Myles S Faith

 

Associate Professor 
Nutrition

Myles S Faith’s Biosketch 
Curriculum Vitae

mfaith@unc.edu


Education

1989  Rutgers University  BA, Psychology

1992  Hofstra University  MA, Psychology

1995  Hofstra University  PhD, Clinical / School Psychology


Research activities

Dr. Faith studies familial influences on the development of child eating patterns and obesity. That is, how do parents foster obesity risk or resilience in their children? Also, what is the role of nature and nurture in childhood obesity onset? Dr. Faith explores these questions using a variety of designs, including research with twins and adoptees. His work also focuses on lifestyle interventions for childhood obesity treatment/prevention, having received funding from the NIH and the American Diabetes Association to investigate these issues in 4 to 8 year old youth. Dr. Faith has collaborated on school- and primary care-based interventions to prevent childhood obesity. Promoting a healthy food and weight legacy within families is a central theme in his work. Dr. Faith is active in different professional organizations concerning child health and development. He served on the Nutrition Committee for the American Heart Association’s Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism (NPAM), and was a standing member of the NIH Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section.