Nancy Sherwood

The primary focus of Dr. Sherwood’s research program is the development and evaluation of behavioral obesity prevention and treatment interventions across the lifespan. A prominent theme of her work has been integrating obesity treatment and prevention interventions into health care settings and creating connections between health system and community-based interventions to enhance efficacy and increase the potential for sustainability and dissemination. Another important theme is a focus on developing interventions specifically designed to reach and engage lower income, ethnically diverse children and their parents. Additionally, Dr. Sherwood is increasingly focused on newer intervention science methodologies to improve our ability to tailor interventions in order to deliver “the right intervention to the right person at the right time” and to do a better job of building efficient interventions that include the most effective combination of intervention components.