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Sharkey, Joseph Professor


o Improving nutritional, physical, and emotional health across the life span among underserved and rural populations

o Community empowerment and engagement for improving population health

o Systems approach to improving population health in rural and underserved areas

o Developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally-responsive approaches to establish and maintain healthy lifestyles

o Mixed research methods, including qualitative (e.g., focus groups, in-depth interviews) and quantitative (e.g., survey design and web-based application) methods, study design, and analytical approaches.

o Community-based participatory research, education, and outreach

o Reducing the risk for food insecurity and hunger among children, adults, and seniors

o Improving the response of food systems in rural areas

HR job title

  • Retired Senior Professor