Our Team

What makes ChildObesity180 truly distinctive is its people and their outstanding expertise, dedication, and diversity of experience. Our organization is led by two highly respected and prominent scientists, Dr. Christina Economos, Director, and Dr. Erin Hennessy, Associate Director. Collectively, their work over the last 25 years has catalyzed a paradigm shift in the field of community-based obesity prevention. Together, Drs. Economos and Hennessy oversee a dedicated, passionate team of scientists, post-doctoral scholars, doctoral trainees, and program staff who are committed to addressing the childhood obesity crisis.

Leadership

Economos Christina

Christina Economos

Director of ChildObesity180; Professor; New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Erin Hennessy

Erin Hennessy

Associate Director of ChildObesity180; Assistant Professor
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Faculty

Larissa Calencie

Larissa Calancie

Research Assistant Professor
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Sara Folta

Sara Folta

Associate Professor
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Daniel Hatfield

Daniel Hatfield

Research Assistant Professor
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Staff

Post-Doctoral Scholars

Doctoral Trainees