Nichole Kelly, College of Education
Nichole Kelly, a member of the Prevention Science Institute and Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative, conducts research on eating behaviors and weight gain. She seeks to understand the cognitive and emotional mechanisms that work against healthy eating decisions. Her research also considers the impacts of multicultural issues behind eating decisions and has a focus on developing novel interventions for people of all ages and within families and community groups. In her teaching, Kelly strives to challenge her students to understand the barriers and facilitators associated with changing health behaviors and reflect on individual, interpersonal, cultural and community factors that shaped their own experiences.