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Robin McKinnon

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Robin McKinnon, PhD, MPA, is a Health Policy Specialist in the Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch of the Applied Research Program at NCI. Dr. McKinnon works on activities to advance policy-relevant research on diet, physical activity, and weight. Her research interests focus on public policies to reduce obesity rates and include: the effects of food and physical activity environments on individual diet and physical activity behavior, measurement of the food and physical activity environments, the economic and societal effects of rising obesity rates, and evaluation of public policies that may affect diet and/or activity behavior. Dr. McKinnon earned her PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration, with a concentration in Health Policy, at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She also received a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Australian National University.

Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014