541-346-2173

Elizabeth "Liz" Budd is a nationally recognized scholar of public health, health promotion and health equity. She holds leadership roles in the Physical Activity Section of the American Public Health Association. The goal of her research is to prevent the onset of chronic diseases, especially among groups with heightened risk, in order to achieve population-level health equity. Specifically, she examines the policies and environmental factors (social and physical) that influence physical activity and healthy eating. She has a particular interest in youth, adolescent girls, and Latino/a/x community members. Budd also works to implement, evaluate, and foster the sustainability of evidence-based interventions to promote healthy behaviors in community settings. 

She’s part of a team of researchers that designed a program that used culturally informed outreach with well-located community testing sites to triple turnout for COVID-19 testing in Latinx communities around Oregon. The researchers are hopeful their findings can help shape future public health and other outreach campaigns to Latinx communities across the country.

Recent Media:
Tackling the pros and cons of high school football (KLCC, Oct. 13, 2023)
From the sidelines: Parents and youth sports (Parent Map, Nov. 28, 2022)
If you want to support the health and wellness of kids, stop focusing on their weight (The Conversation, Oct. 11, 2021)
Oregon ranks among the most active states in the country (The Oregonian, Jan. 16, 2020)
Activity helps kids stay fit, says UO cluster hire Elizabeth Budd (Around the O, Oct. 21, 2016)
UO lands four scholars for obesity prevention cluster (Around the O, Feb. 4, 2016)