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