Ruopeng An, PhD

Assistant Professor

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Ruopeng An conducts research to assess environmental influences and population-level interventions on weight-related behaviors and outcomes throughout the life course. In particular, his work assesses socioeconomic determinants and policies that impact individuals’ dietary behavior, physical activity, sedentary lifestyle, and adiposity in children, adults of all ages, and people with disability. The goal of his research has been to develop a well-rounded knowledge base and policy recommendations under the social-ecological framework that can inform decision making and social resource allocation in combating the obesity epidemic.