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Temitope Erinosho, PhD

Temitope Erinosho

Temitope Erinosho, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), 2nd floor, 1700 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Temitope Erinosho, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the prevention of obesity and cancer risk in children and families through interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. Environmental assessments of nutrition and physical activity practices and policies, and children’s dietary and physical activity behaviors in child care settings are also important aspects of her work. Dr. Erinosho’s current research includes an examination of nutrition and physical activity practices and policies in child care settings in three southern states—Mississippi, Georgia, and Kentucky. She is also evaluating a family-based intervention for preventing obesity in preschool-aged children from underserved families. Dr. Erinosho holds a doctorate degree in nutrition from New York University.

Representative Courses

Introduction to Advanced Nutrition Intervention and Policy Research Methods (NUTR 803)

Physical Activity Epidemiology and Public Health (NUTR/EPID 810)

Research Interests

  • Cancer
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Obesity


Ph D, Nutrition, New York University, 2008

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