Eleanor Shonkoff

Academic Title

Assistant Clinical Professor, Nutrition and Public Health

  • Nutrition
  • Child obesity prevention
  • Parenting practices and family health
  • Community-based interventions
  • Health disparities
  • Evaluation of innovative teaching approaches (e.g.,

Broadly, my research focuses on child obesity prevention and the role parents play in establishing healthy habits.  Specifically, I take a mixed-methods approach to investigating links between maternal stress and weight-related parent feeding p

  • Ph.D., Preventive Medicine University of Southern California
  • M.A., Social Psychology Wake Forest University
  • B.A., Philosophy; Cognitive Science U

  • Childhood obesity
  • Parent stress and feeding practices
  • Community-based interventions
  • Health Communication
  • Health Disparities

1. Mueller, M.P., Shonkoff, E.T., Folta, S.C., Anzman-Frasca, S., Economos, C.D. (2020, accepted). Orders of healthier adult menu items following the implementation of a healthier children’s restaurant menu. Nutri

  • National Institutes of Health sub-award –  AC/DC: Artificial intelligence and Computer visioning to assess Dietary Composition (iDINE 
  • Faculty Development Award – Understanding links between parent stress, pare

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Community Nutrition
  • Research Methods (graduate)