Members of Au Lab
Lauren Au, PhD, RD
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
2013 PhD Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston MA
2009, MS Nutrition and Public Health, Columbia University, New York NY
2007, BS Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, University of California, Berkeley CA
Dr. Au’s research is centered on identifying effective behavior change interventions to improve nutrition education, dietary quality, and health behaviors in low-income mothers, infants, and children, as well as evaluate school-based nutrition policies and programs to reduce obesity in underserved populations. Primarily her research involves understanding how to promote healthier eating and prevent obesity through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and the National School Lunch Program. The overall goal of her research is to provide evidence-based research to support strong nutrition policies for low-income populations.
Current Lab Members
Alana Chaney, MS
Graduate Group in Nutrition Biology
2021, Masters of Biotechnology, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
2018, Masters of Healthcare Administration, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
2016, BS Biology; Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
Alana’s research interests are maternal and child nutrition, nutrition security strategies in low income populations, community nutrition program development and evaluation, and nutrition intervention programs.
2023, BS Clinical Nutrition; University of California, Davis CA
Sarina’s research interests are maternal and child nutrition, nutrition education at schools, nutrition intervention programs, and school lunch programs.
Monica Zuercher; PhD, MS, Project Scientist, UC Nutrition Policy Institute