Elizabeth Towner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences , Wayne State University School of Medicine
Dr. Elizabeth Towner is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Pediatric Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Towner completed T32 postdoctoral research fellowships in child behavior, nutrition, and obesity at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and in cardiovascular behavioral medicine and obesity at the Warrant Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Towner’s research interests are broadly in health equity, pediatric obesity, community-based participatory research, and developing interventions targeting health behaviors in early childhood. Her current research focuses on engaging community members to identify and implement novel solutions and strategies that address obesity during the preschool years and reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus. She is also adapting Stage 1 pediatric obesity treatment for mHealth delivery. Dr. Towner’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. In addition to her research, Dr. Towner teaches a course in the Master’s of Public Health program at Wayne State University on Community-Level Intervention Science.
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This session will focus on models of community engagement to address health issues among young children, adolescents, and elders.
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