Tasia Smith, College of Education

Academic Areas:
Obesity Prevention, Food Deserts, Prevention Science, Counseling Psychology

Tasia Smith, a member of the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative, focuses on the prevention and reduction of health disparities among under-served populations. Her research centers on obesity prevention among African American and Hispanic/Latino families and rural communities. She seeks to identify risk and protective factors that influence people’s engagement in health-promoting behaviors. She also is interested in the development of culturally sensitive, community-based interventions. Prior to joining the UO faculty in 2016, Smith worked closely with community stakeholders at churches, schools and medical settings as part of her doctoral research at the University of Florida.

Contact: tasias@uoregon.edu | 541-346-9134


Recent Media:
Don’t blame food stamps for obesity in America (The Conversation, Sept. 4, 2017)
Tasia Smith looks to build partnerships in new health cluster (Around the O, Oct. 7, 2016)