Diana C. Parra Perez, PT, MPH, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Major goals of our research include: 1) developing evidence based recommendations for physical activity programs at the community level, 2) designing, implementing, and evaluating physical activity interventions, 3) assessing the utility of food based diets and physical activity for the promotion of health and well-being as well as reduction of social, economic, environmental, and health inequalities, and 4) evaluating the impact that public-private partnerships with conflicted interests has on policy and research outcomes in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.