Diana C. Parra Perez, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Program in Physical Therapy, School of Medicine
built environment, chronic disease, community health, global health, health policy, intervention research, Latinos or Hispanics, nutrition, observational study, overweight & obesity, physical activity, policy, social network analysis, urban health
Brazil, Columbia

Dr. Parra Perez has more than ten years of experience in chronic disease prevention at the national and international level, specifically in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and obesity. Her background includes non-traditional methodologies to assess physical activity, such as social network analysis, concept mapping, and systematic observation; and research into healthy diets utilizing NOVA classification.