Faculty & Staff

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Ana Cristina Lindsay, DrPH, MPH, DDS

  • Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences
  • Telephone: 617.287.7579
  • Office Location: S-03-09

Areas of Expertise

Child Health and Nutrition, Childhood Obesity Prevention, Community-Based Research, Program Evaluation, Minority Health, Global Health with Focus on Latin America


DrPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
DDS, Campos School of Dental Sciences, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Ana Lindsay’s research and scholarship focus is on understanding family- and community-level influences on children’s health and nutrition, with a special focus on social and cultural determinants of lifestyle behaviors in early childhood (diet, physical activity, etc.) and risk of obesity among low-income, Latino immigrant families and children in the U.S. and Latin America. Much of her research has focused on family-based prevention and health promotion research and interventions to improve dietary behaviors, increase physical activity, and prevent obesity among Latinos conducted in partnership with state- and federal-level programs serving low-income families in the U.S. (e.g., WIC program) and Latin America (e.g., Saude da Familia and Bolsa Familia programs in Brazil). Prior to joining the EHS Department as associate professor, Lindsay helped create and co-directed the doctoral program in public health nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition.

Teaching Expertise

Public Health Nutrition, Public Health Approaches to Child Nutrition and Physical Activity, Global Health and Nutrition

Professional Memberships/Affiliations:

  • American Public Health Association
  • International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity