Leslie Lytle, PhD

 

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Professor and Department Chair 
Health Behavior

Professor 
Nutrition

Curriculum Vitae

Office

303 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7440 
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 
USA

T: 919-843-8171 
F: 919-966-2921 
llytle@email.unc.edu


Education

1988
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education

1979
Purdue University
MS, Education

1976
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
BS, Biological Health, Medical Dietetics


Research activities

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.