Research Expertise and Interest
health disparities, children, schools, policy, nutrition, physical activity, obesity, accelerometers, physical education
Dr. Kristine Madsen, MD, MPH is a Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the prior Faculty Director for the Berkeley Food Institute. She is a pediatrician and research scientist with expertise in the design and evaluation of interventions related to pediatric obesity, cardiovascular risk, and health disparities. She has partnered with schools, health departments, and cities to expand the reach of school and community programs that promote health. Her research team recently conducted the first study to examine longer-term impacts of Berkeley’s soda tax on sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in low-income neighborhoods.