Meet the Organizers
Brooke M. Bell, PhD
Brooke Bell is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Bell’s primary research interests are in the areas of eating behavior, food systems, and chronic disease prevention. Her expertise includes (i) understanding the complex and interdependent influences on eating behavior and chronic disease risk, (ii) using novel data collection methodologies and statistical approaches to better understand dynamic health behaviors in context and in real-time, and (iii) developing and proposing evidence-based policy recommendations to promote healthy eating behaviors and food environments.
Jerreed Ivanich, PhD
As a member of the Metlakatla Indian Community of Alaska, Jerreed is dedicated to health research for North American Indigenous (Alaska Native, American Indian, First Nations) populations. Jerreed is an Assistant Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health. His work meets at the intersections of prevention science, social network analysis, and adolescent health. Through community-based participatory research, Dr. Ivanich aims to take the knowledge and strengths of communities and put them in dialogue with the broader research field to improve public health and advance scientific methods.