Leslie Lytle, PhD
|Professor and Department Chair
303 Rosenau Hall
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
BS, Biological Health, Medical Dietetics
Dr. Leslie Lytle’s research focus is health promotion of youth and young adults, particularly preventing obesity and promoting healthful diet and physical activity through school, family, and environmental approaches. She has been a principal investigator on several large National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies, including CATCH (NHLBI), TEENS (NCI), TAAG (NHLBI), IDEA (NCI), ECHO (NHLBI) and CHOICES (NHLBI) and has served on many expert panels for NIH and CDC. She has taught courses in theories of health behavior change, community nutrition interventions, and behavioral and social aspects of health.